The Libertarian Party of Texas State Convention will be in Big Spring this weekend, July 31st - August 2nd, 2020, at the Big Spring Municipal Auditorium. According to members of the Big Spring CVB Board, $6,000 was given to the Libertarian Party of Texas to hold their State Convention in Big Spring.
Big Spring Mayor Shannon Thomason, who’s also the Senate District Representative for District 31 for the political party, told KBest News that when plans to hold the convention in McAllen, TX fell through the idea was proposed to hold it in Big Spring. Working together with city staff, the Big Spring Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Libertarian Party of Texas, Thomason stated that they were able to plan the event in less than 2 weeks, something that usually takes months to accomplish.
Thomason advised that convention is expected to bring in approximately 150 people to the area. These are people who will be staying in hotels, eating in restaurants, and shopping at local businesses. KBest News confirmed that there had been 40 rooms blocked off at Hotel Settles, just for this weekend’s convention. Plus, several more at Towneplace Suites.
According to the new Convention Schedule posted on the website for the Libertarian Party of Texas, Registration for the event will take place tomorrow, July 31st, at the Big Spring Municipal Auditorium from 3-7 PM. The only meeting held on Friday will be Delegate Meeting: Bylaws, which will be held from 3-4 PM at the Municipal Auditorium. Although there are still lunch packages available for the event, anyone is welcome to attend the convention as a spectator, without purchasing a package, and they’ll have access to the business session.
Tomorrow evening there will be a Liberty Champions Cocktail Hour at the Pharmacy Parlor to thank VIP Package holders for their event. An “Unofficial Kick-Off Block Party” at 2nd & Main St. in downtown Big Spring is also listed on the schedule of events, however, time is not listed.