Archive - 2013
The Borger Police Department has a new Chief of Police.
In the regular meeting of the Borger City Council on Tuesday, November 19, the council voted to confirm Bruce Roberts as BPD Chief in a 3-2 split.
The motion to confirm was made by Council Member Charles Gillingham; and Councilman Marvin â€śBubbaâ€ť Dickson seconded. Mayor Jeff Brain joined Gillingham and Dickson while Councilwoman Brandy Callahan and Councilman Robert Vinyard voted against the motion.
Roberts has served as Captain in the BPD and has been in law enforcement for 30 years.
Fredric Michael â€śFreddyâ€ť Miranda died Sunday November 17 in Amarillo. Memorial service will be 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Minton Memorial Chapel under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Freddy was born August 18, 1963 in Grand Rapids, MI. He had been employed by Rose Insulation and Iowa Beef Packers. He was a veteran of the Texas National Guard. He was a licensed minister, an Artist and loved sports, reading the bible, to work on cars and he loved learning about new things.
Melissa Graves, the fifteen year old Borger girl who went missing last Monday night has returned home to her family.
Graves, who left her home in the middle of the night a week ago, was spotted at a home owned by relatives of her alleged boyfriend, according to Debbie Goforth, the girlâ€™s mother. After police were contacted, says the mom, Graves panicked and left through a back exit, making her way back home around 1:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.
A mother of two from Connecticut has contacted the Borger News-Herald with a plea for her husband, Michael, who left home two weeks ago and has not returned.
â€śTwo weeks ago today my husband and my childrenâ€™s daddy got up to go to work, kissed and hugged me goodbye told me he loved me. He walked out the door and never came back...â€ť said Susan Cox of Kensington, CT, in a letter to the News-Herald.
Cecil Ray Cotner, Sr., 70, died Friday, November 15, 2013.
Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, November 18, 2013, in Memory Gardens Cemetery Chapel in Pampa with the Rev. Rick Parnell officiating. Arrangements are by Angel Funeral Home, 2209 S. Arthur, Amarillo.
Cecil was born June 23, 1943, in Rochester, Texas to Joe C. and Odella Roberts Cotner. In 1971, he married the love of his life, Nita Beth Darnell, in Pampa.
Chord Wesley Leach was stillborn on November 13, 2013 in Amarillo.
Memorial services will be at 4:30 PM Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at First Baptist Church Chapel in Borger, with Mike Martin, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Pampa.
Sonoraâ€™s and Chordâ€™s survivors include their parents, Linda Moore and Wesley Leach of the home, their maternal grandfather, Byron Moore of White Deer, and their paternal grandparents, Alan and Barbara Leach of Borger. They were preceded in death by their grandmother, Pam Moore.
Sonora Kay Leach was stillborn on November 9, 2013 in Amarillo.
A Borger mail carrier has been indicted on charges of tampering with U.S. mail.
Postal carrier Lesa Marie Stark is facing three separate charges related to her alleged abuse of the U.S. postal service. The first charge, Theft of Mail, alleges that Stark embezzled a Veteranâ€™s Administration prescription medication mailer from a resident on Pecan St..
Fifteen year old Melissa Graves has been missing since late Monday night.
The Borger High School sophomore is thought to have left her house sometime between 2:30 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. Tuesday morning.
Melissa is around 5'2" tall and weighs 97 lbs. She has long light-brown hair with blonde tips.
Her bottom lip is pierced in a "snakebite" fashion, where there are two piercings: one of each side about halfway between the center of the bottom lip and the corners of the mouth. She has double piercings in her ears and her navel is also pierced.
Sue Walker,, 65, died Wednesday, November 13, 2013.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Grace Church under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Sue was born January 20, 1948 in Paducah to Raymond and Betty Gentry. She married Roger Walker on July 10, 1970 in Ayer, Massachusetts. She was an active member of Chaparral Hills Baptist Church.