Archive - Apr 2011 - News Article
Over the past four years the Borger Little League Concession Stand, located in the center of the Agnes Howe Youth Baseball Complex, has fallen victim to burglary at least once a season.
This has resulted in the loss of money and food, along with damage to the concession stand that included a broken air conditioning unit in 2010.
This past Saturday, the concession stand once again was broken into and Borger Little League and the operators of the concession stand during the baseball season are asking for the communityâ€™s help in catching those responsible.
West Texas Elementary has yet again been recognized by the Division of NCLB Program Coordination at the Texas Education Agency for outstanding academic performance and received A Distinguished Progress and Distinguished Performance Awards for 2010-2011.
Garey Dozier, principal of WTES, stated that since 1998, the school has received this award 12 times.
In order for a school to get this type of recognition it has to have done the following:
â€˘Maintained a campus residing population of 40% or more low-income in 2010-2011
â€˘Met AYP in 2009 and 2010
The Hutchinson County Sheriffâ€™s Office has the following to report for April 10-22, 2011:
1) Deputies assisted Troopers with a one vehicle accident approximately 5 miles North of Stinnett on Highway 207.
2) Deputies assisted local fire departments with a grass fire on Highway 207 and the Canadian River Bridge, Electric City Area.
3) Deputies were called to the 100 Block of Eagle, Golf Course Addition, on a report of a welfare check.
4) Deputies were called to Gate # 14, Borger Refinery Complex, on a report of a stolen trailer.
The Borger Rotary Club will be hosting a special guest at its upcoming Tuesday meeting. The program will be held at Dake's Restaurant, located at 718 N. Main in Borger, Texas. The program will be presented by Dr. A. Alan Chu, M.D., F.A.C.C. Dr. Chu is
associated with the AMAILLO HEART GROUP and his medical practice emphasizes "Cardiovascular Diseases and Interventional Cardiology". Community members are invited to attend.
Robert Vinyard is seeking reelection to the Borger City Council, Place 2.
Vinyard said he was born and raised here in Borger. He spent three years in Norway with Phillips Petroleum Company from 1979 to 1982, but the rest of his time has been spent in Borger.
â€śBorger is not too big or too small, itâ€™s in the middle of the country, so itâ€™s a good place to travel from, and I like having all four seasons,â€ť he said.
He said his hobby is flying, and is proud that Hutchinson County has a great airport. He served for 10 years on the airport board.
The Borger Fire Department is doing its part to help the family of a firefighter who recently passed away after suffering extensive injuries in the line of duty.
Throughout the years, there have been various cases of kidnapped children, such as Adam Walsh, Polly Klaas, Jonathan Foster, and others. When such a crime occurs, law enforcement needs as much information as possible, such as photos, descriptions, fingerprints, and DNA, if possible.
According to James Qualls of the Hutchinson County Sheriffâ€™s Office, it is the desire of his agency and other law enforcement that such a crime does not happen again.
â€śHowever, we must come to grips [with the facts that] this type of crime does occur,â€ť he said.
There is a local citizen who truly values the work of the MS Walk now more than ever.
Sandra Washer was diagnosed with MS back in 1992, and every year since the MS Walk started in 1994, she has played a significant part in the walk each year.
She said there was a man named Byron Nesbitt who started the walk in Borger because he wanted to do something for a organization that did good, that actually helped somebody, and she worked right along with him.
A suspicious death in the Keeler Heights area that is being investigated by the Borger Police Department and the Texas Rangers has now been classified as a homicide.
On Thursday, April 21, 2011, at approximately 11:14 a.m., officers from the Borger Police Department were dispatched to 120 Garrett Street in reference to an unattended death.
(UPDATE: According to information received from the Borger Police Department, this has been ruled a homicide. More details will be available later this evening.)
Local and state officials are currently investigating a suspicious death in the Keeler Heights area.
According to Lt. Anthony Griffin of the Borger Police Department, yesterday morning before noon, officers responded to Garrett Street in reference to a death.
Once they got over there and began to investigate, the Texas Rangers were called to assist in the investigation.