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Encyclopedia > San Angelo, Texas
City of San Angelo
Nickname: The Shining Star of Texas
Location within the state of Texas
Location within the state of Texas
Coordinates: 31°27′11″N 100°27′9″W / 31.45306, -100.4525
Country United States
State Texas
County Tom Green
Government
 - Mayor J.W. Lown
Area
 - City  58.2 sq mi (150.9 km²)
 - Land  55.9 sq mi (144.8 km²)
 - Water  2.3 sq mi (6.1 km²)
Elevation  1,844 ft (562 m)
Population (2000)
 - City 88,439
 - Density 1,582/sq mi (610.8/km²)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 915
FIPS code 48-64472GR2
GNIS feature ID 1375953GR3
Website: http://www.sanangelo.org

San Angelo is a city in and the county seat of Tom Green CountyGR6, Texas, United States. It is also the principal city of the "San Angelo, Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area" that includes all of Irion and Tom Green county. As of the 2000 census, San Angelo had a total population of 88,439. Image File history File links Fort_concho. ... // A nickname is a name of a person or thing other than its proper name. ... Image File history File links Adapted from Wikipedias TX county maps by Seth Ilys. ... Official language(s) No official language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Largest metro area Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... 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Irion County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ...


The city is located at the confluence of the North Concho River and South Concho River, which in turn form the Concho River, a tributary of the Colorado River (in Texas, not to be confused with the Colorado River in Colorado and Arizona). Confluence of Rhine and Mosel at Koblenz In geography, a confluence describes the point where two rivers meet and become one, usually when a tributary joins a more major river. ... Map of the Concho River and associated watershed The Concho River is a river in the U.S. state of Texas. ... The Colorado River as it winds through the Austin area. ... The Colorado River from the bottom of Marble Canyon, in the Upper Grand Canyon Colorado River in the Grand Canyon from Desert View The Colorado River from Laughlin Horseshoe Bend is a horseshoe-shaped meander of the Colorado River located near the town of Page, Arizona The Colorado River is...


San Angelo is also home to the Fort Concho National Historic Landmark. During the late 19th century, it was the headquarters of the 10th Cavalry, which was made up mainly of "buffalo soldiers." A yearly Christmas festival called "Christmas at Old Fort Concho" is held at the fort today. Fort Concho is a National Historic Landmark in San Angelo, Texas, and is owned and operated by that city. ... This article or section needs additional references or sources to improve its verifiability. ... The 10th Cavalry Regiment was a unit in the United States Army. ... Saddle and accessories of the Buffalo Soldier. ...


Local sports teams include the San Angelo Colts, a United League Baseball minor league team; as well as the San Angelo Stampede Express, a minor league indoor football team. The San Angelo Colts are a minor league baseball team that plays in San Angelo, Texas. ... The United League Baseball, based in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, is an independent baseball league which operates in the Southeastern United States. ... For the organization which many minor leagues belong to, see Minor League Baseball Part of the History of baseball series. ...


Goodfellow Air Force Base is also located at the city's outskirts. The primary tasks of the units stationed there are intelligence specializing in linguistics training and firefighter training. Goodfellow Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located in San Angelo, Texas. ...


Mathis Field (also known as San Angelo Regional Airport) is the commercial airport serving the city. Mathis Field (IATA: SJT, ICAO: KSJT), also called San Angelo Regional Airport, is a public airport serving the city of San Angelo, Texas. ...


San Angelo's main newspaper is the San Angelo Standard-Times.


In the TV world, there are three stations-- KSAN/3, which is NBC, KIDY/6, which is Fox, and KLST/8, which is CBS. For other uses of the KSAN calls/acronym, see KSAN. KSAN-TV is the NBC affiliate for the San Angelo, Texas, USA market, owned and operated by Mission Broadcasting. ... This article is about the television network. ... KIDY is a television station in San Angelo, Texas, broadcasting locally on channel six as a Fox affiliate, and is owned by Sage Broadcasting. ... The Fox Broadcasting Company, usually referred to as just Fox (the company itself prefers the capitalized version FOX), is a television network in the United States. ... KLST is a CBS affiliate located in San Angelo, Texas. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ...

Contents

Geography and Climate

San Angelo is located at 31°27′11″N, 100°27′9″W (31.453113, -100.452502)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 150.9 km² (58.2 mi²). 144.8 km² (55.9 mi²) of it is land and 6.1 km² (2.3 mi²) of it (4.03%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...

Monthly Normal and Record High and Low Temperatures
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Rec High °F 90 97 97 103 109 110 111 109 107 100 93 91
Norm High °F 57.9 63.5 71.1 79 85.6 90.8 94.4 93.1 86.6 77.8 66.5 59.3
Norm Low °F 31.8 36 43.3 51 60.6 67.6 70.4 69.4 63 53 41.4 33.5
Rec Low °F 5 -1 8 25 35 48 56 54 37 26 13 -4
Precip (in) 0.82 1.18 0.99 1.6 3.09 2.52 1.1 2.05 2.95 2.57 1.1 0.94
Source: USTravelWeather.com [1]

Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 88,439 people, 34,006 households, and 22,409 families residing in the city. The population density was 610.8/km² (1,582.2/mi²). There were 37,699 housing units at an average density of 260.4/km² (674.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 77.10% White, 4.73% African American, 0.65% Native American, 0.95% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 13.96% from other races, and 2.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 33.15% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 34,006 households out of which 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.5% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.1% were non-families. 28.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.08. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 13.8% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 92.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.1 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $32,232, and the median income for a family was $38,665. Males had a median income of $27,532 versus $20,470 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,289. About 11.6% of families and 15.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.3% of those under age 18 and 11.5% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


History

The history of the frontier town began in the late 1860s across the North Concho River from Fort Concho, which had been established in 1867. As an early frontier town, San Angelo was characterized by saloons, prostitution, and gambling. Officers of nearby Fort Concho would not leave the garrison after dark. Shortly after the fort was established, Bartholomew DeWitt, the founder of San Angelo, bought 320 acres of land from Granville Sherwood for a dollar an acre and, over the river, established a trading post, which was later called Santa Angela. There are several stories as to how the town was named, including one in which it was named for DeWitt's sister-in-law, a nun in San Antonio. A local historian found that DeWitt named the town in memory of his wife, Carolina Angela, who died in 1866. The name had changed to San Angela by 1883, when application was made for a post office. The proposed name of San Angela was rejected because of the ungrammatical construction. The name should be Santa Angela or San Angelo. The latter was chosen. Oscar Ruffini,qv the architect of many of the early business buildings in San Angelo, arrived in the town shortly after the flood of 1882, which destroyed the county courthouse in Ben Ficklin, the county seat. After the voters decided on San Angelo as the new county seat, Ruffini was asked to design and supervise the construction of the new county courthouse. Ruffini remained in San Angelo, where he was the architect of about forty buildings in the downtown area, some of which are still in use.


Education

Almost all of San Angelo is in the San Angelo Independent School District. Small parts of San Angelo are served by the Wall Independent School District (SE San Angelo) and the Grape Creek-Pulliam Independent School District (NW San Angelo). San Angelo is home to Angelo State University and a branch campus of Howard College. San Angelo Independent School District is a public school district based in San Angelo, Texas (USA). ... Wall Independent School District is a public school district based in the community of Wall, Texas (USA). ... Grape Creek-Pulliam Independent School District is a public school district in north central Tom Green County, Texas (USA) that serves the community of Grape Creek and surrounding areas. ... Angelo State University is a public, coeducational university located in San Angelo, Texas. ... Samford University is an private, coeducational, Baptist-affliated university located in Birmingham, Alabama. ...


Famous Residents

Crawford Goldsby, alias Cherokee Bill, was born in Fort Concho (across the Concho River from what is now San Angelo) on February 8, 1876.


Frank (Bring'em Back Alive) Buck lived in San Angelo in the 1940s and 1950s. This article is about Frank Buck the animal collector. ...


Jazz musician Jack Teagarden lived in San Angelo. Weldon Leo Jack Teagarden Trombonist (1905-1964) Weldon Leo Jack Teagarden (August 20, 1905 in Vernon, Texas - January 15, 1964) was an influential jazz trombonist and vocalist. ...


Actor Fess Parker grew up on a ranch near San Angelo. Fess Parker (born August 16, 1924) is an American film and television actor. ...


Pop singer Paula DeAnda was born in San Angelo in 1989. Paula Dacia DeAnda (born November 3, 1989) is an American R&B/pop singer and actress born in San Angelo, Texas. ...


Famous poker player Doyle Brunson lived in San Angelo for part of his life. For the domestic fireplace tool, see fireplace poker. ... Doyle Brunson, also known as Texas Dolly, (born August 10, 1933 in Longworth, Fisher County, Texas) is an American poker player who has played professionally for over 50 years. ...


Kevin Bell is a distinguished member of the National Forensics League. He also has committed large quantities of resources to substantially increase the number of people serving in National Service organizations. The National Forensic League is one of two U.S. national organizations which direct high school or prep competitive speech events. ... National service is a common name for compulsory or voluntary military service programs. ...


Four-time Cy Young Award-winning baseball pitcher Greg Maddux was born in San Angelo. In baseball, the Cy Young Award is an honor given annually to the best pitchers in the Major Leagues. ... A baseball pitcher delivers the ball to home plate In baseball, the pitcher is the player who throws the baseball from the pitchers mound toward the catcher to begin each play, with the goal of retiring a batter who attempts to either make contact with it or draw a... Gregory Alan Maddux (born April 14, 1966) is a pitcher for the San Diego Padres. ...


Musician Ernest Tubb, a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, worked for several years in San Angelo and had a daily live music show on a local radio station prior to going to Nashville. Ernest Dale Tubb (February 9, 1914 - September 6, 1984), nicknamed the Texas Troubadour, was an American singer and songwriter and one of the pioneers of country music. ... This official history of the Country Music Hall of Fame skirts the scandals well-documented by veteran Music Row historian Stacy Harris. ... For other cities named Nashville, see Nashville (disambiguation). ...


Award-winning western writer and roustabout Elmer Kelton lives in San Angelo. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ...


Actor, western artist, and former Tom Green County Deputy Sherriff Jimmy Don Cox [2] is from San Angelo. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Former tennis player Cliff Richey, who won 10 singles titles in the 1970s, was born in San Angelo and currently lives there. For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ...


Matthew McConaughey's ranch is near Mertzon; he shops in San Angelo. [3] Matthew David McConaughey (born November 4, 1969) is an American actor. ...


Peace activist Brandon Hughey grew up in San Angelo. [4]


Los Lonely Boys is an American Grammy-winning musical group from San Angelo that plays Tex-Mex rock with elements of blues, soul, country, and Tejano. Los Lonely Boys are American Grammy-winning musical group from San Angelo, Texas. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... Rock is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars, and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles, however saxophones have been omitted from newer subgenres of rock music since the 90s. ... “Blues music” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... Country music, once known as Country and Western music, is a popular musical form developed in the southern United States, with roots in traditional folk music, spirituals, and the blues. ... Tejano (Spanish for Texan) or Tex-Mex[1] music is the name given to various forms of folk and popular music originating among the Hispanic-descended Tejanos of Central and South Texas. ...


Emmy winning film music composer Kristopher Carter grew up in San Angelo.


Pulitzer Prize nominee and Texas A&M professor Joe Feagin was born in San Angelo. The Pulitzer Prize is an American award regarded as the highest national honor in print journalism, literary achievements, and musical composition. ... Texas A&M University at College Station Texas A&M University, often Texas A&M, A&M or TAMU for short, is one of the flagship universities of Texas, and is the flagship institution of the Texas A&M University System. ... Joe R. Feagin is a U.S. sociologist and social theorist who has conducted extensive research on racial and gender issues, especially in regard to the United States. ...


Professional chef Mike Holdridge, the personal chef of Muhammad Ali for five years, is from San Angelo.


Alex Holguin, a famous gospel singer, was born and raised in San Angelo.


San Angelo in Popular Culture

The city is mentioned in the Hank Williams, Jr. song "Texas Women." The tone or style of this article may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ...


The city is in Texas Country artist, Mark David Manders, song, "Leaving San Angelo."


Part of the Cormac McCarthy novel All The Pretty Horses is set in San Angelo, as is the 2000 movie adaptation. The crew of the movie version scouted locations in San Angelo, and actors Matt Damon and Henry Thomas visited the city, but no filming took place there. Cormac McCarthy, born Charles McCarthy,[1] July 20th, 1933 in Providence, Rhode Island, is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist who has authored ten novels in the Southern Gothic, western, and post-apocalyptic genres. ... All the Pretty Horses is a novel by U.S. author Cormac McCarthy released in 1992. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... All the Pretty Horses is a 2000 film, directed by Billy Bob Thornton and based on the novel of the same title by American author Cormac McCarthy. ... Matthew Paige Matt Damon (born October 8, 1970) is an American screenwriter and actor. ... Henry Jackson Thomas, Jr. ...


The Christian rock band Third Day has a song called "San Angelo" on their "Wire" album. Christian rock (occasionally abbreviated CR) is a form of rock music played by bands whose members are Christian and who often focus the lyrics on matters concerned with the Christian faith. ... Third Day is a Christian rock band formed in Marietta, Georgia during the 1990s. ...


Country artist Aaron Watson has a hit single named "San Angelo" on his album of the same name: "San Angelo".


External links

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Coordinates: 31.453113° N 100.452502° W Image File history File links This image, including all photography and graphics used in it, was taken and created by myself, Shem Daimwood. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Handbook of Texas Online: (1372 words)
San Angelo was located at the juncture of the North, South, and Middle Concho rivers and was surrounded by farms on the east and ranches on the west.
In 1920 the population of San Angelo was 10,050.
The population increased from 52,093 in 1950 to 73,240 in 1980.
San Angelo, Texas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (757 words)
San Angelo is a city in and the county seat of Tom Green County
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Oscar the Grouch was born and raised in San Angelo and ate a monkey in the Concho river at the age of ten.
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