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.

Hale County Commissioners will consider nominations and renewals for various contracts at today’s court meeting. Consideration will be given for Commissioner Mario Martinez to replace Judge Bill Coleman’s spot on the South Plains Association of Governments Board of Directors. Coleman is stepping down due to court conflicts. The meeting begins at 9 am at the courthouse, and is open to the public.

THE TEXAS LEGISLATURE STARTED THE 84TH SESSION IN A STATEWIDE DROUGHT AND ENDED WITH FLOODS. HOUSE MEMBER KYLE KACAL, WHOSE RURAL DISTRICT 12 GOES FROM COLLEGE STATION TO WEST, SAYS THERE WILL BE AN INTERIM COMMITTEE ADDRESS FUTURE WATER NEEDS.

KACAL AUTHORED THE BILL CHANGING REGULATIONS OF STORING AMMONIUM NITRATE.

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