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February 17th

Groendyke Transport holds Million Mile Safety Banquet

February 17, 2012

Borger Groendyke Transport held a Million Mile Safety Banquet in January.
This award banquet was held at the Frank Phillips Conference Center on January 28, 2012. For the 48th time since the award program began in 1965, Groendyke Transport recognized the Borger Terminal drivers and employees for driving one million miles from September 21 to December 31, 2011 without a preventable accident. Employees and spouses were treated to a steak dinner along with a check, awards and gifts.

Fernandez ordered to forfeit close to $100,000

February 17, 2012

Amy Fernandez has to hand over close to $100,000 as part of a plea deal for illegally structuring monetary transactions to avoid federal reporting requirements.
On Monday February 13, 2012, U.S. District Judge Mary Lou Robinson stated Amy Fernandez is required to pay $99,950 to the government after her sentencing.
In November, Fernandez pleaded guilty for one count of evading the reporting requirements and the regulations issued thereunder, structure, attempt to structure, and attempted to assist in structuring currency transactions with one or more domestic financial institutions.

February 16th

Demolition of old hospital building progressing

February 16, 2012

Although the date has not been set, the demolition of the 200 S. McGee property is progressing and should begin within the next week.
The general contractor JE Dunn has selected A and R demolition for this part of the project. Complete demolition is still pending the separation of steel and usable material from remaining structure and construction debris. Usable materials will be removed from the area, before structural demolitions starts. All utilities are in the process of being cut and capped.

Area resident wins trip to “The Price is Right”

February 16, 2012

An area resident may get to “come on down!”
Kim Charles, 55, of Pampa, who works at Golden Plains Community Hospital in Borger, won a trip for two to Las Vegas, Nev. After losing a “Price is Right” scratch-off, Charles sent in the ticket for a second chance to win. She and 24 other people won this trip.
The trip includes a four-day and three-night stay, travel expenses, two show tickets, tickets to “The Price is Right, and $5,000.

Lake Meredith, Alibates seek to update fire management plan

February 16, 2012

Lake Meredith National Recreation Area and Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument are seeking to update their fire management plan.
The two entities are proposing to update this plan to formally lay out the process and actions for prescribed burning on adjacent private ranchlands, including the attendant vegetation manipulation necessary along firelines to control these prescribed burns.

February 15th

Officers make arrest after responding to disturbance

February 15, 2012

Borger police officers made an arrest last week after responding to a disturbance on Moody Street.
On Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, at approximately 3:33 p.m., officers responded to a disturbance in the 800 block of Moody Street involving two male subjects with possible weapons involved.

Commissioners court takes care of business

February 15, 2012

Hutchinson County Commissioners Court met Monday, February 13, 2012 in the Hutchinson County Courthouse.
The Commissioners approved the resolution that expands the scope of the Hutchinson County Volunteer Fire Department.
Hutchinson County Fire Marshal, Danny Richards spoke about the EOC volunteers and jobs they take on.
The state of Texas only recognizes three emergency response groups and they are Law Enforcement, EMS and the Fire Department. The EOC will be a part of the Hutchinson County Volunteer Fire Department.

February 14th

Assistance sought in copper wire thefts

February 14, 2012

The Hutchinson County Sheriff’s Office and Crime Stoppers are seeking assistance in reference to a large theft of copper wire in the northern region of Hutchinson County.
According to Lt. Anthony Griffin of the Borger Police Department, on two different occasions, one near the end of October 2011 and one near the end of January 2012, unknown person(s) have taken approximately 340 feet of copper wire, valued at approximately $4,500, not to include damages.
The suspect(s) have taken the copper wire off of agricultural irrigation systems, which destroys the irrigation system itself.

Prom Dress Consignment Sale Set for March 3

February 14, 2012

Do you have prom or banquet dresses you no longer need? Do you want to make a little extra cash? Are you looking for a prom or banquet dress at a fabulous price?
Faith Covenant Women’s Ministry will be hosting a Prom Dress Consignment Sale on Saturday, March 3rd from 10:00-2:00 at Faith Covenant Church, 1501 S. Florida. This will be the perfect place to find a dress for 8th grade formal, prom and spring banquets. Shoes will also be available. Because of the nature of the sale, all sales will be final and only cash will be accepted.

Borger Police Report

February 14, 2012

Borger Police Report
Feb. 10-12, 2012

Feb. 10, 2012
1000 block of North Cedar – report of suspicious person
300 block of Harbor Drive – report of suspicious activity
700 block of Deahl – alarm
900 block of Coble – followup
300 block of Romero, Fritch – report of harassment
1300 block of Francis – report of disturbance
600 block of Weatherly – followup
200 block of North Bryan – report of disturbance
100 block of West Grand – parking complaint
900 block of Parkway – report of theft
400 block of Harvey – assist agency
South End of Industrial Blvd – report of recovered property

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