Archive - Jul 2011 - News Article
Local fire departments responded to two fires in just a few short hours between Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning.
A report was called in to the Borger Fire Department on Tuesday, July 12, 2011. The fire was just seven miles south of Borger and was located inside Carson County.
Panhandle, Borger, Carson County, and Skellytown Fire Departments responded to the fire that damaged about 10 acres. The Carson County Sheriffâ€™s Department was also on scene to block control traffic due to visibility issues.
A Stinnett police officer has been relieved of his duties.
The city council members went into closed session during their regular meeting Monday evening to discuss the case of local citizen and police officer EC Garza and his employment. It was confirmed on Wednesday afternoon by a Stinnett city official that Mr. Garza was relieved from his duties as a police officer. There were no further comments as to why he was terminated.
On Monday evening, the citizens of Stinnett came together to address several concerns regarding the Stinnett Police Department.
Rain was truly a sight to see for many local residents Wednesday afternoon. Among those enjoying the rain were 13-year-old Jacob Ruble, 10-year-old Gavin Stocks, and six-year-old Patience Lorenz.
PHOTO BY DON RICE
On Monday evening, the citizens of Stinnett came together to address several concerns regarding the Stinnett police department.
Local citizen and police officer EC Garza spoke at the Stinnett City Councilâ€™s regular meeting in the Stinnett City Hal1. Garza said, â€śThere have been allegations that Iâ€™m not working, that I donâ€™t do my job, that a lot of people complain and from what Iâ€™ve seen, a lot of people are complaining that Iâ€™m not out right now.â€ť
The Borger ISD board is set to meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 14, 2011, in the board conference room of the BISD Administration Building, 200 East Ninth.
Following roll call, the board will consider action on a complaint from Jimmy and Darasha regarding an attendance committee decision, subject to Texas Government Codes 551.071 and 551.082.
Janet Johnson takes advantage of the warm summer weather by giving the plants at the Fritch Community Gardens some much-needed water.
This yearâ€™s Borger Summer Celebration is set for this Thursday!
The event, sponsored by the Borger Chamber of Commerce, is scheduled to take place from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, July 14, 2011, at Huber Park. A variety of booths will be on hand for people to enjoy during the celebration.
â€˘Scentsy Wickless â€“ Wickless Candles
â€˘Frank Phillips College â€“ Mobile Classroom (Information Booths for Various Career and Technical Programs, Popcorn and Water)
â€˘Downtown Merchants â€“ Bouncy House
â€˘Central Baptist Church â€“ Water and Face Painting
â€˘Unity Lodge #1242 â€“ Hot Dogs, Pickles, Cokes, and Chips
The burn ban in Hutchinson County will continue.
Hutchinson County Commissioners acted to extend the burn ban after speaking with Fire Marshal Danny Richards Monday morning. County Judge Faye Blanks said that certain areas have continued with a disaster declaration that could be extended with additions. However, Richards said he found it best to just stick with the burn ban for the time being.
â€ťIt will be more efficient,â€ť he said.
He also stated that the area is 11 inches behind in average moisture and no signs of any precipitation are present in the near future.
The Stinnett Police Department has received a tip on an ID theft case which has been under investigation.
The tip is in regards to an ID theft video collected by the department from the Borger Dollar General.
The video shows a suspect forging his signature for purchased items that were initially bought on May 27, 2011.
He also committed the same crime in McDonaldâ€™s and the Stinnett Allsups. The amount of theft totaled $191.86.
Farbro said that the victim randomly checked his account on the internet, and realized someone was using his ATM/debit card.
All cities in Hutchinson County saw an increase in their tax allocations during the month of July.
On Friday, Texas Comptroller Susan Combs sent sales tax allocations totaling $474.5 million to cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts, up 7.2 percent compared to July 2010.