Trigger recalls that Big Spring’s situation was very similar to Mineral Wells in the fact that it didn’t have any highly formal outlets people could enjoy. When the Settles was finally complete, every generation took advantage of the city’s restored asset. The most vivid memory Trigger has is the first prom held in the Settles.
“It takes me a little bit to tear up,” Trigger said. “But when I attended the first prom that the city had after our restoration, it was tough to keep a dry eye.
“It was grandmothers, mothers, daughters and sisters all coming there to come back to a prom at the Settles. It was a generational prom. It started at 8 in the morning with people taking pictures... all the way into the wee hours when I headed out of town.”
To add to the excitement in Big Spring, property values surrounding the Settles went up and business from out of town has grown as well Trigger said.
In other business, City Council approved:
• Award of bid for demolition of condemned structures.
• Ordinances adopting updated building codes enforced by the City of Mineral Wells and fee schedules associated thereto.
• An ordinance adopting the 2006 Edition of the International Property Maintenance Code as amended.
• Racial profiling report from the Mineral Wells Police Department.