Archive - News Article
September 15th, 2011
Tonight and on Friday, West Texas High School is celebrating homecoming and have a couple of special activities schedule for students and Comanche fans to take part in.
Tonight following the junior varsity football game, the school is holding a big pep rally at the football field scheduled to begin around 9:00 p.m. Due to the county burn ban, the lighting of the â€śWTâ€ť will not take place this year.
On Friday, the high school will host a pep rally at the WT Field House starting at 2:30 p.m.
The City of Fritch has finalized plans on its water usage.
City Council members agreed to authorize issuance of the city of Fritch, Texas waterworks and sewer system revenue certificates of obligation, series 2011 prescribing the terms and conditions thereof; providing for the payment thereof; awarding the sale of the certificates; making other provisions regarding such certificates, including the use of proceeds thereof; and matters incident thereto.
City Manager Bobby Lamb stated, â€śCity of Fritch has been working on this particular project to buy Hi-Texas Water for about two years.â€ť
The Borger Police Department and Hutchinson County Crime Stoppers are needing the help of the community in solving an aggravated robbery that occurred last Friday.
On Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, a female victim, who was not identified, was at a garage sale in the 300 block of North Harvey Street.
As she was getting ready to leave, she was approached by a black male identified as wearing a white t-shirt, jeans, and tennis shoes.
The first meeting of the 2011-2012 year for Hutchinson County Retired School Personnel Association will be Thursday, September 15, 2011, at Frank Phillips College. Lunch will be available for those attending at 11:30 a.m. in the cafeteria. The program features Four Price, State Representative for the counties of Sherman, Moore, Potter, and Carson. The program will be in the gallery room at 12:30 P.M. The public is invited to attend and learn Representative Priceâ€™s impressions of the recent legislative session.
Hutchinson County has a new Republican County Chairman.
Mary Kay Phelan has been approved to serve as the new chairman for Hutchinson County and her duties are beginning effective immediately.
Meryl Barnett, who has served as county chairman for the past 30 years, initially chose Conny Moore to take his place. Moore served in the position for two years. However, due to some health issues within his family, Barnett allowed him to step down and he took the role back over temporarily.
Two arrests have been made in reference to an assault that occurred last Thursday evening.
On Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, the arrests were made by the Borger Police Department in reference to a recent sexual assault that was reported on Sept. 8, 2011, that occurred in the late evening hours on Union Street.
With the incident and investigation currently ongoing and active, the circumstances leading up to the identity and arrest of the suspects are not presently being provided and released, according to Lt. Anthony Griffin of the BPD.
Early Thursday evening on September 8, 2011, Sanford citizens got the opportunity to voice their opinion to Bobby Eubanks, Jr., Manager of Post Office Operations out of Fort Worth at Sanford Community Hall.
This meeting gave the chance to discuss any alternatives to closing the post office, which has been proposed.
A review of business activities of the Post Office at this site revealed that the office workload has declined.
This reduced workload suggests the maintenance of an independent Post Office here may no longer be warranted.
The people of Hutchinson County made a point to ensure that the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001, will not be forgotten.
Close to 300 people were in attendance at a special 9/11 Memorial Service held Sunday afternoon in Huber Park.
The service was held in the area where a 9/11 monument, currently in the works, will be placed.
(Editorâ€™s Note: The following speech was given by Judge William D. Smith during a special 9/11 memorial service held Sunday afternoon at Huber Park.)
My friends, we gather here today to pay homage and tribute to those who are no longer with us but whose memory will long affect us.
We, like millions of other Americans, remember what we did and where we were 10 have not forgotten our feelings and emotions â€“ sometimes of helplessness, of frustration, of forlorn, and of anger â€“ as we watched planes crash, fires burn, buildings tumble and victims, along with brave rescuers, die.
Dr. Edward Quiros and his wife, Dr. Corazon P. Quiros of Borger, were just two of the many people who saw the attacks on September 11, 2001.
â€śEverything just stopped,â€ť Corazon said.
On 9/11, Dr. C.P. and her husband were in New York City where they were spending a few days to attend a re-certification review course for the American College of Surgeons Board.
â€śOur hotel was right beside Empire State Building,â€ť said Dr. C.P.
At the time that it happened, Dr. C.P. was waiting for her sister-in-law, who was coming from New Jersey.