Archive - 2011 - News Article
On November 15, 2011 a federal grand jury returned an indictment charging Jose Luis Fernandez, aka â€śJunior,â€ť 37, Francisco Villanueva Fernandez, aka â€śFrank,â€ť 43, Aaron Steven Fernandez, aka â€śFat A--,â€ť 26, and Thomas Joseph Salazar, aka â€śT.J.â€ť with various offenses related to narcotics trafficking, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. SaldaĂ±a of the Northern District of Texas.
The defendants remain on pre-trial release following their arrests early this month by Special Agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Arraignment dates have not yet been set.
If you give blood you give someone else a life to live.
On Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, Coffee Memorial Blood Center will hold a blood drive at the Stinnett Community Center on 801 Main Street.
The drive will begin at 4 p.m. and last until 7 p.m. You must be 17 years old and present a photo ID or a donor card.
All eligible donors will receive a Coffee Memorial Blood Center t-shirt.
All blood types are needed. There is no substitute for blood. It can only come from volunteer blood donors.
For appointments, please call 331-8800 or 1-877-574-8800. Walk-ins are welcome.
Ralls Appliance, GE Whirlpool, United Supermarkets and the Salvation Army will donate new refrigerators stocked full of groceries to the less fortunate families this year.
Ralls Appliance offered this to many families last year for the holidays.
â€śWe understand the value of a helping hand. With over 40 years in business, weâ€™ve faced some tough times ourselves,â€ť stated Jack Klaus, owner of Ralls Appliance.
PETA asked the tiny Texas Panhandle town of Turkey on Monday to change its name to Tofurky for Thanksgiving.
PETA made its pitch to â€śpromote compassion,â€ť it said in its letter, offering to provide a â€śdelicious, healthy vegan holiday feastâ€ť for the town in exchange for the name change.
The people in the community has made their voices heard by saying "thanks but no thanks."
But what do you think? Should the town of Turkey accept PETA's offer?
Let us know what you think by voting on our weekly poll.
Make your plans to attend the First Annual Stinnett Holiday Soiree on December 3,2011 at the Stinnett Community Center.
We have many vendors and crafters. You will not want to miss the fun. Doors open at 10:00 a.m.
We still have a few spaces open.
Contact Mandy Cook at 806-878-3944 or Robbie Dougherty at 806-662-4961 for any questions.
Itâ€™s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Borger! Gary Winks, Cameron Boothe, and Joe Rodriguez work busily to get decorations hung on the poles on Main Street.
PHOTO BY DON RICE
A Borger woman was arrested last Monday for credit card abuse and forgery.
On Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, Lori Lynn Baker, 29, of Borger, was arrested by the Borger Police Department on 14 counts of credit card abuse and one count of forgery of a financial instrument in reference to a lengthy multi-jurisdictional investigation, Lt. Anthony Griffin of the BPD said.
The investigations remain ongoing and involve multiple agencies including the BPD, Amarillo Police Department, Parmer County Sheriffâ€™s Office, and the Weatherford Police Department.
Longtime Hutchinson County Tax Assessor Collector Mary Lou Henderson has made the announcement that she will not seek reelection in the upcoming 2012 election.
Henderson has been serving in the position since 1985. She began working for Hutchinson County in 1958, starting on a part-time basis. She then worked in the Borger office in 1961, where she remained until taking a position at Phillips in 1976.
She ran for the office of Tax Assessor Collector in 1984 and began work the following year. She will continue serving as Tax Assessor Collector through December of 2012.
The Borger ISD board of trustees accepted a resignation from a longtime board member and is setting procedures in place for a replacement.
During its regular meeting Thursday evening, the board voted to accept, with regret, the resignation of Johnny Rusten, who has served on the board since 1998, most recently as president. Rusten submitted his resignation citing work, family, and church priorities.
Robert Bradley, who was elected the new president of the board, said Rustenâ€™s presence would be missed.
The Borger Downtown Merchants will be having sales, refreshments, and Santa during its upcoming Christmas open house.
The open house is set to take place from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011 on Main Street. In addition to sales at stores and Christmas goodies, Santa Claus will be making his arrival at 2 p.m.
Stores participating in this yearâ€™s open house are as follows:
â€˘Jimâ€™s Diamond Shop â€“ 519 North Main
â€˘Amy Lynnâ€™s â€“ 506 North Main
â€˘Sugar Rush Old Fashioned Candy â€“ 601 North Main
â€˘Texas Mikes â€“ 520 North Main
â€˘Family Style Salon â€“ 717 North Main