BIG SPRING — It is prom night at Hotel Settles, and the lobby is bursting with sequined excitement and the scent of mingled hair sprays and colognes. For the first time in decades, Big Spring High School has had a grand hotel with an ornate ballroom for the dance.
“I remember coming to my prom here 60 years ago,” says former City Councilwoman Gloria McDonald, one of many locals watching parents snap photos of coiffed kids lined up on the historic hotel’s elegant twin staircases. “It’s great to have it open again.”
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200 E. Third St., Big Spring