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July 6th, 2011
The Fourth of July holiday was an uneventful one in Hutchinson County.
According to Hutchinson County Fire Marshal Danny Richards, Monday was the first day in awhile that there has not been a grass fire in the area.
On Saturday evening, Hutchinson County received about a quarter to a half inch of rainfall.
The rain helped tremendously, Richards said.
Although the disaster declaration banning the sale and use of fireworks expired on Tuesday morning, Hutchinson County is still under a burn ban.
FRITCHâ€”The Lake Meredith Aquatic & Wildlife Museum will host its Annual Summer Educational Program Tuesday-Thursday, July 12, 13 & 14th from 2 p.m. â€“ 4 p.m. at the museum under the water tower in Fritch.
This year students ages 4 and up will enjoy learning about mammals with a special guest ranger from Lake Meredith National Park Service.
Students will look at a variety of mammal skulls, pelts, foot prints and skat and participate in a variety of activities.
In addition, students will learn how to make potato jewelry and how to use natural resources as means of survival.
Even with the disaster declaration running out and the recent rain that has come to Hutchinson County, a countywide burn ban is still in effect for now.
The ban, which was initially approved in January of this year and then extended in April, prohibits the burning of trash and any type of burning in open pits. It does not affect farmers who do agricultural burning, but does restrict other types of outdoor burning.
Just a reminder: Local residents must refrain from selling or shooting fireworks this Fourth of July.
Back in June, Hutchinson County Judge Faye Blanks issued a Declaration of Disaster that will prohibit the sale or use of fireworks. This disaster declaration was signed and approved by Texas Governor Perry Friday, and will be in effect until 7 a.m. July 5, 2011.
Those caught violating the declaration face the possibility of a $1,000 fine and 180 days in jail. Hutchinson County will be upping patrols to push the fireworks ban.
Jamie Douglass Boston, criminal trespass, deferred adjudication
Jaime Dawn Broom, theft of property >=$20<$500 by check, case dismissed (restitution made)
Regina Hilice Clardy, theft of property >=$20<$500 by check, case dismissed (restitution made)
Matthew Clement, theft of property>=$20<$500, deferred adjudication
Billy Jack Cooper, terroristic threat, county jail
Billy Jack Cooper, terroristic threat, dismissed (convicted in another case)
Billy Jack Cooper, theft of service >=$20<$500, dismissed (convicted in another case)
The annual Casey Aylor Memorial Motorcycle Ride is just a few weeks away!
The event is scheduled to be held on Saturday, July 30, 2011, with proceeds to benefit Hutchinson County Cares, Inc., a non-profit organization.
The registration fee is $30 per rider, with extra cards costing $5. The fee includes entrance into the Nutterville Party in the Pasture, Best Poker Hand, and Worst Poker Hand.
Officials are investigating a vehicle explosion that occurred early Thursday morning.
On Thursday, June 30, 2011, at 3:30 am. in the 1400 block of Davis, a vehicle explosion left a Stinnett resident with second degree burns. Stinnett Chief of Police Marie Farbro stated that arson is suspected. Truck owner Jeff Irvin tried to put the fire out with a water hose. The pickup truck then exploded and knocked the man down.
The recent signage of an agreement between the Canadian River Municipal Water Authority and Mesa Water will have a positive effect on the Borger area.
The signing of the water rights between the two entities took place on June 23 at the Plainview Country Club/Civic Center in Plainview.
Pickens and Mesa Water, Inc. sold the water rights beneath 211,000 acres for $103 million to CRMWA. The purchase gives CRMWA water rights for over 400,000 acres in the Texas Panhandle, almost all of which is located in Roberts County.
The Hutchinson County Farmerâ€™s Market is set to begin tomorrow morning!
The market will be set up every Friday through the remainder of the summer from 7 a.m. until 12 p.m. or sooner if farmers sell out.
The market will be located in the 500 block of Weatherly (one block east of Main Street).
The market is open to all community buyers and sellers. Stands will consist of a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, herbs, homemade jams, breads, and assorted fruit juices.
As soon as Elvira Carrales came onto the gymnasium floor at Amarillo High School on Wednesday evening, it was evident that the 10-year-old was ready to live in the moment and get the crowd of around 1,000 people up on their feet.