Archive - Sep 1, 2012 - News Article
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.
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.