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February 2nd, 2012
Initial ruling: Fire intentional, investigation still taking place
Borger officials are investigating a fire that occurred at an abandoned apartment complex Tuesday evening.
On January 31, 2012, an abandoned North Park apartment complex in the 1400 block of Hazelwood was set on fire.
Borger Fire Marshal Jerry Langwell stated, that the fire department received the call at 9:29 p.m.
At 10 p.m. firefighters contained the fire.
He continued to say one of the bedrooms in the complex that caught fire was heavily damaged by smoke.
Another Borger resident has been sentenced in federal court for drug possession.
Raphael Garcia, Jr., 36, of Borger,was sentenced in Amarillo on January 31, 2012 by U.S. District Judge Mary Lou Robinson to 160 months in federal prison following his guilty plea in November 2011 to a felony information charging one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, according to U.S. Attorney Sarah R. SaldaÃ±a of the Northern District of Texas.
Hutchinson County Republican Women will conduct their regular business meeting on Thursday, February 2, 2012, at 12:00 Noon at Dake's Restaurant. The guest speakers are the Sheriff Candidates: Mickey Blackmon, Don Johnson and James Qualls. The public is invited to attend. Those with questions can call Joyce Shirley at 857-3947 or Charlotte Martin at 273-8363.
Several local officials responded to an incident regarding a Stinnett citizen Monday evening.
Around 7:30 p.m. on January 30, 2012, a call was made to Stinnett Police Department regarding a suicide attempt. Stinnett PD responded to the home of Troy Lassiter, 41, on Brown Street in Stinnett with intentions to call the man down and take action if needed.
Stinnett Chief of Police Marie Farbro said Lassiter called the police for help, stating he was going to kill himself with a gun. He was communicating with his stepfather on the phone.
One of Borgerâ€™s finest is doing his part each day to ensure that the students who walk through the halls of Borger High School are safe, law-abiding citizens.
Terry Don Webster, who is an officer for the Borger Police Department and the School Resource Officer for Borger High School, spoke about his work during the Rotary Club meeting Tuesday afternoon.
Webster was born and raised in Borger. Prior to the high school, he worked as a SRO at Borger Middle School for three years. He said he loves his work and enjoys being with the students.
The sentencing date for one of the defendants in the Fernandez drug case will take place earlier than originally reported.
The original sentencing date for Aaron Fernandez, 26, was set for Feb. 29, 2012 according to reports received yesterday by the BNH. The sentencing date for Fernandez is actually set for February 10, 2012, according to Kathy Culvin of the U.S. District Attorneyâ€™s Office of the Northern Division of Texas.
According to United States Attorney Sarah R. SaldaÃ±a, Northern District of Texas Judge Mary Lou Robinson ordered sentencing dates for the Fernandez family and others involved in the case.
Even with the closing of CHAMPS Academy, the development of a program by Sanford-Fritch High School is helping those who need it to graduate from high school.
Sometime in early 2010, CHAMPS in Fritch was closed due to low funding. CHAMPS Academy was an alternative, non-traditional, high school for students of Borger, Dumas, Panhandle, Plemons-Stinnett-Phillips, Sanford-Fritch, and Sunray.
Nathan Sargent is running for the position of County Commissioner, Precinct 3.
Sargent has lived in Hutchinson County for 52 years. He has been farming for 38 years, and now owns and operates his family farm.
He attends First Baptist Church of Stinnett, where he is also involved in ministries of the church. He has served on the Pringle/Morse School Board, and currently serves on the Board Coop. He is married to Donna Burris, and has two grown children and six grandchildren. He enjoys following his grandchildren in their activities, and also enjoys riding four-wheelers and hunting.
Jan. 25, 2012
Cloverleaf â€“ field interview
1300 block of West Wilson â€“ report of recovered property
600 block of Weatherly â€“ followup
100 block of Sterling â€“ report of criminal mischief
600 block of West First â€“ report of harassment
1700 block of Sterling â€“ motorist assist
Thompson & Cedar â€“ report of traffic accident
OJâ€™s â€“ followup
100 block of Opal â€“ parking complaint
Cofield Park â€“ report of assault
600 block of West Broadway, Fritch â€“ report of public intoxication
900 block of South Florida â€“ alarm
300 block of West Sixth â€“ report of suspicious vehicle