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February 15th, 2012

Commissioners court takes care of business

February 15, 2012

Hutchinson County Commissioners Court met Monday, February 13, 2012 in the Hutchinson County Courthouse.
The Commissioners approved the resolution that expands the scope of the Hutchinson County Volunteer Fire Department.
Hutchinson County Fire Marshal, Danny Richards spoke about the EOC volunteers and jobs they take on.
The state of Texas only recognizes three emergency response groups and they are Law Enforcement, EMS and the Fire Department. The EOC will be a part of the Hutchinson County Volunteer Fire Department.

February 14th

Assistance sought in copper wire thefts

February 14, 2012

The Hutchinson County Sheriff’s Office and Crime Stoppers are seeking assistance in reference to a large theft of copper wire in the northern region of Hutchinson County.
According to Lt. Anthony Griffin of the Borger Police Department, on two different occasions, one near the end of October 2011 and one near the end of January 2012, unknown person(s) have taken approximately 340 feet of copper wire, valued at approximately $4,500, not to include damages.
The suspect(s) have taken the copper wire off of agricultural irrigation systems, which destroys the irrigation system itself.

Prom Dress Consignment Sale Set for March 3

February 14, 2012

Do you have prom or banquet dresses you no longer need? Do you want to make a little extra cash? Are you looking for a prom or banquet dress at a fabulous price?
Faith Covenant Women’s Ministry will be hosting a Prom Dress Consignment Sale on Saturday, March 3rd from 10:00-2:00 at Faith Covenant Church, 1501 S. Florida. This will be the perfect place to find a dress for 8th grade formal, prom and spring banquets. Shoes will also be available. Because of the nature of the sale, all sales will be final and only cash will be accepted.

Borger Police Report

February 14, 2012

Borger Police Report
Feb. 10-12, 2012

Feb. 10, 2012
1000 block of North Cedar – report of suspicious person
300 block of Harbor Drive – report of suspicious activity
700 block of Deahl – alarm
900 block of Coble – followup
300 block of Romero, Fritch – report of harassment
1300 block of Francis – report of disturbance
600 block of Weatherly – followup
200 block of North Bryan – report of disturbance
100 block of West Grand – parking complaint
900 block of Parkway – report of theft
400 block of Harvey – assist agency
South End of Industrial Blvd – report of recovered property

Arson case solved through tip to Crime Stoppers

February 14, 2012

An arrest made pertaining to an arson that occurred back in mid-January was due to a Crime Stoppers tip.
Lt. Anthony Griffin of the Borger Police Department said that Crime Stoppers received a tip from an individual having information in reference to an arson that occurred on Jan. 20, 2012, in the 1000 block of East Sixth Street.
This tip/information led to law enforcement officers solving the case, including an arrest being made. Due to this tip from Crime Stoppers, the individual was awarded $1,000.

February 13th

Election season on the horizon

February 13, 2012

With spots on city councils, school boards, and other boards up for grabs, it is important for prospective candidates and voters to know dates pertaining to the upcoming election process.
Those interested in filing for a spot on the ballot have until 5 p.m. Monday, March 5 to do so. This is also the deadline for write-in candidates to file. It is also the last day to order a general election for May 12, 2012, the recommended date to appoint presiding and alternate judge, and the recommended date to order the lists of registered voters from the county voter registrar.

February 11th

BISD board approves employment of district staff

February 11, 2012

The employment of various administrative staff members in Borger ISD was approved by the district board Thursday evening.
The action was taken following a closed session. Among those getting their contracts renewed for the upcoming year were:
•Assistant principals – Michael Cano – Borger Middle School; Dede Conaway and Mandy Poer – Borger High School
•Business Manager – Faye Hooper
•Director of Athletics – Rusty Purser
•Director of HAC SSA – Patti Brown
•Director for Instruction and Federal Programs – DeLila Holder
•Executive Director of Personnel – Tony McCarthy

February 10th

Borger officials still investigating apartment fire

February 10, 2012

Borger officials are still investigating a fire that occurred at an abandoned apartment complex, but have ruled it as arson.

Teens arrested for setting of three different fires

February 10, 2012

Two teenagers were recently arrested for the intentional setting of three different fires.
On January 20, 2012, three fires occurred around 11 p.m. at Buttercup Day Care and City of Borger Government Housing.
According to Fire Marshal Jerry Langwell, the first fire occurred in one room at the day care, then two more were set in breezeways at the Housing Complex.
Two teenagers, ages 17 and 13, were arrested a week later for causing the three fires.
Due to the ages of the teenagers, no names were released.

February 9th

Applications for FPC Board of Regents positions being taken through March 5th

February 9, 2012

Applications to file for a place on the ballot for the 2012 Board of Regents election can be filed February 4th through March 5th in the President’s Office at Frank Phillips College.
There are three six-year terms and one four-year unexpired term.
Currently the at-large six-year term positions are held by Jay Campbell, Sandra Hilbert, and Dr. Shad Goldston. The four-year unexpired term is for the Spring Creek District, currently held by Tonya Moore.
The six-year terms are elected at-large and the candidate must be a resident of the College District.

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