February 15th, 2012
Hutchinson County Commissioners Court met Monday, February 13, 2012 in the Hutchinson County Courthouse.
The Commissioners approved the resolution that expands the scope of the Hutchinson County Volunteer Fire Department.
Hutchinson County Fire Marshal, Danny Richards spoke about the EOC volunteers and jobs they take on.
The state of Texas only recognizes three emergency response groups and they are Law Enforcement, EMS and the Fire Department. The EOC will be a part of the Hutchinson County Volunteer Fire Department.
The Hutchinson County Sheriffâ€™s Office and Crime Stoppers are seeking assistance in reference to a large theft of copper wire in the northern region of Hutchinson County.
According to Lt. Anthony Griffin of the Borger Police Department, on two different occasions, one near the end of October 2011 and one near the end of January 2012, unknown person(s) have taken approximately 340 feet of copper wire, valued at approximately $4,500, not to include damages.
The suspect(s) have taken the copper wire off of agricultural irrigation systems, which destroys the irrigation system itself.
Do you have prom or banquet dresses you no longer need? Do you want to make a little extra cash? Are you looking for a prom or banquet dress at a fabulous price?
Faith Covenant Womenâ€™s Ministry will be hosting a Prom Dress Consignment Sale on Saturday, March 3rd from 10:00-2:00 at Faith Covenant Church, 1501 S. Florida. This will be the perfect place to find a dress for 8th grade formal, prom and spring banquets. Shoes will also be available. Because of the nature of the sale, all sales will be final and only cash will be accepted.
Fritch - Leslie Paul Pitts, 70, of Fritch, died Friday, February 10, 2012 in Amarillo.
No services are scheduled at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Fritch.
Borger Police Report
Feb. 10-12, 2012
Feb. 10, 2012
1000 block of North Cedar â€“ report of suspicious person
300 block of Harbor Drive â€“ report of suspicious activity
700 block of Deahl â€“ alarm
900 block of Coble â€“ followup
300 block of Romero, Fritch â€“ report of harassment
1300 block of Francis â€“ report of disturbance
600 block of Weatherly â€“ followup
200 block of North Bryan â€“ report of disturbance
100 block of West Grand â€“ parking complaint
900 block of Parkway â€“ report of theft
400 block of Harvey â€“ assist agency
South End of Industrial Blvd â€“ report of recovered property
An arrest made pertaining to an arson that occurred back in mid-January was due to a Crime Stoppers tip.
Lt. Anthony Griffin of the Borger Police Department said that Crime Stoppers received a tip from an individual having information in reference to an arson that occurred on Jan. 20, 2012, in the 1000 block of East Sixth Street.
This tip/information led to law enforcement officers solving the case, including an arrest being made. Due to this tip from Crime Stoppers, the individual was awarded $1,000.
Tonight, the Sanford-Fritch Lady Eagles (20-10) take on the Idalou Lady Wildcats (18-12) in the 2A Girls Basketball Bi-District playoff round at Canyon High School beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Predicted to finish towards the bottom of the District 1-2A standings, the Lady Eagles did a good job coming together as a team in January to go through district play with a 8-2 record to finish in second place behind regional power Spearman.
On Monday evening, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen used a 9-0 run to pull away for the 92-81 overtime win over Western Texas College in WJCAC action.
After trailing by two at halftime, the Plainsmen spent the bulk of the second half on the verge of taking the lead and going on a run. But the Plainsmen could not take advantage of their opportunities until the 6:05 mark when Ronald Scott found Greg Nelson open for three pointer to tie the game at 68-68.
For the next six minutes, the two teams went back and forth before going into overtime.
On Monday evening, the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen could not overcome a slow start in their 75-56 loss to the Western Texas College Lady Westerners in WJCAC action.
The Lady Westerners opened the game on a 10-0 run before Shardena Hudson put the Lady Plainsmen on the scoreboard with a jump shot on the baseline.
The Lady Plainsmen pulled to within five points three times in the first half. But the Lady Westerners finished the first half strong building a 19-33 lead by halftime.
The Lady Plainsmen tried to hang around in the second half, led by Destiny Phillips scoring nine.
Tonight, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen and Lady Plainsmen will host Western Texas College in a WJCAC basketball doubleheader at the BCAC.
The womenâ€™s game will tip off at 5:45 p.m., with the men following at around 7:30 p.m.
The menâ€™s game features two teams who have struggled in WJCAC play by holding identical 1-7 conference records.
After beating the Plainsmen on January 19th, Western Texas has lost six straight, which includes dropping the last four games by an average of 27 points.