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Thursday, 06 September 2012 21:29


By their nature, nightclubs and taverns come and go with some frequency, as concepts are tried and rejected, and as patrons’ interests shift or evolve. This is a list that is subject to change; be sure to call ahead if you have any questions.


Archie’s Club & Sports Bar:

Jukebox, karaoke on Friday; 7886 FM 2288, 486-1228 (Sun–Fri 2 p.m.–midnight, Sat 2 p.m.–1 a.m.)

Bailey’s Sports Bar:

Sports bar, NTN trivia, karaoke on Thursday, live DJ Friday and Saturday, live bands monthly; 2319 W. Ave. N, 949-9733, (Daily 10 a.m.–2 a.m.)

Blaine’s Pub:

Country and southern rock, live music on weekends, pool tables; 10 W. Harris Ave., 653-7074 (Sun noon– midnight, Mon-Fri 7 a.m.–2 a.m., Sat noon–2 a.m.)

Cheyenne Club:

Howard Johnson Inn, 415 W. Beauregard, 657-0520. (Thur-Sat 4 p.m.-12 a.m.)

Club Rah:

2408 Vanderventer St. (325) 617-2723

Coachman Club:

Country music, live bands Friday and Saturday. 4205 S. Bryant Blvd., located in the Executive Inn, 655-7276 (Tue–Thurs 4 p.m.–close, Fri–Sat 4 p.m.–2 a.m.)

Cork ‘n Pig Tavern:

2201 Knickerbocker Rd. 617-6988

Crazy Goat Sports Bar:

607 South Chadbourne St., 653-1802 (Mon-Fri 4 –p.m. – 2 a.m., Sat & Sun. 6 p.m. – 2 a.m.)

Crossroads Club and Restaurant:

Jukebox, Tejano; 2019 N. Bryant Blvd., 486-2246; (Mon–Thu & Sat 7 p.m.-2 a.m., Tue–Wed & Fri 4:30 p.m.–2 a.m)


Live Bands Friday and Saturday. Variety of rock genres.;210 S. Chadbourne St., 763-8335 (Open daily 5 p.m.- 2 a.m., closed Sun.)


Adult entertainment, couples welcome; 330 W. Washington Dr., 655- 3296 (Daily 5 p.m.–2 a.m.)

The Diner at Sealy Flats:

American, 208 S. Oakes, 653-1400 (Tues - Fri 11a.m. - midnight; Sat 8 a.m. - midnight; Closed Sun and Mon)

Double Jaxx:

25 W. Twohig, 895-1478

Fast Eddie’s Billiards and Neighborhood Saloon:

4509 Sherwood Way, 949-4900

Fat Boss’s Pub:


Fuentes Café Downtown – The Weekend Lounge:

101 S. Chadbourne St., 658-2430

Fiddlestrings Club and Sports Bar:

Rock, country, karaoke and live bands once a month; 3301 Arden Rd., 942-9178 (Daily noon–2 a.m.)

Float 404:

404 S. Irving, 617-4311

Giz & Hums’ Billiards & Brews:

Pool tables, NTN trivia, jukebox music. 1425 W. Beauregard Ave., 655- 0099 (Daily 3 p.m.–2 a.m.)

Grinners Daquiri Bar:

217 S. Chadbourne, 655-2062

House of Fifi Dubois:

Live music venue, 123 S. Chadbourne, 658-3434

Joe Downtown Brewhouse:

113 E. Concho Avenue, 526-8519

Kimbo’s Saloon:

Pool tables, jukebox; 78 E. Ave. K, 658-4347 (Mon–Sat noon–2 a.m., Sunday 12 p.m.-12 a.m.)

The Little River Club:

Jukebox, live music; 2502 W. Loop 306, located in the Comfort Inn, 223-5955 (Mon–Sat 4 p.m.–2 a.m.)

Lonesome Dove: Jukebox;

3300 N. Chadbourne st. 486-1415 (Sun 10 a.m.-8;.m., Mon-Sat 10 a.m. -midnight)

Lone Wolf Pub:

Darts, all types of music; 115 Paint Rock Rd., 651-5295 (Daily 10 a.m.–midnight)

Midnight Rodeo:

2581 Sunset Dr., 325-942-8614.

Miss Hattie’s Saloon:

26 E. Concho Ave. (back door), 653-0570 (Mon–Thu 11 a.m.–9 p.m., Fri–Sat 11 a.m.–10 p.m.)

The Oasis Lounge:

Jazz/blues, classic rock; 1421 W. Beauregard Ave., 655-2032 (Daily 4 p.m.–2 a.m.)

O’Bryan’s Five-Point Sports Bar:

Pool tables, karaoke, live bands, 20 TVs; 1810 S. Chadbourne St., 659-1032 (Daily noon–2 a.m.)

The Office Bar:

113 E. Concho Ste. 150, 655-4380

The Parrots Head Tavern:

2319 W. Avenue N, 617-7833

Penny Pub & Grill:

Country, rock, blues jazz, Texas country, occasionally reggae; 2400 College Hills Blvd., 949-5161; (Daily 5 p.m.–2 a.m.)

Richard’s Lounge:

Tejano, country, oldies, pop and rap; 1218 N. Martin Luther King Blvd., 658-6018 (Mon– Sat 11 a.m.–2 a.m.,Sun breakfast 10 a.m.-2 p.m.)

Rock 300 @ Stadium Lanes:

Techno/dance music with light show; 2105 Knickerbocker Rd., 651-2695 (Daily 10 p.m–2:30 a.m. light show, Fri &Sat)

Saddle Bronc Club:

Jukebox old country; 204 E. Ave. L, 655-9527 (Mon-Fri 8 a.m.–12a.m. Fri-Sat 8 a.m.- 2 a.m.)

Shenanigans Sports Bar:

Plasma TVs, poker on Wednesdays; 3250 Sherwood Way, 617-4152 (11 a.m.-2 a.m.)

Shorty’s Sports Bar:

3027 N. Chadbourne St., 657-9225 (Mon-Sat 5 p.m. -2 a.m.)

South Park Pub:

23 S. Park St.. 227-4432

Swagito Tejano Night Club:

Tejano; 204 S. Chadbourne St., 653-2582, (Thurs-Sat, 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.; Sun, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.)

Vino Dipinte:

620 Orient, 237-9358

Woofers and Tweeters:

Karaoke; 3520 Knickerbocker Rd., 947-5800 (Mon-Fri 4 p.m.-2a.m.; Sat 6 p.m.-2 a.m.) Wine Tasting

D’Vine Wine & Gift Shop:

113 E. Concho Ave., 482-9463

In Vino Veritas:

2007 Knickerbocker Rd., 223-1045

Milagro Wines & Spirits:

1529 W. Ave N, 486-2612


Thursday, 06 September 2012 21:28

Arts & Entertainment

San Angelo offers a delightful mixture of arts and culture of West Texas, from symphonic music to country-western, from classical ballet to the folk dances of Mexico. You can enjoy live theater at Angelo Civic Theatre and on the Angelo State University campus. The Old Chicken Farm Art Center displays works by visual artists of all media, and the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts houses continually changing exhibits by artists from Texas and around the world.


Angelo Civic Theatre:

1936 Sherwood Way, 949-4400, A variety of shows are offered by act. In the summer, adults and children can participate in theater workshops where they learn techniques to use in upcoming plays. Box office hours: noon–5:30 p.m. Monday– Saturday. Tickets available a week before the show begins. Prices vary.


3rd Thursday of the month (excluding April) San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love Street, (325) 653-3333 & Downtown San Angelo, Inc., 36 E. Twohig, Suite 110, (325) 655-2345

Arts at ASU:

ASU’s Robert G. and Nona K. Carr Education-Fine Arts Building, 942-2000, A variety of musicals, comedies and dramas are presented throughout the year. Call for reservations, schedule and ticket information.

San Angelo Civic Ballet Inc.:

15 W. Beauregard Ave., 653-8877

San Angelo Cultural Affairs Council:

36 E. Twohig Ave., 653-6793, The Council presents, promotes, and improves artistic and cultural activities in San Angelo. They sponsor the annual San Angelo’s Wine and Food Festival in April and the Cactus Jazz and Blues Festival in September.

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts:

1 Love St., 653-3333, See description under ”Museums.”

San Angelo Symphony:

36 E. Twohig Ave., second floor, 658-5877, A variety of concerts are hosted throughout the year with featured artists and the symphony orchestra. In addition to the orchestra, groups of community singers organized as the San Angelo Chorale also perform throughout the year. The symphony is best known for the July Pops Concert held on July 3 each year.

San Angelo Philharmonic Society:


Twin Mountain Tonesmen Men’s Chorus: 

947-TONE (8663),

Art Galleries

Angelo State University Art Gallery:

Houston Harte University Center, ASU campus, 942-2062. Painting, photography and art exhibits are featured monthly. Sponsored by the University Center Program Council Arts Committee.

Black Swan Gallery:

118 S. Chadbourne St., 658-9776. National and International Fine Art and Glass.

Chicken Farm Art Center:

2505 N. Martin Luther King Blvd., 653-4936,

Framework Gallery:

76 N. Chadbourne St., 223-5828. Paintings by Clay Hejl.

Glass Prism:

225 S. Chadbourne, 653-4515,

Kendall Art Gallery:

119 W. 1st St., 653-4405

Ruiz Studio & Gallery:

76 N. Chadbourne St., 655-0832

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts:

Free children’sactivities, ASU Faculty Exhibit, Edward R. Broida Collection, Nagas Installation by Gloria Kisch. 1 Love Street, 653-3333.

Studio of the Arts:

Monday - Thursday 11 E. Harris, 655-3505. Watercolors by Priscilla Nicholson, Open after 3:00 p.m.

Vernell Leach Watercolor Studio:

3224 Stanford Drive, 949-7508. Please call for appointment.

West End Collectibles:

3033 W. Harris Ave. Antique mall features original works by area artists.

Movie Theater

Cinemark-Tinseltown USA:

4425 Sherwood Way and Loop 306, 223-2858 or 223-2854.

Entertainment Venues

City of San Angelo Entertainment and Meeting

Facilities: Call 653-9577 for reservation information.

Bill Aylor Memorial RiverStage: 

Outdoor stage on the banks of the North Concho River downtown.

Foster Communications Coliseum:

50 E. 43rd St., 6,500 seats.

McNease Convention Center:

500 Rio Concho Drive, 2,000 seats.

City Auditorium:

72 W. College Ave., 1,500 seats

El Paseo De Santa Angelo Courtyard:

Two covered outdoor facilities adjacent to the RiverStage.

ASU Junell Center/Stephens Arena:

2235 S. Jackson St., 942-2583, 5,000 seats.

ASU C. J. Davidson Conference Center:

FMI: 942-2021, 1,000 seats.

1st Community Credit Union Spur Arena:

200 W. 43rd St., 563-7785,

Wells Fargo Pavilion:

4608 Grape Creek Road, 653-7785,


Municipal Pool:

18 E. Ave. A, 657-4402

Brown Pool:

5320 U.S. Highway 87 N, 653-5594

Mary Lee Park Beach:

Off Knickerbocker at Lake Nasworthy


Bart DeWitt Park:

100 blk W. River Drive

Kirby Community Park:

1400 Blk Edmund Blvd.


Angelo Skate & Fun Center:

34 Buick St., 944-7654

Roller Rink USA:

316 Baze, 655-6280


Stadium Lanes Bowling Center:

2105 Knickerbocker, 651-2695

Miniature Golf

Angelo Skate & Fun Center:

34 Buick St., 944-7654

College Hills Golf & Games:

2838 College Hills, 944-7654

Disc Golf Course

Bentwood Park:

N. Howard st & Woodlawn

Picnic Bend:

N. River & W. 14th

Middle Concho:

Off Red Bluff Rd. on Middle ConchoDr. at Lake Nasworthy


Paintball Field:

Knickerbocker Rd. between Hamilton Way & Sunset, 223-8082

Go Karts – Lazer Tag – Rockwall

Angelo Skate & Fun Center:

34 Buick St., 944-7654

Thursday, 06 September 2012 21:26

Public Art


9-11 Memorial:

S. Oakes St., north of the San Angelo Museum of Fine Art. Monument dedicated in memory of those, including Judy Rowlett of San Angelo, who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. Steel for the monument was acquired from the World Trade Center, Ground Zero. Dedicated Sept. 8, 2003.

Annex Eagle:

100 Court St., west side of Tom Green County Annex. Artist unknown. This eagle is one of two which adorned the front of the First National Bank building, built in 1904, on the southeast corner of W. Beauregard Ave. and S. Chadbourne St. When the original building was demolished in 1962, the bank moved to Court St. The two eagles were brought to the new building to retain some of the bank’s history. Completed 1904.

Art Opens Doors Alley Way:

215 S. Oakes. Rene Alvarado, Roger Allen, Ben Sum, and 15 others, Artists. Art installation featuring 17 doors painted by local artists. A portrait of benefactor Eva Tucker is painted on a balcony overlooking the alley. Completed March 2007.

Banking on West Texas:

2201 Sherwood Way at Texas State Bank. Terry S. Gilbreth, Artist. Sculpture of a cowboy resembles a West Texas rancher confidently leaving the bank with a successful loan. Unveiled May 2000.

The Blacksmith Mural:

Concho Ave. and S. Oakes St., east side of Concho Confetti Antique Mall. Crystal Goodman, Artist. The second mural in a series commissioned by the Historic Murals of San Angelo, Inc. This mural was funded in part by donations from the ranchers whose brands appear across the top of the mural. The brands on the sides of the mural are from the 1800s. Completed September 2003.


100 Cottonwood St., Central High School campus near the cafeteria and office buildings. John Arthur Cavness, Artist. Bronze bobcat sculpture. The artist was a 1976 graduate of Central High School. Dedicated May 20, 1977.

Cowboy Sculpture:

Scott Sustek’s larger than life bronze statue by depicts a cowboy is seen waving and welcoming visitors coming in from the north into San Angelo and waving goodbye to travelers headed north. Sculpture is located at Bryant Blvd. and 3rd Street.


1 Love St., San Angelo Museum of Fine Art. Jack Arthur Cavness, Artist. Sculpture that from the museum door displays a pattern of four diamonds. From the parking lot, a 90° rotation, the sculpture appears to have an “S” shape. Completed 2004.

Ethicon Rams:

3348 Pulliam St., entrance to Ethicon Labs. Lawrence Ludke, Artist. Sculpture of charging rams mark the entrance to Ethicon. Completed 1965.

Figura Accoccolata:

1 Love St., San Angelo Museum of Fine Art south lawn, Emilio Greco, Artist. Statue of a woman mourning. Completed 1956.

Garden Sprite:

18 E. Ave. A, in the tiered plaza. L’Deane Trueblood, Artist. Sculpture of a child reading dedicated to the children of San Angelo. Completed May 2001.

Helping Hands:

72 W. College St., City Hall Plaza, John Vin Klarek, Artist. Statue commissioned by San Angelo Firefighters to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the San Angelo Fire Department. The base is made out of stones from the Ben Ficklin Courthouse and contains a time capsule. Completed 1986.


Historic Murals of San Angelo:

These wall depictions can be observed throughout the downtown San Angelo area and include the Blacksmith Mural, Transportation, Chadbourne St., Ranching Murals and the Elmer Kelton Memorial Mural and in process the new Military History Mural. An audio cell phone tour is available which provides the history of each of the wall paintings. The number is posted at each site and cell phone call is free. A wonderful way to learn the history of San Angelo. Visit

Iron Sharpens Iron Mural:

307 N. Oakes, south side of Giselle’s Raw Furniture. The Dayster Tribe (four members of the House of Faith), Artists. Mural that depicts brothers building up brothers. Completed Summer 2003.

Las Dos Angelas:

418 E. Ave. B., San Angelo Visitors’ Center. John Noelke, Artist. Bronze sculptures depict St. Angela Meruci (1474– 1540), the city’s namesake, Carolina Angela de la Garza DeWitt, the wife of San Angelo’s founder, and a Rambouillet ewe. Completed April 2005.

Logan’s Apatosaurus:

300 block of River Dr., Kids’ Kingdom in Santa Fe Park. Dan Raven, Artist. Limestone dinosaur sculpture created as a gift to the children of San Angelo. Dedicated September 2003.

Jumanos Mission


1000 block of Rio Concho Dr. Marks the site where Reverend Fray Juan De Ortega O.F.M. established a mission for the Jumanos Indians in 1632.


Jim Bean Photography, 902 Pecos St. John Arthur Cavness, Artist. Sculpture that has four unique viewing angles. Two of which are that from one direction appears to be a cube and from a different direction is a diamond. Completed 2001.

Mosaic Car:

427 S. Oakes, in front of the old filling station, east of the Museum of Fine Art. Melodie McDonald, Designer, aided by 200+ volunteers. Mosaic-tiled 1967 Volkswagen Beetle is the first in a series part of functional sculptures by Art in Uncommon Places, a group committed to advancing the arts in San Angelo. Completed 2005.

Ram and Ewe:

Jackson St. and Varsity Lane, ASU campus in front of the Junell Center. Raul Ruiz, Artist. Bronze statue. Unveiled December 18, 2001.

Rambouillet Head Fountain:

1620 University Ave., ASU campus, LeGrand Center Courtyard. Garland Weeks, Artist. Ram head sculpture commissioned by Gary and Pat Rodgers. Completed June 2006.


900 W. Beauregard Ave., Municipal Rose Garden in Civic League Park. John Raimondi, Artist. Metal statue fabricated with assistance of students from San Angelo Lake View and San Angelo Central High Schools. Completed May 1979.

Rebirth of an Old Friend:

34 E. Ave. D., between the Pavilions in El Paseo de Santa Angela. Sculpture of three grazing buffalo dedicated in the honor of San Angelo author Elmer Kelton. This piece memorializes Kelton’s book “The Wolf and the Buffalo,” which is set around Fort Concho in the post Civil War years. Dedicated Dec. 4, 2003.

Paintbrush Alley:

100 block of the alley between W. Twohig Ave. and W. Concho St., behind the Texas Theater. Sue Rainey, Julie Raymond, Melodie McDonald, Ellen Lasatter, and 30+ other local artists and volunteers, Artists. Drive-through art gallery includes 18 windows and numerous murals. Completed Summer 2005.

Passing It On:

18 E. Ave. A in the tiered plaza. Linda Chandler, Artist. Statue of a cowboy and a boy was given to the city by the West Texas Boys Ranch on the ranch’s 50th anniversary. Dedicated August 23, 1997.

Pearl of the Conchos:

North Concho River next to the Celebration Bridge in Bart DeWitt Park. Garland Weeks, Artist. Sculpture of a mermaid holding a Concho Pearl was rendered this from an original work created by San Angelo resident Jayne Beck in 1992. Dedicated June 11, 1994.


306 W. 1st St., Central Fire Station. Statue dedicated to the Firefighters of San Angelo. This is a scale model of a larger monument located in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens. Dedicated December 2005.

Saint Francis:

1116 W. Ave. N. in Fairmount Cemetery. B. Zuckermann, Artist. Statue of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of nature. Completed 1973.

Secret Garden:

36 W. Beauregard, between Farmer’s Insurance and Wells Fargo building. Anthony Fuentes, Artist. Lifesize wire-sculpted people scale walls of Farmer’s Insurance building. Completed March 2007.

Trinity Sisters:

This sculpture consists of three large steel cut-out panels with tile, glass, pottery and other materials adorning it. Julie Raymond and Sue Rainey crafted this brightly colored red blue & yellow art sculpture. The project is located on the bus stop at North Chadbourne & 18th Street and includes an iron bench in front for relaxing and enjoying the neighborhood.

Undeciphered Oracle

#2: 1620 University Dr. ASU campus, LeGrand Center Courtyard. Lyle London, Artist. Seven-foot abstract copper sculpture. Donated to the university September 2004.

Vincent Memorial: 

1900 block of Johnson St., ASU campus. Lincoln Fox, Artist. Statue of an eagle soaring above a stack of books represents aspirations achieved through education. Completed 1996. 

Wool Capital Landmark “200%”:

1400 block of S. Bryant Blvd. at intersection of W. Ave. J. Don Bowen, Artist. Sculpture of a Rambouillet ewe and twin lambs dedicated in recognition of San Angelo’s heritage as the Wool Capital. It is named for the stockman’s ideal: two lambs for every ewe. Completed May 1998.



Thursday, 06 September 2012 21:25


Bats at Foster Road:

Loop 306 and Foster Road overpass. From March to November a colony of free-tail bats occupies the crevices on the underside of the bridge. As many as 184,000 bats have been recorded. Best time for viewing is at sunset.

Angelo State University Planetarium:

ASU’s Vincent Nursing- Physical Science Building, 942-2188. The ASU Planetarium is the fourth largest planetarium in the nation among universities. An array of programs are created for students and the public with threedimensional views of the universe. Shows are at 8 p.m. each Thursday when ASU classes are in session. Admission: $3 for adults and $2 for senior citizens and children. Free for ASU students, faculty and staff.

Block One of Concho Avenue:

Downtown, between Chadbourne and Oakes streets. The first street in San Angelo offers a colorful glimpse into the past through an eclectic group of shops that includes restaurants, antiques and unique gift items.

Cactus Hotel:

36 E. Twohig Ave., 655-5000, This historic 14-story building was constructed in 1929 and was one of Conrad Hilton’s first hotels. It is now home to several civic organizations, small businesses and restaurants and limited living spaces. The building, which includes an impressive lobby and second-floor ballroom, is open daily free of charge. Rooms may be rented for various functions.

Concho Christmas Tree Farm:

Includes selecting & cutting a tree, farm tours, fresh wreaths, gift shop, hay rides & games, photo opportunities and more. 325-896-7575.

Concho Valley Vietnam Veterans Memorial:

Entrance to San Angelo Regional Airport/Mathis Field, south of the city on Knickerbocker Road. This notable memorial, established by the Concho Valley Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 457, includes a UH-1H Huey helicopter that served in combat during the Vietnam War. The memorial is dedicated to the sacrifices and courage of those who served in Vietnam.

El Paseo de Santa Angela:

South of the Concho River near downtown San Angelo, 653-9577. El Paseo is a heritage trail linking the past and the future of San Angelo. Pathways, two pavilion buildings and a tiered plaza connect Fort Concho National Historic Landmark, the Railway Museum of San Angelo at Historic Orient-Santa Fe Depot and the Concho River. The area is home to an open public mall and market place, a restaurant and the “Old Town” historic district.

International Water Lily Collection:

Civic League Park, at the corner of Pecos and N. Park streets. The collection features many rare lilies with both day and night bloomers inseason. The lily collection is open to the public, free of charge at any time.

Old Chicken Farm Art Center:

2505 Martin Luther King Drive, 653-4936, Housed in an old chicken farm, the center has a unique, colorful collection of studios, galleries and educational facilities. The art center also features several special events throughout the year, including art days for both adults and children. Open 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tuesday–Saturday, free admission.

Tom Green County Library Art Wall:

Judge Edd B. Keyes Building. 113 E. Beauregard Ave. Displays each month feature a variety of art, including photography, sketches, paintings, sculpture and quilts. In addition, two branch libraries have art walls and feature exhibits by different artists each month.

The Concho Pearl:

Concho pearls have been found in the natural waterways of West Texas for at least 400 years. Freshwater mussels, unique to this area, produce lustrous pearls in natural colors ranging from soft pinks to vivid lavenders. They can be purchased in jewelry stores throughout the city.

Old Town:

Orient St. This historic district serves as repository for restored endangered historic buildings, providing a glimpse of early architectural styles. Structures on the site include: the Zenker House, an 1880s bank building, a 1909 Victorian residence, the Camunez grocery store, and a tiny 1880s home.

Producers Livestock Auction:

1131 N. Bell St., 653-3371. The largest sheep auction in the United States and the largest cattle auction in the Southwest. Sheep auctions are held every Tuesday; cattle auctions are held every Thursday.

River Walk:

Downtown along the Concho River. This scenic stretch features a four-mile jogging trail, gardens, plaza area, 14 water displays, children’s playground, RiverStage, San Angelo Visitor Center and a nine-hole golf course.

San Angelo Visitor Center:

418 W. Ave B. This 1,600-square-foot center features a soaring roof, floor to ceiling wall of glass, mesquite floor and benches, and stone walls quarried from Sisterdale, Garden City and Lometa, Texas. Outside is a picturesque waterfall and the bronze Angela Sculpture. Designed by Craig Kinney/ Chakos Zentner Marcum Architects. Open 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturday, 12 p.m.–4 p.m. Sunday.

West Texas Collection:

1910 Rosemont, 942-2164, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Like a family scrapbook, the West Texas Collection contains the memories of occasions both momentous and mundane for West Texas. Those memories are captured in correspondence, through business records, in photographs and on tape recordings. The West Texas Collection is a division of the Porter Henderson Library at ASU.

Thursday, 06 September 2012 21:25


E.H. Danner Museum of Telephony: Officers Quarters #4, Fort Concho. Named for E.H. Danner, former General Telephone Co. President. Exhibits include more than 100 antique telephone displays, original telephone directories dating back to the 1800s, and an authentic switchboard from 1910, one of Alexander Graham Bell’s original telephones.

Fort Concho National Historic Landmark: 630 S. Oakes St., 481-2646, The fort, founded in 1867 as a frontier outpost to protect early West Texans against unfriendly Native Americans, drew settlers who founded San Angelo. Seventeen buildings on the fort grounds have been restored and five have been reconstructed. Periodically, living history demonstrations are held at the fort. Attractions on the fort grounds include the E.H. Danner Museum of Telephony, Concho Valley Pioneer Heritage Center, the Robert Wood Johnson Frontier Medical Museum, officers’ quarters and a reference library (open by appointment). Guided and self-guided tours are available. Fort hours are 9:00 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday– Saturday and 1–5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $3 for adults, $2 for seniors and military, and $1.50 for children 6–17.

Railway Museum of San Angelo at Historic Orient-Santa Fe Depot:

703 S. Chadbourne St. 486.2140. The museum houses depot memorabilia and artifacts, including a permanent model train layout depicting San Angelo in 1928, when both the Santa Fe and the Kansas City, Mexico and Orient railroads were in operation in the city. The restored depot houses the Railway Museum of San Angelo. Two locomotives, a boxcar and a caboose are on permanent display. The depot collection is open to the public year round 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Saturdays. Admission: $4.00 for adults, $2.00 for children ages 12 and younger. Featured annually during Santa’s Santa Fe Christmas Show on Friday and Saturday nights starting in December 1st – 18th from 6:00pm – 9:00pm.

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts: 1 Love St., 653-3333, Exhibits of all cultures and time periods are complimented by close to 300 programs offered annually.

These include adult workshops, children’s art classes, lectures, a cooking show and a Chamber Music Series. The Education Studio is home to children’s art activities, known as “Art Thursdays,” which occur weekly 2–6 p.m. from August to June. SAMFA also is home to the San Angelo National Ceramic Competition, an event widely recognized for its importance in the art world. Open 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Tuesday–Saturday and 1–4 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $2 for adults, $1 for senior citizens and free for children age 6 and younger, students and the military.

San Angelo Nature Center: 7409 Knickerbocker Road, 942-0121. The center includes a museum with changing displays to show the ‘‘hidden wonders of West Texas,’’ including live animals and an interpretive garden. The museum’s Discovery Room allows children to feel and play with the exhibits.

The center also features a nature trail, located on Spillway Road, which is open free to the public during daylight hours. It includes three different ecosystems found in West Texas—semi-arid, wooded and wetlands. Spring Creek Wetlands is a 260- acre property developed as a recreational and educational area. More than seven miles of trails lead visitors through terrain that changes from a semi-arid environment to a freshwater marsh. Open noon–5 p.m. Tuesday–Saturday all year. Museum admission: $2 for ages 3 and older.

Miss Hattie’s Bordello Museum: 18½ Concho Ave., 653-0112. For almost 50 years, Miss Hattie’s served as a “gentlemen’s social center.” In its original location on Concho Avenue, the museum remains furnished much as it was during its heyday. Guided tours: 4 p.m. Monday– Wednesday, and each hour from 1–4 p.m. Thursday– Saturday. Admission: $5 per person. Group rates for 26 or more are available.

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Seasonal Events


Angelo State University Theatre

  • Harvey: December 1, 2, 6, 7, 8
  • Rosencrantz & Guidenstern are Dead: February 14 - 16 & 22 - 24
  • Five Women Wearing the Same Dress: May 3 - 4 

Angelo Civic Theatre

  • The Producers: September 21 - October 14
  • A Christmas Carol: November 30 - December 16
  • Get Smart: January 18 - February 3
  • The Fantasticks: April 5 - 21
  • Night of January 16th: May 3 - 19 

San Angelo Symphony

  • A Black & White Affair: October 6
  • 53rd Annual Sorantin Competition: November 17
  • Under the Mistletoe: December 1
  • From Russia with Love: February 2
  • Let’s Dance (Youth Concert): March 1
  • Girls, Blues & All That Jazz: March 2
  • A Star Spangled Salute: July 3
  • FMI: 

San Angelo Concert Series

  • “Cow Bop”: Western swing. September 14
  • Kathy Kosins : October 12
  • John di Martino and Warren Vache: November 9
  • FMI:

 San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts — Play It Again Concerts

  • Lucie y Valdemar: Flamenco guitar, singers,dancers, September 16
  • Dr. Martha Marchena: Pianist, October 21
  • Enoch Arden and Buffalo Altar: Dramatic presentations, November 18
  • Ron Radford: Flamenco guitar, February 17
  • Angelo State University Music Faculty: April 14

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts — Chamber Music Series

  • West Texas Jazz Orchestra: September 30, January 20, March 17, May 5


  • July 3rd Pops Concert: Tribute to America’s birthday includes performance by the San Angelo Symphony, a laser light show and fireworks. 7/3 

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts — Art Exhibits

  • Salmon Sculpture Competition: Displayed in Sunken Garden Park through August 12, 2013 

New Art Projects

  • Art in Uncommon Places : group – mosaic displays along the Concho River, functional works of art with incorporated items such as benches and picnic tables. Also new are the Trinity Sisters and Working Cowboy art works. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fort Concho

  • Fort Concho Speaker Series: September 4, 11, 18, 25
  • National Museum Day: September 28
  • Concho Valley Archaeology Fair: October 12
  • Night Halloween Tours of Fort Concho: October 28 - 29
  • Christmas at Old Fort Concho: December 6 – 8
  • Buffalo Soldier Heritage Day: February 24
  • Annual Victorian Ladies Living History Conference: March 8 -10
  • Texas Mesquite Festival: April 19 - 22
  • Fort Concho Frontier Day: April 27
  • Fort Concho Speaker Series: April 3, 10, 17, 24
  • Armed Forces Day: May 18
  • Memorial Day Ceremony: May 27
  • Holiday Artillery Salutes: July 4
  • National Cowboy Day: July 27



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Annual Events


DISCLAIMER: Scheduled events are subject to change. Recommend calling or visiting website(s) for verification. For additional information on these events go to:

September 2012

  • A Taste of San Angelo: The San Angelo Restaurant Association yearly fundraiser. Get a taste of all the great food San Angelo has to offer and a silent auction. 9/11
  • September Slide: 9/12 – 9/16
  • Fort Concho Speakers Series: 9/5, 9/12, 9/19, & 9/26
  • Fiestas Patrias: Diez y Seis de Septiembre, or September 16th, celebration commemorating the beginning of the 1820 uprising that eventually drove the Spaniards out of Mexico. A historical pageant, coronation of the Fiestas Patrias queen and her duchesses, dances and an array of food booths. Held at El Paseo de Santa Angela. 9/16
  • Lily Fest: A tour of the International Lily Collection given by Ken Landon. 9/14 – 9/15
  • Lone Star Music Fest: One of the top rated music festivals in Texas featuring Texas bands. An all day event at the River Stage, downtown San Angelo.
  • National Museum Day at San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts: 9/29

October 2012

  • Business Expo: At the Wells Fargo pavilion - Showcasing the businesses of San Angelo. 10/2
  • Cactus Music Series: Guest artists perform. Visit:
  • AQHA Horse Show: Horse show held at the Spur Arena. 10/12 – 10/14
  • Rehab Dinner Show: The West Texas Rehab hosts an elegant evening with valet parking, cocktail reception, dinner & wine at tables of ten. 10/4
  • Art-Ober-Fest: 10/19 - 10/21 TH: Historic Walking Tour FRI: Evening Dance SAT: ASU Homecoming and Downtown San Angelo Parade, Wooly Bully Festival with mutton bustin, stick horse rodeo and more! Visit:
  • Halloween Tours & Programs at Fort Concho: 10/29 - 10/30
  • Roping Fiesta: 10/26 – 10/28

November 2012

  • Clay Shoot: Frank Caraway Sporting Clay Classic. TBA
  • Elite Breeders Goat Show: TBA
  • Sorantin Young Artist’s Award: The international music competition features some of the world’s best young talent. 11/17
  • The Old Chicken Farm Art Center Open House: Friday through Sunday Open House featuring works from invited artists featuring jewelry, mosaics, woodwork, hand-sewn and handcrafted items and more. Live music, restaurant and something for the entire family. 11/23 – 11/25

December 2012

  • Pops Concert: The San Angelo Symphony Society hosts this annual holiday concert. McNease Convention Center.12/1
  • Christmas at Old Fort Concho: This three-day event celebrates San Angelo’s heritage and the holiday season. Features a central theme carrying out the traditions of the late 1800’s. Events include Winter Rendezvous, a living history display of military and civilian encampments. Wagon rides, cowboy poets, special food presentations, cavalry, artillery and infantry demonstrations and campfires. More than 100 merchants, food booths, dancers, singers, live music. 12/7 – 12/9
  • Concho Christmas Celebration: The San Angelo Christmas Lights is a spectacular array of Christmas lights in El Paseo de Santa Angela and along the River Walk area. More than 3 million lights, large scale animated scenes. Held all month. 12/7 – 12/31
  • Santa’s Santa Fe Christmas: The Historic Orient Santa Fe Deport comes alive with operating model train layouts of all gauges, highlighting the Christmas motif. Open on Friday and Saturday nights. 11/30 - 12/29
  • Nutcracker: A Ballet; The story of a young German girl who dreams of a Nutcracker Prince and a fierce battle against a Mouse King with seven heads. 12/14 - 12/16 Visit:
  • Tuba Christmas: An Event where musicians gather on the steps of City Hall and perform holiday songs. TBA January 2013
  • Celebration of Champions/World’s Greatest Horseman:The ten-day event consists of the Circle Y Derby and the World’s Greatest Horseman competitions which is the epitome of all horse events. 1/26 – 2/3

February 2013

  • San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo: One of the Top 10 rodeos in the nation based on total purse and celebrating its 79th year of existence, the San Angelo Rodeo brings in the top cowboys and cowgirls in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association every year. For a city of less than 100,000 people, an event of this caliber is virtually unheard of. The people of San Angelo are no strangers to rodeo as they are deeply rooted in the sport. Our town has been coined a “Cowboy Town” not because of two weeks dedicated to cowboys and cowgirls in February, but because year-round, that is what we do. The western way of life is the only way of life in San Angelo and we are proud to host one of the longest-running rodeos in the world. 2/14 – 2/24
  • Buffalo Soldier Heritage Day: Fort Concho, 2/24
  • 29th Annual San Angelo Wine & Food Festival: Gourmet dinner, wine and food pairing class with a celebrity chef and wine and food tasting with Texas and international wines. Sponsored by the San Angelo Cultural Affairs Council. 2/9 Visit www.

 March 2013

  • Stribling Art Extravaganza: This event highlights Concho Valley artists and artisans. TBA
  • Republic of Texas Independence Day Celebration: 3/2

April 2013

  • Concho Valley Bluegrass Festival: at Wells Fargo Pavillion. 4/12 – 4/13
  • Texas Mesquite Art Festival: Artists from around Texas show and offer for sale original works in mesquite. No admission fee and there is free parking. Food and drinks are available. 4/19 - 4/21
  • Fort Concho Frontier Day: Activities held at Fort Concho reflect life in San Angelo in the 1880’s. Pancake breakfast, early-day ranch demonstrations, exhibitions, special displays, washer pitching, 1880’s style baseball game. 4/27
  • Spring Chicken Affair: The affair is an annual fund-raiser for the West Texas Rehabilitation Center. Patrons are served a home-style fried chicken meal with all of the fixings. 4/21
  • San Angelo National Ceramic Competition: Three-day event featuring ceramics exhibit, ceramic symposium and day-long workshop, plus barbecue dinner, gallery openings, gallery talks and ceramics discussions. 4/19 - 4/21
  • Healthy Families San Angelo Children’s Fair: Healthy Families of San Angelo, in partnership with local sponsors, hosts this annual family event in Unidad Park. Organizations benefiting children operate food, information and activity booths. TBA
  • Uncorked Wine & Food Pairing: San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 4/26

May 2013

  • Cinco de Mayo: The Southside Lions Club celebrates the Mexican holiday and its music annually at El Paseo de Santa Angela. The celebration includes food and vendor booths, music, dancing and more. 5/5
  • Blacksmith Fellowship: Sharing the love of the craft and demonstrations. TBA
  • 5th Annual Simply Texas Blues Festival: 5/11
  • Armed Forces Day: 5/18
  • Memorial Day Exercises, Fort Concho: 5/27

June 2013

  • Juneteenth Celebration: A city-wide celebration of the emancipation proclamation in Texas, the local Juneteenth celebration includes a banquet and a parade, with Fort Concho’s Buffalo Soldiers Unit participating. The event is primarily conducted in Martin Luther King Park. TBA
  • Showdown in San Angelo: Southern Drag Boat Association race at Lake Nasworthy is a unique and exciting family-oriented event. 6/21 - 6/23

July 2013

  • July 3rd Pops Concert: Tribute to America’s birthday includes performance by the San Angelo Symphony, a laser light show and fireworks.7/3
  • National Cowboy Festival: Event honoring the cowboy heritage held a various locations in San Angelo. 7/27
  • Wake the Desert: Wakeboarding Contest at Lake Nasworthy. TBA
  • Holiday Artillery Salutes at Fort Concho: 7/4

August 2013

  • Rope America Team Roping Finals: National Cutting Horse Association cutting series. TBA
  • Wool Capital Triathlon: At Lake Nasworthy. TBA

Monthly Events

1st Saturday

1st Saturday at the Old Chicken Farm Art Center

Sept. 1, 2012

Oct. 6, 2012

Nov. 3, 2012

Dec. 1, 2012

Jan. 5, 2013

Feb. 2, 2013

Mar. 2, 2013

Apr. 6, 2013

May 4, 2013

Jun. 1, 2013

Jul. 6, 2013

Aug. 3, 2013

2nd Thursday

Chicken Farm Art Center

– Live Music in the Court Yard

Sept 13, 2012

Oct. 11, 2012

Nov. 8, 2012

Dec. 13, 2012

Jan. 10, 2013

Feb. 14, 2013

Mar. 14, 2013

Apr. 11, 2013

May 9, 2013

Jun. 13, 2013

Jul. 11, 2013

Aug. 8, 2013

Art Thursdays at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts

Sept. 13, 20, 27, 2012

Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, 2012

Nov. 8, 15, 29, 2012

Dec. 6, 13, 2012

Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24, 2013

Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, 2013

Mar. 7, 14, 21, 28, 2013

Apr. 4, 11, 18, 25, 2013

May 9, 16, 23, 30, 2013

Jun. 6, 13, 20, 27, 2013

Jul. 4, 11, 18, 25, 2013

Aug. 8, 15, 22, 29, 2013

Family Day at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts

Sept. 8, 2012

Oct. 13, 2012

Nov. 10, 2012

Dec. 8, 2012

Jan. 12, 2013

Feb. 9, 2013

Mar. 9, 2013

Apr. 13, 2013

May 11, 2013

Jun. 8, 2013

Jul. 13, 2013

Aug. 10, 2013

2nd Saturday

Adult Birding Adventure & Family Day at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts

Sept. 8, 2012

Oct. 13, 2012

Nov. 10, 2012

Dec. 8, 2012

Jan. 12, 2013

Feb. 9, 2013

Mar. 9, 2013

Apr. 13, 2013

May 11, 2013

Jun. 8, 2013

Jul. 13, 2013

Aug. 10, 2013

3rd Thursdays Art Walk

Sept. 20, 2012

Oct. 18, 2012

Nov. 15, 2012

Dec. 20, 2012

Jan. 17, 2013

Feb. 21, 2013

Mar. 21, 2013

Apr. 18, 2013

May 16, 2013

Jun. 20, 2013

Jul. 18, 2013

Aug. 15, 2013

2nd Saturday in Old Town

Sept. 8, 2012

Oct. 13, 2012

Nov. 10, 2012

Dec. 8, 2012

Jan. 12, 2013

Feb. 9, 2013

Mar. 9, 2013

Apr. 13, 2013

May 11, 2013

Jun. 8, 2013

Jul. 13, 2013

Aug. 10, 2013

Thursday, 06 September 2012 20:49

Bed & Breakfast

Angel’s Guest House: 121 E. TwohigAve., 325-486-0739

Blues Inn at Sealy Flats: 325-653-0437, 204 S. Oakes, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Bunkhouse: 325-655-2424,

Concho Christmas Tree Farm Bed & Breakfast: 22310 Toenail Trail, Christoval,TX 325-896-7575 (available February 1st through end of September)

Copper Top Lighthouse: 3149 Red Bluff Road SE, 325-277-2119

Dry Hollow Hide Away: Hwy 380, Paint Rock, TX 325- 732-4272

Hummer House: P.O. Box 555, 21301 RR 2084, Christoval, TX 76935, 325-255-2254, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Inn at the Art Center: 2503 Martin Luther King Blvd., 325-659-3836, toll free 866-557-5337

Quail Creek: HC 63 Box 3, Christoval, TX, 325-255-2207

Miss Lissia’s Plantation Cottage: Water Valley, TX, 325-450-6965, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Music Garden Mansion: 602 Elm St., 325-340-0890

Walnut Creek Ranching Company: P.O. Box 399, Water Valley, TX, 325-482-8122, 877-690-6400

Wildlife Retreat Cottage: Mineral Wells Road, 325-2335

X Bar Ranch Lodge & Nature Retreat: P. O. Box 696, Eldorado, TX 76936, 325-853-2688

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In 1867 the United States Cavalry established Fort Concho along the banks of the river. The fort was built to protect frontier settlements, patrol and map the vast West Texas region, and quell hostile threats in the area. An enterprising merchant and businessman, Bart J. DeWitt, began a settlement across from the fort in 1870. Initially called Santa Angela in honor of his wife, the town grew into a community that provided services to Fort Concho. In 1881, residents unfamiliar with proper Spanish grammar corrupted the name to San Angela. The name was later changed in 1883 by the U.S. Post Office in order to correct the grammatical error to the masculine San Angelo. Today, San Angelo is a thriving community with a friendly spirit and resolve that reflects its pioneer heritage.

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Home to about 100,000 friendly people, San Angelo is home to three lakes, the Concho River which runs through the heart of the city, Angelo State University, and Goodfellow Air Force Base. San Angelo is the place to come for good times, excellent educational and medical facilities and every recreational activity under the sun.

Our city offers a diverse mixture of arts and culture, such as the San Angelo Civic Ballet, ASU theatre and concerts, Hispanic cultural events at our Paseo de Santa Angela, as well as our internationally celebrated water lilies and the Concho Pearls that are unique to this area.

San Angelo highlights include Lake Nasworthy, with its Nature Center, Bass Club, city and private parks and Goodfellow AFB Recreation Center, and the Pearl of the Concho boat cruise, as well as many other attractions.

Whether a visitor or resident, I think all will agree that our greatest asset is our people. Our residents are friendly, welcoming people who are involved in the community. With the support and commitment of so many, our residents strive to make San Angelo a wonderful place to live or visit.

We welcome you to San Angelo.


Alvin New 
City of San Angelo

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