Archive - Feb 2012 - News Article
Two teenagers were recently arrested for the intentional setting of three different fires.
On January 20, 2012, three fires occurred around 11 p.m. at Buttercup Day Care and City of Borger Government Housing.
According to Fire Marshal Jerry Langwell, the first fire occurred in one room at the day care, then two more were set in breezeways at the Housing Complex.
Two teenagers, ages 17 and 13, were arrested a week later for causing the three fires.
Due to the ages of the teenagers, no names were released.
Applications to file for a place on the ballot for the 2012 Board of Regents election can be filed February 4th through March 5th in the Presidentâ€™s Office at Frank Phillips College.
There are three six-year terms and one four-year unexpired term.
Currently the at-large six-year term positions are held by Jay Campbell, Sandra Hilbert, and Dr. Shad Goldston. The four-year unexpired term is for the Spring Creek District, currently held by Tonya Moore.
The six-year terms are elected at-large and the candidate must be a resident of the College District.
With February being National Heart Awareness Month, local residents are encouraged to get heart health screenings for their overall well-being.
In an effort to detect heart health, Accolade Home Health Care will be offering confidential Heart Health Screenings to Borger residents and citizens from surrounding areas from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, at the Opportunities Center in Borger.
The Borger City Council has officially called an election for this May.
During its regular meeting Tuesday, the council approved an order and notice calling the 2012 General City Election. The election will be held for one spot on the Borger City Council, Place One. This place is currently held by council member Leon DeWeese.
A feasibility study for a new events center in Borger has received the green light from the Borger City Council.
During its regular meeting Tuesday, the council approved the proposal from CS&L to conduct a feasibility study on a potential multi-purpose events center and authorize an expenditure from the tourism fund not to exceed $50,000 for the project.
All through Texas, the law enforcement participates in a campaign called the â€śGreat Texas Warrant Round Upâ€ť once a year through municipal courts.
Statistics have to be compiled and sent to Austin to make a report to see how successful the roundup is in the long run.
The warrant round-up for Borger will start this weekend with notifications being sent to any persons with warrants. Lists will also be in the Feb. 11 and 12, 2012, weekend edition of the Borger News Herald.
Vanessa Jones and Tyrell Haynes were named the basketball homecoming queen and king during festivities held between the Borger High basketball games against Perryton Tuesday evening at Tex Hanna Gym.
PHOTO BY DON RICE
The Borger ISD Board will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, in the board conference room of the BISD Administration Building, 200 East Ninth.
The City of Borger wants its citizens to â€śresolve to be readyâ€ť in times of emergency.
The city has become part of a new public mass information system, better known as PARIS (Panhandle Area Regional Information System).
The system has been in the design-build stage over the past year and was officially unveiled on Jan. 16 of this year. A region-wide media campaign began that day to encourage residents in the panhandle area to â€śResolve to Be Readyâ€ť by registering their contact information into the new regional system.
An attempt by three teenagers to outrun a state trooper early Sunday resulted in disastrous consequences.
Early Sunday morning around 2 a.m., three teenagers, Angel Jonathan Morales, 17, Francisco Calderon, Jr., 19, and Kevin Cardona. 17, led a state trooper on a highway pursuit.
According to Joe Medrano with the DPS office, the three were traveling on Phillips Road at an unsafe speed when the state trooper attempted to stop the vehicle.
The suspects fled, causing the vehicle to later spin out of control at the Phillips entrance.