Archive - Jul 2011 - News Article
On Thursday, July 28th, Borger resident Steven Guy Redwing, 56, pled guilty in the 84th Judicial District of Texas, to having sexual contact with a minor in Borger on April 15th, 2011.
In return for Redwingâ€™s plea of guilty, District Attorney Mark W. Snider recommended Redwing to be sentenced to eighteen years in prison. District Judge John W. Lagrone sentenced Redwing in accordance with the plea bargain.
As part of the plea agreement, Redwing waived his right to have his case tried before a jury and his right to appeal his case.
Thursday afternoon big clouds of black smoke from the northern part of the ConocoPhillips refinery drew the attention of local residents.
The good news, according to Hutchinson County EOC Director Danny Richards, is the smoke made the fire appear worse than it was with fire crews being able to contain the fire from ever being a threat to the Borger community.
At approximately 4:00 p.m., ConocoPhillips fire crews responded to a fire that was caused by a small leak in a pipeline located within the refinery property.
Over the past several years the United States Postal Service has publicly talked about its need to f cut costs including limiting the days mail would be delivered.
Early this week, the U.S. Postal Service released a list of nearly 3,700 post offices that it will study for possible closure including the one located in Sanford.
Due to increase of customers doing business online, on smart phones and at other retailersâ€™ locations, the Postal Service said the need to keep all of their 32,000 offices open across the country has diminished.
Tuesday afternoon Frank Phillips College received a piece of great news in being listed as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for according to a survey conducted by â€śThe Chronicle of Higher Education.â€ť
The honors didnâ€™t stop there as FPC also was listed in The Chronicleâ€™s Honor Roll as one of the top twelve community colleges in the nation.
The results were based on a survey of nearly 44,000 employees at over 300 colleges and universities throughout the United States.
The Borger police department responded to a vehicle fire in the 200 Block of North Harvey Street. The fire was reported on the morning of Wednesday July 13th, 2011, at approximately 4:30am. After the fire was announced contained the emergency response team located a burnt rag that was located hanging from the vehicles gas tank opening. This incidence led Borger officers to investigate it as arson.
Lucas Miller brings his blend of science-oriented songs and stories to Hutchinson County Library on July 28. He is recognized as an American Masterpiece by the National Endowment for the Arts. Miller is a â€śsinging zoologistâ€ť that performs at multi-media events for almost one hundred thousand children annually at schools, libraries and family concerts. Miller has been a independent artist and educator since 1994. Based in Austin, Texas, he has performed at the Texas state capitol, the National Zoo, the Austin City Limits Music Festival, Moody Gardens and hundreds of elementary schools.
In order to help families within the community that might not have the financial resources to purchase all the needed school supplies, the local Edward Jones Branch offices are taking part in a School Supplies Donation Drive from August 1st to August 31st.
Gary Schneck, Scott Mills, Beverly Creacy and Brock Sherwood, Edward Jones financial advisors in Borger, are supporting the 2011-12 supply drive by using their offices as drop-off locations.
The branch offices are located at 905 N. Cedar, 421 N. Deahl and 811 S. Cedar.
For the past month the top headline on the major television networks has focused on our national lawmakers trying to reach a deal on the nationâ€™s debt ceiling by an August 2nd deadline.
Many of us probably never heard the term â€śdebt ceilingâ€ť prior to the debate in Washington D.C this summer. However, if an increase in the limit is not given to Congress then borrowed funds would not be there to pay bills potentially causing the United States to default on its debit obligations.
The Borger City Council has signed off on legal documents that will help the construction of a new apartment building move forward.
During its regular meeting Tuesday, the council acted on legal documents between the Borger Tenth Street Apartments and the City of Borger pertaining to the 900 block of Brain Street.
These documents include the full release of an easement in essence and a parking covenant agreement and reservation, along with the grant of an easement.
(Editorâ€™s Note: This information was submitted to the Borger News-Herald by the Borger Police Department on Thursday, July 21.)
The Borger Police Department made an arrest during a routine traffic stop on Tuesday afternoon.
On Tuesday, June 12, 2011, at approximately 11:30 a.m. officers from the department conducted a traffic stop in the 300 block of Monroe Street. After conducting the stop, officers identified the driver of the vehicle as Randi Lee Smith, 54, of Borger.