Big Spring Mayor Gives "State of the City" Speech

BIG SPRING -  This could be a time of opportunity according to Big Spring Mayor Russ McEwen.

During his annual "State of the City" address Tuesday Mayor Russ McEwen presented a look back and forward as he hit the highlights of 2008 and laid out the new agenda for 2009.

He says the nation's economy is presenting some challenges, but also plenty of opportunities for West Texas communities.

The mayor's speech also touched on the Alon explosion, downtown development and the importance of education.