August 21st, 2011
HOPE 2011 is now just a little over a month away!
This yearâ€™s event is set to take place on Sept. 24, 2011, at the Crutch Ranch, with a theme of â€śFiesta de la HOPE â€“ Viva la Cure!!!â€ť
The box office for HOPE will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Wells-Fargo Bank, located at 503 North Deahl in Borger. Tickets are $180 and admit one couple. Purchases will continue until sell-out.
No one under the age of 21 will be admitted and an ID and HOPE ticket will be required for entrance into the event. The bartender will have the right to check IDs.
On Thursday afternoon, the Borger Economic Development Corporation agreed to provide funds which will be used to move pipelines from an area of land being considered for the future home of a Wal-Mart Super Center.
Local businessman Odis McClellan came before the Borger EDC Board of Directors to see if the EDC would help in the rerouting of pipeline on land located between Highway 136 and Carbon Road next to the new hospital, in order for the land to be used for development.
Last weekend, the Borger Lady Bulldogs Freshmen volleyball team came in fourth place at the Amarillo River Road Tournament.
Last Friday, the girls won their first three matches to put them in the Gold Bracket on Saturday.
In bracket play, the Lady Bulldogs lost to Bushland and Pampa to take fourth place.
On Thursday afternoon, the Borger Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors approved the purchase of 139 acres of land off Fairlanes Boulevard (Ranch Road 1551). Thirty acres will be designated for the construction of a new multi-event center.
According to Borger EDC CEO Dan Redd, the 139 acres will be purchased at a price of $1,000 per acre for a total cost of $139,000 and will be the home for future EDC projects.
Redd said, â€śThe development of the land will allow for easy access to Highways 207 and 136 and that will be great for the event center and future projects.â€ť
Do you want a Taco Villa in Borger? You may be waiting for awhile.
Representatives at Bobby Cox Companies corporate office out of Fort Worth, who owns Taco Villa, stated they have received several calls to bring Taco Villa to Borger and they have noted it, but there is no plan to bring a Taco Villa back to Borger at this time.
Citizens have been interested in bringing a Taco Villa back to the area. Local people have started a Facebook page called â€śBorger Villa,â€ť with over 2677 people joining in this petition to bring Taco Villa back to Borger.
A Borger High teacher has received one of the highest honors in the Borger Independent School District.
Elizabeth Hernandez-Forrest was named as the recipient of the Root/Gillespie Foundation Award for 2011. She has been teaching in Borger ISD for eleven years. Five of these years were at Borger Middle School and the past six have been at BHS.
This weekend all three Hutchinson County high schools will be a part of the nine team field in the 2011 Sanford-Fritch Volleyball Tournament.
The tournament gets underway Friday morning at 9:00 a.m. with pool play, followed by bracket play starting around 3:30 p.m. and continuing on Saturday at Sanford-Fritch High School.
Pool A will consist of Sanford-Fritch, Borger, Memphis, Perryton and Childress. Pool B will have teams from West Texas High, Amarillo Highland Park, Ft. Elliott and Amarillo Holy Cross.
Myrtle Haner, 88, of Borger, passed away Monday, August 15, 2011.
Myrtle was born Friday, June 22, 1923 to Pearl & Lucy May (Wiley) Haner in Sheridan Lake, CO. Myrtle was a trusted and lasting friend to all she met. In her own way, she would always try to repay a favor multiple times. She was a homemaker and a member of Franklin Street Church of Christ in Borger, TX.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Effie May (Haner) Clements in May 2007 and Faye O. Haner in 1981; and a brother, Glenn W. Haner in 1977.
An exceptionally long life seems almost like a miracle. The life of Teresa (Slavin) Reed of the Potawatomi National tribe is a good example.
On December 6, 2011, Teresa will be 109. Mrs. Reed is originally from Pampa, and Teresa spent most of her life teaching children. She taught in Pampa elementary schools until she retired at age 70.
But, she wasnâ€™t finished, heading to the Southwest to teach on an Indian Reservation. Teresa continued operating a motor vehicle at 103 and lived at home until she was 105, when she was moved to Wheeler Nursing Center.
The Fritch Police Department has a new chief starting work this Monday.
Bobby Lamb, City Manager for Fritch, announced Kirk Coker as the new Chief of Police for the City of Fritch.
Coker will be coming from the Hutchinson County Sheriffâ€™s Office and resign from his position as Deputy.
Coker will start on Monday August 22, 2011.
Coker will be replacing Terry Cox, who resigned as Chief of Police on July 29, 2011.
Cox worked for the Fritch Police Department for a total of fourteen years.