A Big Spring man was killed Wednesday morning when a portion of the drilling rig he was working on southwest of the city collapsed, according to local law enforcement officials.
Felipe Saiz, 40, of Big Spring was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, located at an oil drilling rig north of Rockhouse Road.
Saiz was pronounced dead by Justice of the Peace Benny Green, according to law enforcement officials.
For 79 years, some of the top cowgirls and cowboys in the nation have been pulling their hats down on their heads, giving that nod that says â€ślet's goâ€ť and heading into the rodeo arena with one thought in mind â€” walking away from Big Spring with cash in their pockets and the pride of knowing they did the best they could. The tradition continues this evening.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ GWENDOLYN FAYE FAULKNER, 75, of 207 Washington Blvd., was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ SERVANDO A. GUTIERREZ, 28, of 1905 Wasson Rd. Apt. 40, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
â€˘ TARISSA K. STEPHENS, 54, of 1212 Ridgeroad, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for theft 0 more than $50 and less than $500.