November 2nd, 2011
On Tuesday evening, a Bellanca aircraft made a crash landing in an open field in the Borger area, one mile south of Highway 136.
According to DPS reports on Tuesday at 5:15 p.m., a Bellanca aircraft, piloted by James Randall Dyson, 62, of Borger, was flying on a low gas tank for maintenance reasons and was heading back to the Hutchinson County Airport in Borger.
While in flight, Dyson tried to switch gas tanks but due to equipment failure was unable to do so causing Dyson to bring the aircraft down.
Early Wednesday morning a Borger man was killed in a wreck one mile south of Stinnett on Highway 136.
According to the DPS report, Gentry Kent Trahern, 53, was traveling northbound on Highway 136 when at approximately 6:05 a.m. his Honda Accord struck a horse that had entered the road from the east.
After the Accord hit the horse, the vehicle slide into the southbound lane where a Toyota Tundra struck the Accord on the passenger side.
The Tundra was driven by Emit Lee Schmidt, 52, of Morse.
The Justice of the Peace pronounced Trahern dead at the scene and ordered an autopsy on the body.
AMARILLO-No offense to the Lamesa Golden Tornadoes, but on Tuesday evening the Borger Lady Bulldogs made getting the win in the 3A Bi-District playoff round look easy in three games, 25-12, 25-16, 25-20, at Amarillo High School.
In each of the games, Lamesa was able to keep the score close early on. However, the Lady Bulldogs proved to be too strong at the net and were able to pull away in each game.
J. Hugh Judkins, 74, of Stinnett, passed away, Saturday, October 29, 2011.
J. Hugh Judkins was born Monday, July 19, 1937 in Llano, TX to John Franklin and Zula Mae (Eldridge) Judkins. He was a self-employed welder who loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. Mr. Judkins served his country in the United States Army.
He is preceded in death by his parents; one brother-in-law; one sister-in-law; and a granddaughter.
Bail has been set in the Amy Fernandez case.
Tuesday evening in the United States District Court Room at 5:40 P.M Amy Fernandez and her represented lawyer Mr. Johnson appeared in front of a judge.
Fernandez has been charged for the purpose of evading the reporting requirements and the regulations issued thereunder, structure, attempt to structure, and attempted to assist in structuring currency transactions with one or more domestic financial institutions by purchasing 37 cashier's checks with United States currency in the amounts of $3,000 or less.
On Friday morning, November 11th, the Crockett and Gateway Elementary schools will be honoring our country's veterans with a special program in the Gateway/Crockett cafeteria starting at 9:30 a.m.
The special program will be performed by the students of both elementary schools and the local Boy Scouts.
All veterans and their families are invited to attend.
If you are a veteran and plan on attending, you are asked to arrive at the cafeteria by 9:00 a.m. for a special seat during the program.
Tonight, the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen basketball team will tip off the 2011-12 season in Colorado taking on Trinidad State College.
The Lady Plainsmen are coming off a tough 4-25 campaign last season, but there is a lot of optimism entering this year, thanks to six returning players and some new size to the team.
The City of Borger will be holding a public hearing on its proposed amended animal control ordinance this evening.
The hearing will be held in conjunction with the councilâ€™s regular meeting, set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, in the city council chambers of Borger City Hall, 600 North Main.
Eddie Edwards, Borger City Manager, said the hearing is being held in order to give the public ample time to comment on the ordinance.
Those wanting to read the ordinance in its entirety can find it on the City of Borger web site at www.ci.borger.tx.us.
Throughout the weekend, people throughout Hutchinson County celebrated Halloween.
To look at more Halloween pictures from around the county, click on the "Photo Gallery" above on the menu options.
Greg Hall form Care Improvement Plus will be at the Opportunity Center to discuss medicare choices for 2012 on Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 9:30 a.m.