March 2nd, 2012
GPCH welcomed a leap year baby! Diego Armando Gonzales was born on February 29, 2012, at 2:28 a.m., weighing seven pounds and 11 ounces. He was 22 inches long. Parents are Cody Jo Gonzales and Jose Barejas Gonzales.
PHOTO BY TARA HOPKINS
A mobile home in Fritch burst into flames Thursday afternoon.â€¨
Around 11:57 a.m. on Thursday March 1, 2012, Fritch Fire Department received a call stating a structure was on fire.
Upon arrival, Fritch firefighters found a fully engulfed trailer house. The fire also ignited a truck and stared a grass fire. â€¨
According to Hutchinson County Fire Marshal, Danny Richards, the National Park Service responded with mutual aid and contained the grass fire while Fritch controlled the structure fire.
A former Marine is donating an original painting to the Relay For Life cause.
Nester Hernandez, a former Marine Sergeant in the United States Marine Corp, has donated an original painting, â€śWalk by Faith,â€ť to be raffled off to benefit Relay For Life of Hutchinson County.
In the first week of the season, the areas of concern for the Borger Bulldogs were errors and giving up too many walks. On Wednesday evening the Bulldogs did a better job in both areas, but the team struggled offensively in their 11-2 loss to the Hereford Whitefaces out at Huber Park.
The Whiteface pitching staff did a good job working the plate limiting the Bulldogs to three hits while striking out 10 batters in the game.
In the top of the second inning, the Whitefaces took a 0-5 lead on a RBI single, a three RBI triple, and a passed ball at home plate.
The Sanford-Fritch Eagles baseball team enters 2012 expecting to have a good season and to compete for a playoff berth in District 1-2A.
In 2011, the Eagles faced several difficult issues on and off the baseball field which took its toll in the win-loss column.
Since last season, the Eagles baseball program is experiencing a fresh start under the leadership of new head coach Adam Watson.
Watson has the luxury of seven lettermen returning from last season, led by Tate Murray, Caleb Manzella, Christian Ward, and Jarred Goodwin.
Deborah Monk, 59, of Weatherford, TX, passed away, Monday, February 27, 2012.
Deborah Cloud Monk was born October 5, 1952 in Mansfield, LA to Barnett Cloud Sr. and Willie Lee (Johnson) Lollis. She married Paul Monk on May 1, 1972 in Dallas, OK. Deborah was a homemaker.
She is preceded in death by her mother, Willie Lee Lollis; her step-mother, Louella Cloud; her brother, Barnett Cloud Jr.; her daughter, Rachael Sahr; and infant granddaughter.
Thomas Randall â€śRandyâ€ť Townsend, 57, of Borger died Tuesday, February 28, 2012.
No services are scheduled at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Randy was born January 24, 1955 in Borger to William Randell Townsend and Tommie (Pierce) Townsend. He was a lifetime Borger, Pampa resident, and member of Central Baptist Church in Pampa.
Survivors include his two sisters; Jeanne Eakin and husband Russell, Karla Davis and husband Chris, both of Pampa, several nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews.
The â€śGreat Texas Warrant Round Upâ€ť is underway.
All through Texas, the law enforcement participates in this campaign called once a year through municipal courts.
Notifications were sent to any persons with warrants in February. Lists were printed in February 11 and 12, 2012 weekend edition of the Borger News-Herald.
Statistics have to be compiled and sent to Austin to make a report to see how successful the roundup is in the long run.
Activity at Lake Meredith National Recreation Area and Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument is having a positive impact on the local economy.
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 888,000 visitors in 2010 spent $36.6 million in LMNRA and Alibates and communities near the park. That spending supported 500 jobs in the local area.
Park Superintendent Cindy Ott-Jones said the people and business owners in communities near national parks have always known their economic value.
Amy Fernandez will be facing time in prison.
In U.S. Federal Court on Wednesday afternoon, she received a sentence of 12 months in prison with three years of supervised release to follow. The sentence was issued by Judge Mary Lou Robinson.