Archive - Feb 2013 - News Article
For one local young man, the use of the drug K2 almost cost him his life.
Brandon Gibbs shared his story to kick off the town hall meeting held Thursday night at Borger High School on the issue of synthetic drugs. He said he wanted to educate people on the dangers and what such drugs can do to people.
â€śI want to give all the glory to God that Iâ€™m here and that I can give my testimony today, because I really shouldnâ€™t be here,â€ť he said. â€śI really shouldnâ€™t be alive right now.â€ť
The community-wide Health Fair will be held on April 12th on the Frank Phillips College Campus in the Access and Innovation Building. The Health Fair committee urges each citizen and business to mark this date on their calendar and make an effort to attend to gain knowledge on health, safety and wellness practices and take part in various screenings that will be offered.
Two brothers who have made great contributions to the world of the arts will be named to the Borger ISD Honor Wall this Saturday.
John Bayless and Daniel Bayless will be honored in a special ceremony, set for 2 p.m. Saturday, March 2, 2013, in the auditorium foyer at Borger High School.
John is a 1971 graduate of Borger High School and was born here. He started playing piano by ear at the age of four. His mother, who was a singer and musician, was his first teacher. His childhood heroes were Leonard Bernstein and Liberace.
Tonight is the night.
The town hall meeting pertaining to the synthetic drug issue will be held at Borger High School to accommodate the large crowd that is expected for the event. The event time is 6:30 p.m. this evening. The meeting will be a time of discussion and information for local citizens about the problem of synthetic drugs and what is being done at the federal and state levels.
The Borger Chamber of Commerce Board recently met to make plans for the upcoming year. Residents are encouraged to take note of these major event dates and make calendar plans ahead of time to take part in these events.
2-27-13 Collice Price was arrested on felony warrant #10927 â€“ Theft Prop>=$1500<$20k and two out of county warrants.
Have a warrant? Well, this Friday is the last day to take care of them or you will be found and taken into custody.
If warrants are not taken care of by Friday officers will go to door-to-door to homes and workplaces and placing people for unattended warrants under arrest, who then will see the judge the next morning
This event is known at the Great Texas Warrant Round Up, which comes once each year through the Texas enforcement and municipal courts.
It is time for Borger to select a Citizen of the Year. For 22 years the Borger Chamber of Commerce has honored a local citizen by selecting them as Citizen of the Year. The general public is encouraged to submit nominations for this award. A nominee may be from an organization or from the community at large.
A little warm up is in store for Thursday, even though temperatures remain below average for this time of year. Highs will climb into the middle 40s under mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies. Winds will be a little lighter blowing from the north and northwest at 5-15 mph.
Borger Police Report
Feb. 23-25, 2013
Feb. 23, 2013
136 & 1559 - reckless driver (traffic)
Holmes Pharmacy - house/business check
Otasco (Wilson and Main) - house/business check
R and R Sheet Metal - house/business check
100 block of West Jefferson - house/business check
3rd & Whittenburg - field interview
Conner Industries (Bunton) - house/business check
El Zarape (Main and Texas) - house/business check
Disco (Main and Potter) - house/business check
100 block of Medical - welfare check
100 block of Cottonwood - assist agency
100 block of South Main - alarm