SAN ANGELO, Texas (Feb. 20, 2014) – Republic Services, Inc. today announced plans to celebrate San Angelo Veterans at the San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo during Republic Services Night this Saturday, February 22.
Republic is teaming up with Combat Veterans Outreach, San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo, and community leaders to celebrate local combat Veterans and their families by providing tickets through Combat Veterans Outreach.

“Republic is privileged to recognize San Angelo Veterans and the Combat Veterans Outreach for their service not only to our country, but the San Angelo community,” said Robert Searls, Municipal Services and Government Affairs Manager of Republic Services. “In honor of that commitment, Republic is donating 26 tickets to Combat Veterans Outreach to enjoy the San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo on Saturday, February 22, Republic Services Night at the Rodeo. This acknowledgement of the men and women who protect our freedoms is an example of Republic’s commitment to San Angelo and it Veterans community,” Searls added.

“Wow, as a proud Veteran and member of the San Angelo community, thank you on behalf of the men and women who have served this great country,” said Bill Pride, Founder of Combat Veterans Outreach. “It does my heart good to see community partners like Republic Services recognize not only those of us from the armed forces, but the many other community organizations they support throughout the San Angelo community. I know my fellow Veterans and I will enjoy the rodeo and evening with some of this country’s finest cowboys,” Pride continued.

“The greatest cowboys and cowgirls along with the San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo Association are pleased to join Republic Services in supporting Combat Veterans Outreach and inviting them to see the greatest cowboy and gal stock show and rodeo in the country,” said Tom Thompson, Marketing Coordinator for the San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo Association.  “Recognizing Veterans who risked their lives for America and this community is something we as Americans need to do more often. I am personally honored to be here to welcome San Angelo’s Veterans to this year’s rodeo. And, I am grateful to Republic for the support, commitment and dedication to the Stock Show and Rodeo. They are truly a community partner,” Thompson added.

“As the voice of the San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo, it is with pleasure that I stand here today with Republic Services to salute Combat Veterans Outreach and all the men and women of our armed forces,” said Boyd Polhamus, National Professional Rodeo Announcer. “I know the blessings of having a local company support its community, and Republic supports various community and charitable causes right here in San Angelo. This donation to San Angelo’s Veterans is not the first commitment these folks have made with respect to the rodeo. As a premiere sponsor, Republic is providing free trash service throughout the show. It‘s a great feeling to partner with Republic, having the big blue truck behind us with the red, white and blue and thank our Veterans for putting country first,” Polhamus continued.

Searls concluded, “Republic is proud to provide waste collection and recycling services for San Angelo and its residents and businesses. Our commitment to this community is to engage as partners. ”

Republic Services’ San Angelo division provides solid waste collection and recycling services for more than 50,000 residential and 3,500 commercial customers in the City of San Angelo, and throughout surrounding communities. In addition, the Division provides waste collection for the San Angelo Independent School District and manages and operates the San Angelo City Landfill. Republic Services has provided service to the City of San Angelo since 1978, and employs 95 San Angelo residents as part of its area workforce.

Republic Services, Inc. is an industry leader in U.S. non-hazardous solid waste and recycling.  Through its subsidiaries, Republic’s collection companies, transfer stations, recycling centers and landfills focus on providing reliable environmental services and solutions for commercial, industrial, municipal and residential customers. Republic and its employees believe in protecting the planet and applying common sense solutions to customers’ waste and recycling challenges. For more information, visit the Republic website at