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August 16th, 2011
A Borger woman is in the custody of Amarillo police after allegedly passing fake money at different locations throughout the Texas Panhandle.
On Friday, Aug. 12, at 8:20 p.m., Amarillo police officers were dispatched to the 3300 block of South Bell on a person attempting to pass a possible counterfeit bill. Shannon Washer, 36, of Borger had tried to buy merchandise with what the clerk believed were counterfeit bills.
When the manager did not take the money, Washer took the money and left the property, according to reports from the Amarillo police.
CareNet Pregnancy Center will hold its annual Walk for Life on September 24, 2011 at 9 a.m. The Walk for Life will start at the new Care Net site on the corner of 300 W. Grand Street.
CareNet Director Susan Trahern said, â€ťThis fund raiser is to raise money for the center and to make the community aware of what they are there for, to show people there is a alternative.â€ť
She also stated that participants will receive a free t-shirt.
There are no fees and no limits to how many sponsors may be gathered.
The walk is a full two miles starting from the CareNet Center.
On Monday the Frank Phillips College Board of Regents approved the proposed 2011-2012 Institutional Budget. It will represent a decrease of $1,190,315 from the 2010-11 year, due to a decrease in State funding and a level tax rate.
In the proposed upcoming budget, the college is projected to see a 23.9 % decrease in state appropriations that will amount to a reduction of $646,770.
Overall the college is planning for a 9.4% decrease in revenue, giving the college an estimated budget amount of $11,523,316.
Firefighters responded to a structure fire Friday afternoon on Grand Street.
A old vacant apartment building was engulfed in flames as firefighters arrived on the scene.
Firefighters from the Borger Fire Department arrived on the scene at 4:13 p.m. on Friday, August 12, 2011, bringing two engine trucks, one ladder, and one command vehicle.
According to Borger Fire Marshal Jerry Langwell, the building was already in bad shape and the cause of the fire is sill under investigation.
Firefighters left the scene at 9:11 p.m. that night. There were no injuries reported.
A special fund has been set up in memory of Tomas Rodriguez.
Rodriguez, 18, died Monday, Aug. 2, 2011, during an outing to Lake Mackenzie in Briscoe County. About to enter his senior year at Borger High School, Rodriguez worked in produce at United Supermarkets in Borger.
Jennifer Hoeltzel, Assistant Produce Manager at United in Borger, said she worked closely with Rodriguez.
â€śHe was an incredible young man that is dearly missed by all who knew him,â€ť she said.
One of Borgerâ€™s newest family practice physicians is also Borger born and raised!
Dustin Hawley, M.D. is a graduate of Borger High School and attended Frank Phillips College and Texas Tech University where he earned his Bachelor of Science in biology in 2003.
His graduation from the University of South Dakota School of Medicine put him into the field of medicine in 2008.
â€śI was born at North Plains Hospital,â€ť he said. â€śDr. Hull delivered me and Dr. Prewitt was our family doctor.â€ť
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.