Archive - Jun 2012 - News Article
The High Plains Food Bank food truck made a stop in Borger two weeks ago.
Amarilloâ€™s High Plains Food Bank, a non-profit organization that collects and distributes donated surplus food to agencies in the Texas Panhandle, delivered a lot of â€śfreebiesâ€ť and food to High Plains Helping Hand of Borger. These are items donated from area grocers such as fruits and vegetables, milk and eggs, breads and sweets and other items.
There have been new developments in a case involving an area drug ring.
A 23-count indictment was returned Tuesday by a federal grand jury in Amarillo, Texas, that charges eight residents of the Texas panhandle with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine, and other substantive felony drug offenses, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. SaldaĂ±a of the Northern District of Texas.
County officials are cracking down on wire burning.
According to Hutchinson County Fire Marshal Danny Richards, wire burning pollutes the air with toxic fumes. In order to keep the air clear from pollution, county officials will enforce laws more regularly from the Health and Safety Code of Texas as a deterrent to copper thieves. The Hutchinson County Sheriffâ€™s Office, Fire Marshalâ€™s Office, and County Attorney have joined together with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to stop wire burning and decrease theft.
Borger EMS has officially put a new ambulance in service.
Mike Barter, director of the EMS, said the ambulance is a new 2012 Chevy diesel, and is manufactured by Wheelcoach, the largest ambulance manufacturer in the United States.
He said the ambulance is replacing the old 2003 model with 183,000 miles on it. The new ambulance has LED lights, which are brighter and will have less stress on the motor.
The Crime Stoppers has decided to reward an individual who called in a tip leading to the arrest of Matthew Whitmire.
Lt. Anthony Griffn of the Borger Police Department said that during the regular Crime Stoppers board meeting in the month of May, the board unanimously voted to award $1,000 to the anonymous individual who called in the tip to Crime Stoppers regarding the whereabouts of this individual, leading to his arrest. The money was later awarded to this person.
Rezoning of land to be used for the construction of a new Wal-Mart Supercenter will be one of the action items at the upcoming meeting of the Borger City Council.
The council will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, 2012, in the city council chambers of Borger City Hall, 600 North Main.
Action will be taken to conduct a public hearing to allow for citizen comment on a request to rezone a 19.773 acre tract of land in Section 23, Block â€śYâ€ť, Arnold & Barrett-Morris Cummings Survey, Hutchinson County, from Estate and Agricultural (EA) to a commercial zoning district.
Borger Police Report
May 31st, 2012
500 block of N. Florida-Investigation
700 block of Missouri-Disorderly Conduct
1200 block of Fairlanes-Alarm
700 block of Missouir-Disorderly Conduct
1300 block of Hazlewood-Alarm
100 block of E. Carolina-Open Door/Window
1000 block of Thrams-Warrant Service
300 block of Weatherly-Suspicious Activity
1300 block of W. 3rd-Recovered Property
Yows and Burch-Abandoned Vehicle
1200 block of Cedar-Reckless Driv-Traffic
9th and Main-Warrant Service
200 block of Willow Creek-Harassment
400 block of Jackson-Prowler
The Borger Independent School District is offering free meals to community-wide children throughout summer.
Borger ISD is taking part in the Summer Food Service Program, starting June 4 and running through July 27, 2012.
Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are for all children of the surrounding area. There will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.
Meals will be provided Monday through Friday at Borger Middle School Cafeteria starting at 11:20 a.m.
The Hutchinson County Relay For Life is less than a week away!
Local walkers will be going around the clock to fight cancer during this event. Teams will gather at Huber Park in Borger overnight to join the fight against cancer from 7 p.m. on Friday, June 8 until 7 a.m. on Saturday, June 9.
â€śThis celebration brings the numerous groups and individuals concerned about cancer together in an effort to fight back,â€ť Judy Allen, RFL Media Chair, said.
Borger Police Report
May 30, 2012
700 block of South McGee â€“ report of disorderly conduct
100 block of Cottonwood â€“ report of habitation burglary
900 block of Harrison â€“ report of prowler
1000 block of Harrington â€“ followup
200 block of Estireno â€“ report of abandoned vehicle
1100 block of Monroe â€“ report of abandoned vehicle
100 block of Elm â€“ assist agency
500 block of Bowie â€“ report of suspicious activity
200 block of Oak â€“ report of disorderly conduct
900 block of Illinois â€“ report of disturbance
600 block of Weatherly (alley) â€“ field interview