FORT STOCKTON â€” The Big Spring Steers stunned a lot of people Friday with a 49-0 shellacking of the Fort Stockton Panthers. The big victory snapped a 12-game losing streak for BSHS and doubtless instilled confidence in Head Coach Phillip Ritchey and his squad.
Tobyn Tannehill, the sophomore sibling of the Miami Dolphins' quarterback Ryan Tannehill, went 11-of-14 passing and racked up 239 yards as well as rushed for 36 yards in his first varsity start.
The first seven Steer possessions were all driven down the field for touchdowns â€” all with Tannehill at the helm.
An accident left one man dead early Friday morning just north of Big Spring.
An 18-wheeler and a motorcycle collided about a half mile north of Interstate 20 on U.S. Highway 87 about 6 a.m.
According to Department of Public Safety, the victim â€” driver of the motorcycle â€” is 30-year-old Nathaniel Meyer. Unconfirmed reports state that Meyer was not wearing a helmet upon impact with the 18-wheeler.
No injuries were reported in regard to the truck driver. Due to the accident, northbound traffic was blocked off for several hours.
There is still time to grab a booth space for the 2012 Howard County Fair.
The fair, set for Sept. 27-29, will once again take place at the Howard County Fairbarn. Gates will open from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27 and Friday, Sept. 28 and from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29.
â€śAt this time, we are trying to get the vendors lined up for this yearâ€™s fair,â€ť John Paul Nichols, Howard County Fair publicity director, said.
Last year, there were more than 50 booths in the fair. Booth spaces are available for profit and non-profit vendors.
â€śFill the Boot!â€ť was the cry heard from Big Spring firefighters Saturday.
Members of the BSFD stood at the intersection on Gregg Street in hopes of raising funds in the battle against muscular dystrophy.
â€śThis is a really good cause and we are proud to be able to support it,â€ť BSFD Lt. Greg McAlister said.
All funds raised Saturday will remain local and provide support for families dealing with muscular dystrophy â€” a group of inherited disorders involving muscle weakness and loss of muscle tissue, which progressively can get worse over time.
Manuela G. Galan, 78, of Big Spring died Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, at her residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Courtney Frances Cloud departed this world into the arms of her heavenly Father on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012.
Courtney was born March 28, 1972, in San Antonio, Texas, and grew up in the San Antonio/Boerne area. She was the youngest child and only daughter. At Boerne High School, Courtney followed in the footsteps of her older brothers, lettering in track, basketball and volleyball. She was active in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
â€˘ KELVIN WAYNE FLARITY, 19, of 608, Steakley, was arrested Friday on warrants for failed to maintain financial responsibility, fail to appear and expired motor vehicle inspection certificate.
â€˘ PAUL Q-L ORTEGA, 33, of 605 W. Sixth, was arrested Friday on warrants for disorderly conduct by fighting and fail to appear.
â€˘ JAMES CARSON, 51, of 200 N. Scurry St., was arrested Friday on a charge of public intoxication.
Kristine Janae Trevino, daughter of Anthony Trevino and Breanda Juarez of Big Spring, was born Aug. 24, 2012, at 1:19 a.m.
She weighed 11 pounds 1 ounce and measured 21 inches in length.
Her maternal grandparents are Andres and Marina Juarez. Paternal grandparents are Christina Trevino and Bobby Paredez.
Kristine was welcomed home by her sibling Christopher Trevino.
Henry Vernon Backes and Pamela Kay Lefler were united in marriage by the honarable Judge Benny Green, in an evening wedding June 1, 2012, in the lush private garden at their home in Big Spring, Texas.
FORT STOCKTON - The Big Spring Steers halted a 12-game losing streak stretching back two years as they opened the 2012 football season with a 49-0 thumping of Fort Stockton Friday night.
Game details will be in the weekend edition of the Herald.