Archive - Nov 2011 - News Article
"It will be a glorious day Thursday with abundant sunshine, fairly light winds
and highs in the lower 60s. Tomorrow (Veterans' Day) will be even warmer
with highs near 70 and continued light winds! The strong winds will return
on Saturday and Sunday with highs in the 70s as well."
From the KVII Storm Search 7 Weather Team
A Borger man was arrested by the Borger Police Department on indecency charges.
On Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, Donald Ray Grisham, a white man 50 years of age, of Borger, was arrested by the Criminal Investigations Division of the Borger Police Department, according to Lt. Anthony Griffin of the BPD.
Grisham was charged with one count on indecency with a child with sexual contact, which is considered a felony of the second degree. He was released on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, after posting a $50,000 bond.
2011 Constitutional Amendment Election results for Hutchinson County
Prop 1: Tax exemption for surviving spouse of veteran
In Favor 644 Against 85
Prop 2: Texas Water Development Board issue additional bonds not exceed six billion
In Favor 422 Against 305
Prop 3: Issue bonds to finance education loans to students
In Favor 371 Against 355
Prop 4: Permit county to issue bonds for development
In Favor 297 Against 428
Prop 5: Allow city and county to enter interlocal contracts
In Favor 483 Against 241
Prop 6: General Land Office distribute revenue for public educational
Borgerâ€™s city manager Eddie Edwards continued to address the concerns brought before the city regarding its new animal ordinance at the regular meeting of the Borger City Council last Tuesday.
One of the concerns brought up by citizens was that taxpaying pet owners were going to have less due process than people who receive welfare fraudulently or those who are convicted felons. He said due process has different meanings under different circumstances.
Local churches are taking part in the Samaritans Purse Operation Christmas Child project.
This Christian based organization offers this nationwide project for children everywhere. It all starts with a shoe box. Citizens can donate toys to the churches or build their own shoe box. All you have to do is empty a standard size shoe box or a small plastic container and if you choose you can decorate it as desired, but Christmas wrapping is encouraged.
Hutchinson County Cares, Inc. made a $500 donation on behalf of â€śAiden's Closetâ€ť at Golden Plains Community Hospital in Borger. This closet helps meet the needs of expectant and new moms with various items on hand that will be of use to them. Present for the giving of the donation were Lisa Riggle, LVN; Tammy Phares, RNC; and HCC members Jim Bridwell, Anita Crabtree, Toby Nutter, Jerri Aylor, and Roberta Sewell.
PHOTO BY DON RICE
On Friday night, the Borger Bulldogs will take on the Lubbock Cooper Pirates in the 3A Division I Bi-District playoff round at Kimbrough Memorial Stadium in Canyon at 7:30 p.m.
Borger Bulldog fans are asked to wear something black and bring something that makes noise.
The weather Friday is going to be beautiful, the drive isn't very far, and it promises to be a great game.
Pass the word around town, Blackout Blowout Friday night at Kimbrough
The Borger City Council has introduced an ordinance that will provide for the continued taxation of â€śgoods-in-transit.â€ť The council took the action during its regular meeting last Tuesday.
Eddie Edwards, Borger City Manager, said in 2001, Texas voters approved an amendment to the Constitution which would allow a property tax exemption on â€śgoods-in-transitâ€ť once enabling legislation was passed.
Jefferson and McGee â€“ habitation burglary
300 block of Jackson St. - alarm
600 N. Main St. - warrant service
300 block of Madison St. - disturbance
400 block of Cedar St. - welfare check
600 block of N. Florida St. - alarm
1100 block of S. Cedar St. - disorderly conduct
900 block of E. Sixth â€“ disorderly conduct
200 block of W. Ninth St. - prowler
600 block of N. Weatherly St. - harassment
400 block of N. Harvey St. - Disturbance
1100 block of Valley Drive â€“ public service
100 0 block of Thrams â€“ disturbance
Third and Florida â€“ abandoned vehicle
The Borger Area Circle of Friends will host a membership party in support of the Don & Sybil Harrington Cancer Center on Saturday, November 12, 2011. The party will be held at the Borger Country Club, 7pm-11pm. The theme of the Cocktail Party will be â€śRed, White & Bluesâ€ť, in honor of Veteranâ€™s Day, and will feature Red and White wines from New York and Texas and Blues Band, The Wilkerson Band. There will also be an auction and raffles.