Texas Department of State Health Services Commissioner Dr. David Lakey named Lorie Dunnam the superintendent of Big Spring State Hospital, effective Sunday.
Dunnam currently is the hospitalâ€™s assistant superintendent and oversees administration of the 200-bed facility, Big Springâ€™s largest employer.
Dunnam assisted long-time Superintendent Ed Moughon in managing more than 625 employees and a $29 million a year operating budget.
Moughon retired July 31 after serving as Big Spring State Hospital superintendent for 17 years.
Let's go cruisin'.
The Big Spring Cruisers car, motorcycle and truck club will hold its 42nd annual Rod Run and Sonic Cruise beginning Friday evening and up to 100 of the finest vintage two -and-four-wheel vehicles from around West Texas and southeast New Mexico â€” along with their owners, of course â€” are expected to participate.