Archive - Mar 2012 - News Article
Who doesnâ€™t love a Murder Mystery Fundraiser?
Lake Meredith Aquatic and Wildlife Museum is preparing for its Third Annual Murder Mystery Fundraiser, set for Saturday, March 31, 2012 from 7-8:30 p.m., under the water tower at the museum in Fritch. Tickets for the event are a $6 donation per person and participants will get their name put into a drawing to win an original work by local artist Rita Sanderson.
Museum director Emily West says the event has been successful for the past two years.
The Borger ISD board will be conducting evaluations of professional staff during its upcoming regular meeting.
The meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8, 2012, in the board room of the Borger ISD Administration Building, 200 East Ninth.
After doing evaluations of professional staff, the board will consider the superintendentâ€™s recommendations regarding the employment of teachers and other non-administrative staff. The board will also act on resignations and review the current list of substitutes.
The candidates for Hutchinson County Commissioner, Precinct Three, shared their platforms during the candidates forum held by the Hutchinson County Republican Women Tuesday evening.
Nathan Sargent was the first candidate to speak to the audience. He said he is a farmer that lives west of Stinnett and his wife is from the Pringle area.
On Tuesday afternoon, the Borger Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors approved to provide Provenance Consulting a grant worth $165,000 which will be used to help create 10 new jobs by December 31, 2014.
A 21-year-old student was killed Tuesday after his car was struck by a semi-truck.
According to Trooper Gabriel Medrano, at 10:47 a.m. Tuesday, Antonio Hernandez of Spearman, who was driving a 1992 Toyota Camry, was heading south on Highway 136, three minutes south of Stinnett.
He drove on the right shoulder, then overcorrected to the left, putting him in the oncoming traffic lane where he collided with Jackie Lynn Walker, driver of a 2006 Freight-liner hauling a semi-trailer, heading north.
With the drought in the Hutchinson County area seeing no end anytime soon, the City of Borger is doing its part to provide much-needed water for citizens and businesses.
During its regular meeting Tuesday, the Borger City Council approved action on a bid for two new water wells in the amount of $999,903. The bid was awarded to Hydro Resources Mid Continent, Inc.
Three separate fires broke out Tuesday along Highway 136 near Westlawn Cemetery.
Around 2:45 p.m., three fires created huge chaos. Immediately Mutual aid was called. Working the fires were Borger, Fritch, Hutchinson County, Big Creek, National Park Service, Skellytown, Stinnett, and Crutch Ranch Fire Departments. Also on the scene was Red Cross, Sheriffs Department, DPS, and the Fritch and Borger Police Departments.
Hutchinson County Fire Marshal Danny Richards said, â€śThe winds were increasing and with the humidity levels so low, the fire became an extreme danger.â€ť
The Texas Department of Transportation is preparing to make repairs on the Rock Creek Bridge.
Paul Braun of TXDOT said work will begin Wednesday at the Rock Creek Bridge on SH 136 near Borger.
Repairs to the bridge piers should be completed by the end of the day next Monday, March 12, weather permitting.
One-lane traffic in each direction over the bridge will remain in place until repairs are complete. Braun said drivers need to exercise caution when traveling through the area.
â€śMotorists are asked to travel with care when driving through the work zone,â€ť he said.
The Fritch Area Chamber of Commerce is prepping for its annual banquet.
The banquet will be held from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at the Sanford-Fritch Junior High School cafeteria on Eagle Boulevard.
Tickets for the event are $11 for adults and $6 for kids and under. Tio Panchos of Fritch will be catering the banquet and the menu will include chicken and beef fajitas and all the trimmings, along with a drink and dessert.
DPS officials responded to another truck wreck Sunday afternoon.
On March 4, 2012, truck driver Kenneth Baker, 24, was traveling westbound in a 2000 white International truck that turned over on Sunday afternoon on Business Road 152 around 12 p.m., according to Department of Public Safety reports.
Baker was traveling at an unsafe speed when approaching a yield intersection and the truck went into a skid.
According to DPS reports, the driver applied his brakes, causing the truck and trailer that was hauling two steel pods full of cement to turn on its side facing northwest.