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December 27th

Almo “A.L.” Taylor

December 27, 2011

Almo “A.L.” Taylor, 75, of Fritch passed away, Thursday, December 15, 2011.
Almo Lee Taylor was born Monday, December 7, 1936 in Littlefield, TX to Alfred and Hulda (Wheske) Taylor. He was a retired operator at Phillips Petroleum. Mr. Taylor graduated from Littlefield High School in 1956. He married Laura Thompson on November 24, 1972 in Fritch, TX. He was a Baptist.
He is preceded in death by his wife Laura; son, Thomas Wayne Taylor and his parents.

When is a visit to the emergency room appropriate?

December 27, 2011

Every day, and especially this time of year, individuals encounter an illness or injury and a decision is often made to go to the emergency room and seek treatment. While many times this is the right decision to make, many more times a more appropriate place to seek treatment is at a doctor’s office or clinic.

When to go to the emergency room:
Go to the emergency room or call 911 if you or a family member is experiencing any of the following symptoms and/or complaints: heart attack, uncontrollable bleeding, severe allergic reaction, stroke, fracture, and difficulty breathing.

City to file petition on property abatements

December 27, 2011

The City of Borger is planning to file petitions in district court for the abatement of two different properties.
After a closed session held Tuesday afternoon, the Borger City Council approved action to allow City Prosecutor David Holmes to file petitions in 84th Judicial District Court for the abatement of substandard structures at 117 West Second and 117 Deahl.

December 22nd

Results from a recent newspaper comics poll

December 22, 2011

The newspaper comic poll results were complied by surveys turned in by Borger News Herald readers and an online poll.

Top 15 cartoons and number of voters who said they loved them
1.Family Circus (Daily) 88
2.Family Circus (Sunday) 84
3.Blondie (Daily) 84
4.Blondie (Sunday) 71
5.Classic Peanuts 63
6.Beetle Bailey (Sunday) 59
7.Garfield (Sunday) 55
8.Born Loser (Daily) 55
9.Zits (Daily) 54
10.Zits (Sunday) 53
11.Dennis the Menace (Sunday) 53
12.Arlo & Janis (Daily) 52
13.Frank & Earnest (Daily) 46
14.Hagar the Horrible (Sunday) 45
15.Baby Rules (Sunday) 43

Theodore “Ted” Ramon, Jr.

December 22, 2011

Theodore “Ted” Ramon Jr., 48, of Borger, passed away Sunday, December 18, 2011 in Amarillo.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Friday, December 23, 2011 at Highland Park Cemetery with Elder Alfredo Ramon of Borger officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Theodore Leal Ramon Jr., was born October 20, 1963 to Theodore V. and Louisa Ramon in Karnes City. Ted was Pentecostal, and had lived in Borger since 1978. He was a people person, who loved woodworking, drawing, bodybuilding, and music.

Anita Reynolds

December 22, 2011

Anita Reynolds, formerly of Borger, TX, died Monday 12-19-11 in Albuquerque, N.M.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, Dec. 23, 2011, at First Christian Church in Spearman.
Interment will be in Hansford Cemetery by Boxwell Bros. Funeral Home of Spearman.
Mrs. Reynolds worked in the medical records department at North Plains Hospital in Borger for many years. She married Olanda “Doc” Reynolds Jan. 15, 1949.

County receives over two inches of snow

December 22, 2011

It has snowed once again in Hutchinson County.
According to Hutchinson County Fire Marshal Danny Richards, the county got a small taste of a large storm, getting a little over two inches of snowfall. Richards also stated Borger should be expecting more precipitation and snow around noon today. He continued to say that Hutchinson County is still severely behind nine inches for precipitation.

December 21st

Borger man sentenced to 45 years for 2010 murder

December 21, 2011

A Borger man has been sentenced to 45 years for a murder that occurred in the spring of 2010.
Yesterday, visiting 316th District Judge David Gleason sentence Jose Israel Rodas, 38, of Borger, to 45 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for the April 17, 2010, slaying of 36-year-old Gloria Arias.

Borger PD: Watch for counterfeit dollar bills

December 21, 2011

The Borger Police Department and Crime Stoppers are asking citizens to be on their guard when it comes to counterfeit bills.
Lt. Anthony Griffin of BPD said that over the past couple of weeks, the department has taken several reports in reference to counterfeit $20 bills being passed again in the Borger area.
“So far, these counterfeit bills have been reported as being passed at five local locations,” he said.
Anyone who receives currency that is suspected of being counterfeit is encouraged to contact BPD at 806-273-0930.

Banks and credit unions observing holiday hours

December 21, 2011

All banks and credit unions in Borger will be closed for certain dates for Christmas and New Year’s. The hours are as follows:

•Happy State Bank hours will be from 9 a.m. - 3p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 22 and Friday Dec. 23, 2011. They will be closed Monday, Dec. 26 and resume regular lobby hours from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. and drive thru hours from 7:30 – 6 p.m. for Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011.

•Borger Bank will be closed Monday, Dec. 26 and resume regular lobby hours from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and drive thru 7:30 – 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011.

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