Archive - 2013 - News Article
In the wake of the West, Tx nitrogen plant disaster, we look in our own backyard to learn what Hutchinson County is doing to prepare for a disaster. Danny Richards of the Hutchinson County Emergency Operations Center says that there are many things you can do to prepare yourself for the few concerns that Agrium could face. "Our biggest concern is a release of anhydrous ammonia, not an explosion". Shelter In Place is the program Hutchinson County has prepared, which means simply close your doors and windows and shut off your air conditioning.
FRITCH - A family disagreement took a violent turn in Fritch on Sunday.
According to Chief Deputy James Qualls of the Hutchinson County Sheriff's Office, the incident occurred in the 200 block of Pawnee in Fritch.
During an argument, a fight took place in which Brent Dickinson, 39, was shot twice. When deputies arrived at the scene, with the assistance of the Fritch Police Department and officers from the National Park Service, Duane Wood, 57, was arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon (family violence).
AMARILLO â€” As traffic increases along Texas roadways because of our booming population, fatal crashes are on the rise. In an effort to curb the trend, the Texas Department of Transportationâ€™s Amarillo District was joined today by the city of Amarillo, The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), and the Associated General Contractors of Texas (AGC) to ask the public to Be Safe. Drive Smart, in recognition of National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 15-19. TxDOTâ€™s Be Safe. Drive Smart. campaign reminds drivers to slow down, stay alert and observe traffic signs when approaching work zones.
Members of the Fritch Area Chamber of Commerce will be holding their annual banquet on Saturday, April 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Sanford-Fritch Junior High School Cafeteria. Tickets for the event will be $20 per person. Children 8 years old and under will be admitted at no charge.
The deadline to purchase tickets for the $20 price is Monday, April 15. Tickets will be available at the door for $25 per person.
Two cars and a school bus were involved in a wreck late Wednesday afternoon that can only be described as a freak accident.
A 2004 red Chevrolet Avalanche pickup, driven by Mark Steven Lilley, 62, of Borger, was parked facing eastbound in the parking lot of Realife Church on Coronado Circle. A 2006 Silver Suzuki Forenza, driven by Ana Valencia Velazquez, 32, of Borger, was parking facing northbound behind Lilleyâ€™s vehicle, according to Lt. Anthony Griffin of Borger PD.
St. John's Catholic Church will hold its annual spaghetti dinner this Sunday. Serving will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dine-in and take-out is available. Adult tickets are $8 in advance and $9 at the door and child tickets are $3 in advance and $4 at the door. The church is located at 201 St. John's Road in Borger.
The Amarillo Youth Choirs organization will present its Spring Concert at the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 South Buchanan, on May 5, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. This concert is open to the public and admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children 8 and under. All six Amarillo Youth Choirs, Inc. ensembles will perform at the concert. Music being performed will include selections such as Pergolesiâ€™s â€śAlleluia!
From Borger Police Department:
On Wednesday afternoon, April 10, 2013, the Borger Police Department served a First Degree Felony Arrest Warrant and Search Warrant at Elemental Trading, located at 703 W. 10th St.
The Warrant Execution was a BPD operation and was supported by other area Law Enforcement; including Hansford County, City of Fritch, Borger Fire Marshal's Office, and the Hutchinson County Sheriff's Department.
Drew Alexander Pollock, 27, of Pampa was arrested.
The investigation is ongoing, with further arrests being possible.
Green chili burgers are on the menu for the Borger Rotary Clubâ€™s upcoming Youth Exchange Program Fund Raiser on Sat., Apr. 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tickets are $8 each and the meal will be held at the Borger Elks Lodge located at 200 Opal.
The meal includes a green chili burger, fries, a cookie and a drink.
Tickets are available at the Borger News-Herald, 207 N. Main, or call Rotary President Shawnda Molinar at 231-7217.
The Amarillo Zoo will host an all day event celebrating Earth Day on Saturday, April 20th from 9:30am to 3:00pm. Guest of all ages will learn what they can do to improve the life on earth for all living creatures at discovery stations located throughout the Zoo. Guests can explore over 20 exhibits including water conservation, attracting bluebirds, regionally and globally endangered wildlife, plight of the Texas horned lizard, turtle conservation, xeriscaping, bat conservation and more!