May 14th, 2012
Law enforcement agencies this week busted an alleged Amarillo, Dumas and Borger drug ring with ties to the metroplex.
The DEA, FBI and panhandle law enforcement agencies assisted in a drug bust at several homes and businesses in those towns.
As of Thursday, May 10, nine people have been arrested and others may be arrested in the future.
Five homes in Dumas were searched and homes in Amarillo and Borger were investigated as part of the operation.
According to Kathy Colvin of the United States Attorneyâ€™s Office, Northern District of Texas, nothing has been publicly filed yet.
The time to elect members to the Borger and Stinnett City Councils is officially here.
Election Day is set for tomorrow, May 12. Borger residents will be electing a new citizen to represent the Borger City Council in Place One as current council member Leon DeWeese is stepping down. Seeking the spot are businesswoman Brandy Callahan and Eternal Light Church Pastor William Adams.
A minivan and motorcycle were involved in a collision Wednesday.
Officers and EMS were called out to the 1100 block of of S. Cedar around 5 p.m. on May 9 to assist two victims involved in a crash.
Driving a gray Chevrolet Venture Mini Van, James Lacefield, 64, failed to yield the right-of- way when Jody Holt, 31, driving a black Suzuki motorcycle and traveling at an unsafe speed, crashed into the van, according to Lt. Anthony Griffin of the Borger Police Department.
West Texas High Comanche Senior Colin Coleman will set his sights on medaling this weekend, in the State Track Meet at Mike A. Myers Stadium at the University of Texas at Austin. Coleman has been sitting among the areaâ€™s best on the Amarillo Globe News Track Honor Roll for most of the track season. Colin is a long jumper for the Comanches, and he was also a running back on the varsity football team.
Rose Ellen Cannefax, 83, of Borger, died Sunday, May 6, 2012 in Borger.
Graveside services will be 12:00 p.m. Thursday, May 10, 2012 at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in El Paso, with Rev. Bruce Ridling of the Borger Missionary Baptist Church officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger. Graveside services will be conducted by Sunset Funeral Home of El Paso with a viewing at their Northeast location from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday May 9, 2012.
Barbara Lightfoot, 66, of Amarillo, passed away, Monday, May 7, 2012.
Barbara Gean (May) Lightfoot was born April 24, 1946 in Borger, TX. She was a homemaker.
She is preceded in death by her mother, Geneva Faye (Reese) May and her husband, George Lightfoot.
Survivors include her father, Virgil May of Tulsa, OK; half-brother, Roy Chambers and wife, Sue of Borger, TX; and three half-sisters, Shirley Barr and husband, Jim of Port Aransas, TX, Peggy Lloyd of Bay City, TX and Patricia Jones of Kingfisher, OK.
Charlotte A. Hunt, 61, of Oklahoma City, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 1, 2012.
Survivors include two daughters, Taffy Eubanks of Eufaula, Okla, and Kandy Hunt of Oklahoma City; two grandchildren, J.T. Eubanks, Jr. of Oklahoma City and Kailey Eubanks of Moore, Okla.; three sisters, Carolyn Courtney of Borger, TX; Linda Thurman of Borger, TX; and Deby Judd of Amarillo, TX; and two brothers, Robert Charles Cook, Jr., of Fritch, TX; and Bill Cook of Bastrop, TX.
Delois Frances Ford, 81, died Wednesday May 9, 2012, at her home in Fritch.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday at the Riverview Baptist Church with Preacher Jimmy Gillmore, Pastor and Rev. Scott Wallace, Associate Pastor officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Park Cemetery under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Frances has lived in the area for 75 years and was a member of Riverview Baptist Church. She was a sales associate at J. C. Penneyâ€™s in Borger.
A Borger resident was arrested after a lengthy standoff Tuesday afternoon.
On Tuesday, detectives with the Borger Police Department received a tip from a concerned citizen that a wanted subject was at a residence located at 114 Kiekbusch Street, according to Lt. Anthony Griffin of the BPD.
Once detectives confirmed and verified the tip, they traveled to the residence on Kiekbusch to serve an arrest warrant on Matthew Scott Whitmire, 27, of Borger. Officers tried to make contact with Whitmire, but he would not come to the door.
A professional musical theatre production looks like it may be coming to Borger this summer. On Tuesday afternoon, the Borger Economic Development Board of Directors approved providing chat productions with a grant which will assist the company as it prepares to film its first major production â€śKissless, the musicalâ€ť in Borger through most of July and early August.