San Angelo

A New Memorial Honors Buffalo Soldiers History in San Angelo

August 11, 2023 | By Becca Nelson Sankey

Named for the strong, burly buffalo that roamed the land, the U.S. Army’s first Black enlisted soldiers left a legacy of perseverance and valor in the swath of territory they served, from Alaska, Hawaii, and the Philippines to almost every state and territory west of the Mississippi River.

The Rise of San Angelo

July 25, 2023 | By Traces of Texas

Photographer M.C. Ragsdale, who took this photo of San Angelo with the newly built Tom Green County Courthouse in the background, found his photography business taking off in tandem with the nascent town.

A Road Trip Through Cormac McCarthy’s Texas

June 15, 2023 | By Thom Denton

With the sad news of the passing of a literary giant Tuesday, the question was begged, “Has there ever been a writer more closely associated with Texas than Cormac McCarthy?

San Angelo is a Mecca for Mexican Burgers

November 3, 2022 | By Ali Khan

Texas’ Route 67 Is Route 66 Without the Cheap Souvenirs

March 30, 2022 | By Matt Adams

Roughly 80,000 miles of highways crisscross Texas, but few roads in this state, if any, are as beautiful or as enjoyable to drive as US 67.

Paint the Town During a Weekend Getaway in Artistic San Angelo

September 23, 2021 | By Kimya Kavehkar

Cowboy-Up Chocolates Pays Homage to San Angelo’s Frontier History

August 26, 2021 | By Becca Nelson Sankey

The ‘Art Spirit’ Perseveres at San Angelo’s Old Chicken Farm Art Center

May 31, 2021 | By Becca Nelson Sankey

The “art spirit” is alive and well at San Angelo’s Old Chicken Farm Art Center.

In the Hands of a San Angelo Artist, Gnarled Old Barbed Wire Takes on New Beauty

December 7, 2020 | By Becca Nelson Sankey

San Angelo artist and gallery owner Lisa Curry has struck upon a particularly Texan angle for turning trash into treasure.

In San Angelo, A Celebration Remembers the Mysterious ‘Lady in Blue,’ Who Evangelized to Jumanos

May 21, 2019 | By Becca Nelson Sankey

The young Franciscan nun in the cobalt-colored cloak was, quite literally, a vision in blue to the Jumano Indians of the Desert Southwest. Though she never left her convent 5,000 miles away in Spain, Sor Maria de Jesus de Agreda mysteriously appeared before the indigenous people of what is now the San Angelo area, delivering an evangelistic message. They called her the “Lady in Blue.”

San Angelo Doing a ‘Big Happy Dance’ as Lakes Refill After Drought

March 21, 2019 | By Becca Nelson Sankey

San Angelo is ready to reclaim its title as the oasis of West Texas. Following a banner rainfall of 34 inches in 2018, the in or near the city have risen to levels not seen since the 1990s.

These 10 County Courthouses Show off the Beauty and History of Small-Town Texas

September 10, 2018 | By

Texas’ Historic County Courthouses shine with grandiosity and ambition. Often politically controversial because of their expense, courthouse projects in the 19th and early 20th centuries lasted years as counties selected architects and builders, quarried and imported materials, then painstakingly assembled the larger-than-life landmarks in the middle of town. It’s not hard to imagine a farmer stopping by a courthouse construction site to take in the scene, scratching his head at the columns, parapets, and towers rising from the prairie.

Where to Observe Memorial Day In Texas in 2018

May 23, 2018 | By

This Memorial Day weekend, there are lots of options across the state for celebrating the unofficial start of summer.

Pet and Feed Donkeys at Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue in San Angelo

October 15, 2017 | By Eric Moreno

Mark and Amy Meyers, the founders of Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue near San Angelo, have made it their mission to change perceptions about donkeys one person at a time.

Daytripper: San Angelo

October 14, 2016 | By Chet Garner

On a map, San Angelo sits somewhere between the Hill Country and West Texas. But what the map doesn’t show is that this town also lies between its epic past and a bright future.

Silo House Rules

June 8, 2015 | By John Morthland

I’d bet anything that the Silo House in San Angelo would be the state’s best restaurant located in an abandoned chicken farm even if it weren’t the state’s only restaurant located in an abandoned chicken farm.

Chasing Windmills

August 12, 2009 | By E. Dan Klepper

Travel down any Texas highway, regardless of direction, season, or time of day, and you will pass a windmill.

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