Archive - Feb 2012 - News Article
Lake Meredith National Recreation Area will once again be conducting a youth program this summer.
The summer youth work program will be conducted under the authority of the Youth Conservation Corps through the National Park Service.
LMNRA will hire four youth enrollees between the ages of 15 and 18. The program will run for eight weeks, from June 4 to July 27, 2012, and enrollees must be available to work for the entire duration of the program.
Initial ruling: Fire intentional, investigation still taking place
Borger officials are investigating a fire that occurred at an abandoned apartment complex Tuesday evening.
On January 31, 2012, an abandoned North Park apartment complex in the 1400 block of Hazelwood was set on fire.
Borger Fire Marshal Jerry Langwell stated, that the fire department received the call at 9:29 p.m.
At 10 p.m. firefighters contained the fire.
He continued to say one of the bedrooms in the complex that caught fire was heavily damaged by smoke.
Another Borger resident has been sentenced in federal court for drug possession.
Raphael Garcia, Jr., 36, of Borger,was sentenced in Amarillo on January 31, 2012 by U.S. District Judge Mary Lou Robinson to 160 months in federal prison following his guilty plea in November 2011 to a felony information charging one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, according to U.S. Attorney Sarah R. SaldaÃ±a of the Northern District of Texas.
Hutchinson County Republican Women will conduct their regular business meeting on Thursday, February 2, 2012, at 12:00 Noon at Dake's Restaurant. The guest speakers are the Sheriff Candidates: Mickey Blackmon, Don Johnson and James Qualls. The public is invited to attend. Those with questions can call Joyce Shirley at 857-3947 or Charlotte Martin at 273-8363.
Several local officials responded to an incident regarding a Stinnett citizen Monday evening.
Around 7:30 p.m. on January 30, 2012, a call was made to Stinnett Police Department regarding a suicide attempt. Stinnett PD responded to the home of Troy Lassiter, 41, on Brown Street in Stinnett with intentions to call the man down and take action if needed.
Stinnett Chief of Police Marie Farbro said Lassiter called the police for help, stating he was going to kill himself with a gun. He was communicating with his stepfather on the phone.
One of Borgerâ€™s finest is doing his part each day to ensure that the students who walk through the halls of Borger High School are safe, law-abiding citizens.
Terry Don Webster, who is an officer for the Borger Police Department and the School Resource Officer for Borger High School, spoke about his work during the Rotary Club meeting Tuesday afternoon.
Webster was born and raised in Borger. Prior to the high school, he worked as a SRO at Borger Middle School for three years. He said he loves his work and enjoys being with the students.
The sentencing date for one of the defendants in the Fernandez drug case will take place earlier than originally reported.
The original sentencing date for Aaron Fernandez, 26, was set for Feb. 29, 2012 according to reports received yesterday by the BNH. The sentencing date for Fernandez is actually set for February 10, 2012, according to Kathy Culvin of the U.S. District Attorneyâ€™s Office of the Northern Division of Texas.