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July 14th, 2011

Stinnett police officer relieved of duties

July 14, 2011

A Stinnett police officer has been relieved of his duties.
The city council members went into closed session during their regular meeting Monday evening to discuss the case of local citizen and police officer EC Garza and his employment. It was confirmed on Wednesday afternoon by a Stinnett city official that Mr. Garza was relieved from his duties as a police officer. There were no further comments as to why he was terminated.
On Monday evening, the citizens of Stinnett came together to address several concerns regarding the Stinnett Police Department.

Could it Be? It’s Rain!!

July 14, 2011

Rain was truly a sight to see for many local residents Wednesday afternoon. Among those enjoying the rain were 13-year-old Jacob Ruble, 10-year-old Gavin Stocks, and six-year-old Patience Lorenz.
PHOTO BY DON RICE

July 13th

Dolores Ann Stover Wilkinson

July 13, 2011

STINNETT - Dolores Ann Stover Wilkinson, 57, died Monday, July 11, 2011, in Borger.
Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday at Minton Memorial Chapel with Pastor Willie Adams of Eternal Light Church officiating. Interment will be in “The Garden of Devotion” at Highland Park Cemetery under the direction of Minton/Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.

O.L. Gray, Jr.

July 13, 2011

Oliver L. Gray, Jr., 68, of Grand Junction, Colo., died Sunday at his home.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday at the Church of Christ at Borger with Mr. Denny Sneed, Minister, officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Park Cemetery in Borger.
O. L. was a self-employed contractor in the construction business in Borger and had lived here for 43 years. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by his son Mike, his parents O. L., Sr. and Vivian Gray and his sister Betty Porter.

Stinnett citizens voice concerns to council

July 13, 2011

On Monday evening, the citizens of Stinnett came together to address several concerns regarding the Stinnett police department.
Local citizen and police officer EC Garza spoke at the Stinnett City Council’s regular meeting in the Stinnett City Hal1. Garza said, “There have been allegations that I’m not working, that I don’t do my job, that a lot of people complain and from what I’ve seen, a lot of people are complaining that I’m not out right now.”

BISD board to meet Thursday

July 13, 2011

The Borger ISD board is set to meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 14, 2011, in the board conference room of the BISD Administration Building, 200 East Ninth.
Following roll call, the board will consider action on a complaint from Jimmy and Darasha regarding an attendance committee decision, subject to Texas Government Codes 551.071 and 551.082.

Hydrating the garden

July 13, 2011

Janet Johnson takes advantage of the warm summer weather by giving the plants at the Fritch Community Gardens some much-needed water.

July 12th

Wanda Frances Alford

July 12, 2011

Wanda Frances Alford, 91, of Borger, passed away, Friday, July 8, 2011.

Borger Summer Celebration set for Thursday

July 12, 2011

This year’s Borger Summer Celebration is set for this Thursday!
The event, sponsored by the Borger Chamber of Commerce, is scheduled to take place from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, July 14, 2011, at Huber Park. A variety of booths will be on hand for people to enjoy during the celebration.
•Scentsy Wickless – Wickless Candles
•Frank Phillips College – Mobile Classroom (Information Booths for Various Career and Technical Programs, Popcorn and Water)
•Downtown Merchants – Bouncy House
•Central Baptist Church – Water and Face Painting
•Unity Lodge #1242 – Hot Dogs, Pickles, Cokes, and Chips

County burn ban will continue

July 12, 2011

The burn ban in Hutchinson County will continue.
Hutchinson County Commissioners acted to extend the burn ban after speaking with Fire Marshal Danny Richards Monday morning. County Judge Faye Blanks said that certain areas have continued with a disaster declaration that could be extended with additions. However, Richards said he found it best to just stick with the burn ban for the time being.
”It will be more efficient,” he said.
He also stated that the area is 11 inches behind in average moisture and no signs of any precipitation are present in the near future.

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