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July 14th, 2011
A Stinnett police officer has been relieved of his duties.
The city council members went into closed session during their regular meeting Monday evening to discuss the case of local citizen and police officer EC Garza and his employment. It was confirmed on Wednesday afternoon by a Stinnett city official that Mr. Garza was relieved from his duties as a police officer. There were no further comments as to why he was terminated.
On Monday evening, the citizens of Stinnett came together to address several concerns regarding the Stinnett Police Department.
Rain was truly a sight to see for many local residents Wednesday afternoon. Among those enjoying the rain were 13-year-old Jacob Ruble, 10-year-old Gavin Stocks, and six-year-old Patience Lorenz.
PHOTO BY DON RICE
On Monday evening, the citizens of Stinnett came together to address several concerns regarding the Stinnett police department.
Local citizen and police officer EC Garza spoke at the Stinnett City Councilâ€™s regular meeting in the Stinnett City Hal1. Garza said, â€śThere have been allegations that Iâ€™m not working, that I donâ€™t do my job, that a lot of people complain and from what Iâ€™ve seen, a lot of people are complaining that Iâ€™m not out right now.â€ť
The Borger ISD board is set to meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 14, 2011, in the board conference room of the BISD Administration Building, 200 East Ninth.
Following roll call, the board will consider action on a complaint from Jimmy and Darasha regarding an attendance committee decision, subject to Texas Government Codes 551.071 and 551.082.
Janet Johnson takes advantage of the warm summer weather by giving the plants at the Fritch Community Gardens some much-needed water.
This yearâ€™s Borger Summer Celebration is set for this Thursday!
The event, sponsored by the Borger Chamber of Commerce, is scheduled to take place from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, July 14, 2011, at Huber Park. A variety of booths will be on hand for people to enjoy during the celebration.
â€˘Scentsy Wickless â€“ Wickless Candles
â€˘Frank Phillips College â€“ Mobile Classroom (Information Booths for Various Career and Technical Programs, Popcorn and Water)
â€˘Downtown Merchants â€“ Bouncy House
â€˘Central Baptist Church â€“ Water and Face Painting
â€˘Unity Lodge #1242 â€“ Hot Dogs, Pickles, Cokes, and Chips
The burn ban in Hutchinson County will continue.
Hutchinson County Commissioners acted to extend the burn ban after speaking with Fire Marshal Danny Richards Monday morning. County Judge Faye Blanks said that certain areas have continued with a disaster declaration that could be extended with additions. However, Richards said he found it best to just stick with the burn ban for the time being.
â€ťIt will be more efficient,â€ť he said.
He also stated that the area is 11 inches behind in average moisture and no signs of any precipitation are present in the near future.
The Stinnett Police Department has received a tip on an ID theft case which has been under investigation.
The tip is in regards to an ID theft video collected by the department from the Borger Dollar General.
The video shows a suspect forging his signature for purchased items that were initially bought on May 27, 2011.
He also committed the same crime in McDonaldâ€™s and the Stinnett Allsups. The amount of theft totaled $191.86.
Farbro said that the victim randomly checked his account on the internet, and realized someone was using his ATM/debit card.
All cities in Hutchinson County saw an increase in their tax allocations during the month of July.
On Friday, Texas Comptroller Susan Combs sent sales tax allocations totaling $474.5 million to cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts, up 7.2 percent compared to July 2010.
The City of Borger Park Recreation Program has been rolling along this summer, and would not be the success it is without the aid of various community members and leaders.
Annadon Keys, director of the Johnson Park Youth Center, said if it was not for the amazing donations, the children participating in the program would not be able to do everything they get to do. She said she was thankful for the efforts of the Morley Theatre, Wildcatters, and the Circle Roller Rink in opening their doors to the children this summer.