March 1st, 2012
Thomas Randall â€śRandyâ€ť Townsend, 57, of Borger died Tuesday, February 28, 2012.
No services are scheduled at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Randy was born January 24, 1955 in Borger to William Randell Townsend and Tommie (Pierce) Townsend. He was a lifetime Borger, Pampa resident, and member of Central Baptist Church in Pampa.
Survivors include his two sisters; Jeanne Eakin and husband Russell, Karla Davis and husband Chris, both of Pampa, several nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews.
The â€śGreat Texas Warrant Round Upâ€ť is underway.
All through Texas, the law enforcement participates in this campaign called once a year through municipal courts.
Notifications were sent to any persons with warrants in February. Lists were printed in February 11 and 12, 2012 weekend edition of the Borger News-Herald.
Statistics have to be compiled and sent to Austin to make a report to see how successful the roundup is in the long run.
Activity at Lake Meredith National Recreation Area and Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument is having a positive impact on the local economy.
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 888,000 visitors in 2010 spent $36.6 million in LMNRA and Alibates and communities near the park. That spending supported 500 jobs in the local area.
Park Superintendent Cindy Ott-Jones said the people and business owners in communities near national parks have always known their economic value.
Amy Fernandez will be facing time in prison.
In U.S. Federal Court on Wednesday afternoon, she received a sentence of 12 months in prison with three years of supervised release to follow. The sentence was issued by Judge Mary Lou Robinson.
Sybil Ross, 98, of Amarillo, passed away, Monday, February 27, 2012.
Sybil Irene (Weldon) Ross was born March 23, 1913 in Hollis, OK to Andrew and Nancy (Casey) Weldon. She married R.E. Ross on December 24, 1929 in Magnum, OK. She was a homemaker, crossing guard for BISD and custodian for Co-Poly.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, R.E. Ross in 1981; two sons, R.E. Ross Jr. in 1944 and Johnny Lee Ross in 2007; five brothers and three sisters.
The Boomtown Theater presents its fifth dĂ©but and duet starting this Thursday.
There are two different directors and two different one-act plays that will be presented. The theater will be serving a dinner before the two productions.
First in line is â€śHe Said and She Saidâ€ť by Alice Gerstenberg and directed by Tara Richelle Hopkins, five-year actor for the Boomtown Theater and first time director.
Local officials are seeking answers pertaining to an abandoned house fire that occurred last weekend in Borger.
At 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, a fire broke in an abandoned house in the 300 block of Birdie Avenue, according to Lt. Anthony Griffin of the Borger Police Department.
He said the fire was fueled by strong winds pushing to the north. The fire threw embers into nearby yards, which started several other small fires, which threatened the majority of the houses in the subdivision.
Even though it is still close to two months away, planning is underway for this yearâ€™s Casey Aylor Memorial Motorcycle Ride.
The ride is set to be held on Saturday, April 28, 2012. Proceeds will benefit Hutchinson County Cares, Inc., which is a non-profit childrenâ€™s charity organization.
The registration fee is $30 per rider, and the cost is $5 for a one-time extra draw. The fee will include the best and worst poker hand.
Borger Police Report
Feb. 24-26, 2012
Feb. 24, 2012
FM 1551 and Willowick â€“ report of traffic accident
Stephens & Cedar â€“ report of traffic accident
1500 block of South Main â€“ report of harassment
1300 block of Baker â€“ report of criminal mischief
Clayton & Finger â€“ report of traffic accident
1200 block of Thompson â€“ report of lost/found property
900 block of Elmore â€“ report of harassment
1100 block of North Hedgecoke â€“ welfare check
Carpenter & Bowman â€“ report of disturbance
100 block of Fairview â€“ report of disorderly conduct
700 block of East Sixth â€“ report of harassment
Due to ongoing redistricting litigation, the mailing of new voter registrations has been delayed.
In the absence of approved interim redistricting maps, county voter registration officials in many officials cannot finalize electoral precincts for the purpose of conducting elections.
All previously-issued voter registration certificates expired on Dec. 31, 2011, but only the cards have expired. Voter registrations do remain valid. Voters, who are currently registered, but: