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Former Borger Man Sentenced to 20 Years for 3 counts of Indecency With a Child by Sexual Contact

August 6, 2012

This morning, William Shane Downs, age 43 and formerly of Borger, pled guilty to three counts of Indecency With a Child by Sexual Contact which occurred between May of 2000 and January of 2003 in Borger. Following Downs’ plea, Judge David Gleason, 316th District Court Visiting Judge, sentenced Downs to twenty years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Further, Downs was ordered to register as a sex offender upon his release from prison for the remainder of his life. Downs was indicted for these offenses by a Hutchinson County Grand Jury in March of 2011.

Council to act on feasibility study for events center

August 6, 2012

A feasibility study for a new potential events center in Hutchinson County is ready for review.
During its regular meeting Tuesday, the Borger City Council will act on the receipt of a feasibility study for a potential events center from CS&L and schedule a work session to formally discuss the proposed project. The council meeting is set for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 7, in the city council chambers of Borger City Hall, 600 North Main.

Borger Police Report - August 2, 2012

August 6, 2012

Borger Police Report
Aug. 2, 2012
1800 block of South Florida - report of suspicious activity
136 & Shelton - report of suspicious vehicle
1200 block of Roberts - followup
500 block of Circle Drive - report of disturbance
100 block of Davenport - welfare check
300 block of West Sixth - followup
1400 block of West Wilson - followup
6th & Harvey - report of accident without injuries
1900 block of Clayton - alarm
1200 block of Thompson - report of habitation burglary
1100 block of Coffee - report of theft
1100 block of McGee (alley) - parking complaint

Fire destroys home in harbor area

August 6, 2012

A fire completely destroyed a mobile in the Lake Meredith Harbor area early Friday morning.
The home, which had an address of 135 Prairie Drive, was occupied by two adults, one of them being Birtie Herdwick, and five children.
The man of the house woke up at 4 a.m. and saw smoke inside the home. A fire was burning inside a closet in the home. He got his family out immediately.
The Fritch Fire Department and Fritch EMS responded to the scene around 4:17 a.m. The fire spread and engulfed the entire structure, which was a mobile home.

BPD reports can be purchased online

August 6, 2012

Borger Police Department accident reports can now be purchased in one of two ways.
Those needing the reports can either come by BPD headquarters or now purchase them online, according to Lt. Anthony Griffin of the BPD.
BPD has teamed up with an online records provider to make this possible. Traditionally, people would have to come by BPD headquarters, pay a $5 cash fee for the report and wait three to 10 days to come back and pick it up.

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The 2015 West Texas Comanche football team.


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