October 29th, 2011
Jose â€śJuniorâ€ť Fernandez, Francisco â€śFrankâ€ť Fernandez, Aaron Fernandez and Thomas Joseph Salazar, all of Borger, were arrested on Thursday, October 27, 2011 following investigations by Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) personnel. Arrest warrants were issued under the authority of the United States based on Special Agent Daryl Walkerâ€™s personal knowledge, experience and investigations of the four men who allegedly conspired to have with intent to distribute narcotics (including cocaine and methamphetamine.
Amy Fernandez of Borger has been charged with structuring, or attempting to structure, a financial transaction.
In the criminal complaint, filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas (Amarillo Division), Fernandez allegedly structured, attempted to structure, and attempted to assist in structuring currency transactions with one or more domestic financial institutions, by purchasing 39 cashier's checks with United States currency in amounts of $3,000 or less.
Borger â€“ Funeral services for Melvin Eugene Kaylor, Sr., 77, will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 29, 2011 at Wesley United Methodist Church with Rev. Dr. Jerry Lane, former Pastor officiating and assisted by Rev. Earl Burkholder, Pastor. Interment will follow at Westlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors. Mr. Kaylor died Thursday at his home.
Throughout the past few weeks, special agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) have arrested nine individuals in the Amarillo area on various felony drug charges in recently unsealed federal criminal complaints, according to U.S. Attorney Sarah R. SaldaĂ±a of the Northern District of Texas.
On Thursday afternoon, defendants Jose â€śJuniorâ€ť Fernandez, 36; Aaron Fernandez, 26; and Thomas Joseph Salazar, 23, appeared before Magistrate Judge Clinton E. Averitte and were ordered to be detained pending further court proceedings.
Tomorrow night, the 3A â€śKing of the Texas Panhandleâ€ť will be determined when the Borger Bulldogs travel north to take on the Dalhart Golden Wolves in a big District 1-3A showdown.
Both the Bulldogs and Wolves are coming off impressive district opener wins, setting the stage for what should ultimately decide who will win the District 1-3A title.
The Bulldogs looked impressive last week in their 31-6 win over the Pampa Harvesters.
Tomorrow night the Sanford-Fritch Eagles will host the Spearman Lynx in their regular season finale in Fritch.
The game will be a key battle in determining playoff seeding as the two teams enter the game battling for second place with both suffering just one district loss from the hands of Abernathy.
Last Friday evening, Abernathy gave the Eagles their first district loss over the past two seasons by scoring 13 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to get the 28-13 win.
The Borger Lady Bulldogs will take on Lamesa in the 3A Bi-District playoffs on Tuesday, November 1st at Amarillo High School starting at 7:00 p.m.
Borger is the number three seed from District 1-3A, while Lamesa is the number two seed from District 2-3A.
Wednesday night, the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen took a step in securing the fourth and final spot in the West Region V Volleyball Tournament by defeating Odessa College in four games 25-14, 28-26, 21-25, 25-23.
The win takes the Lady Plainsmen to 21-13 overall and 4-6 in WJCAC play with just one conference match to go.
Odessa College drops to 2-6 in conference play.
The Lady Plainsmen end the 2011 regular season on Saturday at Clarendon College.
Happy State Bank is currently raising funds for United Way. Each employee has decorated a pumpkin. Customers coming in the bank can give a donation as a vote for the best pumpkin. Donations will be given to Hutchinson County United Way. Showing off the pumpkins that customers can vote on are Jamie Deaton, Hanna Davis, Jennifer McKinney, and Terri Reneau.
Work on Borgerâ€™s new Subway restaurant is continuing to progress.
Frank Wingate, one of the operating partners of Subway, said work on the new location is going well, although things have gone a little slower than anticipated.
â€śWe had a delay of some of the materials that has slowed us up some,â€ť he said. â€śWe definitely wonâ€™t be serving turkey for Thanksgiving at the store.â€ť
However, Wingate did say the store equipment is due to arrive now at the end of November and they will get everything up and running and training folks in the early days of December.