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April 21st, 2011

Welcome home!

April 21, 2011

Sgt. Joseph A. Jett truly received a hero’s welcome Wednesday afternoon from students at West Texas Elementary School in Stinnett. Holding a sign made in his honor is Sgt. Jett’s niece, six-year-old Alyssa Beagle. Sgt. Jett and his wife Liz have a three-year-old daughter Chloe, who holds on to her dad tightly. He has come home after service in Afghanistan.

County court releases latest disposition report

April 21, 2011

The Hutchinson County Court has released its latest disposition report as of April 20, 2011.
The cases in the report are as follows:
•Skylar Denham – appeal failure to attend school,
final conviction (fine only)
•Amanda Michelle Fought, theft of property >=$20<$500 by check, case dismissed (restitution made)
•Katherine Nanette Landrum, disorderly conduct Class C, order suspending sentence
•Phillip Lee Mitchell, driving while intoxicated, county jail
•Amber Dawn Reeves, driving while intoxicated (2nd), order revoking probation

BISD board member recognized for service

April 21, 2011

The Borger ISD board of trustees took time to honor a longtime board member who will be stepping off this May.
Gary Schneck was recognized for his service to the board. Schneck, who has served on the board for 15 years, was up for reelection in the upcoming May general election, but chose not to run for another term.
Robert Bradley is seeking another term of office as a BISD school member. Also seeking election to the school board are Scott Mills, Diedre Hood, and Les Sharp. The top two vote-getters will be elected to the board in the May general election.

April 20th

Lake marina acting on abandoned boats

April 20, 2011

With some abandoned boats moved from The Marina at Lake Meredith, workers out there are trying to figure out the best course of action for those boats.
With the low lake levels, the decision was made by the National Park Service late last year that the drop had resulted in lake levels that could no longer support marina services. The services that were provided at LMNRA were discontinued on Jan. 1, 2011.
Abandoned boats were moved to a parking lot and all docks and dock buildings will be demolished and recycled.

Council makes decisions on property demolitions

April 20, 2011

The Borger City Council has made decisions on two property demolitions that were appealed by local citizens.
The actions were taken during the regular meeting of the council, held Tuesday afternoon at Borger City Hall.
The first property in question was 821 Moody, owned by C.C. “Bud” Reynolds. He told the council that he planned to demolish the property and clear the lot on his own. However, he said he had some workers he plans to put to work on the demolition and didn’t want to put them out of business.

Health fair just around the corner!

April 20, 2011

It’s almost time for the 2011 Hutchinson County Free Health Fair and committee preparations are well underway!
The H.C. Free Health Fair will be held at the Frank Phillips College Access & Innovation Center located at 901 Opal in Borger on Friday, May 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sponsors for the event are the Borger Chamber of Commerce, Frank Phillips College School of Nursing, Texas AgriLIFE Extension, and Golden Plains Community Hospital.

April 19th

Dr. Jud Hicks named FPC President

April 19, 2011

On Monday afternoon the Frank Phillips College Board of Regents appointed Dr. Jud Hicks as the college’s President at its monthly meeting, making permanent the position Dr. Hicks has held on an interim basis since December.
Dr. Hicks has been with FPC since 2002 and is the second generation of the Hicks family to lead Frank Phillips College. His father Dr. Andy Hicks served as the college’s president from 1981 to 1988.
He holds a B.B.A. in Accounting from WTAMU; an M.B.A. in Management from Wayland Baptist University; and an Ed.D. from Texas Tech University.

Relay For Life just a few weeks away

April 19, 2011

The Relay For Life for Hutchinson County is now just a few weeks away!
The 10th annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Hutchinson County will be held from 7 p.m. Friday, June 10, 2011, until 7 a.m. Saturday, June 11, at Huber Park in Borger.
According to RFL media chair Judy Allen, committee members and team members are busy making plans for the event. There will be a variety of booths set up by participating teams that will be selling food, drinks, and many other items. Other activities planned include raffles, games, contests, live entertainment, and much more.

Borger MS Walk set for April 30

April 19, 2011

There are more than 800 people in the Texas Panhandle Tri-State area who suffer from a disease called MS daily.
People with this wake up ever morning having to inspect their body to make sure everything is properly working.
They are forced to live with one of the most expensive decease that would cost close or well over $70,000 a person each year.

April 18th

Fire restrictions being enforced at Lake Meredith

April 18, 2011

Lake Meredith National Recreation Area and Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument have officially posted a ban on smoking and campfires in the parks.
The restrictions were made effective Saturday and will remain in place until decided by the Superintendent.
Park officials feel that “the risk to public safety and structures within park boundaries and neighboring communities from a human-caused fire is great enough that these restrictions are necessary.”
Restrictions that have been put in place are as follows:

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