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.

Citizens have through July 31 to complete the survey. It can be found via the city’s website at plainviewtx.org under headlines. A paper copy is also available at the Main Street office at 717 Broadway. Currently, alcohol cannot be sold within 300 feet of a church or place or worship or within 1,000 feet of a school.

The NTSB has released its preliminary report on the plane crash that killed Paul, Tammy and Michele Waller on Friday May 29. The three left the Hale County Airport around 9:15 pm and crashed shortly after takeoff in their Beechcraft Bonanza. Findings say a witness saw the plane traveling “full throttle very fast” headed toward the ground. The same witness says a storm was coming over the airport at the time of the crash. The preliminary report is subject to change.

THE STUDENT BODY PRESIDENTS OF 13 UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES ACROSS TEXAS HAVE WRITTEN A LETTER TO GOVERNOR ABBOTT…URGING HIM TO NOT SIGN THE CAMPUS CARRY BILL. THEY SAY PUBLIC CAMPUSES SHOULD BE ABLE TO OPT-OUT OF CAMPUS CARRY. IN THE BILL…PRIVATE COLLEGES HAVE THAT OPTION. HOLTON WESTBROOK IS STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT AT TEXAS TECH.

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