Archive - Nov 2013 - News Article
The Borger Police Department has a new Chief of Police.
In the regular meeting of the Borger City Council on Tuesday, November 19, the council voted to confirm Bruce Roberts as BPD Chief in a 3-2 split.
The motion to confirm was made by Council Member Charles Gillingham; and Councilman Marvin â€śBubbaâ€ť Dickson seconded. Mayor Jeff Brain joined Gillingham and Dickson while Councilwoman Brandy Callahan and Councilman Robert Vinyard voted against the motion.
Roberts has served as Captain in the BPD and has been in law enforcement for 30 years.
Melissa Graves, the fifteen year old Borger girl who went missing last Monday night has returned home to her family.
Graves, who left her home in the middle of the night a week ago, was spotted at a home owned by relatives of her alleged boyfriend, according to Debbie Goforth, the girlâ€™s mother. After police were contacted, says the mom, Graves panicked and left through a back exit, making her way back home around 1:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.
A mother of two from Connecticut has contacted the Borger News-Herald with a plea for her husband, Michael, who left home two weeks ago and has not returned.
â€śTwo weeks ago today my husband and my childrenâ€™s daddy got up to go to work, kissed and hugged me goodbye told me he loved me. He walked out the door and never came back...â€ť said Susan Cox of Kensington, CT, in a letter to the News-Herald.
A Borger mail carrier has been indicted on charges of tampering with U.S. mail.
Postal carrier Lesa Marie Stark is facing three separate charges related to her alleged abuse of the U.S. postal service. The first charge, Theft of Mail, alleges that Stark embezzled a Veteranâ€™s Administration prescription medication mailer from a resident on Pecan St..
Fifteen year old Melissa Graves has been missing since late Monday night.
The Borger High School sophomore is thought to have left her house sometime between 2:30 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. Tuesday morning.
Melissa is around 5'2" tall and weighs 97 lbs. She has long light-brown hair with blonde tips.
Her bottom lip is pierced in a "snakebite" fashion, where there are two piercings: one of each side about halfway between the center of the bottom lip and the corners of the mouth. She has double piercings in her ears and her navel is also pierced.
Officer Heredia spoke to seniors at Borger High School about his experience being in the military.
The third and fourth graders of Crockett Elementary treat the Veterans of Hutchinson County with flags and music.
A plane crash east of Amarillo resulted in three deaths early Monday morning.
According to Sr. Trooper Chris Ray of the Department of Public Safety, at around 2:00am the DPS received a report of a missing aircraft, a single-engine 1999 Raytheon B36TC.
The aircraft had been en route to Tradewind Airport in Amarillo when it was rerouted to Rick Husband, which it overflew. Air traffic controllers lost contact with the plane as it came around for a second landing attempt and a search for the aircraft began.
A Hutchinson County Grand Jury handed down an indictment last week on Brian Lee Garton of Fritch for an assault that occurred over the summer in Borger.
As stated in recently unsealed documents, Garton faces a 2nd degree felony charge of aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury for an incident in July that sent City of Borger Director of Public Works Ted B. Dodd to Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo in a coma.
Hutchinson County Fire Marshal Danny Richards has informed the Borger News-Herald that fire crews are en route to an explosion and fire on an oil rig north of Stinnett on the Turkey Track Ranch.
A grass fire has broken out and one vehicle is in flames. As of 4:15 fire crews were a quarter mile from the blaze.
More details as the story develops.
The well has been capped and the remaining flames are consuming two oil field vehicles and grass in the area. First report is that there have been no injuries. Crews remain on site to deal with remaining fires.