Established at the confluence of three rivers in west central Texas, San Angelo started off as a small and lawless village of farmers, ranchers and soldiers set there to protect westward travelers.
Today, the city is an established agricultural center and boasts a diversified economy supported by petroleum interests and military bases.
San Angelo (pop. 88,000) has abundant water, mild temperatures and low unemployment. Its annual Stock Show and Rodeo is one of the most well-known events on the professional circuit and is attended by cowboys from all over the southwest.
Blessed with good schools, a diverse cultural environment, and a solid economic base, San Angelo retains its western traditions and independent spirit leavened with all the amenities of a modern society.