Clouds pass over the 99-foot steel cross overlooking Ballinger. Businessman Jim Studer commissioned the cross in the early 1990s.
Clouds pass over the 99-foot steel cross overlooking Ballinger. Businessman Jim Studer commissioned the cross in the early 1990s. Ronald W. Erdrich Abilene Reporter-News via AP
Clouds pass over the 99-foot steel cross overlooking Ballinger. Businessman Jim Studer commissioned the cross in the early 1990s. Ronald W. Erdrich Abilene Reporter-News via AP

Why a West Texas businessman had a 99-foot cross erected — and where you can see it

April 30, 2017 05:33 PM