Archive - Jul 9, 2012 - News Article
Area highway patrol officials were recently honored in Austin for their efforts.
The Highway Patrol Sergeant Area based in the Panhandle received a Unit Citation in late June for its successful efforts in criminal and drug interdiction. The department currently monitors six categories of data to track drug and currency seizures.
In 2011, troopers in the area led the state in four of those categories, including the number of cases, total currency seized, cocaine seized and other substances seized.
Frank Phillips College was recently awarded a $5,000 grant from Xcel Energy.
The grant was made possible through the Education focus area for Xcel Energyâ€™s corporate giving, which is part of the companyâ€™s effort to support nonprofit agencies providing services in towns and cities served by Xcel Energy.
The college plans to use the funds from the grant for lab equipment to be used in the Instrumentation and Electrical Program. The new equipment will allow students to receive experiences and training in the lab in line with the expectations of business and industry employers.
Now is your chance to gather fresh foods from the Hutchinson County Farmerâ€™s Market.
The market is open for business every Friday from 7 a.m. until 12 p.m. or sooner if farmers sell out.
The market is located in the 500 block of Weatherly (one block east of Main Street) and is open to all community buyers and sellers.
Stands will consist of a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, herbs, homemade jams, breads, and assorted fruit juices.
The Stinnett Celebration is set to kick off September 6, 2012.
This includes the community picnic at the Stinnett City Park before the lighting of the big â€śWTâ€ť at 6 p.m.
On September 7, residents will gather for the West Texas homecoming game, and on September 8, the parade and festivities will take place.
The parade lineup will be at 10 a.m. and the parade begins at 11 a.m. on Main Street. This yearâ€™s theme is â€śHome is Where the Heart is.â€ť
There will also be a horseshoe tournament held by Helenâ€™s Kids.
A home kitchen was the cause of a fire in the 300 block of Calle Questa in Fritch Thursday night.
According to Fritch Fire Chief Ed Adamson, the fire was caused by a cooking pot left on in the kitchen.
â€śA significant amount of the structure has smoke damage. The kitchen area was totally destroyed but the rest of the structure was in good shape,â€ť said Adamson.
Fritch Fire Department was called out to the scene around 7:30 p.m. No injuries were reported.