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July 18th, 2011
TARA RICHELLE HOPKINS
The Stinnett Police Department has become very slim on officers while criminal activity has increased and citizens are worried for their safety for their family and homes.
Citizens are invited to come out for a neighborhood watch development meeting Tuesday night on July 19, 2011 at 6 p.m. at the community center in Stinnett.
Local Stinnett Citizen Susan Reed wants to bring the community together and start a neighborhood watch program for the City of Stinnett.
The Borger City Council is set to meet this Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the city council chambers of Borger City Hall, 600 North Main.
The council will act on a request from the CareNet Pregnancy Center to close Bryan, Hedgecoke, West Coolidge, and West Grand Streets on Sept. 24, 2011, from 9-11 a.m. The request will be presented by Susan Trahern, CareNet Director.
Local fire departments responded to two fires in just a few short hours between Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning.
A report was called in to the Borger Fire Department on Tuesday, July 12, 2011. The fire was just seven miles south of Borger and was located inside Carson County.
Panhandle, Borger, Carson County, and Skellytown Fire Departments responded to the fire that damaged about 10 acres. The Carson County Sheriffâ€™s Department was also on scene to block control traffic due to visibility issues.
A Stinnett police officer has been relieved of his duties.
The city council members went into closed session during their regular meeting Monday evening to discuss the case of local citizen and police officer EC Garza and his employment. It was confirmed on Wednesday afternoon by a Stinnett city official that Mr. Garza was relieved from his duties as a police officer. There were no further comments as to why he was terminated.
On Monday evening, the citizens of Stinnett came together to address several concerns regarding the Stinnett Police Department.
Rain was truly a sight to see for many local residents Wednesday afternoon. Among those enjoying the rain were 13-year-old Jacob Ruble, 10-year-old Gavin Stocks, and six-year-old Patience Lorenz.
PHOTO BY DON RICE
On Monday evening, the citizens of Stinnett came together to address several concerns regarding the Stinnett police department.
Local citizen and police officer EC Garza spoke at the Stinnett City Councilâ€™s regular meeting in the Stinnett City Hal1. Garza said, â€śThere have been allegations that Iâ€™m not working, that I donâ€™t do my job, that a lot of people complain and from what Iâ€™ve seen, a lot of people are complaining that Iâ€™m not out right now.â€ť
The Borger ISD board is set to meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 14, 2011, in the board conference room of the BISD Administration Building, 200 East Ninth.
Following roll call, the board will consider action on a complaint from Jimmy and Darasha regarding an attendance committee decision, subject to Texas Government Codes 551.071 and 551.082.
Janet Johnson takes advantage of the warm summer weather by giving the plants at the Fritch Community Gardens some much-needed water.
This yearâ€™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.
â€˘Scentsy Wickless â€“ Wickless Candles
â€˘Frank Phillips College â€“ Mobile Classroom (Information Booths for Various Career and Technical Programs, Popcorn and Water)
â€˘Downtown Merchants â€“ Bouncy House
â€˘Central Baptist Church â€“ Water and Face Painting
â€˘Unity Lodge #1242 â€“ Hot Dogs, Pickles, Cokes, and Chips
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.
â€ťIt will be more efficient,â€ť 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.