February 2nd, 2012
Initial ruling: Fire intentional, investigation still taking place
Borger officials are investigating a fire that occurred at an abandoned apartment complex Tuesday evening.
On January 31, 2012, an abandoned North Park apartment complex in the 1400 block of Hazelwood was set on fire.
Borger Fire Marshal Jerry Langwell stated, that the fire department received the call at 9:29 p.m.
At 10 p.m. firefighters contained the fire.
He continued to say one of the bedrooms in the complex that caught fire was heavily damaged by smoke.
Another Borger resident has been sentenced in federal court for drug possession.
Raphael Garcia, Jr., 36, of Borger,was sentenced in Amarillo on January 31, 2012 by U.S. District Judge Mary Lou Robinson to 160 months in federal prison following his guilty plea in November 2011 to a felony information charging one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, according to U.S. Attorney Sarah R. SaldaĂ±a of the Northern District of Texas.
On Thursday morning the University Interscholastic League (UIL) announced the 2012-14 district alignments for football and basketball.
The realignment brings some new district foes for all three Hutchinson County high schools.
In perhaps the worst kept secret in regards to realignment in the area over the past couple of months, Amarillo River Road made the move up to be a part of District 1-3A with Borger, Dalhart, Pampa and Perryton.
On Wednesday morning, three Borger football players officially signed their letters of intent to play football at the collegiate level.
Dustin Clark signed to play for the University of North Texas in Denton, while Terrance Brown and Miles McKinney signed on to play for Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Ark.
The Sanford-Fritch Eagles jumped off to take the early lead and never gave it up. A lot of heart showed big for these boys, Tuesday night. This was a big win for the Eagles.
Senior Hunter Cunningham came back to lineup after a thumb injury. This addition seemed to boost the Eagles to a much needed win. First quarter had the slump shooting Lynx falling behind the Eagles 8-3 at quarter.
In the second quarter, sophomore Monty Field had big three pointer to spark the crowd and Eagles. Great put-backs by Junior Trey Henry left the Eagles still ahead at half 21-11.
Hutchinson County Republican Women will conduct their regular business meeting on Thursday, February 2, 2012, at 12:00 Noon at Dake's Restaurant. The guest speakers are the Sheriff Candidates: Mickey Blackmon, Don Johnson and James Qualls. The public is invited to attend. Those with questions can call Joyce Shirley at 857-3947 or Charlotte Martin at 273-8363.
October 19, 1951-January 12, 2012
Tonia was born on October 19, 1951, in Borger, Texas. She was the daughter of Howard Alvie Vanlandingham and Margie Ann Weaver.
She attended school in Phillips, Texas. She moved to California where she worked at Hughes Aircraft. There, she met and married Danny Allison. They moved to Texas to raise J.D. and be near family.
She was a hard working, loving, kind woman with a good sense of humor. She loved to dance, ride motorcycles and be around friends.
AMARILLO â€“ Nolan Ernest â€śScooterâ€ť Lanham, 58, died Jan. 28, 2012.
Funeral Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at New Life Church with Spike Malonado officiating. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery by Cox Funeral Home.
Scooter was born in Borger on October 7, 1953 to John and Ernestine Lanham. He passed away on January 28, 2012 following a sudden stroke.
He was raised in Stinnett and Dumas and was a 1973 graduate of Dumas High School. He married Cynthia Murry on December 3, 1977 in Dumas.
Winifred A. Conner, 71, passed away Jan. 22, 2012, at Borger Healthcare Center.
Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovahâ€™s Witnesses with Ronny Gandy officiating and Randy Lopez assisting.
Winifred was born April 27, 1940, in Corpus Christi, to B.N. And Juneau A. Noake. She lived in Borger for the past two years.
She lived in several states, including Oklahoma, over the course of her life and formed lifelong friendships everywhere she lived. She was a warm, outgoing, and caring person.
Several local officials responded to an incident regarding a Stinnett citizen Monday evening.
Around 7:30 p.m. on January 30, 2012, a call was made to Stinnett Police Department regarding a suicide attempt. Stinnett PD responded to the home of Troy Lassiter, 41, on Brown Street in Stinnett with intentions to call the man down and take action if needed.
Stinnett Chief of Police Marie Farbro said Lassiter called the police for help, stating he was going to kill himself with a gun. He was communicating with his stepfather on the phone.