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March 5th, 2012
DPS officials responded to another truck wreck Sunday afternoon.
On March 4, 2012, truck driver Kenneth Baker, 24, was traveling westbound in a 2000 white International truck that turned over on Sunday afternoon on Business Road 152 around 12 p.m., according to Department of Public Safety reports.
Baker was traveling at an unsafe speed when approaching a yield intersection and the truck went into a skid.
According to DPS reports, the driver applied his brakes, causing the truck and trailer that was hauling two steel pods full of cement to turn on its side facing northwest.
A Borger driver was involved in a wreck Monday morning.
On Monday, March 5, 2012, Kelli M. Harris, driver of a 2009 Toyota Yaris, was traveling south bound on FM 1559 (carbon black road) at 7:50 a.m.
Harris over corrected her vehicle, causing it to run off the road. According to DPS State Trooper Darrin Bridges, the car rolled more than twice and went through a barbed wire fence.
Harris was taken to Northwest Texas Hospital by Life Star for medical attention. She was wearing her seat belt. Harris was the only occupant present.
The Borger Fire Department is preparing for another severe wildland fire season, and wants local citizens to be prepared.
BFD Fire Marshal Jerry Langwell said that due to significant drought conditions in Hutchinson County and the entire state of Texas, the BFD, along with the Texas Forest Service and Firewise communities, are trying to prepare for the possibility of wildland fires.
âWe need your help in the community to be Firewise and to be prepared to âReady, Set, Go!ââ he said.
Give blood for those who need it and give the gift of life.
Below is from the Secretary of Stateâs 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.âš
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. âš
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, âWalk by Faith,â to be raffled off to benefit Relay For Life of Hutchinson County.
The âGreat Texas Warrant Round Upâ 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.