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December 5th

Suspicious death under investigation

December 5, 2011

The Carson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a suspicious death reported in Fritch.
The Fritch Police Department and Fritch EMS were first to arrive at 418 Boyd, the home of 57 year-old Larry Ewing King at 4:04 p.m. Friday following a 9-1-1 call from a relative to King.
Officers found King dead in a bedroom at the residence. Justice of the Peace Jean Hardman pronounced King dead at the scene around 5:32 p.m.

Don Johnson announces candidacy for county sheriff

December 5, 2011

Don Johnson has announced his candidacy for Hutchinson County Sheriff in next year’s election.
Johnson said he wants the position of sheriff as well as the sheriff’s department to be held accountable to the citizens of Hutchinson County.
“I want the department to be proactive as well as professional,” he said. “I will provide law enforcement 24-7 to all areas of the county.”
Johnson just retired from the Department of Public Safety after 34 years of service to the people of Texas. He spent 32 of the 34 years working in Hutchinson County.

Wish A Soldier Happy Holidays

December 5, 2011

Wish a soldier happy holidays through a video. Les Sullivan will be going to different places in Spearman and Borger with a video camera to video loved ones of soldiers with the intention to send them to the troops for the holidays. From now through Dec. 2, 2011 and Dec. 3 and 4, 2011, he will be at Genie’s Cafe. He will also be at All Occasion Flowers at 202 North Bernice Street in Spearman from Nov. 28-Dec. 2. Lastly he will be at Borger Library on December 5-9, 2011 during library hours.

December 2nd

Weekend weather

December 2, 2011

Saturday’s weather will be very complex as an upper-level storm system moves right on top of, or very near the region. We will begin the day with a mixture of freezing rain, sleet and snow as temperatures below freezing occur.
As temperatures warm during the morning hours, we will see this mix changeover to scattered rain showers and even a possible thunderstorm. Another surge of Arctic air will blast into the region during the afternoon hours and quickly changeover the rain to snowfall.

When it comes to Christmas trees and lights, exercise caution

December 2, 2011

December is one of the most colorful months of the year because of all the Christmas trees and lights in and around people’s homes.
But as pretty as they are, they all can cause an uncontrolled light most people don’t want to see: fire.
Hutchinson County Fire Marshal Danny Richards said the live and dry pine trees can be a fire hazard if not handled properly.
Special fire safety precautions need to be taken when keeping a live tree in the house. A burning tree can rapidly fill a room with fire and deadly gases.

December 1st

Borger Creative Arts Club holding Christmas Bazaar

December 1, 2011

The Borger Creative Arts Club will be holding its Annual Christmas Bazaar on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2 and 3, at 931 Illinois in Borger. Baked goods will be available for purchase, including cakes, pies, and cookies, as well as craft items, painted items, Christmas gifts, and clothing. A hand-embroidered quilt will be raffled off. Tickets are $1 or six for $5. For more information on the bazaar, call 886-0299 or 898-8515.

Faith Fellowship Drama Team to present "A Time For Miracles"

December 1, 2011

The Faith Fellowship Church Drama Team proudly presents a musical drama for Christmas, “A Time For Miracles.”
The Christmas season is different than any other time of the year. There is a peace in the air. A time of great expectancy. People truly seem to be kinder to each other during Christmas.

November 30th

Engler and Garcia plead guilty

November 30, 2011

AMARILLO, Texas — Dustin Engler and Raphael Garcia, Jr., both of Borger, Texas, have each pleaded guilty in federal court in Amarillo, Texas, to one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Each defendant faces a maximum statutory sentence of 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine.
Since their arrests by agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), each has remained in custody.

Senior Citizens Bazaar is scheduled for December 2nd and 3rd

November 30, 2011

Senior Citizens Bazaar is scheduled for December 2nd and 3rd at the Opportunities Center, 930 Illinois Street, Borger. All goods are handcrafted and include a wide variety of goods from delicate crochet or tatting to carved wooden items. Afghans, baby blankets, scarves, house shoes, hand painted items – and the list goes on. Come see for yourselves. It's a great place to get that something very special and one-of-a-kind, as well as to do some early Christmas shopping. Altrusa Club of Borger sponsors the affair and 100% of the sale price goes to the person making the item.

Rowh will not seek reelection as Sheriff

November 30, 2011

Hutchinson County Sheriff Guy Rowh will not be seeking reelection in 2012.
Rowh has announced his intentions to retire from the position. He was first elected Sheriff in November of 2000. He became a deputy for Hutchinson County in 1977 and remained in that position until 1996, when he left and took a law enforcement position with the City of Borger. He later took a position with Pantex as a security officer until the 2000 elections.
Rowh said his choice to retire was not an easy one to make.

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