Archive - Mar 2012
Tomorrow is Don Rice Day!
In celebration of Donâ€™s 50 years with the Borger News-Herald, a special reception is being held at the BNH offices at 10 a.m. tomorrow. There will be refreshments and drinks, and the public is invited to attend.
The Hutchinson County Commissioners will be making a special proclamation declaring March 23 â€śDon Rice Day,â€ť and a special presentation will be made to Don during the festivities.
Don will have some of his old cameras and photos on display during the reception for those in attendance to see.
The process of annexing land for a proposed Wal-Mart Supercenter for the City of Borger is now moving forward.
During its regular meeting Tuesday, the Borger City Council received the petition requesting annexation of the remaining portion of a 19.773 acre tract of land in Section 23, Block Y, Arnold & Barrett-Morris & Cummings Survey, Hutchinson County, instructed staff to prepare a service plan, and approved a resolution setting two public hearings for May 15, 2012.
HutchCares: Living At Home keeps on giving at its Appreciation Banquet in honor of its volunteers.
The banquet is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at Fairlanes Baptist Church, 3000 Fairlanes Blvd., in Borger.
There will be live entertainment provided by John Alexander and Linda Cox, along with a silent auction beginning at 6:30 p.m. for volunteers and guests to enjoy.
On Monday, Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen Head Volleyball Coach Ashley Dyer added two area players for the teamâ€™s 2012-13 roster.
On Tuesday afternoon, the Borger Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony to welcome new member Global Frontline Solutions. Global Frontline Solutions held an open house to celebrate the opening of its offices inside the Borger EDC building at 1111 Penn Avenue. During the open house the company showed off the equipment it uses and employees took time to meet with people in the community and share what the company is about. Global Frontline Solutions has worked throughout the United States providing a full line of services related to land and fire management.
Dr. Frank Brown, 91, of Borger, passed away March 19, 2012.
Dr. Frank Foster Brown was born Oct. 20, 1920, in Mineral Wells, TX, to Alma Hitt and Ethel Mae (Yow) Brown. He married Mary Faith Oakes in Borger, TX, on Feb. 9, 1969.
Dr. Brown served in the Air Force May 1942. He was honorably discharged shortly after the war was over. He flew as a right waist gunner for 30 missions over France. He went to school in Chicago and became an optometrist and worked in Borger and Spearman from 1950 until June 1996.
He loved Sugar his beloved dog and Callie the marvelous calico cat.
Next week Borger residents will experience 80 degree temperatures outdoors, meaning spring is officially here.
However, this also means it is the time of the year for tornadoes and possibly floods.
Hutchinson County Fire Marshal Danny Richards said tornadoes and severe weather usually begin late March and end around July 4. Several situations the Panhandle sees are hail, flooding, high winds, lightning, and tornadoes, which are by far the most dangerous.
Around 1992 Fritch was hit by a F5 Tornado, completely destroying 525 homes and severely damaging 900. Luckily, no one was killed.
The Fritch Area Chamber of Commerce banquet is set for this Saturday.
Tickets are still available for the banquet, which will be held from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at the Sanford-Fritch Junior High Cafeteria. The deadline to purchase tickets is tomorrow.
The banquet will be catered by Tio Panchoâ€™s Restaurant in Fritch. Tickets for the event are $11 for adults and $6 for children ages five and under. The menu will include beef and chicken fajitas, all the trimmings, drink, and dessert.
On Monday afternoon, the Frank Phillips College Board of Regents accepted a resolution canceling the 2012 election.
This year, the Board of Regents had three full, six year at-large terms and one four-year, unexpired Spring Creek term up for re-election. As of Monday, March 5th, the last day for applications to be filed to be placed on the ballot, applications were received from Jay Campbell, Dr. Shad Goldston, and Sandra Hilbert for the at-large positions and from Tonya Moore for the Spring Creek position. All four currently serve on the board.
On Tuesday afternoon, two errors in the top of the seventh inning allowed the Bushland Falcons to leave Huber Park with the 3-2 win over the Borger Bulldogs in non-district action.
The game featured a great pitcherâ€™s duel between Borger senior Chayse Tracy and Bushlandâ€™s Blaine Barnett who combined to give up just eight hits with both throwing all seven innings.
The game was scoreless until the top of the third inning, when two Bulldog errors set up Gerald Reyna for a two RBI single to give Bushland a 0-2 lead.