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August 11th, 2011

Chaos arises in Stinnett

August 11, 2011

Chaos was the word at the regular meeting of the Stinnett City Council Monday evening
Local Stinnett citizen Crystal Irvin spoke her concerns about both the handling of the arson investigation regarding her family as well as the general day-to-day operations of the local law enforcement.
While speaking to the city council members and citizens, she asked Chief of Police Marie Farbro to stand in front her and the congregation and stated, “As a person I have nothing against you. I think you’re probably a fine person. For what ever reason I don’t believe you’re competent at your job.”

Out with the old, in with the new...Subway

August 11, 2011

Work on the new Subway Restaurant is officially underway.
Frank Wingate, one of the operating partners of Subway in Borger, said ground was officially broken this past week at the corner of Opal and West Wilson, directly in front of the Holiday Inn Express.
Wingate said the new Subway will resemble the store in the Abilene area. The new location will have a drive-thru and will be a steel building with a bricked exterior.
He said under the terms of the building contract, the new Subway should be completed in December of this year.

August 10th

Man dies in fatal pursuit

August 10, 2011

At 11:48 p.m. on Friday August 5, 2011, a verbal altercation in a local bar occurred between two men and continued over into an Allsup’s parking lot in Borger.
William Roland Mayberry, 54 of Lewisville, Texas, allegedly hit the second man with his vehicle in the Allsup’s parking lot during the argument. The Borger Police Department tried to conduct a traffic stop on Mayberry. Refusing to stop, he led the PD into a pursuit on Highway FM 1551.

Come as you are to Howdy Neighbor Day

August 10, 2011

Howdy Neighbor Day in Fritch is just a little over a month away.
The annual celebration will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Fritch City Park.
The parade will begin at 10 a.m. proceeding from the post office area to the City Park. Floats and decorated vehicles will be judged again this year for first, second, and third place prizes.
The theme is, “Come as you are,” with a little patriotic flavor added.

August 8th

Borger Workforce Solutions office to close

August 8, 2011

Budget cuts continue to hit local organizations.
The Panhandle Workforce Development Board is one of those many organizations experiencing a twenty-four percent budget loss.
The Corporation for Texas Workforce Solutions will have to find alternatives for contending with the new tight budget presented to them this year. Facilities closing include Borger, Childress, Dalhart, Dumas, Hereford. Pampa, and Tulia.

August 7th

Caught!

August 8, 2011

Cleaning up the streets is one of the goals of the Borger Police Department.
BPD’s Narcotic and Criminal Interdiction Unit just completed an aggressive campaign to crack down on illegal narcotics and street level crimes in the City of Borger.
Lt. Anthony Griffin of the BPD said that over a fourteen day span, the unit lawfully seized approximately $18,000 worth of cash, vehicles, weapons, and illegal narcotics.
In addition to the seizures, 20 arrests were made and five vehicles were seized, as they were being used in the commission of a felony crime.

August 5th

Athey to face manslaughter charges

August 5, 2011

A Fritch man will face manslaughter charges in the death of his three-month-old son.
A Hutchinson County Grand Jury met yesterday afternoon to consider evidence in the April 19, 2011, death of a three and a half month old infant.
At approximately 8:20 p.m. on April 19, 2011, Fritch EMS was dispatched to 9625 Fritch Fortress Road in Hutchinson County just outside of Fritch. Upon arriving, EMS found an unresponsive infant, who was pronounced dead at the scene by the Justice of the Peace. A Lubbock Medical Examiner determined the child died of asphyxiation.

“Big Latch On” to be held Saturday

August 5, 2011

The “Big Latch On” will be held Saturday, August 6, 2011 at the Huber Park Community Building.
Local nursing mothers will gather to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week and try to break the record for the most women breastfeeding at the same time.
Groups of nursing mothers will come together at registered venues around the country (or the world) to nurse their babies at a set time.
All the mamas and babies latched on for one minute at the set time will be counted by the witnesses.
The numbers are added up and they will determine how close they come to the world record.

Edward Jones Adds Financial Advisor

August 5, 2011

Edward Jones Financial Advisor Scott Mills announced today that a second financial advisor, Brock Sherwood, has joined his office in Borger.
Mills said, “I’m very impressed with Brock, and I’m sure my clients will be, too. Edward Jones prides itself on providing the best service possible to those investors who choose to do business with us. Brock will help provide the high level of service investors in Borger and the surrounding cities have come to expect from us as well as extend our services to new investors.”

August 4th

The heat is on, baby!

August 4, 2011

According to recent weather updates, the month of July was the hottest month for Hutchinson County by far.
Local longtime residents would agree with that statement.
Charles Gillingham of Borger stated, “It’s the hottest it’s been since I’ve been here. I remember we got nine inches of rain one year, and we may not get there this time around.” He continued, “It’s a ‘remember when’ type of year that people can tell their grandchildren about.”

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