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Archive - Feb 17, 2011

Early out earns $1,000 at BSISD

February 17, 2011

In an effort to make up for an anticipated budget shortfall, Big Spring public school officials are offering personnel a de facto early resignation bonus.

Any Big Spring Independent School District employee who announces his or her resignation prior to March 1 will receive a one-time payment of $1,000, BSISD Chief Financial Officer Sandra Waggoner said.

Wife's nudge makes author out of officer

February 17, 2011

Mike Eggleston had lots of stories from his days as a Texas peace officer, but it took a nudge from his wife to put those stories on paper.

Eggleston, whose career in law enforcement included a stint with the Big Spring Police Department, was at the Heritage Museum Wednesday to sign copies of “Distorted Pillars,” a fictionalized account of some of the events in his career.

Written under his pen name, Mike McKee, the book follows the career of Mike Evans, who strikes out at anything he considers unethical, unfair or unpatriotic.

Chamber reviews upcoming activities

February 17, 2011

Mark your calendars, numerous events are coming up in the next two months. Upcoming events were the main focus of the Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce board's meeting Wednesday.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

February 17, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• RICKY BOB YANEZ, 25, of 1302 Sycamore, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency and a warrant for resisting arrest, search or transportation.
• ZACKARY BENNETT WATKINS, 25, of 908 Mountain Park, was arrested Wednesday on warrants for expired license plate and failure to appear.
• JACOB DANIEL PETROWSKI, 21, of 2803 Apache, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.

Cory Puga

February 17, 2011

Cory Lee Puga, 19, of Big Spring died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral mass will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with burial at Trinity Memorial Park.

Sandra Ramirez

February 17, 2011

Sandra De La Garza Ramirez, 44, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, at Midland Memorial Hospital. Vigil services will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

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