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November 22nd, 2011
On Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, members of the Fernandez family and others tied with a local drug bust and illegal gambling, went before a judge in the Federal Court House in Amarillo to enter a plea of not guilty.
Jose âJuniorâ Fernandez, Francisco âFrankâ Fernandez, Aaron Fernandez and Thomas Joseph Salazar, all of Borger, were arrested on Thursday, October 27, 2011 following investigations by Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) personnel. A
Borger InterBank is working to stuff stockings this year to give our soldiers a bit of holiday cheer.
This is the fourth year Borger InterBank has done the âStockings for Soldiersâ project for the troops. All wanting to give will need to take their donations to Borger InterBank by Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 so all items can be shipped to the soldiers by December 2, 2011. Items can also be dropped off at Jimâs Diamonds shop, Benniganâs, and the Stinnett InterBank.
Here is a list of the soldiersâ needs and wants:
Despite northerly and northeasterly winds today, we will see abundant
sunshine and highs near 60. We will warm into the upper 60s to near 70
degrees tomorrow and expect a windy and even warmer Thanksgiving Day with
highs in the lower 70s!
On Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, it was confirmed by sources involved with the case that Amy Fernandez pleaded guilty for one account of evading the reporting requirements and the regulations issued thereunder, structure, attempt to structure, and attempted to assist in structuring currency transactions with one or more domestic financial institutions. She has been accused of purchasing 39 cashier's checks with United States currency in amounts of $3,000 or less pertaining to the structuring.
The maximum statutory penalty for the structuring offense is five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
In addition to putting red kettles at locations throughout Hutchinson County, the Salvation Army is also gearing up for its Angel Tree program.
The Angel Tree lets individuals and partnering corporations personalize a gift for a child or senior citizen in need by adopting an Angel and purchasing gifts for that individual.
This year, the Angel Tree program in Borger will run from Friday, Nov. 25 through Monday, Dec. 19, at Walmart.
Every child deserves a Christmas.
And this is exactly what Stinnett citizen Helen Mooney had in mind when she came up with the idea of âHelenâs Christmas Project.â
Helenâs Christmas Project is designed to offer Christmas for those less fortunate.
âShe never wanted a kid to go without a Christmas,â said Crystal Rogers. Rogers has taken over the project this year and wants to make it a very successful one.
Sonia Mendez, one-year-old Victoria Mendez, and Gloria Villagran pick out just the perfect turkeys to fix for Thanksgiving this year. Thanksgiving is now only three days away!
PHOTO BY DON RICE
A few isolated showers and storms may develop over the High Plains today! Though these storms will be âhit-or-miss,â a few lucky folks could receive anywhere from around .01â to upwards of .10â of rainfall! Itâs unfortunate that we canât get a widespread heavy rainfall all day, but in this kind of drought, weâll take what we can get, even if it is sporadic in coverage! Mostly cloudy conditions will be present, and our afternoon high temperatures will struggle to reach into the upper 50s.
There is currently a seat open on the Borger ISD board of trustees. Applications are being accepted through December 2.
Letters may be mailed to Superintendent Chance Welch, 200 East Ninth, Borger, TX 79007 or can be delivered to the administration building at 200 East Ninth.
For further information, call 273-1000.
A West Texas School bus caused a small fire around 5:30 p.m on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011. The school bus was between Borger and Panhandle areas when a turbo charger went out, causing the bus to back firing, and filling the air with smoke and causing a small grass fire.
Lt. Stacy Nolen of the Borger Fire Department stated the fire was no bigger than six feet long and two feet wide.
âThe kids were evacuated from the bus and stomped the fire out,â he said. There were no injuries.
PSPCISD superintendent Bill Wiggins said the bus in now in Amarillo to be repaired.