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January 18th, 2012
Wildfires broke out in Bunavista and near Skellytown on Monday.
The first fire happened at 11:58 a.m. on Highway 136 between Wal-Mart and Bunavista.
A total of 10 firefighters responded to the scene and extinguished the fire within 45 minutes.
Borger Fire Marshal Jerry Langwell stated the fire caused damage to eight acres of land.
The cause of the fire is still undetermined at this time.
Later that afternoon, another fire happened near Skellytown, causing damage to about 68 acres.
Langwell said Borger Fire Department responded at 1:36 p.m. for mutual aid.
On Saturday, January 14, 2012, Hutchinson County native Amie Kuykendall, 32, was fatally shot by husband Alan Kuykendall, 47, in their home.
The two lived in Moore County at the time of the shooting. Kuykendall was placed in Moore County Jail after the incident Saturday night.
At the time of the shooting Mrs. Kuykendall was arguing with her husband around 10:35 p.m., investigators said.
On Thursday afternoon, the Borger Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors will hear presentations by two local businesses involving expansion projects.
Mike Brandvik of Brandvik Pipe and Equipment and representatives from Global Frontline Solutions will come before the EDC Board with expansion projects.
The EDC Board is expected to discuss and take action on both projects, according to the EDCâ€™s January meeting agenda.
A Borger man has been sentenced to 18 years for drug possession.
On Tuesday, Jan. 10, Patrick Fitzhugh Zachary, 40, of Borger, pled guilty and was convicted of Possession of a Controlled Substance, 2nd Degree Felony and was sentenced to 18 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
Zacharyâ€™s punishment range was enhanced to a 1st degree felony punishment due to a 1997 previous drug conviction.
An arrest was made Friday for possession of drug paraphernalia in Fritch. On Friday, January 13, 2012, the Fritch Police Department arrested Michael Beams, 52, at 300 S. Hoyne in Fritch. After his arrest Beams was charged with a Class C misdemeanor and later released on bond.
Chief of Police Kirk Coker said on Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, other criminal activity was spotted near the house on Hoyne and a warrant was issued for Beamsâ€™ arrest. Chief Coker commended his officers for doing outstanding work.
The Borger City Council is set to meet this Tuesday.
The council will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 17, 2012, in the city council chambers of Borger City Hall, 600 North Main.
Action will be taken to amend the water pricing agreements of the following companies:
a) Sid Richardson Carbon Company â€“ Amendment #7
b) Degussa Engineered Carbons â€“ Amendment #3
The Borger Police Department is continuing its aggressive enforcement campaign pertaining to targeting illegal narcotics and other problem areas within the city.
According to Lt. Anthony Griffin of the BPD, the latest efforts in this aggressive enforcement campaign, which is being conducted by the departmentâ€™s criminal investigations division, has already resulted in the arrest of four local residents for possession of illegal narcotics.
Those arrested so far as a result of this campaign are as follows:
VFW Post 1789 recently made a donation on behalf of the Hutchinson County Junior Livestock Association for its upcoming stock show. Present for the giving of the donation were Ron Marshall and Joe Childress of the VFW, Sarah Ratliff, sales committee chair for the association; stock show participants Jess Shields, Fletcher Moneymaker, Megan Prall, Ashby McWilliams, and Leah Stroud; Robert Malone, VFW Quartermaster, and Donald Depew of the VFW.
The Borger ISD board of trustees will be meeting Tuesday evening.
The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, in the board room of the BISD administration building, 200 East Ninth.
The board will administer the oath of office to new board member Bill Myers, who will be filling the spot recently vacated by longtime member Johnny Rusten. A public hearing will also be held on the AEIS report for 2010-11.
Campus and district reports will be given on Borger Middle School, Crockett Elementary School, and Paul Belton Early Childhood Center.
Jan. 6, 2012
1200 block of Del Coronado â€“ warrant service
1000 block of Harrington â€“ alarm
600 block of California â€“ report of identity theft
Kmart â€“ motorist assist
400 block of Alabama â€“ report of criminal mischief
1000 block of North Cedar â€“ report of traffic accident
600 block of Weatherly â€“ assist agency
207 and 1551 â€“ report of traffic accident
200 block of Sage Mesa, Fritch â€“ report of disturbance
100 block of East Ocla â€“ report of criminal mischief
100 block of Medical Drive â€“ followup
Allsups â€“ assist agency
800 block of South Robey, Fritch â€“ report of disturbance