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November 19th

WT bus causes small fire

November 19, 2011

A West Texas School bus caused a small fire around 5:30 p.m on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011. The school bus was between Borger and Panhandle areas when a turbo charger went out, causing the bus to back firing, and filling the air with smoke and causing a small grass fire.
Lt. Stacy Nolen of the Borger Fire Department stated the fire was no bigger than six feet long and two feet wide.
“The kids were evacuated from the bus and stomped the fire out,” he said. There were no injuries.
PSPCISD superintendent Bill Wiggins said the bus in now in Amarillo to be repaired.

November 18th

Hutchinson County Museum Annual Christmas Exhibit

November 18, 2011

PROUD SOLDIERS PAST AND PRESENT
One Sixth Scale Military Action Figures, Historic and Contemporary Uniforms, Weapons and Other Models.
The Hutchinson County Museum’s Annual Christmas Exhibit will feature one sixth scale military action figures in period uniforms with weapons, and other scale models from the collection of Greg Thompson on display from December 5 – December 28, 2011.

Church granted permit for recovery center

November 18, 2011

A local church has been given the green light by the City of Borger to move forward with its plans for a recovery center.
During its regular meeting Tuesday, the Borger City Council unanimously approved a specific use permit to Fellowship Baptist Church for a recovery center to be located at 920 South Main (Lots 23-24, Block 25, Isom Addition) and scheduled a public hearing for Dec. 6, 2011, to hear comments on the matter.

November 17th

Friday's weather forecast

November 17, 2011

I've got some good news, and some bad news. The good news is. Friday
afternoon's high temperatures will be much warmer, rising into the upper 60s to mid 70s across the region!
The bad news is. southwesterly winds will be strong blowing around at 20-30 mph with higher gusts possible. Low relative
humidities, strong winds and lots of dry fuel across the region will lead to elevated fire weather conditions, so be careful out there!
From the KVII Storm Search Weather Center

Free flu shots to be given at Curves of Borger

November 17, 2011

On Friday, Nov. 18, 2011 an Amarillo Pharmacist will be coming to Curves of Borger to give those who need them free flu shots between 11 a.m. through 1 p.m.. Those wanting to pay a $10 donation are welcome to do so. Curves is at 515 N. Main in Borger.

No serious injuries reported in bus wreck

November 17, 2011

There were no serious injuries reported in a wreck occurring Tuesday on Third and Hedgecoke.
According to Superintendent Chance Welch, a bus carrying seven students was stopped at that particular intersection. When the light turned green, the bus proceeded forward.
However, an SUV in the same area thought it still had a green light, and ended up colliding with the front end of the bus it as it went through the intersection.

November 16th

Jury returns indictment against Fernandezs

November 16, 2011

On November 15, 2011 a federal grand jury returned an indictment charging Jose Luis Fernandez, aka “Junior,” 37, Francisco Villanueva Fernandez, aka “Frank,” 43, Aaron Steven Fernandez, aka “Fat A--,” 26, and Thomas Joseph Salazar, aka “T.J.” with various offenses related to narcotics trafficking, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas.
The defendants remain on pre-trial release following their arrests early this month by Special Agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Arraignment dates have not yet been set.

Blood drive to be held Monday in Stinnett

November 16, 2011

If you give blood you give someone else a life to live.
On Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, Coffee Memorial Blood Center will hold a blood drive at the Stinnett Community Center on 801 Main Street.
The drive will begin at 4 p.m. and last until 7 p.m. You must be 17 years old and present a photo ID or a donor card.
All eligible donors will receive a Coffee Memorial Blood Center t-shirt.
All blood types are needed. There is no substitute for blood. It can only come from volunteer blood donors.
For appointments, please call 331-8800 or 1-877-574-8800. Walk-ins are welcome.

Ralls Appliance joining with other entities to donate new refrigerators

November 16, 2011

Ralls Appliance, GE Whirlpool, United Supermarkets and the Salvation Army will donate new refrigerators stocked full of groceries to the less fortunate families this year.
Ralls Appliance offered this to many families last year for the holidays.
“We understand the value of a helping hand. With over 40 years in business, we’ve faced some tough times ourselves,” stated Jack Klaus, owner of Ralls Appliance.

Weekly Poll:Should the town of Turkey accept PETA's offer of a free holiday meal if it changes its name to Tofurkey for a day?

November 16, 2011

PETA asked the tiny Texas Panhandle town of Turkey on Monday to change its name to Tofurky for Thanksgiving.
PETA made its pitch to “promote compassion,” it said in its letter, offering to provide a “delicious, healthy vegan holiday feast” for the town in exchange for the name change.
The people in the community has made their voices heard by saying "thanks but no thanks."
But what do you think? Should the town of Turkey accept PETA's offer?
Let us know what you think by voting on our weekly poll.

The Frank Phillips Lady Plainsmen defeated Ranger College, 73-58 Friday night here in Borger. Look...
The Borger Bulldogs boys basketball team beat Caprock in Amarillo Friday night, 76-63. Look for...
The Lady Plainsmen took care of business here in Borger against Wayland Baptist JV tonight, 107-33...

 

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