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April 4th, 2012

Hospital demo deadline nearing

April 4, 2012

With a deadline set for demolition of the old hospital building, workers are busily doing all they can to meet that deadline.
At the regular meeting of the Hutchinson County Hospital District Board of Directors on Monday evening, Golden Plains Community Hospital CEO Dennis Jack said a deadline of April 15 has been set to finish the demolition process.
“It’s supposed to be done. I don’t think that’s going to happen, but they have got a lot more trucks there this week and are starting to rip it out, so we’ll see,” he said.

Council receives zoning requests

April 4, 2012

The Borger City Council received four requests pertaining to zoning issues for consideration during its regular meeting Tuesday afternoon.
The requests for zoning were as follows:
•Arvind Patel, specific use permit for the placement of a manufactured home to be located at 1415 West Wilson Street (rear).
•Matt Armstrong, request to re-zone Lots 17-27, Block 5, Original Townsite, from a retail zoning district to a commercial zoning district to be known as 900 North Main.

April 3rd

Help needed in locating fugitive

April 3, 2012

The Crime Stoppers and Borger Police Department are needing the help of the public in locating a fugitive.
On the evening of Wednesday, March 28, 2012, a City of Borger police officer attempted to stop a red Ford Expedition. This was due to the vehicle disregarding a red stop signal at the intersection of Third Street and Main Street, according to Lt. Anthony Griffin of the BPD.
As the officer tried to stop the vehicle for the traffic violation, the driver of the vehicle would not stop.

Coker still heading up Fritch Police Dept.

April 3, 2012

Tara Richelle
Hopkins
Reporter
feature@borgernewsherald.com
Fritch residents have become concerned that Monte Leggett of Fritch has taken the place of Police Chief Kirk Coker.
Reassuring the community, Fritch City Manager Bobby Lamb stated, “Chief Coker is still the chief.”
According to Leggett, things are still the same at Fritch Police Department.
Lamb announced Kirk Coker as the Chief of Police for the City of Fritch in 2011.
Coker has been with the Fritch Police Department since August 22, 2011.

April 2nd

Don't fall for this text message scam

April 2, 2012

Michelle Berry, Managing Editor

There is a text message scam circulating revolving several local financial institutions, and customers are encouraged not to fall for it.
Happy State Bank and Amarillo Nation Bank customers have reported getting text messages saying their card has been deactivated. In the message, the customer is asked to call a 806-576-###. Once the number is called, a recorded voice will ask for the person to enter their full 16-digit card number and PIN.
Those who did fall victim to the scam are asked to call their bank immediately, as well as the police.

March 31st

Election to be held for Borger city council

March 31, 2012

The City of Borger will be holding an election on May 12 for one spot on the city council.
The city has had two candidates file for Place One on the Borger City Council, William Adams and Brandy Callahan. Leon DeWeese, who currently holds the spot, did not file for reelection.

March 30th

Morrison named Chamber Citizen of the Year

March 30, 2012

A longtime Borger resident received Citizen of the Year honors during the Borger Chamber of Commerce banquet Thursday evening.
Cleo Morrison received the honor from JoAnn Kuhrt, who is the wife of last year’s award recipient, the late Harry Kuhrt.
Kuhrt said Borger is a community of people who tirelessly work to make the Borger team the best it can be.
“Throwing duty, dedication, and passion into the work that they do for Borger makes these special people Most Valuable Players in our community,” she said.

Borger woman convicted of building burglary

March 30, 2012

A Borger woman was convicted of burglary in district court on Tuesday.
On March 27, 2012, a Hutchinson County jury of eight men and four women convicted Cheryl Kathaleen Nixon, 40, of Borger, of burglary of a building. The burglar occurred on May 11, 2010, in a building off of 10th Street in Borger.
John Holland, the owner of the building, testified that on Tuesday morning around 10:30, he drove onto his property and saw a blue Oldsmobile parked behind one of his buildings. Holland told his wife to call the police and report the tag number, which she did.

March 29th

Fernandez brothers, Salazar receive several months of Federal prison

March 29, 2012

The last three defendants associated with an October 2011 drug bust in Borger were sentenced March 30, 2012 in Federal court in Amarillo, by U.S. District Judge Mary Lou Robinson, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña on Thursday.
Judge Robinson sentenced Jose Luis Fernandez. 37, to 109 months in federal prison and his brother, Aaron Steven Fernandez, 26, to 40 months.

Help Coffee Memorial save a life by donating your blood today

March 29, 2012

Come to Union Hall, 111 E. Coolidge, to drain your veins for a good cause on Thursday, March 29, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Every eligible donor who is present to give blood will receive a free Hoops Madness t-shirt and a chance to win a new flat screen TV from Sears as well as a fajita party for 20 people from Jorge’s Mexican Bar and Grill.
You must be 17 years or older and Photo ID or Donor Card is Required to Donate.
Find Coffee Memorial on Facebook. All blood types are needed. For an appointment call 331-8800 or 1-877-574-8800.

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