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February 29th, 2012

Officials seeking answers on weekend fire

February 29, 2012

Local officials are seeking answers pertaining to an abandoned house fire that occurred last weekend in Borger.
At 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, a fire broke in an abandoned house in the 300 block of Birdie Avenue, according to Lt. Anthony Griffin of the Borger Police Department.
He said the fire was fueled by strong winds pushing to the north. The fire threw embers into nearby yards, which started several other small fires, which threatened the majority of the houses in the subdivision.

Casey Aylor memorial ride set for April 28

February 29, 2012

Even though it is still close to two months away, planning is underway for this year’s Casey Aylor Memorial Motorcycle Ride.
The ride is set to be held on Saturday, April 28, 2012. Proceeds will benefit Hutchinson County Cares, Inc., which is a non-profit children’s charity organization.
The registration fee is $30 per rider, and the cost is $5 for a one-time extra draw. The fee will include the best and worst poker hand.

February 28th

Borger Police Report

February 28, 2012

Borger Police Report
Feb. 24-26, 2012

Feb. 24, 2012
FM 1551 and Willowick – report of traffic accident
Stephens & Cedar – report of traffic accident
1500 block of South Main – report of harassment
1300 block of Baker – report of criminal mischief
Clayton & Finger – report of traffic accident
1200 block of Thompson – report of lost/found property
900 block of Elmore – report of harassment
1100 block of North Hedgecoke – welfare check
Carpenter & Bowman – report of disturbance
100 block of Fairview – report of disorderly conduct
700 block of East Sixth – report of harassment

Voter registration cards delayed

February 28, 2012

Due to ongoing redistricting litigation, the mailing of new voter registrations has been delayed.
In the absence of approved interim redistricting maps, county voter registration officials in many officials cannot finalize electoral precincts for the purpose of conducting elections.
All previously-issued voter registration certificates expired on Dec. 31, 2011, but only the cards have expired. Voter registrations do remain valid. Voters, who are currently registered, but:

Christa Newman heading to state pageant

February 28, 2012

Even though Christa Newman passed her Miss Tri-City crown to Holly Jones Saturday night, her pageant adventure has only begun!
At the Miss Tri-City pageant festivities, Newman was awarded the title of Miss Texas Panhandle 2012. She will be competing this July in the Miss Texas America Pageant.
Newman, who is 18 years old and a 2011 graduate of Sanford-Fritch High School, is the daughter of David and Mickey Newman and has one brother Jacob Aaron.

Sentencing date set for Amy Fernandez

February 28, 2012

A sentencing date has been set for Amy Fernandez.
Ordered by Judge Mary Lou Robinson, on Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, Fernandez’s sentencing date is set for Wednesday, Feb.29, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. in the U.S. Courthouse, 2nd Floor Courtroom, 205 E. 5th St., Amarillo, TX before Judge Robinson.

February 27th

Crews respond to fire near Electric City

February 27, 2012

A grass fire broke out in the Electric City area on Friday afternoon.
On Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, at 1:10 p.m., a grass fire occurred in the bed of the Canadian River at Electric City. The fire resulted in damage to 50 acres. According to Borger Fire Marshal Jerry Langwell, the fire occurred due to electrical power lines.
Borger, Hutchinson County, Fritch, Stinnett, and Crutch Ranch Fire Departments responded to the scene. No injuries were reported. All fire departments left the scene around 6:30 p.m.

February 24th

Miss Tri-City pageant set for Saturday

February 24, 2012

Borger Lions Club makes 38 years of pageants possible

Several young ladies will be walking the stage this weekend as contestants at the 38th Annual Miss Tri-City Area Hutchinson County Scholarship Pageant, sponsored by the Borger Noon Lions Club.

Borger’s 86th birthday just around the corner!

February 24, 2012

Several young ladies will be walking the stage this weekend as contestants at the 38th Annual Miss Tri-City Area Hutchinson County Scholarship Pageant, sponsored by the Borger Noon Lions Club.
The pageant will be held Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, at 6:30 p.m in the Frank Phillips College Auditorium. This year’s scholarships awarded for the winners will be $ 500 for West Texas A&M University, $3,135 for Oklahoma Panhandle State University(equivalent of one full academic year waiver), $500 for Amarillo College and $500 for Clarendon College.

February 23rd

Borger PD submits racial profiling report

February 23, 2012

Michelle Berry
Managing Editor
editor@borgernewsherald.com
The Borger Police Department’s racial profiling report for 2011 has been approved by the Borger City Council.
Captain Bruce Roberts of the BPD presented the report to the council at its regular meeting Tuesday. He said BPD, in accordance with the Texas Racial Profiling Law, has been collecting police contact data in compliance with the law.

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