Archive - Jan 23, 2013
Underage drinking has become more of a problem over the years.
According to raw data from the Borger Police Department Record system, the number of minors charged with possession, consumption, and driving under the influence has almost doubled since 2011 and 2012.
In 2011, there were 100 minors charged and in 2012, the number increased to 176 in Borger alone.
For more on this story, see the Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, edition of the Borger News-Herald.
The City of Stinnett is facing new changes.
At last weekâ€™s city council meeting, Police Chief Marie Farbro was released from duty during an open session. She was released for â€śwork performance issues.â€ť
Farbro has been part of the Stinnett Police since 2007 and police chief for almost two years. City Manager Mark Anderson has stepped up to fill this position until a new chief has been found.
Another change the city has seen is the resignation of Matt Daffer, Public Works Director. Daffer was Public Works Director for a year.
Colder air will move from the northeast toward the southwest on Thursday dropping high temperatures for the majority of the High Plains closer to the 30-year average high this time of the year (51 degrees) by late day. The wind will blow from the northeast at speeds averaging 5-15 mph during the morning before shifting to the south in the afternoon at the same average speeds. Skies will be partly to occasionally mostly cloudy on Thursday.
PAMPA - Felipe De Jesus Perez, 58, died January 22, 2013 in Amarillo.
Graveside services will be at 2:00 PM Friday, January 25, 2013, at Fairview Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.
Diana Teeter Leatherman, 62, of Sanford, Texas died Friday, Jan. 18, 2013.
Private services will be held out-of-state.
Lesa â€śMcKenzieâ€ť Murphy signed her letter of intent on Monday on the FPC campus.
She will graduate from Pearland High School in Pearland, TX this spring. She is a second baseman and an outfielder who plays for her high school and a travel team, the Texas Evolution.
â€śI believe that 'Murph' will bring a good presence to the team. She is a left handed hitter who handles the bat well and should add some speed and defensive depth to our team next year,â€ť says head coach, Lucas Grider.
Two other players have committed, but cannot make it to the campus for their signings.