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January 6th, 2012

Christmas Spirit home of Hutchinson County

January 6, 2012

Throughout December, the Borger News Herald held an online photo contest on which house in Hutchinson County displayed the most Christmas Spirit.
This year, the people throughout the county did a great job decorating their homes showing that the Christmas Spirit was alive and well in Hutchinson County.
With over 400 votes cast, the winner of this year's contest with 140 votes was located at 208 Cimarron in Borger.
Look for a new photo contest on the Borger News Herald website later in January.

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Borger News Herald

Borger Police Report

January 6, 2012

Borger Police Report
Jan. 2, 2012

500 block of Michigan – report of harassment
1000 block of North Cedar – report of suspicious person
600 block of California – report of criminal mischief
200 block of West Coolidge – report of suspicious activity
900 block of Harrington – animal call
1300 block of Potter – report of disturbance
800 block of Lee – report of theft
100 block of Turner – report of harassment
600 block of Elizabeth – report of sexual assault
900 block of Western – report of disorderly conduct
1300 block of Baker – report of disturbance

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Borger News Herald

HCUW to offer community focus grants

January 6, 2012

The Hutchinson County United Way is offering community focus grants to non-profit organizations.
HCUW is now accepting applications for this program. Any 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that is not currently a United Way Program Provider may apply for funding.
In July of 2010, HCUW gave community focus grants to the Borger Satellite Workshop, The Bridge, Buttercup House, Eastern TX Panhandle Red Cross, Golden Spread Council (Boy Scouts), High Plains Helping Hand, HC Child Welfare Board, and Stinnett Little League.

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Borger News Herald

January 5th

Borger residents plead guilty in drug case

January 5, 2012

Three Borger, Texas, residents indicted in November 2011 on various offenses related to narcotics trafficking and gambling pleaded guilty in federal court in Amarillo,on Jan 5, 2012, before U.S. District Judge Mary Lou Robinson.

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Borger News Herald

Don Rice to celebrate 50 years with BNH

January 5, 2012

One of the most familiar faces of the Borger News-Herald is celebrating a significant milestone this year!
Don Rice will be celebrating 50 years as the photographer for the BNH this March. He came to work for the paper in 1962.
In his honor, the BNH is doing a special section featuring some of his most prominent photos from the decades he has been on staff here. However, the BNH plans to take it one step further, and this will require help from you!

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Borger News Herald

New Year’s Eve robbery under investigation by BPD

January 5, 2012

Borger PD is seeking answers in connection with a robbery that occurred on New Year’s Eve.
The robbery occurred the morning of Saturday, December 31, 2011 around 7 a.m. at Allsup’s 416 W. Wilson. Lieutenant Anthony Griffin stated three employees were inside during the incident at the rear of the store, and one employee was taking out the trash through the back door.

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Borger News Herald

January 4th

Borger Police Report

January 4, 2012

Borger Police Report
Dec. 29, 2011

1500 block of South Main – report of criminal mischief
700 block of South McGee – report of suspicious vehicle
1400 block of South Main – report of suspicious vehicle
1400 block of South Cedar – report of building burglary
1300 block of Jim Hall – meet complainant/public service
200 block of Teague – meet complainant/public service
600 block of Elizabeth – warrant service
400 block of South Cedar – welfare check
600 block of Weatherly – meet complainant/public service
1300 block of West Wilson – meet complainant/public service

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Borger News Herald

McWilliams: Parents need to educate children on drug dangers

January 4, 2012

What can we call a “safe environment” when children and young adults can alter their state of mind with basic household items?
According to Captain Aaron K. McWilliams of the Hutchinson County Sheriff’s Office, the office have seen an increase in theses behaviors to just keep up a quick “high.” McWilliams says, “A common practice is still using forms of inhalants; however, we have seen the following toxic aerosols to include: compressed difluorethane (compressed gas dusters for computers, etc.... ) as well as the continued use of spray paint and gasoline.”

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Borger News Herald

CVS granted variance for alcohol sales

January 4, 2012

As CVS Pharmacy prepares to move into the Borger area, it will now have permission for the off-premises sale of beer and wine.
During its regular meeting on Tuesday, the Borger City Council approved action to allow CVS Pharmacy to be granted a variance for the off-premises sales of beer and wine at its location at 230 North Cedar.

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Borger News Herald

January 3rd

Isbell files for another term as county commissioner

January 3, 2012

S.T. “Red” Isbell has filed for another term as County Commissioner, Precinct 3.
He has been a longtime residence of Hutchinson County, moving to the area in 1965. He went to work for J.M. Huber and worked for the company for 31 years.
Isbell and wife Paula attended the First Baptist Church in Stinnett until she became ill. He said they still call it their church home. He was also on the Stinnett school board for 10 years and currently delivers Meals on Wheels in the Stinnett area.

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Borger News Herald
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