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April 16th, 2012

Borger ISD issues statement regarding balloon incident

April 16, 2012

The Borger Independent School District has issued a statement regarding a balloon incident that occurred at Borger High School prior to spring break.
BISD Superintendent Chance Welch said that since the incident was originally reported, all leads have been thoroughly investigated.
“For the past three weeks, a crime stoppers award has been offered, which resulted in one tip,” he said. “No evidence has been obtained related to the original report.”
Welch said the investigation is ongoing.

April 14th

FPC board to meet Monday

April 14, 2012

On Monday afternoon, the Frank Phillips College Board of Regents will take action on giving the college the permission to sell a 2006 Featherlite 53’ specialty, double slide-out semi-trailer and a 2001 Freight Liner, Century Class truck during their April board meeting.
The semi-trailer and truck were used as a mobile classroom unit by the college to provide training and classes away from the main campus.
The board will also take action on approving the sale of three properties owned by the college in Hutchinson County.

Browns: Don’t drive under the influence of your social life

April 14, 2012

Why would a wrecked pickup truck be pulled around the country with bumper stickers that read B.U.S.T (Buckle-Up, Stop Texting) or TXT & DRVNG - KLLER IDEA?
The R.A.B.. (Remember Alex Brown Foundation) is being promoted nationwide by her parents and sister. Johnny Mac, Jeanne Brown and their younger daughter Katrina delivered a heart-wrenching presentation to the public Thursday afternoon at Frank Phillips College.
The Brown Family, from Wellman, Texas, near Brownfield, have been featured on Extreme Makeover Home Edition, and the Oprah Winfrey Show.

April 13th

Borger man involved in tractor accident

April 13, 2012

On Friday, local citizen Tommy Hooper was involved in a tractor accident.
Borger emergency crews responded to the call on April 13, 2012 at 5:10 p.m. on the 200 block of Evergreen.
According to Fire Marshal Jerry Langwell, he was attempting to pull a tree stump out of the ground when the tractor flipped over and landed on top of him. Emergency crews worked close to 30 minutes to lift the tractor and free Hooper, before he was transported by Lifestar to an Amarillo hospital. Hooper suffered a broken arm and body trauma in the accident, but is reportedly in stable condition.

Borger Police Report

April 13, 2012

Borger Police Report
April 11, 2012

600 block of West Wilson – report of disturbance
1500 block of Canyon – report of suspicious vehicle
200 block of Ozmer – alarm
100 block of North McGee – report of prowler
400 block of Monroe – report of disturbance
300 block of South Hoyne, Fritch – report of open door/window
1700 block of South Cedar – report of abandoned vehicle
300 block of West Sixth – report of disorderly conduct
300 block of South Hedgecoke – traffic escort
300 block of North Main – report of lost/found property
900 block of Western – report of harassment

Volunteers needed for Day of Caring

April 13, 2012

Volunteers are needed for the upcoming United Way Day of Caring.
This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, April 28. Activities will begin at 7:30 a.m. at Huber Park with coffee and breakfast. Teams will depart at 8 a.m. to begin work on their designated projects.
Teri Hogue, who works with the Hutchinson County United Way, said the Day of Caring is a special day when companies and individuals come together to complete projects that benefit people within the community.

April 12th

An Evening of Hail

April 12, 2012

On Wednesday, Hutchinson County saw its first major supercell thunderstorm in nearly two years, producing several funnel clouds, golfball sized hail, and five inches of rain in the Fritch area.
According to Hutchinson County Fire Marshal Danny Richards, the storm started forming south of the Fritch area at around 2:30 p.m. where he remained stationary for several hours.
The lack of movement in the storm led to part of Fritch reporting five inches of rain and caused to Highway 136 between Fritch and Amarillo to be closed for one hour, at around 7:30 p.m. due to flooding.

Borger Trash Bash seeing great success

April 12, 2012

The Borger Trash Bash is underway, and citizens have been stepping up to the plate.
According to reports thus far, as of 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, 26.5 tons of trash have been dumped since the start of the event on Monday. There have also been a large number of tires disposed of as well.
Through Saturday, county residents can bring their trash to the transfer station to be disposed of for free. Tire disposal is also an available service during Trash Bash Week.

April 11th

Borger Police Report

April 11, 2012

Borger Police Report
April 8, 2012
152 East of City Limits – report of theft
9th & Cedar – report of traffic accident
100 block of Medical Drive – report of disturbance
100 block of Medical Drive – followup
Hwy 136 (Old Pantex) – report of traffic accident
300 block of Estireno – assist agency
200 block of West Tenth – report of suspicious person
1300 block of Clayton – report of disorderly conduct
1300 block of Clayton – report of disorderly conduct
700 block of Roosevelt – report of disturbance
100 block of Cottonwood – report of criminal mischief

Coker yet to issue statement on dismissal

April 11, 2012

The recently dismissed Fritch Chief of Police has yet to issue a statement pertaining to his Monday dismissal.
Kirk Coker, who was dismissed from the position on Monday, told the Borger News-Herald that he has to consult with his attorney before making any type of statement.
He promised to keep the BNH updated with any possible news.
Monte Leggett, Chief Administrator for the Fritch Police Department, confirmed on Monday afternoon that Coker was no longer with the Fritch Police Department.

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