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March 2nd, 2012
Below is from the Secretary of Stateâ€™s Director of Elections, Keith Ingram:
Please be advised that pursuant to the March 1, 2012 federal court order, which can be found at www.sos.state.tx.us, the 2012 Primary election dates are scheduled as follows: May 29, 2012 Primary Election and July 31, 2012 Primary Runoff Election. The deadline to mail ballots to the military and overseas voters is April 14, 2012.Candidate Filing
GPCH welcomed a leap year baby! Diego Armando Gonzales was born on February 29, 2012, at 2:28 a.m., weighing seven pounds and 11 ounces. He was 22 inches long. Parents are Cody Jo Gonzales and Jose Barejas Gonzales.
PHOTO BY TARA HOPKINS
A mobile home in Fritch burst into flames Thursday afternoon.â€¨
Around 11:57 a.m. on Thursday March 1, 2012, Fritch Fire Department received a call stating a structure was on fire.
Upon arrival, Fritch firefighters found a fully engulfed trailer house. The fire also ignited a truck and stared a grass fire. â€¨
According to Hutchinson County Fire Marshal, Danny Richards, the National Park Service responded with mutual aid and contained the grass fire while Fritch controlled the structure fire.
A former Marine is donating an original painting to the Relay For Life cause.
Nester Hernandez, a former Marine Sergeant in the United States Marine Corp, has donated an original painting, â€śWalk by Faith,â€ť to be raffled off to benefit Relay For Life of Hutchinson County.
The â€śGreat Texas Warrant Round Upâ€ť is underway.
All through Texas, the law enforcement participates in this campaign called once a year through municipal courts.
Notifications were sent to any persons with warrants in February. Lists were printed in February 11 and 12, 2012 weekend edition of the Borger News-Herald.
Statistics have to be compiled and sent to Austin to make a report to see how successful the roundup is in the long run.
Activity at Lake Meredith National Recreation Area and Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument is having a positive impact on the local economy.
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 888,000 visitors in 2010 spent $36.6 million in LMNRA and Alibates and communities near the park. That spending supported 500 jobs in the local area.
Park Superintendent Cindy Ott-Jones said the people and business owners in communities near national parks have always known their economic value.
Amy Fernandez will be facing time in prison.
In U.S. Federal Court on Wednesday afternoon, she received a sentence of 12 months in prison with three years of supervised release to follow. The sentence was issued by Judge Mary Lou Robinson.
The Boomtown Theater presents its fifth dĂ©but and duet starting this Thursday.
There are two different directors and two different one-act plays that will be presented. The theater will be serving a dinner before the two productions.
First in line is â€śHe Said and She Saidâ€ť by Alice Gerstenberg and directed by Tara Richelle Hopkins, five-year actor for the Boomtown Theater and first time director.
Local officials are seeking answers pertaining to an abandoned house fire that occurred last weekend in Borger.
At 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, a fire broke in an abandoned house in the 300 block of Birdie Avenue, according to Lt. Anthony Griffin of the Borger Police Department.
He said the fire was fueled by strong winds pushing to the north. The fire threw embers into nearby yards, which started several other small fires, which threatened the majority of the houses in the subdivision.
Even though it is still close to two months away, planning is underway for this yearâ€™s Casey Aylor Memorial Motorcycle Ride.
The ride is set to be held on Saturday, April 28, 2012. Proceeds will benefit Hutchinson County Cares, Inc., which is a non-profit childrenâ€™s charity organization.
The registration fee is $30 per rider, and the cost is $5 for a one-time extra draw. The fee will include the best and worst poker hand.