Like to learn about the rich heritage of our communities, while helping to make a difference in preserving it? The board of the Texas Plains Trail Region meets every other month at a site within our 52-county region, to conduct business and tour the area. The public is always welcome to attend, and these occasions are excellent opportunities to network with others, discuss best practices and new ideas, and explore the historical, cultural, architectural, and natural resources of Texas.
Thurs., June 19, 2014, 10 am, Big Spring Texas (Howard County): Regular board meeting at the historic and recently restored Hotel Settles, featured in the opening scenes of the 1969 Academy Award-winning movie “Midnight Cowboy.” The meeting typically lasts from 10 am to 11:45. Lunch will be served in the hotel's Pavilion Room overlooking the pool, a stunning and breathtaking sight.
On the Wed. evening prior to the board meeting, guests are welcome to gather in the hotel's elegant Pharmacy Bar for an opportunity to mingle, and are encouraged to stay overnight at a rate of $159.00 per night, for Wed. June 18. Guests wishing to stay overnight must call the hotel directly at 432-267-7500 for reservations, and ask for the Texas Plains Trail block to qualify for this special rate.
Following the Thurs. meeting, guests are invited to join us for a downtown stroll around local retailers to witness the revitalization efforts of historic areas in Big Spring. Guests are encouraged to continue their visit in Big Spring on their own that afternoon by exploring historic Comanche Trail Park (site of Big Spring's Quanah Parker Trail arrow), Big Spring State Park, the Hangar 25 Air Museum, Heritage Museum of Big Spring, the Big Spring Vietnam Memorial, the Potton House, and other sites.