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January 3rd, 2014

Brendan Kai Moffitt held for 1st degree murder in father's homicide

January 3, 2014

Brenden Kai Moffitt, 23, has been charged with 1st degree murder for the New Year's Day slaying of his father, Herschel Bryan Moffitt, who died from multiple fatal gunshot wounds, according to a Lt. Jeremy Hundley from the Borger Police Department.

Source 
Borger News Herald

Alta Ruth Sibley Sebastian

January 3, 2014

Alta Ruth Sibley Sebastian, 90, passed
away Wednesday, January 1, 2014.
Graveside service will be 2 pm Saturday, January 4, 2014
at Highland Park Cemetery under the direction of Minton
Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Alta was born October 15, 1923 in Oklahoma to F.G. and
Ivy Morrow. She was a member Monroe Street Church of
Christ.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Jake
Sebastian, J.L. Sibley; daughter, Iva Ruth Sibley; son, Jimmie
Sibley; brother, Jimmie Frank Morrow; sisters, Flossie, Faye,
Dessie, Lois, and Lola.

Margaret Tignor Robbins Rector

January 3, 2014

Margaret Tignor Robbins Rector, 92,
of Amarillo, TX, died Sunday, Nov 24, 2013.
Memorial services will be at 10 AM, Saturday, Jan. 4,
2014, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Arrangements are by
Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.,
Amarillo, TX.
Margaret was born Jan.1, 1921, to an early pioneer Panhandle
family. She had one sister, Beryl Carss. She graduated
from Pampa High School and graduated from the University
of Texas with a BA degree in 1941. After moving back to
Pampa, she married Ray Robbins, who was the Pampa High

Georgie Lee Gillman

January 3, 2014

Georgie Lee Gillman, 89 died, Wednesday,
January 1, in Amarillo. Graveside Services will be at 10:30
a.m. at Highland Park Cemetery, in Borger, followed by a Memorial
Service at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 4, at the Westcliff
Bible Church, in Amarillo with Rev. Ken Sheppard of Dallas,
and Dr. Stephen Waterhouse officiating. Arrangements
are by Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors.
Georgie was born on March 4, 1924, in Hedley, TX, to
Sam and Alma Line. She married Johnny Gillman on July
25, 1943. Georgie was a resident of Borger from 1943 until

January 2nd

UPDATE: Man arrested in New Year's homicide

January 2, 2014

A dispute between a father and son turned deadly Wednesday evening, ending with a 23-year old Borger man being taken in to custody on homicide charges.

Source 
Borger News Herald

January 1st

DEVELOPING STORY: Possible shooting on Nelson

January 1, 2014

Police and emergency crews are on scene on the 900 block of Nelson street in Borger in response to a possible shooting. Intersections on both ends of the street (Sterling and Johnson intersections) are currently blocked by emergency crews, and the street is inaccessible, even to residents. Borger News Herald is also on the scene, and will be updating as we know more.

UPDATE 7:51 p.m. - Residents are now being allowed onto the street.

UPDATE 10:04 p.m. - We're still on scene waiting for an official to come give us a statement. More information as it becomes available.

Source 
Borger News Herald

December 31st, 2013

Alton Wyatt Carpenter

December 31, 2013

Alton Wyatt Carpenter, 63, died December
28, 2013, in Amarillo, Texas
Services will be at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, January 3, 2014
at Living Water Christian Fellowship in Canyon with Shane
Nease, pastor, officiating. Graveside services will be at 4:00
P.M. on Friday at Shamrock Cemetery in Shamrock. The
family will receive friends on Thursday, January 2, 2014 from
6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Brooks Chapel.
Arrangements have been made by Brooks Funeral Home.
Burial will be at Shamrock Cemetery, Shamrock, TX
Alton Wyatt Carpenter went to be with Jesus on December

Tyson Fleming

December 31, 2013

Tyson Fleming, 29, of Borger, Texas, originally
from Fort Morgan, Colorado, passed away Saturday, December
21, 2013.
Tyson was born February 11, 1984 in Fort Morgan along
with his twin brother, Travis Lee, to Donna Stark and Dale
Fleming. He grew up and attended schools in Fort Morgan
and Brush, Colorado.
Tyson was always a hard worker; he loved helping his
grandparents, Tuffy and Billie Stark, out on the farm. Tyson
started working at the age of 16 with his dad and uncle doing
drywall where he became a pro quickly. He started working in

December 30th

Michael Lee Criswell

December 30, 2013

Michael Lee Criswell, 68, of Alvin, passed away Wednesday, December
25, 2013, in Alvin, Texas.
A graveside service will be held at 1:00p.m., Monday, December 30, 2013 at Forest
Park East Cemetery in Webster, Texas.
Michael was born May 18, 1945 in Paducah, Texas to Arthur Lee and Eddie Mae
Criswell. He worked for the City of Texas City in the Waste Water Treatment Department.
He is preceded in death by his parents Arthur Lee Criswell and Eddie Mae Frazier
Criswell. Also preceding him in death were two of his siblings Don and Wally
Criswell.

December 27th

Oteka Bernard Watts

December 27, 2013

Oteka Bernard Watts
(April 3, 1932 - December 21, 2013)
Services will be held at 2:00 pm Friday, December
27, 2013 in the First Baptist Church in Memphis
with Rev. Daniel Downey and Rev. Johnnie Snider,
officiating.
Private family interment will be at Fairview Cemetery
in Memphis.
Viewing and visitation for Mrs. Watts will be on
Thursday, December 26, 2013 from 5:00-7:00 pm and
then Friday starting at 9:00 am at the funeral home.
Arrangements are by Robertson Funeral Directors of Memphis.
Mrs. Watts was born April 3, 1932 in Memphis, Texas to Glen Sam and Annie May Gardenhire

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