Archive - 2013 - News Article
Registration for the Fire Service Exploring program will be Thursday, December 12th, 7pm at the Borger Fire Department located at 200 N. Cedar. This program is open to young men and women ages 14 (and completed the 8th grade) and not yet 21 years old.
AUSTIN â€“ Gov. Rick Perry today issued an emergency proclamation directing additional state resources to prepare for a severe winter storm system that is moving across Texas. The governor yesterday activated the Texas Military Forces to preposition assets in preparation for the storm.
â€śAs this winter storm makes its way across the state, I urge all those in the affected communities to closely monitor the storm and prepare for dangerous weather conditions,â€ť Gov. Perry said. â€śWe will continue to take the necessary actions to make state resources available to assist affected areas.â€ť
The Rainbow Room so far has sponsored 150 kids in the panhandle and still have kids that are in need. Call Diane Hicks at 220-5111 to get information on sponsoring a child for Christmas.
The Borger News Herald presents a check for $1200 to the Waggoner Foundation.
The Christmas Parade is today at 6:00pm.
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.