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April 16th, 2012
The Borger Independent School Board of Trustees will be taking action to cancel its upcoming election.
This action will be taken during the boardâ€™s regular meeting, set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2012, in the conference room of the BISD Administration Building, 200 East Ninth.
The board will be acting to certify the election, will consider an order canceling the election, and adopt a resolution for the cancellation of the trustee election.
On Saturday, April 14, 2012, an unoccupied house at 1311 Boyd was set to flames for a second time.
According to Fire Marshal Jerry Langwell, this wasnâ€™t the first time the house was on fire.
â€śWe are investigating it as suspicious nature. This house was on fire about a month ago,â€ť Langwell said.
The second fire did complete damage to the structure, and it will have to be demolished.
Firefighters reached the scene at 10:10 p.m. and left at 1 a.m.
No injuries were reported.
Borger Fire Department asks for anyone with information to call 273-0952.
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.
â€śFor the past three weeks, a crime stoppers award has been offered, which resulted in one tip,â€ť he said. â€śNo evidence has been obtained related to the original report.â€ť
Welch said the investigation is ongoing.
On Monday afternoon, the Frank Phillips College Board of Regents will take action on giving the college the permission to sell a 2006 Featherlite 53â€™ 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.
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.
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 11, 2012
600 block of West Wilson â€“ report of disturbance
1500 block of Canyon â€“ report of suspicious vehicle
200 block of Ozmer â€“ alarm
100 block of North McGee â€“ report of prowler
400 block of Monroe â€“ report of disturbance
300 block of South Hoyne, Fritch â€“ report of open door/window
1700 block of South Cedar â€“ report of abandoned vehicle
300 block of West Sixth â€“ report of disorderly conduct
300 block of South Hedgecoke â€“ traffic escort
300 block of North Main â€“ report of lost/found property
900 block of Western â€“ report of harassment
Volunteers are needed for the upcoming United Way Day of Caring.
This yearâ€™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.
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.
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.