News for June 15, 2015

The High Plains Underground Water Conservation District approved grant funding during their recent board of directors meeting in Lubbock. More than $41,000 for grants will be used for water-related research and demonstration projects. Board members also looked at the use of the Dockum Aquifer as a potential water supply source. An economic analysis along with a depth and salinity study of the aquifer will be conducted to see of Dockum could be used in the future. HPWD has approval from the U.S. Geological Survey to conduct the geophysical logging of wells completed in the aquifer. Read more

News for June 12, 2015

Tonight is the 2nd Annual Blondes vs. Brunettes flag football game at Greg Sherwood Memorial Bulldog Stadium in Plainview for the Alzheimer’s Association. Chairperson Patricia Alvarez says it is a tough game that goes toward a disease with no cure. Read more

News for June 11, 2015

After a town hall meeting Tuesday night, the Plainview Main Street Task Force members are continuing to push the survey regarding an alcohol variance to allow the sale of alcoholic beverages downtown. Member and Grumpy’s Grill Owner Beverly McCaskill says the goal is to help the growth of downtown. Read more

News for June 10, 2015

Plainview City Council members awarded City Manager Jeffrey Snyder with a new salary and contract extension at last night’s council meeting. Council members had nothing but positive things to say about Snyder following a closed meeting concerning his first year evaluation on the job. They extended his contract 2 additional years for a total of three years with a salary of $140,000. Snyder replaced Greg Ingham, who retired last June. Read more

News for June 9, 2015

Hale County Commissioners breezed through a short agenda during yesterday’s court meeting. Commissioner Mario Martinez was approved as the replacement for Judge Bill Coleman on the South Plains Association of Governments Board of Directors. Approval was also granted for various contracts, including a new autopsy contract effective September 1 with South Plains Forensic Pathology, a jury package totaling $7,408 and SAAS for Incode at a cost of $32,038. The contract with Hart InterCivic, which provides election equipment, was renewed for three years at a 4% overall hike at $15,747 per year. The process of digitizing land and title records from sovereignty-1990 will begin this year as well at a cost of $150,282.50 for year one. Commissioners approved the hiring of Destiny Talley as a summer part time employee in the district clerk’s office, and okayed the purchase of new equipment for the airport for a new automated weather observation system. Read more

News for June 8, 2015

Two local Plainview organizations have joined together to gather citizen input for an alcohol variance survey. The Plainview Main Street Special District Task Force and Plainview Downtown Association are hosting the Central Business District Alcohol Variance Survey. Downtown businesses are vying to have the opportunity to sell alcohol in their venues. Citizens may take the questionnaire through July 31st. Results will be provided on the Main Street page. To find the survey, just go to the city’s official website, plainviewtx.org, and follow the link under headlines on the homepage. Read more

News for June 5, 2015

Funeral services will be held at 2 pm today at First Baptist Church in Plainview for the Waller family. 46-year old Pilot Paul, his 44-year old wife Tammy and 18-year old daughter Michele were killed when their Beechcraft Bonanza crashed and caught fire shortly after takeoff at the Hale County Airport around 9:15 pm Friday. Donations also are welcome to the Waller Family Love Fund at any Prosperity Bank location. Preliminary findings by the NTSB investigation are expected to be released sometime next week. A complete investigation will take up to a year to finish. Read more

News for June 4, 2015

A preliminary report on the investigation into a plane crash that killed three Plainview residents should be available next week according to the NTSB. 46-year old Pilot Paul Waller, his 44-year old wife Tammy and 18-year old daughter Michele were killed when their Beechcraft Bonanza crashed and caught fire shortly after takeoff at the Hale County Airport around 9:15 pm Friday. It is expected to take more than a year to complete the crash investigation. Plainview residents gathered yesterday afternoon at Kidsville Park to release balloons in honor of the Waller family. A visitation will be held at Kornerstone Funeral Directors today from 6-8 pm. The funeral service will be on Friday at 2 pm at First Baptist Church in Plainview. Donations also are welcome to the Waller Family Love Fund at any Prosperity Bank location. Read more

News for June 3, 2015

Funeral arrangements have been released for three Plainview residents killed in a plane crash Friday. 46-year old Pilot Paul Waller, his 44-year old wife Tammy and 18-year old daughter Michele were killed when their Beechcraft Bonanza caught fire after crashing shortly after takeoff at the Hale County Airport around 9:15 pm Friday.  A visitation will be held at Kornerstone Funeral Directors tomorrow from 6-8 pm. The funeral service will be on Friday at 2 pm at First Baptist Church in Plainview. Donations also are welcome to the Waller Family Love Fund at any Prosperity Bank location. The crash is still under investigation by the FAA and NTSB. Read more

News for June 2, 2015

Wind is believed to be a factor in a plane crash Friday night that killed three Plainview residents. 46-year old Pilot Paul Waller, his 44-year old wife Tammy and 18-year old daughter Michele were killed when their Beechcraft Bonanza caught fire after crashing shortly after takeoff at the Hale County Airport around 9:15 pm Friday. With severe weather moving into the area, strong wind gusts may have caused the crash, according to local officials. Pilots must determine if weather conditions are safe at smaller airports such as the Hale County Airport. Larger airports will review weather conditions with pilots. Plainview Police also say that there were three witnesses. The crash is still under investigation by the FAA and NTSB. Read more