Big Spring is in the news big time these days.
The March edition of Texas Monthly, which hit sales racks this week, has a feature on the Hotel Settles. Titled 'Up With the Old Hotel: How a Fabulously Wealthy Son of Big Spring Came Home to Save the Settles,' the article covers both Brint Ryan's financial expertise and his successful renovation of the West Texas landmark. The story is written by Bryan Mealer.
Along the way, the article points out that the 49-year-old Big Spring native was hardly known in his hometown before the renovation project, but is a high profile individual in the Metroplex, home of his billion-dollar tax consulting firm, as well as his $10 million Preston Hollow estate and his close ties to politics.
Another March publication, Texas Parks & Highways Magazine, features '3 Days in the Field,' written by Cynthia Walker Pickens, who toured Big Spring with her daughter last fall. Enhanced with some excellent photographs, Pickens takes readers through the Big Spring State Park, Comanche Trail Park, Heritage Museum, Hotel Settles, a sandhill crane “sanctuary” and other attractions (Bowl-A-Rama!).
It's an interesting and favorable romp through Big Spring, with a bit of history thrown in.