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August 12th, 2011
Caleb and Zach Lantelme of Stinnett were presented awards for bravery shown at the August 8, 2011, Stinnett City Council meeting.
On May 30, 2011, the brothers saved their younger brother, Michael, from a live electrical wire. At the time of the accident, Michael was helping his family put out hot spots from a grass fire.
The electrical line was supposed to be deactivated but was not.
When Michael picked up the line, he was electrocuted.
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, â€śAs a person I have nothing against you. I think youâ€™re probably a fine person. For what ever reason I donâ€™t believe youâ€™re competent at your job.â€ť
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.
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 Allsupâ€™s parking lot in Borger.
William Roland Mayberry, 54 of Lewisville, Texas, allegedly hit the second man with his vehicle in the Allsupâ€™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.
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, â€śCome as you are,â€ť with a little patriotic flavor added.
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.
Cleaning up the streets is one of the goals of the Borger Police Department.
BPDâ€™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.
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.
The â€śBig Latch Onâ€ť 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.