Archive - Jun 2012
Bob Wells Sr., 78, of Borger, passed away, Wednesday, June 27, 2012 in Borger, TX.
Robert Harley Wells Sr. was born, Wednesday, January 31, 1934 in Perryton, TX to Glenn and Lillian (Cook) Wells. Mr. Wells was a maintenance supervisor for the Comico Fertilizer plant.
Mr. Wells is preceded in death by his parents and his first wife, Janie Wells.
Sidney R. Brandon, 87, of Amarillo (formerly of Fritch & Borger) passed away in Amarillo on Monday, June 25,2012 Services will be Thursday, June 28, at 1:30 p.m. in the Chapel at the Minton-Chatwell Funeral Home in Borger, with Jake Minton of Borger officiating. Burial will be in Westlawn Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Minton-Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger. There will be a visitation, Wednesday, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors in Borger.
Wes Phillips has retired as Hutchinson County Museum Director.
The announcement was made during the County Commissionersâ€™ meeting Monday morning. Phillips decided to start teaching at Frank Phillips College. He took the fall and summer to spend time with family before he started his teaching career.
Phillips started out as a member on the Historical Commission.
Christa Newman is making plans to compete in the Miss Texas pageant.
She just needs donations to make that happen.
Newman, who currently holds the title of Miss Texas Panhandle 2012, has plans to compete in the Miss Texas Pageant in Allen, TX.
Check-in for the pageant is on June 30, and the finals night is on July 7. This portion of the pageant will be broadcast on Channel 7 at 7 p.m.
Thirty-nine young women are scheduled to compete in the Miss Texas Pageant.
Newman plans to leave early Friday morning to compete in the pageant.
The Borger Fire Department responded to a house fire on Monday morning.
The fire occurred at 1205 Baker, and officials were on scene for approximately three and a half hours.
Shawn Burleson of the BFD said the house was slated for demolition with the City of Borger.
He said he believes the owner is alive and in town, but resides in a nursing home in the area.
The structure, which was vacant at the time of the fire, was a total loss.
Burleson said the cause of the fire is suspicious is nature, but has been undetermined at this time.
Local officials from across the area responded to a trailer fire this weekend.
A double-wide and surrounding structures caught fire on Saturday afternoon starting around 2:30 p.m. and lasting until 4:35 p.m.
According to Fritch Fire Chief and Investigator Ed Adamson, the fire took down three outbuildings, two vehicles, three acres of grassland. The double-wide trailer home on the 400 block of Brooks was completely totaled.
The fire was caused by a electrical short in the unoccupied house. No injuries were reported.
Local and area residents are encouraged to come out and have fun for a great cause at Nutterville 2012.
The event is set for July 27-28 and will be held two and a half miles west of Stinnett on Highway 152.
All proceeds from the event will benefit Hutchinson County Cares, Inc., an organization dedicated to the memory of Casey Aylor. The mission of the organization is to assist and positively affect the lives of children and families in the local community.
Entrance to the event is $30 a person, and children 12 and under are free.
Borger Police Report
June 20, 2012
1500 block of Pellinore â€“ report of suspicious vehicle
1400 block of South Cedar â€“ alarm
1500 block of Pellinore â€“ house/business check
400 block of North Main â€“ report of disturbance
300 block of Birdie â€“ report of assault
900 block of Lee â€“ report of disorderly conduct
Lowes â€“ followup
400 block of North Cedar â€“ followup
500 block of West Third â€“ report of traffic accident
Weatherly Creek Bridge â€“ investigation
900 block of Harrington â€“ report of disturbance
1100 block of Everest â€“ report of suspicious activity
Steven Lee Rhodes, 48, of Fritch, died Tuesday June 19, 2012, in Amarillo.
Funeral services will be 11:00 am Friday at First Assembly of God Church in Fritch with Rev. Herlin Royce Summers of McKinney and Pastor Justin Unwin officiating. Burial will be at Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Fritch.
Gaenell Brawley, 88, of Stinnett, passed from this life into the next on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at BSA Hospice in Amarillo, TX.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 â€“ 8:00 pm on Friday, June 22nd at Brown Funeral Directors located at 206 West First Street in Borger, TX.
Graveside services will be held at 10:00 am, June 23rd at Stinnett Cemetery with Mrs. Connie Freriks officiating.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Alan Jones, Mark Jones, Greg Jones, Nathan Graves, Aron Graves, Doug Brown and Cade Brawley.