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January 13th, 2012

BFD responds to fire call on First Street

January 13, 2012

The Borger Fire Department was on scene of a fire Thursday morning.
BFD responded to a call made from the owner of a home located in the 300 block of East First St.
The call came in at 8:06 a.m.
When firefighters went to the scene they had the fire distinguished within 20 minutes.
Fire Marshal Jerry Langwell stated the cause of the fire is still undetermined.
Langwell also stated the fire caused around $7,000 worth of damage to the structure. There were no injuries.

Vanderpool to speak at Rotary Club next Tuesday

January 13, 2012

The Rotary Club will be welcoming writer and photographer Rick Vanderpool as its special guest speaker next Tuesday at noon.
Vanderpool has marketed and sold his creative works for close to 40 years. He is a 1975 graduate of the University of Georgia’s Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications. He worked for a year as a staff photographer for Callaway Gardens and then opened an art studio in Athens, Ga, where he worked mostly with corporate interior designers, designing and producing custom wall art programs.

January 12th

Borger High School Wrestling results

January 12, 2012

Borger 45 Bushland 18
120-Uriel Orona, Borger pinned Colton Hetrick, 2.22
126-forfeit
132-Brady Mayfield, Bushland pinned Anthony Bates, 1.27
138-Zach Robinson, Borger pinned Zach Allen, 2.05
145-John Hernancez, Bushland pinned Jacob Cosper, 2.41
152-AJ Torres, Borger pinned Zack Baker, 3.29
160-Dylan Huffine, Borger forfeit
170-Isaiah Martinez, Borger forfeit 1.03
182-Alvin Bustillos, Borger forfeit 1.01
195-Kirk Chisholm, Borger pinned John Johnson, 0.36
220-Dustin Tucker, Borger decicion Gus Mast, 1-0
285-Brandon Grant, Bushland forfeit

Pampa 48 Borger 30

Booker tops West Texas High in basketball doubleheader

January 12, 2012

(Boys) Booker 57 West Texas High 44
On Tuesday evening, the start of District 1-1A play didn’t get off to the start the West Texas High Comanches wanted as the Booker Kiowas pulled away in the second half for the 57-44 win in Booker.
The Comanches were only down two points, 25-23, at halftime and were in striking distance to get the comeback win in the fourth period.
However, the Kiowas became a hot team in the final period and were able to pull away for the 13 point win.
Kiowa freshman Hunter Lile had the hot hand leading all scorers with 20 points.

Susan Grodzin Heywood

January 12, 2012

Susan Grodzin Heywood passed away January 4, 2012, in Scottsdale, Arizona. A Valley marketing/advertising executive for many years, she was known in recent years for her charitable work for indigent women and for homeless animals. The Scratch ‘n’ Sniff Foundation, which she created and chaired, produced star-studded awards programs that raised more than a million dollars for Valley animal shelters.

Sherry Hanrahan

January 12, 2012

Sherry Hanrahan, 60, of Borger died Friday January 6, 2012 at Borger.
Memorial Mass will be Saturday, January 14, 2012, at St. John’s Catholic Church with Msgr. Michael Colwell officiating. Rosary will be Friday January 13, 2012. Cremation is under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Sherry was born August 30, 1951, at Borger to Matt and Juanita Armstrong. She was a clerk for Fina Gas Station. She married Brian Hanrahan August 4, 1998, at Borger. She loved to play bingo and read books.

Taylor Food Marts acquired by Fikes Wholesale, Inc.

January 12, 2012

Taylor Food Marts in areas such as West Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico have been acquired by a company based in the Temple area.
On January 9, 2012, Fikes Wholesale Inc., parent company of the 194 CEFCO Convenience Stores, announced it has successfully gained the retail interests of 63 Taylor Food Mart Stores from Taylor Petroleum.
James Fikes, President and CEO of Fikes Wholesale Inc. stated, “This agreement truly represents a win-win for all parties involved and we look forward to serving our customers in these new market areas with immediate plans to resupply depleted inventories.”

Old hospital abatement progressing

January 12, 2012

The abatement of the old Golden Plains Community Hospital building is continuing to progress.
Dennis Jack, CEO of GPCH, shared a report on the progress at the meeting of the Hutchinson County Hospital District Board of Directors Monday evening. He reported the abatement is around 85 percent complete.

Frank Phillips receives donation from LINN Energy

January 12, 2012

On Wednesday morning, LINN Energy presented Frank Phillips College with a $35,000 donation to be used to purchase equipment for the P&E and I&E technology program during the grand opening of LINN Energy’s new regional office in Borger.
FPC President Dr. Jud Hicks, FPC Dean of Career and Technology Jack Stanley, LINN Energy Senior VP/Chief Operating Officer Arden Walker, and other representatives from LINN Energy were hand to take part in the presentation of the donation check from LINN Energy to the Frank Phillips College.

January 11th

Xcel Energy withdraws plans to increase fuel costs

January 11, 2012

A federal court decision has spurred Xcel Energy to rethink its initial decision to raise gas rates for its residential customer base.
The decision, which pertains to the delay of a costly new environmental regulation, spurred the decision by Xcel.
The update, if it had gone into effect, would have added $6.30 or seven percent, to a typical winter residential bill of 1,000 kilowatt-hours in Texas. Customers in New Mexico eventually would have seen higher fuel costs because customers in both states share the same power generation system.

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