Archive - Jan 2013 - News Article
Borger Police Report
Jan 23-27, 2013
Jan 23, 2013
400 block of Tristram - alarm
800 block of North Main - prowler
6th & Whittenburg - suspicious vehicle
North Circle Skate - suspicious activity
McGee and Grand - field interview
Sterling and Western - field interview
600 block of East Tenth - open door/window
100 block of East Adams - alarm
Adams and Harvey - field interview
1000 block of Tyler - traffic escort
The Bridge - followup
Elise - recovered property
FM 1551 @ Hwy 207 - reckless driver (traffic)
1200 block of Indiana - alarm
1200 block of Cooley - harassment
Underage drinking has become more of a problem over the years.
According to raw data from the Borger Police Department Record system, the number of minors charged with possession, consumption, and driving under the influence has almost doubled since 2011 and 2012.
In 2011, there were 100 minors charged and in 2012, the number increased to 176 in Borger alone.
For more on this story, see the Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, edition of the Borger News-Herald.
The City of Stinnett is facing new changes.
At last weekâ€™s city council meeting, Police Chief Marie Farbro was released from duty during an open session. She was released for â€śwork performance issues.â€ť
Farbro has been part of the Stinnett Police since 2007 and police chief for almost two years. City Manager Mark Anderson has stepped up to fill this position until a new chief has been found.
Another change the city has seen is the resignation of Matt Daffer, Public Works Director. Daffer was Public Works Director for a year.
Colder air will move from the northeast toward the southwest on Thursday dropping high temperatures for the majority of the High Plains closer to the 30-year average high this time of the year (51 degrees) by late day. The wind will blow from the northeast at speeds averaging 5-15 mph during the morning before shifting to the south in the afternoon at the same average speeds. Skies will be partly to occasionally mostly cloudy on Thursday.
On Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, the concession stand will open at the dome at 8 a.m.
The opening flag ceremony will be at 8:45 a.m. and the goat show will follow at 9 a.m. immediately followed by the lamb show.
The steer show will take place at 11 a.m.
Steer pictures will be taken after the steer show.
The presentation of Hustler Buckles will take place, and the swine show will take place at 1 p.m.
Following the swine show will be the retiring of the flag, and the concession stand will close at 10 p.m. that evening.
Weâ€™ll get a little taste of spring today with temperatures climbing to around 70Â°! Not only will it be mild, it will also be supremely sunny with only a light west to southwest wind blowing between 5 and 15 mph! Hopefully you can spare a few moments to step outside and enjoy the weather today!
It is against the law to sell or give away animals on public property.
According to Animal Control supervisor Betsy Parks citizens cannot sell animals or even give them away on public priorities such as street corners, off of right-of-ways, school properties, parking lots (this included Wal-Mart parking lot) etc.
For more information on this story, pick up a copy of Tuesday's edition of the Borger News-Herald.
Borger police arrested Charles Colby Griffin, 25, on Jan. 15, 2013 for for Delivery of a Controlled Substance; Methamphetamines; in an amount Greater than Four Grams but Less than Two Hundred Grams, which is a Felony of the First Degree. The Felony can and may result in a Punishment by Imprisonment in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Prison System for Life or any term not more than 99 years or less than 5 years, as well as a fine not to exceed $10,000.00.
For more on this story, pick up a copy of Monday's edition of the Borger News-Herald.
A Borger hotel has received a special honor.
Borger Ambassador Inn was named the 14th Top Bargain in the TripAdvisor Travelersâ€™ Choice awards.
To read more, pick up a copy of today's edition of the Borger News-Herald.
The Coffee Memorial Blood Center reported 104 donations from the Borger Community Blood Drive held Thursday at the Union Hall in Borger.