March 6th, 2012
The Texas Department of Transportation is preparing to make repairs on the Rock Creek Bridge.
Paul Braun of TXDOT said work will begin Wednesday at the Rock Creek Bridge on SH 136 near Borger.
Repairs to the bridge piers should be completed by the end of the day next Monday, March 12, weather permitting.
One-lane traffic in each direction over the bridge will remain in place until repairs are complete. Braun said drivers need to exercise caution when traveling through the area.
âMotorists are asked to travel with care when driving through the work zone,â he said.
The Fritch Area Chamber of Commerce is prepping for its annual banquet.
The banquet will be held from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at the Sanford-Fritch Junior High School cafeteria on Eagle Boulevard.
Tickets for the event are $11 for adults and $6 for kids and under. Tio Panchos of Fritch will be catering the banquet and the menu will include chicken and beef fajitas and all the trimmings, along with a drink and dessert.
On Friday and Saturday, golfers from 13 different schools took part in the Borger Boys Invitational Golf Tournament at the Phillips Golf Course and Borger Country Club.
In a pool of several 4A and 5A schools, the Borger A team made an impressive showing by finishing in third place overall with a team score of 619. Tyler Sosebee led the Borger A team shooting a 77-70-147
The Amarillo High A team took first place shooting 583, led by Hogan Hudgins who took first place overall in the tournament shooting a 69-70-139.
Borger â Eulis Carlee Denton, 86, died Saturday March 3 in Amarillo. Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at the Central Baptist Church with Pastor Rick Nichols officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Park Cemetery under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
In Loving Memory of Uldene Ward who passed away March 2, 2012, wife of deceased husband Delbert A Ward, mother of deceased daughter Deborah Pace and Living Son John C Ward and wife Diana of Montgomery, TX. and living daughter Joyce Smirl and husband Richard of Amarillo, TX. Grandmother to Kim Ward, Mark Ward, Scott Ward, David Smirl, Jerry Smirl, Chris Smirl, Karen Hammond, Larry Pace, and Mike Pace, great grandma to 20 and great great grandma to 4, several nieces and nephews. 1 Brother Richard Marquis of Oregon, and 5 sister-in-laws and several cousins .
DPS officials responded to another truck wreck Sunday afternoon.
On March 4, 2012, truck driver Kenneth Baker, 24, was traveling westbound in a 2000 white International truck that turned over on Sunday afternoon on Business Road 152 around 12 p.m., according to Department of Public Safety reports.
Baker was traveling at an unsafe speed when approaching a yield intersection and the truck went into a skid.
According to DPS reports, the driver applied his brakes, causing the truck and trailer that was hauling two steel pods full of cement to turn on its side facing northwest.
A Borger driver was involved in a wreck Monday morning.
On Monday, March 5, 2012, Kelli M. Harris, driver of a 2009 Toyota Yaris, was traveling south bound on FM 1559 (carbon black road) at 7:50 a.m.
Harris over corrected her vehicle, causing it to run off the road. According to DPS State Trooper Darrin Bridges, the car rolled more than twice and went through a barbed wire fence.
Harris was taken to Northwest Texas Hospital by Life Star for medical attention. She was wearing her seat belt. Harris was the only occupant present.
Nathan Lynn Chute, 28, of Katy, TX, passed away Wednesday, February 29, 2012.
He is survived by his wife, Jaimi and his son Bronx of the home; his parents Robyn and Amelia Chute and his brother Nicolas Chute of Canyon; his In-laws David and Anji Wood of Borger; his brother-in-law Josh Wood of Chicago, Ill., his grandparents Shirley Chute of Meredosia, Ill., Jose and Eva Martinez of Canyon and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. He is preceded in death by his grandmother Antonia Martinez of Canyon and his grandfather Marion Chute of Meredosia, Ill.
The Borger Fire Department is preparing for another severe wildland fire season, and wants local citizens to be prepared.
BFD Fire Marshal Jerry Langwell said that due to significant drought conditions in Hutchinson County and the entire state of Texas, the BFD, along with the Texas Forest Service and Firewise communities, are trying to prepare for the possibility of wildland fires.
âWe need your help in the community to be Firewise and to be prepared to âReady, Set, Go!ââ he said.
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