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AgriLife Extension County Agents Teams Expand In The Panhandle

AgriLife Extension county agent team expands in Panhandle district

Veteran agent also makes a move

Media Inquiries to Laura Muntean, [email protected]6012481891

Written by Kay Ledbetter, 806-547-0002[email protected]

Two new assistant county agent positions have been filled and a veteran agent has made a move in Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s District 1, headquartered out of Amarillo.

Josh Brooks, AgriLife Extension district administrator, announced the hiring of Riata Marchant as the new assistant county agent for agriculture and natural resources in Moore County and Madison Campbell as the new assistant county agent for family and community health in Hemphill County. Both started June 14.

Head shot of Kristy Slough 
Kristy Slough, AgriLife Extension agent in Hansford County

Also, he announced Kristy Slough will transfer from Hutchinson County to Hansford County as the agriculture and natural resources agent beginning June 15.

“The reintroduction of the assistant agent position into the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service happened in 2019,” Brooks said. “This will be the second set of agents who will go through this process.”

He said these positions allow the agents to go into the counties and learn for one to two years before they lead their own counties. 

“Riata Marchant and Madison Campbell are the two outstanding candidates for the Moore and Hemphill positions. They are focused, fun and full of energy. I can’t wait to see what they get done as agents here in District 1,” Brooks said.

Head shot of Riata Marchant 
Riata Marchant, AgriLife Extension assistant county agent in Moore County

Marchant on the Moore County position

Marchant said she is excited to join the AgriLife Extension team in Moore County.

A native of Omak, Washington, she earned her bachelor’s degree in agribusiness from Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma. Most recently, she served as an intern with Cargill Protein, learning the commercial side of the business. She has also worked in Oklahoma State University’s soil testing lab and in the Cline Equine Center.

“While I originally thought I would go into sales, I want to work with farmers and ranchers and youth, and AgriLife Extension checks off all those boxes for me,” Marchant said. “I’m really excited to give back to the agriculture industry because it has been a big part of my success so far.”

Head shot of Madison Campbell 
Madison Campbell, AgriLife Extension assistant county agent in Hemphill County

Campbell on the Hemphill County position

Campbell said she looks forward to joining the Hemphill County team

“I’m excited to expand my knowledge of AgriLife Extension and work through the many programs the agency offers to help improve the lives of the youth and adults of the community,” Campbell said. “I also look forward to the opportunity to work with Tanya Holloway and learn her perspectives on family and community health.”

Campbell, a native of New Braunfels, earned her bachelor’s degree in animal science from Texas Tech University. Prior to taking her new position, she worked as a student assistant at Texas Tech University K-12.

Slough heads to Hansford County

Brooks said Slough’s move as a tenured agent will bring stability and leadership to Hansford County. 

Slough began her career with AgriLife Extension in 2003, starting first in Brazoria County and then moving to Randall County as the 4-H youth development agent. She has served the past 10 years in Hutchinson County.

She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Texas A&M University at College Station.


Southern Fried Chicken June 18-20

Do you have your tickets? Borger Community Theatre is back after our pandemic hiatus! We are getting ready to bring you this hilarious show with our funny, wonderful cast! Come see us June 18, 19 or 20!
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Stand Off Leads To Arrest Of Two

Incident Release:
On 6-9-2021 Deputies with the Hutchinson County Sheriff's Office followed up on a tip of a wanted subject identified as Jaden Salinas and possible stolen vehicle at the address of 302 Estireno in Borger.

Upon Deputy arrival they were initially given permission to enter the residence, but consent was denied by Jared Salinas on scene.

At this time, Deputies exited the residence due to denied consent and proceeded to conduct a warrant check on Jared Salinas as well.

Jared was also found to have a Felony Warrant while on scene, but had retreated to the residence. Once the residence was secured, the occupants refused to come out of the house after receiving commands to do so, resulting in a stand off.

At this time a Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigator obtained a search warrant for the residence to re-enter and apprehend Jared Salinas.

With the assistance of the Borger Police Department Officers and Detectives, and Hutchinson County Constable Jordan, the search warrant was executed on the residence.

Law enforcement made entry by knocking the front door open and entering the residence.

Upon the execution of the search warrant, both Jaden and Jared Salinas were located and subsequently arrested.

Both subjects were arrested for the following charges.
Jared Dane Salinas: Local Warrant-Assault Family/Household Mem W/ Prev Conv IAT
Jaden Dion Salinas: Local Warrant- Theft Prop >=$750<$2,500

We want to thank the Borger Police Department as well as the Constables Office for your continued assistance in each incident.


Phillips 66 Donates Books & Bags to Borger ISD

Pictured are Sam and Sawyer Saxon
Pictured are Sam and Sawyer Saxon
Thank you, Phillips 66, for the generous donation to Borger ISD!!! Your dollars are helping us encourage and enrich summer reading and learning in our elementary schools!!! We appreciate our partnership!!


Sanford Yake Boat Ramp Web Cam Is LIVE!

The webcam at Sanford-Yake Boat Ramp is live!
Funding for this webcam was provided by the Lake Meredith and Alibates Friends Group. The functionality of the camera was provided by Wright-On Bait and Tackle Shop.
for more information click HERE 
to watch live feed click HERE 


Man Captured After Evading Arrest

Incident Release:
On 5/31/2021 at approximately 10:17 PM, Corporal Williamson attempted to stop a Dodge Ram Pickup for a traffic violation.

The vehicle initially pulled over to stop once a traffic stop was initiated, but then pulled back onto the roadway and began evading Corporal Williamson. A pursuit ensued reaching speeds of 95 MPH northbound on HWY 136 and into Hansford County.

The vehicle then struck a guardrail and subsequently wrecked, disabling the vehicle.

The driver of the vehicle, who had stated he was a sovereign citizen, was identified as Daniel Lynn Rogers.

Rogers had a felony warrant out of Greenly County Colorado for Larceny, and was also found to be in possession of a handgun.

Rogers was arrested and charged with the following offenses:
Evading Arrest in a Motor Vehicle- 3rd Degree Felony
Reckless Driving - Class B Misdemeanor
Operate Unregistered Motor Vehicle- Class C Misdemeanor
No Drivers License- Class C Misdemeanor
Unlawful Carrying Weapon - Class A Misdemeanor

We want to thank Hansford County Sheriff Bob Mahafee for your Deputies help with the pursuit, and would like to thank the Deputies who assisted us in apprehending Mr. Rogers.


Borger Classroom Teachers Association Scholarships Awarded

Three Borger High School students were recently awarded Borger Classroom Teachers Association (B.C.T.A.) Scholarships.

Every year B.C.T.A. offers scholarships to Borger High School seniors for $200.00 a semester for a possible maximum of $1,600. One scholarship may be awarded to a BHS student who will be majoring in education. Two other scholarships may be awarded to a current B.C.T.A. member’s child majoring in any field. B.C.T.A. offers the fourth scholarship on an “as needed” basis to a Borger ISD employee in the same amount as above.

This years’ B.C.T.A scholarships were awarded to Tanley McDonald, Anna Madden (education major), and Allan Cardenas.

Congratulations to each recipient and good luck in your academic careers!


Anna Madden
Tanley McDonald
Allan Cardenas



Come Visit The Hutchinson County Historical Museum!

"Because Borger was literally a prairie one day and a bustling metropolis of 30 - 35,000 people the next, finding a place to live was very difficult for several years. Dozens of hotels were built quickly and cheaply. Hotel rooms were often rented by the hour, the night, or the day and 'hot bunking' was not uncommon - where one might rent a room and find the bed was still warm from the previous tenant.

Living in tents with board floors or sometimes dirt floor was also not unusual. Often new arrivals slept in their cars or outside because there were not enough hotel rooms to accommodate the crowd. After a few months, 'oil camp' shanty towns were built by petroleum and drilling companies close tot eh leases and wells where their employees worked to make it easier for them to get to work.

Many of the workers were single men and came to the oilfields alone, but many others brought their wives, children, and extended families. Life was hard, but for most, the promise of steady work and opportunity was very attractive."

The photos on this post do not do it justice. Come visit the Hutchinson County Museum to see quality photos from Hutchinson County's past. You can visit the museum Tuesday - Saturday and we are located at: 618 N Main St, Borger, TX 79007.


Tri City Concerts Plans On Fantastic Year Of Entertainment!

Gateway Elementary Fundraiser for the American Heart Association
City Of Borger Receives Award
Summer Reading Program Kicks Off June 8
Local Cotton Growers Celebrated for High FiberMax Yields
Reward Possible In Antelope Shooting
Two Borger ISD Educators to be Honored at Region 16
Out In The Wild Wednesday
25 BHS Seniors Graduate From Frank Phillips College
BHS Partners With Frank Phillips College and High Plains Helping Hands
BHS Holds Annual Academic Awards Ceremony May 3
Bulldog Band Participates In Trash Bash
Three Arrested For Theft
Hutchinson County Sheriff Kemp Speaks With KXDJ's Chris Samples
Torres To Become New Crockett Elementary Principal
City of Borger Breaks Ground On Dome Project
Suspect In Borger Shooting in Custody
Hutchinson County Farm Bureau Feeding Texas Program Announced
Hutchinson County Sheriff Office Arrest Man For Drug Offenses +
Borger Middle School Choirs Earn Sweepstakes
BHS Graduate Visits Campuses
BHS Students Community Service Project
Texas Panhandle History Site On Facebook
Meet LaDonna Henshaw
Meet Betty Herndandez
2011 BHS Graduates Tour Renovated High School

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