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Posted: Friday, February 8, 2019 2:00 am


COLLEGE STATION Keith Spraggins with Morrow Energy in Odessa has been recognized as a Certified Safety & Health Official (CSHO) by the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), a component agency of the Texas A&M University System.

In July of 1994, the TEEX OSHA Training Institute Education Center was designated by the OSHA Training Institute as an Education Center for Region VI. The center equips individuals with the knowledge and skills to maintain voluntary compliance with OSHA regulations and provide a safe workplace for their employees.

The attainment of the CSHO designation is a culmination of many years of experience within the safety profession and a minimum of 237 hours of classroom training through TEEX. The designation is designed for personnel in the public or private sector who perform safety and health work on a daily basis or have safety oversight responsibilities of other workers, including inspections and audits.

Spraggins is to be congratulated on this achievement and to his dedication to providing a safe and healthy work environment for his company and fellow employees.


KINGSVILLE Marc Nicholas Prieto of Odessa has been named to the Dean's List at Texas A&M University at Kingsville for the fall semester.

To make the Dean’s List, a student must earn a grade point average of 3.65 on all work attempted for the semester with a minimum of 13 semester hours completed.

The Honor Roll requires a grade point average of 3.5 while taking at least 12 semester hours.


ALPINE All-American track athlete Byron Jones was honored during halftime of Thursday's men's basketball game between Sul Ross and Hardin-Simmons.

Jones excelled during the 2018 track and field season competing in the 200 meter, 400 meter, 4x100 and 4x400 meter relays.

Jones was an ASC champion in both the 200 meter and 4x400 meter relay and finished runner up in the 400 meter. He ran a career best 21.35 in the 200 meter which qualified him for an appearance in the 2018 NCAA Division III Track and Field Championships. Jones also posted a career best time of 48.89 in the 400 meter at last year's ASC Championships. His times in both races are Sul Ross NCAA school records.

Jones also anchored the 4x100 relay which also qualified for nationals with a time of 41.13.

At the 2018 national meet, Jones finished eighth in the 200 meter which qualified him as an All-American.

The 4x100 relay placed 13th at Nationals missing out on All American honors by five spots. Jones finished his track career at Sul Ross as a two-time All American and earned numerous Conference Championships and awards.


ALPINE Sul Ross State University sophomore pitcher Sam Russell has been named American Southwest Conference Pitcher of the Week in an announcement Tuesday.

The Austin left-hander earned the win in a 16-0 shutout over University of Dallas on Feb. 2.

Russell threw 4.1 shutout frames, allowing just three hits and one walk to go with four hits against the Crusaders.

Russell and the rest of the Lobos will be at the annual Cactus Classic today through Sunday in Tucson, Ariz.


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