Archive - Jun 2012 - News Article
The City of Borger is doing its part to stop the flooding problem in the Austin Street area of town.
During its regular meeting Tuesday, the council approved action on a fee proposal from Parkhill, Smith, and Cooper for the study and design of an Austin Street drainage project.
Eddie Edwards, Borger City Manager, said there have been flooding issues in the past at Austin and Fifth Streets.
â€śWe are thankful for the rain, but it does create problems sometimes,â€ť he said.
The Borger ISD board of trustees accepted several resignations and approved the hiring of new staff members at its regular meeting Thursday.
The board accepted the resignations of Rita Burcham, first grade teacher at Gateway Elementary; and Patricia Ferguson, a sixth grade English language arts teacher at Borger Middle School.
A Borger man has pled guilty to sexual assault of a child.
On Tuesday, June 19, Judge William D. Smith, 84th District Judge, sentenced Shannon Doyle Davis, 41, of Borger, to 28 years and 10 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice on two charges.
On Tuesday, Davis pled guilty to one count of sexual assault of a child and one count of prohibited sexual conduct, according to Franklin McDonough, Assistant District Attorney for the 84th District.
Borger Police Report
June 18, 2012
Hwy 152 and City Limits - report of DWI (traffic)
Allsups at Florida - followup
400 block of Whittenburg - alarm
2900 block of Fairlanes Boulevard - traffic escort
800 block of North McGee - report of open door/window
1000 block of Elmore - assist agency
100 block of Union - followup
600 block of Weatherly - report of building burglary
200 block of Pecan - report of disturbance
700 block of Ferguson - investigation
500 block of North Main - followup
100 block of Coble - report of theft
600 block of Weatherly - report of identity theft
The process of annexing land for a proposed Wal-Mart Supercenter has been completed by the City of Borger.
During its regular meeting Tuesday, the Borger City Council finalized an ordinance annexing a 16.361 acre tract of land in Section 23, Block Y, Arnold and Barrett-Morris & Cummings Survey.
On Tuesday afternoon, Sandra Hilbert informed the Frank Phillips College Board of Regents that she was retiring from the Board of Regents effective immediately.
Hilbertâ€™s retirement announcement was made during the boardâ€™s June regularly scheduled meeting and followed the reading of Dr. Ed Quirosâ€™s letter of resignation from the board.
In her retirement announcement, Hilbert told the board that serving on the board has been great and she appreciated the opportunity to serve as a member.
Borger Police Report
June 15-17, 2012
June 15, 2012
400 block of West Wilson â€“ report of DWI (traffic)
100 block of Medical â€“ followup
800 block of Dixon â€“ report of open door/window
Florida and Wilson â€“ field interview
Agnes Howe â€“ investigation
900 block of Western â€“ report of suspicious activity
Hwy 207 (Panhandle Highway) â€“ report of DWI (traffic)
Phillips Golf Course â€“ report of abandoned vehicle
1000 block of Lister â€“ report of suspicious activity
500 block of Mississippi â€“ welfare check
Florida & 3rd â€“ welfare check
6th & Deahl â€“ followup
The Crime Stoppers and Borger Police Department are seeking the help of the public in identifying a suspect or suspects pertaining to an attempted theft.
Lt. Anthony Griffin of the BPD said that near the end of the month of May, the suspect or suspects made an attempt to withdraw money from an account holder at a local credit union.
The suspect had the account holderâ€™s withdrawal slip but had forged the account holderâ€™s signature.
On Monday afternoon, the Frank Phillips College Board of Regents accepted the resignation of Dr. Ed Quiros. Quiros has served on the FPC Board of Regents since 1992, where he has been reelected to the position four times.
During Mondayâ€™s Board of Regents meeting, Board Chair Conny Moore read Quirosâ€™ resignation letter, in which the doctor described his time on the board as an honor and a privilege.
Parents sometimes find it hard to keep their children occupied during the summer months. Many summer camps and other programs cost money that families may not have. The following are some ideas for summer activities that are affordable, and the children will have fun doing them.
*Summer camp is an activity that most kids want to take part in. These types of camps can vary in cost.