Bob Light dead at age 88

Former state lawmaker Bob Light died Monday night at age 88.

Light began serving as an Eddy County commissioner in 1979. He earned a seat in the statehouse three years later, holding it until 1996.

Carlsbad last year accepted his donation of the Cavern City Theatre, and the city continues working on transforming it into a performing arts center.

Light also donated the land that NMSU now calls home.

The funeral takes place Nov. 14 at Grace Episcopal Church at 10:30.