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July 12th, 2011

Borger Summer Celebration set for Thursday

July 12, 2011

This year’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.
•Scentsy Wickless – Wickless Candles
•Frank Phillips College – Mobile Classroom (Information Booths for Various Career and Technical Programs, Popcorn and Water)
•Downtown Merchants – Bouncy House
•Central Baptist Church – Water and Face Painting
•Unity Lodge #1242 – Hot Dogs, Pickles, Cokes, and Chips

County burn ban will continue

July 12, 2011

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.
”It will be more efficient,” 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.

July 11th

Stinnett PD receives tip on ID theft case

July 11, 2011

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 McDonald’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.

July 10th

All county cities see rise in tax allocations

July 10, 2011

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.

July 8th

Park rec program successful thanks to community help

July 8, 2011

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.

Red Hat Mamas hold “Christmas in July” party

July 8, 2011

The Red Hat Mamas gathered for a special “Christmas in July” party Thursday afternoon at the Wesley United Methodist Church on Valley Drive. Hot dogs and all the trimmings were served. Attendants were asked to bring canned food/personal care items for Helping Hands or toys/clothes for foster children (Rainbow Room) ages 0-18 years old. Cash donations given will be divided between the two charities. Among those attending the “Christmas in July” party were Blanche Gipson, Whitney Bates, Cris Roberts, Delpha Ennis, Betty Kaylor, and Sheila Bates.
PHOTO BY DON RICE

July 7th

Stinnett PD investigating case of identity theft

July 7, 2011

The Stinnett Police Department is currently investigating a case of identity theft.
Stinnett Chief of Police Marie Farbro stated that she and other officers have collected a video from the Borger Dollar General of a suspect forging his signature for purchased items that were initially bought on May 27, 2011.
He has also committed the same crime in McDonald’s and Stinnett Allsups, for a combined total of $191.86.
Farbro said that the victim randomly checks his account on the internet, and he realized someone was using his ATM/debit card.

Mobile Vet Center to be in Borger next Thursday

July 7, 2011

Local veterans are encouraged to come out to the Borger Summer Celebration next Thursday to visit the Mobile Vet Center, which will be making a visit to the event.
The vet center will be on site at Huber Park from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, July 14, 2011, during the celebration festivities.
The center is open to all veterans, their families, and the general public. The center’s visit is being sponsored by the Amarillo Vet Center, located on Olsen Boulevard in Amarillo.

Getting behind the wheel

July 7, 2011

With summer in full swing, there are teens throughout Hutchinson County taking driver’s education classes. West Texas High School students Chay Sargent and Bailey Kerr get ready to get behind the wheel with teacher Danny Anderson.
PHOTO BY DON RICE

July 6th

Car explosion in Stinnett still under investigation

July 6, 2011

Officials are still investigating a car explosion that occurred last Thursday in Stinnett.
In the early morning hours of Thursday, June 30, 2011, local Stinnett resident Jeff Irvin suffered second degree burns while trying to extinguish his burning vehicle, with the vehicle suddenly exploding.
Irvin was transported to the Lubbock Burn Unit and was later released the same day around noon.
Stinnett Police and Fire Marshal Danny Richards suspect arson is involved with this case.

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