June 28th, 2012
Borger Police Report
June 25, 2012
200 block of Oak - report of disorderly conduct
500 block of North Florida - report of theft
400 block of West Seventh - report of suspicious vehicle
600 block of McGee - field interview
600 block of North Hedgecoke - field interview
1000 block of Dillard - report of disturbance
1000 block of North Hedgecoke - report of theft
1000 block of Lee - followup
600 block of South Main - welfare check
Baker & Turner - assist agency
1200 block of Baker - investigation
500 block of Weatherly - report of habitation burglary
Borger Police Report
June 22-24, 2012
June 22, 2012
700 block of Missouri â€“ report of disorderly conduct
1000 block of Coble â€“ report of disorderly conduct
3300 block of Fairlanes â€“ report of suspicious vehicle
200 block of Pecan â€“ welfare check
700 block of Missouri â€“ report of prowler
Skate Park on Bulldog Boulevard â€“ report of suspicious activity
Stevenson and Sterling â€“ field interview
700 block of Lee â€“ report of theft
700 block of Cedar â€“ report of suspicious person
1000 block of North Cedar â€“ report of traffic accident
600 block of Weatherly â€“ report of theft
During this upcoming Fourth of July, Texas law enforcement will not be taking no for an answer.
This mainly focuses on motorists driving drunk and refusing to cooperate when stopped.
Officials, judges, and district attorneys will be doubling down on law enforcement in conjunction with a â€śNo Refusalâ€ť campaign launched in time for the Independence Day holiday.
Triple-digit summertime temperatures are a fact of life in parts of the Panhandle. Throughout the rest of the week, the Borger News-Herald will offer safety tips to keep cool during the summertime heat. Heat can be a killer if youâ€™re not careful and play it cool. Here are things to remember when the temperatures start to soar.
According to Wes Reeves of Xcel Energy, there are seven simple ideas to keep your house and yourself cool and save electricity at the same time:
The sign has been put up at the new Witt Flooring Center! The center is housed in the former location of Frankâ€™s Floor Covering on Main Street. The center is getting closer and closer to completion!
PHOTO BY DON RICE
Bob Wells Sr., 78, of Borger, passed away, Wednesday, June 27, 2012 in Borger, TX.
Robert Harley Wells Sr. was born, Wednesday, January 31, 1934 in Perryton, TX to Glenn and Lillian (Cook) Wells. Mr. Wells was a maintenance supervisor for the Comico Fertilizer plant.
Mr. Wells is preceded in death by his parents and his first wife, Janie Wells.
Sidney R. Brandon, 87, of Amarillo (formerly of Fritch & Borger) passed away in Amarillo on Monday, June 25,2012 Services will be Thursday, June 28, at 1:30 p.m. in the Chapel at the Minton-Chatwell Funeral Home in Borger, with Jake Minton of Borger officiating. Burial will be in Westlawn Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Minton-Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger. There will be a visitation, Wednesday, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors in Borger.
Wes Phillips has retired as Hutchinson County Museum Director.
The announcement was made during the County Commissionersâ€™ meeting Monday morning. Phillips decided to start teaching at Frank Phillips College. He took the fall and summer to spend time with family before he started his teaching career.
Phillips started out as a member on the Historical Commission.
Christa Newman is making plans to compete in the Miss Texas pageant.
She just needs donations to make that happen.
Newman, who currently holds the title of Miss Texas Panhandle 2012, has plans to compete in the Miss Texas Pageant in Allen, TX.
Check-in for the pageant is on June 30, and the finals night is on July 7. This portion of the pageant will be broadcast on Channel 7 at 7 p.m.
Thirty-nine young women are scheduled to compete in the Miss Texas Pageant.
Newman plans to leave early Friday morning to compete in the pageant.
The Borger Fire Department responded to a house fire on Monday morning.
The fire occurred at 1205 Baker, and officials were on scene for approximately three and a half hours.
Shawn Burleson of the BFD said the house was slated for demolition with the City of Borger.
He said he believes the owner is alive and in town, but resides in a nursing home in the area.
The structure, which was vacant at the time of the fire, was a total loss.
Burleson said the cause of the fire is suspicious is nature, but has been undetermined at this time.