Archive - Nov 2012 - News Article
A local building that housed an illegally operated establishment shut down by law enforcement last month burst into flames on Thursday morning.
Da Cutts at 11th and Jim Hall, which was recently shut down in late October by law enforcement officials for several violations of sales of alcohol without a license, was reported to be on fire at 6 a.m. Thursday.
According to Borger Fire Marshal Jerry Langwell, the cause of the fire is still under investigation, but there are some indications the fire may have been intentionally set.
Holiday decorations, like candles, lights and Christmas trees, add a joyous and festive mood to the holiday season. But when these decorations are not used properly, they can cause fires, injuries and sometimes death.
To prevent these injuries, Hutchinson County Fire Marshal Danny Richards gave the county a few tips to follow when decorating this year.
â€śThe top three things we see happen most is the misuse of light extension cords, live Christmas trees drying out, and the misuse of electric space heaters,â€ť said Richards.
Borger Police Report
November 27th-28th, 2012
1000 block of N. Cedar- alarm
500 block of W. 10th- suspicious vehicle
700 block of N. Florida- suspicious vehicle
Texas Pipe & Metal- followup
900 block of Western- disturbance
400 block of Danube- alarm
400 block of W. Jefferson- assist agency
Wilson & 1559- welfare check
800 block of N. Main- alarm
400 block of S. Hedgecoke- theft
1200 block of Roberts- runaway
100 block of Elise- welfare check
Wade Craig, 56, of Borger, was arrested on a warrant.
United Supermarket in Borger is among area United Supermarkets participating in the â€śTogether We Canâ€ť Food Drive.
All Amarillo-area United Supermarkets, Market Street and Amigos stores, as well as surrounding stores, will be accepting food and monetary donations as part of the â€śTogether We Canâ€ť Food drive. All proceeds will benefit the High Plains Food Bank.
This joint effort of United, Market Street, and Amigos team members and store guests will run through Dec. 8.
(Editorâ€™s Note: The Borger News-Herald is pleased to present a series of articles about businesses new in 2012 to Borger and the surrounding area. The businesses to be highlighted are Mr. Treat, Vintage Pearl, Prime Time Party Zone, Sugar Rush, Isabel Seam Care, and El Zarape. Any business new to Borger in 2012 and not named above may call and request an interview.)
Nov. 15, 2012
West Grand and McGee - field interview
1400 block of South Florida - house/business check
Borger Middle School - house/business check
1400 block of South Florida - report of suspicious activity
Huber Park - field interview
Potter and Main - field interview
Carpenter and Thrams - report of suspicious activity
100 block of Froma - warrant service
1100 block of Andress - warrant service
1100 block of Andress - warrant service
1200 block of Thompson - report of vehicle burglary
1100 block of Elmore - report of disorderly conduct
A Turner Energy tanker truck caught fire just two miles north of Fritch on Monday.
According to Hutchinson County Fire Marshal Danny Richards, the truck was hauling hydrocarbon liquid which is similar to low-grade gasoline.
The wreck happened on Fritch Fortress just before 1 p.m. The Fritch Fire Department, Hutchinson County Fire Department, Fritch EMS, and National Park Service responded to the scene.
All officials had the fire under control around 3 p.m. The cause of the accident is still under investigation. No injuries were reported. The truck was a total loss.
The Borger City Council has approved an incentive agreement between the Borger Economic Development Corporation and a new business.
The agreement, which is between the EDC and Panhandle Maintenance, was approved last Tuesday.
Panhandle Maintenance, owned by Edward Rodriguez, is a Texas sole propietorship company that is engaged in, among other things, process safety including risk evaluations and preventative processes to avert accidents.
A local family is in need of community support.
Shawn and Whitney Reeves were proud parents on Oct. 6, 2012, by giving birth to their daughter Sunni Nicole Reeves. Shortly after her birth, she was diagnosed with a Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia and has since gone through around seven surgeries.
According to Facebook, her parents found a medical institution in Houston to get Sunni the care she needs. Shawn and Whitney also have two small boys attending school, Ryder and Cooper, so they both travel back and forth to give their time and attention evenly to their children.
If community members and students truly want to arrive alive, they are encouraged not to drive distracted behind the wheel.
This was the message of the â€śArrive Alive: Don't Text and Driveâ€ť rally held Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at Borger High School. The rally was organized by sophomore class officers J.T. Conner, Lane Myers, Callie Galloway, Christian Marr, and Britany Rodriguez.
Featured speaker for the event was Department of Public Safety Trooper Darrin Bridges. He said there are tragedies that occur daily as a result of distracted driving.