Sweeny City Councilman Neal Bess proposed an ordinance that would prohibit smoking in public facilities, including restaurants, shopping malls and hotel lobbies. Bess
gave council a copy of Angleton's ordinance, which was adopted by that city in December.It became effective in March. Bess
' father-in-law died from lung cancer, and Bess said he
just wanted council to review the ordinance and discuss any revisions at next month's meeting.
"I'm hoping for it to be effective in the next two months if council allows it," Bess