San Angelo, Texas

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San Angelo, Texas is a city in west central Texas and the county seat of Tom Green County. It is located on the Concho River. According to the 2010 census, the population is 93,200; with outlying residential areas included, the total reaches 111,823.

San Angelo is the home of Angelo State University, the restored Fort Concho (home of the famed Buffalo soldiers), San Angelo State Park, and Goodfellow Air Force Base. The area is known for the production of sheep and goats.

Politically, Tom Green County is a Republican stronghold.

Famed wild game collector Frank "Bring 'Em Back Alive" Buck lived in San Angelo in the 1940s and 1950s. The late actor Fess Parker was reared on a ranch near San Angelo. Dorsey B. Hardeman was the mayor in the late 1930s and thereafter a long term member of the Texas State Senate. James E. Nugent, born in San Angelo but a long-term resident of Kerrville, was a member of the Texas Railroad Commission and previously a state representative. Republican activist Edwin Mayer, the president and manager of the Lone Star Wool and Mohair Cooperative Association, lived in San Angelo from the 1920s until his death in 1963.

The western sculptor Grant Speed was born in San Angelo but did his art in Utah. Contemporary artist Otis Lumpkin was a long-term professor of art at Angelo State University in San Angelo.