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February 7th, 2012
The City of Borger wants its citizens to â€śresolve to be readyâ€ť in times of emergency.
The city has become part of a new public mass information system, better known as PARIS (Panhandle Area Regional Information System).
The system has been in the design-build stage over the past year and was officially unveiled on Jan. 16 of this year. A region-wide media campaign began that day to encourage residents in the panhandle area to â€śResolve to Be Readyâ€ť by registering their contact information into the new regional system.
An attempt by three teenagers to outrun a state trooper early Sunday resulted in disastrous consequences.
Early Sunday morning around 2 a.m., three teenagers, Angel Jonathan Morales, 17, Francisco Calderon, Jr., 19, and Kevin Cardona. 17, led a state trooper on a highway pursuit.
According to Joe Medrano with the DPS office, the three were traveling on Phillips Road at an unsafe speed when the state trooper attempted to stop the vehicle.
The suspects fled, causing the vehicle to later spin out of control at the Phillips entrance.
Two Borger citizens were arrested on drug charges by the Borger Police Department Friday evening.
On Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, at approximately 8:34 a.m., Borger police officers responded to the 700 block of McGee Street in reference to an individual that was not supposed to be on the premises.
Upon arriving, officers made contact with Devin Michael Witt, 32, and Carrie Leann Smith, 35, both of Borger. After investigating the incident, it was found that Smith was not supposed to be on the premises, according to Lt. Anthony Griffin of the BPD.
On Saturday, Jan. 28, members of the Borger Middle School Honors Choir traveled to Tascosa High School in Amarillo to compete in the UIL Solo/Ensemble Contest. Congratulations to the following vocalists for receiving an excellent rating from their judge: Aiyanna Alvarado and Alexis Love. Congratulations to the following vocalists for being awarded a superior rating, earning them a medal: Rose Bennett, Jaiton Hernandez, Jessica Hiberd, Claire Huffine, Haley Marchman, Bethany Mikles, Laura Putts, Hannah Sharp, Haley Vinyard, and Paige Young.
Come out and enjoy some fried fish with the Knights of Columbus.
The Knights of Columbus 3558 will be hosting their 4th Annual Fish Fry on February 24th.
The meal will be an all-you-can-eat from 5:00 p.m. til 8:00 p.m. at the St .Johnâ€™s School Gym.
Advanced tickets are $8 or three for $20. Tickets at the door for sell for $9. Children 6-11 are $5 (no advance tickets) and 5 and under are free. Carry out will be available.
For further information contact Jim Stark at 898-5126.
The Hutchinson County United Way (HCUW) is looking for projects for their Day of Caring on April 28th.
The Day of Caring gives volunteers in the community an opportunity to come together to give their time and services to work on a one-time project in an effort to impact our communityâ€™s needs with tasks they are unable to perform themselves.
HCUW is asking people to submit project requests if they know of someone within the community who is elderly or disabled and in need of help with home improvement projects.
On Monday evening, the Hutchinson Country Hospital (HCHD) Board of Directors will gather for the regularly scheduled February meeting beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the GPCH Executive Board Room.
During the meeting, the board will take action on calling the election for the HCHD Board of Directors for precinct seats 2 and 4.
Other new business items on the agenda include: an audit report will be given by Baird, Kurtz, and Dodson (BKD) for the hospital district, action on the amount for the intergovernmental transfer, and the 1115 Waiver program.
Two of the candidates for Hutchinson County Sheriff shared their campaign platforms during the monthly meeting of the Hutchinson County Republican Women on Thursday.
Mickey Blackmon and James Qualls each spoke briefly to the crowd present. Fellow candidate Don Johnson was unable to attend due to illness.
Recently Hutchinson County Precinct Three received a donated previously leased F550 Ford Diesel truck from DCP Midstream to help aid grass fires throughout the Texas Panhandle.
The truck was donated to the Hutchinson County on November 30, 2011.
A Hutchinson County sheriffâ€™s deputy made a drug arrest in Fritch city limits Tuesday evening.
On Tuesday night, a vehicle was stopped in Fritch city limits on a traffic-related offense, according to Hutchinson County Sheriff Guy Rowh. The investigation resulted in a discovery of approximately 16 grams of a substance which tested positive for methamphetamine. Paraphernalia associated with controlled substance offenses was also discovered.