By Frances Gomez
At a regular CVB meeting there was a discussion about Southwick's Rocky Mountain Pro Rodeo Company. Southwick wants to bring a PRCA rodeo to Fort Stockton on Feb 14 thru 16.
Southwick provides support to help organize and turnkey the rodeo. They will also provide the livestock that will be used for the performance.
After extensive research, the CVB board has agreed to budget $30,000 for the rodeo in Feb. The request for the budget move for the rodeo was approved by city council during the Tuesday regular meeting.
Among other business:
> Approved previous meeting minutes.
> Approved financial statement, accounts payable and occupancy tax.
> Approved $1,000 to be given to Lions Club for the District Lions Club convention that was held in Fort Stockton.
> Approved the repair of the air conditioner at the historic fort
> Discussed monthly report for the Chamber of Commerce. There were a total of 5088 visitors and the Chamber is being kept opened from 9am till 6pm for summer hours.
> Discussed the band and activities at the Rooney Park for the Fourth of July celebration. Youth and Adult leadership classes have been completed. One Youth has turned in his application for a scholarship from the Chamber of Commerce. A new copier was leased for the Chamber.
> Discussed the news letter that Lacey Johnson will be putting out for the Annie Riggs Museum
> Discussed the CVB staff report. Working on the History days. Water Carnival is doing well, donations have been generous this year. Working on getting the wine tasting facility ready to open. The Grey Mule, which as purchased by EDC for $150,000 will be leased to St. Genevieve Winery for a winery and wine tasting facility. St. Genevieve is waiting on the permit from TABC (Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission) so that the Grey Mule can be opened. The projected dated for opening is August 1.