Archive - Jan 2013 - News Article
During the holidays thereâ€™s a lot of talk about drinking and driving.
But another less discussed cause of serious accidents and fatalities on the road involves people who are driving fatigued and fall asleep at the wheel.
In a sleep-deprived country like ours, you can bet there are plenty of people driving who shouldnâ€™t be.
Fatigue behind the wheel can also cause delayed reactions and poor judgment calls, such as overlooking a stop sign or a red light, or drivers not realizing they have drifted into oncoming traffic.
January is National Blood Donor Month. In the spirit of this month, local residents are encouraged to come out and give the gift of life.
The Borger Community Blood Drive is set to take place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Union Hall here in Borger, located at 111 East Coolidge.
All eligible donors who present to donate will receive a M*A*S*H* 2013 shirt in appreciation for giving the gift of life.
A photo ID or donor card is required, and donors must be at least 17 years of age to participate.
Fran Braden and Darla Harriman with Jane Phillips Society presented a check for classroom supplies for the Crockett and Gateway School teachers. Accepting the check is Rachel Hughett, teacher. Those in attendance also were Superintendent Chance Welch, Mr. Jayson Hataway, Principal of Crockett School, Judy Riggle, Brenda Lowry, and Amber Byerly.
PHOTO BY DON RICE
Borger Police Report
Jan. 4-6, 2013
Boyd and Sterling - suspicious vehicle
100 block of North Florida - suspicious vehicle
200 block of Hedgecoke - suspicious vehicle
200 block of North McGee - house/business check
400 block of East Tenth - disorderly conduct
1300 block of West Wilson - alarm
300 block of Carolina - suspicious vehicle
500 block of North Circle - suspicious vehicle
1400 block of Hazelwood - assault
100 block of West Tenth - theft
800 block of Wisconsin, Fritch - warrant service
1300 block of Potter - parking complaint
The Snack Pack 4 Kids program is seeing success in the Borger area.
The mission of the program is to end weekend hunger for children living in the Texas panhandle by providing a backpack filled with kid friendly snacks each Friday of the school year. Borger Independent School District is among 15 school districts in the area participating in the program, and has been doing so since late 2012.
Murder charges have been filed in the death of a woman in Lefors.
On Jan. 3, 2013, Texas Rangers served an arrest warrant for Joshua Keith Rigo, 28, of Amarillo, on the charge of murder, a felony of the first degree, in the death of Kristi Dawn Slatten, 42.
According to Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Daniel Hawthorne, Rigo was in custody in the Carson County Jail for the original charge of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
His bond was set at $300,000 and he remains in custody at the Carson County Jail.
The citizens of Borger have seen a few freezes, a couple of inches of snow, and temperatures below 20 degrees.
This winter can get really cold if your home isnâ€™t properly prepared.
According to Wes Reeves of Xcel Energy, there are plenty of ways to keep your home warm.
An area resident wants to warn fellow citizens about a Medicare scam that she experienced this week.
Delvha Ennis said she received a call around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday from someone claiming to be a Medicare representative.
Ennis said she was told by the man that he was just checking her identification so Medicare could deposit checks for her. He then asked what bank she did business with, and she gave this information.
(DPS RELEASE) - On Jan. 1, 2013, at approximately 12:20 p.m., the Gray County Sheriffâ€™s Office received a 911 call in reference to a residence in Lefors, Texas. Gray County Sheriffâ€™s deputies responded to the location and found a deceased woman, later identified as 42-year-old Kristi Dawn Slatten.
Deputies found evidence of foul play and secured the scene. The Gray County Sheriffâ€™s Department requested that the Texas Rangers assist with the investigation. It was determined that the victimâ€™s Chevrolet Avalanche was missing. A warrant was issued for the stolen vehicle.
Abby Price, Taylor Hall, Cody Hamm, Kyler Downs, and Caden Downs prepare to make the dive into the pool at the Borger Community Activity Center.
PHOTO BY DON RICE