Archive - 2011 - News Article
Saturdayâ€™s weather will be very complex as an upper-level storm system moves right on top of, or very near the region. We will begin the day with a mixture of freezing rain, sleet and snow as temperatures below freezing occur.
As temperatures warm during the morning hours, we will see this mix changeover to scattered rain showers and even a possible thunderstorm. Another surge of Arctic air will blast into the region during the afternoon hours and quickly changeover the rain to snowfall.
December is one of the most colorful months of the year because of all the Christmas trees and lights in and around peopleâ€™s homes.
But as pretty as they are, they all can cause an uncontrolled light most people donâ€™t want to see: fire.
Hutchinson County Fire Marshal Danny Richards said the live and dry pine trees can be a fire hazard if not handled properly.
Special fire safety precautions need to be taken when keeping a live tree in the house. A burning tree can rapidly fill a room with fire and deadly gases.
The Borger Creative Arts Club will be holding its Annual Christmas Bazaar on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2 and 3, at 931 Illinois in Borger. Baked goods will be available for purchase, including cakes, pies, and cookies, as well as craft items, painted items, Christmas gifts, and clothing. A hand-embroidered quilt will be raffled off. Tickets are $1 or six for $5. For more information on the bazaar, call 886-0299 or 898-8515.
The Faith Fellowship Church Drama Team proudly presents a musical drama for Christmas, â€śA Time For Miracles.â€ť
The Christmas season is different than any other time of the year. There is a peace in the air. A time of great expectancy. People truly seem to be kinder to each other during Christmas.
AMARILLO, Texas â€” Dustin Engler and Raphael Garcia, Jr., both of Borger, Texas, have each pleaded guilty in federal court in Amarillo, Texas, to one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Each defendant faces a maximum statutory sentence of 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine.
Since their arrests by agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), each has remained in custody.
Senior Citizens Bazaar is scheduled for December 2nd and 3rd at the Opportunities Center, 930 Illinois Street, Borger. All goods are handcrafted and include a wide variety of goods from delicate crochet or tatting to carved wooden items. Afghans, baby blankets, scarves, house shoes, hand painted items â€“ and the list goes on. Come see for yourselves. It's a great place to get that something very special and one-of-a-kind, as well as to do some early Christmas shopping. Altrusa Club of Borger sponsors the affair and 100% of the sale price goes to the person making the item.
Hutchinson County Sheriff Guy Rowh will not be seeking reelection in 2012.
Rowh has announced his intentions to retire from the position. He was first elected Sheriff in November of 2000. He became a deputy for Hutchinson County in 1977 and remained in that position until 1996, when he left and took a law enforcement position with the City of Borger. He later took a position with Pantex as a security officer until the 2000 elections.
Rowh said his choice to retire was not an easy one to make.
A charitable program for young families in need is being offered at the Golden Plains Community Hospital.
Aidenâ€™s Closet offers new baby items to families who are in need of them. This program is in memory of Aiden James Marshall, son of ER nurse, Monica Marshall and her husband Cody Marshall of Borger.
Aiden was born on Nov. 22, 2008, and passed away on April 17, 2009, from a severe heart defect. Shortly after his death, RNs from the OB Ward at GPCH started the program.
Itâ€™s that time of year, time for a Christmas beauty pageant.
This yearâ€™s pageant, â€śThe Holly Jolly Ruby Glitz Christmas Pagean,tâ€ť will be held at Borger Middle School on Saturday, December 10 from 1p.m.to 4 p.m. Registration will be at 12 p.m.
The pageant is open for ages 0 to 18. The children will be split up into age groups and compete against each other.
The pageant will start off with all formal wear, then Christmas attire, and end with a photo shoot.
Mickey Blackmon is planning to run for Hutchinson County Sheriff in next yearâ€™s elections.
Blackmon said he wants to see the office of sheriff taken to a professional level that is proactive.
â€śI would provide all citizens with 24-7 law enforcement coverage that I feel they deserve,â€ť he said.
Blackmon has worked in the field of law enforcement for 38 years. He spent 20 years in the 84th District Attorneyâ€™s Office, working as an investigator and also as a polygraph examiner.