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May 14th, 2012

Nine individuals charged in drug ring

May 14, 2012

DEA, FBI and panhandle law enforcement agencies assisted in a drug bust that occurred at several homes and businesses around the area on Thursday, May 10, 2012.
Nine citizens from Dumas and Borger were charged with conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance after a investigation conducted from June 2010-May 2012.

Council to swear in new member

May 14, 2012

The Borger City Council will be swearing in a new member at its upcoming meeting.
The meeting is set for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, 2012, in the city council chambers of Borger City Hall, 600 North Main.
The council will act on a resolution canvassing the returns and declaring results of a city officer’s election. It will also act to recognize Leon DeWeese for his six years of service as a council member, as well as the years given in service as a city employee.

Blood drive scheduled for June 7

May 14, 2012

Feel the power of saving a life on June 7th by donating your blood to the Coffee Memorial Blood Center.
Coffee Memorial Blood Center will have staff on hand for local residents to give blood from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 7th, at the Union Hall, located at 111 East Coolidge.
A photo ID or donor card is required to donate, and donors must be at least 17 years of age to be eligible to give blood.

Votes in for council elections in Borger and Stinnett

May 14, 2012

The votes are in for the Borger and Stinnett City Council elections, and the people have spoken.
According to an unofficial vote tally, Brandy Callahan will be the newest member of the Borger City Council. She will be filling Place One on the council, which is being vacated by current council member Leon DeWeese, who did not run for reelection.
Callahan received 241 votes in the election over challenger Willy Adams, who received 195. She will be sworn in to the council at its upcoming meeting Tuesday.

Early voting begins in primary election

May 14, 2012

The time to begin voting in the primary election has finally arrived!
Early voting in the primary election begins May 14 and will run through May 25. Voting hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Designated early voting places are as follows:
*Hutchinson County Annex Building, 500 Main, Stinnett
*Hutchinson County Annex, 1400 Veta, Borger
*Fritch Library Community Room, 205 North Cornell, Fritch
The last day to apply for a ballot by mail (received, not postmarked) is May 22, 2012.

Officials bust alleged drug ring

May 14, 2012

Law enforcement agencies this week busted an alleged Amarillo, Dumas and Borger drug ring with ties to the metroplex.
The DEA, FBI and panhandle law enforcement agencies assisted in a drug bust at several homes and businesses in those towns.
As of Thursday, May 10, nine people have been arrested and others may be arrested in the future.
Five homes in Dumas were searched and homes in Amarillo and Borger were investigated as part of the operation.
According to Kathy Colvin of the United States Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Texas, nothing has been publicly filed yet.

May 11th

Election time is here!

May 11, 2012

The time to elect members to the Borger and Stinnett City Councils is officially here.
Election Day is set for tomorrow, May 12. Borger residents will be electing a new citizen to represent the Borger City Council in Place One as current council member Leon DeWeese is stepping down. Seeking the spot are businesswoman Brandy Callahan and Eternal Light Church Pastor William Adams.

Officials respond to Wednesday collision

May 11, 2012

A minivan and motorcycle were involved in a collision Wednesday.
Officers and EMS were called out to the 1100 block of of S. Cedar around 5 p.m. on May 9 to assist two victims involved in a crash.
Driving a gray Chevrolet Venture Mini Van, James Lacefield, 64, failed to yield the right-of- way when Jody Holt, 31, driving a black Suzuki motorcycle and traveling at an unsafe speed, crashed into the van, according to Lt. Anthony Griffin of the Borger Police Department.

May 10th

Borgan arrested after lengthy standoff

May 10, 2012

A Borger resident was arrested after a lengthy standoff Tuesday afternoon.
On Tuesday, detectives with the Borger Police Department received a tip from a concerned citizen that a wanted subject was at a residence located at 114 Kiekbusch Street, according to Lt. Anthony Griffin of the BPD.
Once detectives confirmed and verified the tip, they traveled to the residence on Kiekbusch to serve an arrest warrant on Matthew Scott Whitmire, 27, of Borger. Officers tried to make contact with Whitmire, but he would not come to the door.

Lights. Camera. Action.

May 10, 2012

A professional musical theatre production looks like it may be coming to Borger this summer. On Tuesday afternoon, the Borger Economic Development Board of Directors approved providing chat productions with a grant which will assist the company as it prepares to film its first major production “Kissless, the musical” in Borger through most of July and early August.

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