Archive - Jun 2011 - News Article
Officials are currently investigating several fires that burned in Hutchinson County throughout this weekend.
During the weekend, there was a total of 18 reported fires.
On Saturday June 25, 2011, a total of 10 fires broke out two miles south of Stinnett on Highway 152 around noon. Then, four more fires were reported at 12:05 p.m. on Highway 687 the same day.
Firefighters from Stinnett, Fritch, Borger, and Hutchinson County also responded to a fire that started from a downed electrical line.
To say temperatures in Borger and Hutchinson County are hot right now is an understatement.
With that said, there are some important things people need to remember to safeguard themselves and those they love from the summer heat.
In order to prevent summer heat exhaustion, it is important to follow a few safety tips and look for signs. A personâ€™s temperature should never reach 105 degrees as it could result in heatstroke.
Hutchinson County Fire Marshal Danny Richards said that if a person has heatstroke, the person probably isnâ€™t sweating much, and his/her pulse may be rapid.
The Hutchinson County Historical Museum hosted its Annual Adobe Walls Trek this past Saturday, which was filled with a variety of activities and special guests. Left, among the special guests were Glen and Ardith Parker Leming, who took time to visit with Museum Director Wes Phillips at the museum prior to the trek. A. Leming is the great-granddaughter of Quanah Parker. Right, many local citizens traveled out to the Adobe Walls Site, where they got to hear traditional Indian songs and stories and see a cedar smoking ceremony. For more photos from the trek, see pg. 5 of todayâ€™s edition.
Borgerâ€™s upcoming Summer Celebration is just around the corner!
This yearâ€™s event, which is being hosted by the Borger Chamber of Commerce, is scheduled to be held from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, July 14, in Huber Park.
Beverly Benton, CEO of the Chamber, said people attending this yearâ€™s event can enjoy live country music by the Prairie Dogs, along with a variety of booths for fun and entertainment.
Some of the booths this year include bouncy houses for the kids, face painting, hand-crafted items of all types, games, various raffles, photo booths, and Scentsy products.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1789 on Main Street officially has a new sign!
In early April, the old sign on the VFW building was removed so it could be replaced it with a new electronic sign from Sign Tronix in California.
Joe Nivens of the VFW said that it took about two and a half months just to find someone interested in putting the sign up on the building. D.E. Rice Construction worked to get the sign hung on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.
A Borger man has been indicted for capital murder.
On Thursday, a Hutchinson County Grand Jury met to consider evidence in the April 20, 2011, slaying of Lois Kimbrell. Mrs. Kimbrell, 97, was found dead in her Borger home on the morning of April 21 by a Meals on Wheels volunteer. She suffered multiple stab wounds as well as blunt force head trauma.
Rate schedules and tariffs proposed by the Texas Gas Service have received approval from the Borger City Council.
A resolution approving the schedules and tariffs was finalized by the council Tuesday. The resolution pertains to a limited rate filing that allows TGS to implement an increase in rates pursuant to the Cost of Gas Adjustment (COSA) clause that was previously approved in 2008.
The City of Fritch is making plans for a summer celebration!
KFDA News Channel 10, the local CBS affiliate, has selected Fritch as one of its stops on its â€śSummer Celebration Tour.â€ť The city will be featured on Friday, July 22, the last day of its week-long tour of area towns.
The event will take place on Robey Street between the Lake Meredith Aquatic and Wildlife Museum and Fritch City Hall. Robey will be closed to traffic and booths will be placed up and down the block. Local churches, organizations, clubs, and businesses are invited to set up food and game booths for the celebration.
Participants in the Womenâ€™s Air Race Classic made a stop at the Hutchinson County Airport Wednesday evening. The women are traveling across the country in a race competing for competing for cash prizes and awards. Among those making the stop at the airport were, left, Barbara Harris-Para of Pinehurst, N.C.; and right, Sarah Morris and Leah Hetzel of Jacksonville, Fla. The race, which started in Iowa City, Iowa, will conclude in Mobile, Ala. this Friday. For more information and photos, see pg. 5 of todayâ€™s edition.
PHOTOS BY DON RICE
The progress on a memorial in Borger honoring the victims of Sept. 11, 2001, is continuing to move along.
Bob Tiffany, who has played a major role in bringing the memorial to the city, spoke to the Rotary Club Tuesday about current developments with the memorial.
Tiffany has been in Borger since 1975 and is retired from Chevron Phillips. He went to work for Phillips Petroleum Company at the Copolymer Plant back in 1977. While working for Chevron Phillips, he was a member of the Emergency Response Team and formed an honor guard through his work with the team.