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January 19th

Borger PD continues campaign against narcotics

January 19, 2012

The Borger Police Department is continuing its aggressive campaign against illegal narcotics and criminal activity associated with them.

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Borger News Herald

January 18th

Borger Police Report

January 18, 2012

Borger Police Report
Jan. 12, 2012
100 block of Weatherly – assist agency
McGee and Jefferson – report of traffic accident
700 block of South Main – report of theft
1400 block of Main – report of theft
100 block of Turner – report of habitation burglary
900 block of South Florida – followup
1000 block of North Hedgecoke – report of building burglary
600 block of North Main – alarm
10th & Harvey – warrant service
500 block of West First – alarm
McGee/Jefferson – report of recovered property
100 block of West First – report of traffic accident

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Borger News Herald

Crews fight fires in Bunavista, Skellytown areas

January 18, 2012

Wildfires broke out in Bunavista and near Skellytown on Monday.
The first fire happened at 11:58 a.m. on Highway 136 between Wal-Mart and Bunavista.
A total of 10 firefighters responded to the scene and extinguished the fire within 45 minutes.
Borger Fire Marshal Jerry Langwell stated the fire caused damage to eight acres of land.
The cause of the fire is still undetermined at this time.
Later that afternoon, another fire happened near Skellytown, causing damage to about 68 acres.
Langwell said Borger Fire Department responded at 1:36 p.m. for mutual aid.

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Borger News Herald

County native dies in fatal shooting

January 18, 2012

On Saturday, January 14, 2012, Hutchinson County native Amie Kuykendall, 32, was fatally shot by husband Alan Kuykendall, 47, in their home.
The two lived in Moore County at the time of the shooting. Kuykendall was placed in Moore County Jail after the incident Saturday night.
At the time of the shooting Mrs. Kuykendall was arguing with her husband around 10:35 p.m., investigators said.

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Borger News Herald

Local businesses to present expansion plans to BEDC Board

January 18, 2012

On Thursday afternoon, the Borger Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors will hear presentations by two local businesses involving expansion projects.
Mike Brandvik of Brandvik Pipe and Equipment and representatives from Global Frontline Solutions will come before the EDC Board with expansion projects.
The EDC Board is expected to discuss and take action on both projects, according to the EDC’s January meeting agenda.

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Borger News Herald

January 17th

Borger man sentenced for drug possession

January 17, 2012

A Borger man has been sentenced to 18 years for drug possession.
On Tuesday, Jan. 10, Patrick Fitzhugh Zachary, 40, of Borger, pled guilty and was convicted of Possession of a Controlled Substance, 2nd Degree Felony and was sentenced to 18 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
Zachary’s punishment range was enhanced to a 1st degree felony punishment due to a 1997 previous drug conviction.

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Borger News Herald

Fritch PD makes arrest

January 17, 2012

An arrest was made Friday for possession of drug paraphernalia in Fritch. On Friday, January 13, 2012, the Fritch Police Department arrested Michael Beams, 52, at 300 S. Hoyne in Fritch. After his arrest Beams was charged with a Class C misdemeanor and later released on bond.
Chief of Police Kirk Coker said on Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, other criminal activity was spotted near the house on Hoyne and a warrant was issued for Beams’ arrest. Chief Coker commended his officers for doing outstanding work.

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Borger News Herald

January 16th

City council to meet Tuesday

January 16, 2012

The Borger City Council is set to meet this Tuesday.
The council will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 17, 2012, in the city council chambers of Borger City Hall, 600 North Main.
Action will be taken to amend the water pricing agreements of the following companies:
a) Sid Richardson Carbon Company – Amendment #7
b) Degussa Engineered Carbons – Amendment #3

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Borger News Herald

Borger PD continues crackdown on narcotics

January 16, 2012

The Borger Police Department is continuing its aggressive enforcement campaign pertaining to targeting illegal narcotics and other problem areas within the city.
According to Lt. Anthony Griffin of the BPD, the latest efforts in this aggressive enforcement campaign, which is being conducted by the department’s criminal investigations division, has already resulted in the arrest of four local residents for possession of illegal narcotics.
Those arrested so far as a result of this campaign are as follows:

Source 
Borger News Herald

VFW makes donation on behalf of Hutchinson County Junior Livestock Show

January 16, 2012

VFW Post 1789 recently made a donation on behalf of the Hutchinson County Junior Livestock Association for its upcoming stock show. Present for the giving of the donation were Ron Marshall and Joe Childress of the VFW, Sarah Ratliff, sales committee chair for the association; stock show participants Jess Shields, Fletcher Moneymaker, Megan Prall, Ashby McWilliams, and Leah Stroud; Robert Malone, VFW Quartermaster, and Donald Depew of the VFW.

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Borger News Herald
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