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March 2nd

Officials respond to Fritch mobile home fire

March 2, 2012

A mobile home in Fritch burst into flames Thursday afternoon.

Around 11:57 a.m. on Thursday March 1, 2012, Fritch Fire Department received a call stating a structure was on fire.
Upon arrival, Fritch firefighters found a fully engulfed trailer house. The fire also ignited a truck and stared a grass fire. 

According to Hutchinson County Fire Marshal, Danny Richards, the National Park Service responded with mutual aid and contained the grass fire while Fritch controlled the structure fire.

March 1st

Veteran donates painting to RFL raffle

March 1, 2012

A former Marine is donating an original painting to the Relay For Life cause.
Nester Hernandez, a former Marine Sergeant in the United States Marine Corp, has donated an original painting, “Walk by Faith,” to be raffled off to benefit Relay For Life of Hutchinson County.

“Great Texas Warrant Round Up” underway

March 1, 2012

The “Great Texas Warrant Round Up” is underway.
All through Texas, the law enforcement participates in this campaign called once a year through municipal courts.
Notifications were sent to any persons with warrants in February. Lists were printed in February 11 and 12, 2012 weekend edition of the Borger News-Herald.
Statistics have to be compiled and sent to Austin to make a report to see how successful the roundup is in the long run.

Activity at LMNRA benefiting local economy

March 1, 2012

Activity at Lake Meredith National Recreation Area and Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument is having a positive impact on the local economy.
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 888,000 visitors in 2010 spent $36.6 million in LMNRA and Alibates and communities near the park. That spending supported 500 jobs in the local area.
Park Superintendent Cindy Ott-Jones said the people and business owners in communities near national parks have always known their economic value.

February 29th

Amy Fernandez sentenced to 12 months in prison

February 29, 2012

Amy Fernandez will be facing time in prison.
In U.S. Federal Court on Wednesday afternoon, she received a sentence of 12 months in prison with three years of supervised release to follow. The sentence was issued by Judge Mary Lou Robinson.

Boomtown Theater presenting one-act plays March 1-3

February 29, 2012

The Boomtown Theater presents its fifth début and duet starting this Thursday.
There are two different directors and two different one-act plays that will be presented. The theater will be serving a dinner before the two productions.
First in line is “He Said and She Said” by Alice Gerstenberg and directed by Tara Richelle Hopkins, five-year actor for the Boomtown Theater and first time director.

Officials seeking answers on weekend fire

February 29, 2012

Local officials are seeking answers pertaining to an abandoned house fire that occurred last weekend in Borger.
At 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, a fire broke in an abandoned house in the 300 block of Birdie Avenue, according to Lt. Anthony Griffin of the Borger Police Department.
He said the fire was fueled by strong winds pushing to the north. The fire threw embers into nearby yards, which started several other small fires, which threatened the majority of the houses in the subdivision.

Casey Aylor memorial ride set for April 28

February 29, 2012

Even though it is still close to two months away, planning is underway for this year’s Casey Aylor Memorial Motorcycle Ride.
The ride is set to be held on Saturday, April 28, 2012. Proceeds will benefit Hutchinson County Cares, Inc., which is a non-profit children’s charity organization.
The registration fee is $30 per rider, and the cost is $5 for a one-time extra draw. The fee will include the best and worst poker hand.

February 28th

Borger Police Report

February 28, 2012

Borger Police Report
Feb. 24-26, 2012

Feb. 24, 2012
FM 1551 and Willowick – report of traffic accident
Stephens & Cedar – report of traffic accident
1500 block of South Main – report of harassment
1300 block of Baker – report of criminal mischief
Clayton & Finger – report of traffic accident
1200 block of Thompson – report of lost/found property
900 block of Elmore – report of harassment
1100 block of North Hedgecoke – welfare check
Carpenter & Bowman – report of disturbance
100 block of Fairview – report of disorderly conduct
700 block of East Sixth – report of harassment

Voter registration cards delayed

February 28, 2012

Due to ongoing redistricting litigation, the mailing of new voter registrations has been delayed.
In the absence of approved interim redistricting maps, county voter registration officials in many officials cannot finalize electoral precincts for the purpose of conducting elections.
All previously-issued voter registration certificates expired on Dec. 31, 2011, but only the cards have expired. Voter registrations do remain valid. Voters, who are currently registered, but:

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