Archive - 2012 - News Article
Xcel Energy has filed for lower fuel costs in the state of Texas.
Yesterday, the company submitted plans to the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) for a revised fuel cost formula and factor that will reduce residential bills of 1,000 kilowatt-hours by an average of $1.83, or about 1.8 percent, starting April 1.
Area emergency officials responded to a wreck Thursday morning on Highway 136.
A husband and wife, who were not identified, rolled into a ravine off the highway. Gabriel Medrano of the Texas Department of Public Safety said the husband had complained of stomach pains.
He said that a witness stated the southbound vehicle curved off the road to the right, causing it to go through a barbed wire fence and strike an electrical pole on the driver's side. This caused the vehicle to roll several times, landing into a ravine.
Jan. 21, 2012
136 and 1559 â€“ motorist assist
5th and Harvey â€“ field interview
1100 block of Sterling â€“ report of criminal mischief
200 block of West Jefferson â€“ house/business check
500 block of North Cedar â€“ report of disturbance
200 block of West First â€“ traffic escort
200 block of North Harvey â€“ report of recovered property
Lister â€“ report of disturbance
1000 block of East Sixth â€“ report of criminal trespass
1400 block of Boyd â€“ report of suspicious activity
1300 block of Potter â€“ report of theft
200 block of West First â€“ traffic escort
Activities surrounding the Hutchinson County Junior Livestock Show are getting underway!
At 4 p.m. today, the concession stand will open at the Hutchinson County Aluminum Dome, where the show is being held. All species except steers and heifers must be unloaded and penned. All photos except for the steers and heifers will be taken tomorrow evening.
At 7 p.m., all weight cards must be in the possession of the board/secretary treasurer for all breeds except swine. Swine weight cards must be turned in by 8 p.m. The concession stand will close at 10 p.m. Thursday evening.
On Monday afternoon, the Frank Phillips College Board of Regents unanimously approved the accepting of grants from the Brumley Foundation and LINN Energy totaling $85,000.
From the Brumley Foundation, FPC received a grant in the amount of $45,000, with the funds designated to be used towards scholarships for low-income students who reside in the upper 26 counties of the Texas Panhandle.
LINN Energy provided the college with a grant in the amount of $35,000 to be used for equipment for the Pump and Engine (P&E) and Instrumentation and Electrical Technology (I&E) programs.
Shannon Nicole Washer, 36, Borger, went before U.S. District Judge Mary Lou Robinson on January 24, 2012.
Over the past couple of weeks, several local businesses have donated materials, equipment, and man power in order to put up the new scoreboard at Huber Park for the Borger High School Baseball program.
LINN Energy paid for the new scoreboard, Conner Industries welded on the frame to accommodate the new larger board. Fuzzyâ€™s Radiator brought out the crane to take down the old and hang the new board. The City of Borger provided labor to help take the old scoreboard down and hang up the new one.
The City of Borger is becoming part of a new public mass information system, better known as PARIS (Panhandle Area Regional Information System).
Borger City Manager Eddie Edwards said that for the past several years, panhandle emergency managers and the Panhandle Regional Planning Commission (PRPC) have been working together in an effort to provide all jurisdictions in the region the ability to contact their residents quickly when disasters are imminent.
Hutchinson County is once again under a burn ban.
During the Hutchinson County Commissioners Court meeting Monday, Hutchinson County Fire Marshal Danny Richards encouraged commissioners to approve reinforcement of the burn ban.
He said during the past two weeks a lot of deterioration has occurred and firefighters have been called out to six grass fires.
â€śWeather reports say that we might receive moisture but we donâ€™t feel it will be enough to offset our conditions,â€ť said Richards. Commissioners approved to place the burn ban in effect for the next 90 days.
Anthony Manzella, 19 years of age, Fritch was electrocuted while working on a privately owned power head power line line near ConocoPhillips Refinery on Monday around 10 a.m.
Manzella was standing in a cherry picker bucket on a service truck when he was electrocuted.
He did not fall out of the bucket. Crew members working with Manzella called 911.
The man was a employee for B&G Electric. Chief Deputy James Qualls from the Hutchinson County Sheriffâ€™s Office said the Justice of the Peace pronounced him dead at the scene.