Archive - 2011
Don Johnson has announced his candidacy for Hutchinson County Sheriff in next yearâ€™s election.
Johnson said he wants the position of sheriff as well as the sheriffâ€™s department to be held accountable to the citizens of Hutchinson County.
â€śI want the department to be proactive as well as professional,â€ť he said. â€śI will provide law enforcement 24-7 to all areas of the county.â€ť
Johnson just retired from the Department of Public Safety after 34 years of service to the people of Texas. He spent 32 of the 34 years working in Hutchinson County.
Wish a soldier happy holidays through a video. Les Sullivan will be going to different places in Spearman and Borger with a video camera to video loved ones of soldiers with the intention to send them to the troops for the holidays. From now through Dec. 2, 2011 and Dec. 3 and 4, 2011, he will be at Genieâ€™s Cafe. He will also be at All Occasion Flowers at 202 North Bernice Street in Spearman from Nov. 28-Dec. 2. Lastly he will be at Borger Library on December 5-9, 2011 during library hours.
Saturdayâ€™s weather will be very complex as an upper-level storm system moves right on top of, or very near the region. We will begin the day with a mixture of freezing rain, sleet and snow as temperatures below freezing occur.
As temperatures warm during the morning hours, we will see this mix changeover to scattered rain showers and even a possible thunderstorm. Another surge of Arctic air will blast into the region during the afternoon hours and quickly changeover the rain to snowfall.
Joy â€śMemeâ€ť Hughes Jueschke, 76, of Borger passed away Thursday, December 1, 2011.
Joy was born Sunday, September 22, 1935 in Gotebo, OK to James and Thelma (Walker) Hughes. She married Gerald Jueschke on April 28, 1998 in Stinnett, TX. She was a retired business office manager for Frank Phillips College. Joy touched many lives and was a joy to others.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Jackie Hughes in 1994; and her brother, Dean â€śCowboyâ€ť Hughes.
On the second day of the Amarillo River Road Tournament, the Sanford-Fritch Lady Eagles split their two games and the Borger Lady Bulldogs lost to Amarillo River Road.
As a result, Sanford-Fritch and Borger will meet on Saturday in the final day of the tournament.
Sanford-Fritch 48 Randall JV 24
In the opening game on Friday, the Lady Eagles led from the opening tip off against the Randall JV Lady Raiders winning, 48-24.
Through three periods, the Borger Bulldogs had control of their game with the Clarendon Broncos in the semifinals of the Amarillo River Road Tournament.
However foul trouble, shooting woes, and a leg injury to junior Jamon Hearon resulted in the Broncos battling back to steal a 54-49 win to advance to the tournament title game against Pampa on Saturday afternoon.
The Bulldogs held a 45-37 lead going into the final period. But the Bulldogs went six minutes in the fourth period without scoring a basket and giving Clarendon the opportunity for the comeback.
December is one of the most colorful months of the year because of all the Christmas trees and lights in and around peopleâ€™s homes.
But as pretty as they are, they all can cause an uncontrolled light most people donâ€™t want to see: fire.
Hutchinson County Fire Marshal Danny Richards said the live and dry pine trees can be a fire hazard if not handled properly.
Special fire safety precautions need to be taken when keeping a live tree in the house. A burning tree can rapidly fill a room with fire and deadly gases.
The Borger Creative Arts Club will be holding its Annual Christmas Bazaar on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2 and 3, at 931 Illinois in Borger. Baked goods will be available for purchase, including cakes, pies, and cookies, as well as craft items, painted items, Christmas gifts, and clothing. A hand-embroidered quilt will be raffled off. Tickets are $1 or six for $5. For more information on the bazaar, call 886-0299 or 898-8515.
The Faith Fellowship Church Drama Team proudly presents a musical drama for Christmas, â€śA Time For Miracles.â€ť
The Christmas season is different than any other time of the year. There is a peace in the air. A time of great expectancy. People truly seem to be kinder to each other during Christmas.
AMARILLO, Texas â€” Dustin Engler and Raphael Garcia, Jr., both of Borger, Texas, have each pleaded guilty in federal court in Amarillo, Texas, to one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Each defendant faces a maximum statutory sentence of 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine.
Since their arrests by agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), each has remained in custody.