Former mayor McEwen dies
Russ McEwen, longtime businessman and former councilman and mayor, died Sunday at his home. He was 63 years old.A lifelong resident and Big Spring High School graduate, McEwen for-med the Russ McEwen Agency in 1975. He ser-ved as a city councilman from 1981 until 1988 and as mayor from 2000 until 2010. Under his leadership, the community expanded the youth sports complex on Interstate 20, made numerous downtown renovations and built the water park in Comanche Trail Park.He also worked with youth, coaching gymnastics teams to two national championships and numerous individuals to top 10 finishes. In 2011, McEwen was chosen at the Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce Man of the Year.He is survived by his wife, three children and three grandchildren.His services are being handled by Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home. See Page 2 for a full obituary.