Russ McEwen Family Aquatic Center


THOSE IN BIG SPRING MAY NEED TO LOOK ELSEWHERE… TO COOL OFF THIS SEASON. BIG 2’S –JUYEON KIM– PAID A VISIT TO THE RUSS M-CEW-EN FAMILY AQUATIC CENTER… WHERE A CRANE CRASHED INTO THE BUILDING BACK IN APRIL… CAUSING EXTENSIVE DAMAGE. SHE JOINS US NOW WITH MORE ON WHAT THE RESIDENTS… HAVE TO SAY. JUYEON THAT’S RIGHT. ACCORDING TO A PRESS RELEASE… AN UNATTENDED CRANE ROLLED INTO THE BUILDING WHILE CONTRACTORS… WERE BUSY CONDUCTING ITS ROUTINE MAINTENANCE. THE CITY HAS ANNOUNCED TUESDAY… IT WILL NOT BE OPENING FOR SUMMER 2019. “OUR MAIN OUTING FOR THE WEEK IS HONESTLY GOING TO WALMART.” MOTHER –DARBY CAMPBELL– SAYS THERE’S JUST NOT ENOUGH… TO DO AROUND BIG SPRING. “I MEAN I DON’T REALLY WANT TO DRIVE TO MIDLAND… YOU KNOW…” BUT SHE SAYS ONE ACTIVITY THAT ALWAYS GETS EVERYONE ON BOARD… IS SWIMMING. “I DON’T REALLY HAVE MUCH TO DO AS A STAY-AT-HOME MOM, SO I WAS LOOKING FORWARD TO TAKING MY KIDS TO THE AQUATICS CENTER, SOMETHING FOR US TO DO DURING THE DAY, BUT I GUESS WE CAN’T NOW.” BACK IN APRIL… AN UNATTENDED CONTRACT COMPANY’S CRANE CRASHED INTO THE BUILDING. –CAUSING EXTENSIVE DAMAGE… TO ITS CHEMICAL, PUMP, AND ELECTRICAL ROOM. THE CITY ANNOUNCING TUESDAY… IT WILL BE CLOSED FOR BUSINESS… COME SUMMER 2019. “HOW CRUCIAL IS THIS AQUATICS CENTER TO THE CITY OF BIG SPRING? I MEAN PEOPLE FROM ALL AROUND COME HERE AND SEE IT AND GO PLAY. YOU GOT LITTLE TOWNS LIKE COAHOMA, SPRING, GARDEN CITY… BECAUSE THEY DON’T HAVE STUFF LIKE THAT AND THEY BRING THEIR KIDS. SO BIG SPRING IS GOING TO LOSE A LOT OF MONEY, TOO.” AND THE LITTLE ONES… CAN’T HIDE THEIR DISAPPOINTMENT. “IT MIGHT NOT BE OPEN FOR THE SUMMER. HOW DOES THAT MAKE YOU FEEL BOYS? I HEARD ABOUT IT YEAH… SAD. BAD.” LEAVING PARENTS WAITING… FOR GOOD NEWS. “IF IT’S NOT THE CITY’S FAULT, THEN THEY SHOULD AT LEAST HELP PAY FOR THE REPAIR.” “I THINK THEY COULD FINISH IT BEFORE THE SUMMER IF THEY WANTED TO, BUT I DON’T THINK THEY REALLY WANT TO.” JUYEON THE CITY IS WORKING TO REPAIR ALL DAMAGES AT THIS TIME. OF COURSE WE’LL NOTIFY YOU OF ANY UPDATES. LIVE IN STUDIO, JUYEON KIM, BIG 2 NEWS. MICHAEL THIS MOTHER’S DAY… FORMER FIRST LADY LAURA BUSH SPENT THE DAY REMEMBERING HER

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