Archive - May 2011 - News Article
The Cities of Borger and Stinnett saw an increase in their sales tax allocations for the month of April 2011, while Sanford and Fritch saw a decrease.
Texas Comptroller Susan Combs distributed $600.1 million in local sales tax allocations on Friday, up
5.8 percent compared to May 2010. So far this calendar year, local sales tax allocations to cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts are up 7.1 percent compared to a year ago.
Election time is almost here!
The general election for the Borger City Council and the Borger ISD Board of Trustees is set to be held this Saturday, May 14, 2011.
The polling places for this yearâ€™s election are as follows:
Precinct 11 â€“ Borger Middle School, 1200 South Florida
Precincts 33 and 42 â€“ Paul Belton Learning Center, 800 North McGee
Precincts 14 and 23 â€“ Fairlanes Baptist Church, 3000 Fairlanes Boulevard
The polling places will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day.
For more information on these elections, contact Stella Sauls at 273-0905.
Scott Mills is running for a seat on the Borger ISD Board of Trustees.
Mills has lived in Borger for 30 years. He graduated from the University of Nebraska and moved to Borger driving his 1972 Ford packed to the brim with all of his belongings on Jan. 11, 1981.
â€śI was single and straight out of college and went to work for Phillips Petroleum with the thought I would be transferred within three or four years,â€ť he said. â€śThirty years later I find myself, by choice, still living in Borger.â€ť
The steel to be used for a monument in honor of the victims of Sept. 11, 2001 has officially arrived in Borger.
Yesterday afternoon around 1:30 p.m,. two large pieces of World Trade Center steel from Ground Zero arrived here in Borger, escorted by emergency vehicles.
The procession started at Rice Construction and then went down Cedar to Zachry Construction, where the monument will be made for the 9/11 memorial in Huber Park
The two pieces of steel for the memorial each measure 78â€ť X 34â€ť X 15â€ť and each weighs 1,290 pounds, according to Bob Tiffany of the 9/11 Memorial Committee.
For those wanting to get their kids signed up for the City of Borger Park Recreation Program, early sign-ups are being held the next two weekends.
Annadon Keys, Johnson Park Youth Center Supervisor, said signups will take place at the JPYC from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 14, and Saturday, May 21. Parents can also get their children signed up at anytime during the week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Even in the midst of recent turmoil, the future of Frank Phillips College is still looking bright.
Dr. Jud Hicks, president of FPC, was the featured speaker for the Borger Rotary Club meeting Tuesday. He spoke candidly about some of the issues the college has faced in the past, as well as its future plans.
He said when the news broke on Jan. 19 about the possibility of FPCâ€™s state funding being cut and the college facing potential closure, it was not a good day on campus.
The time for cancer survivors to get registered for the Relay For Life is quickly approaching!
The last chance for the cancer survivors or supporters residing in the Hutchinson County to register to take part in the Relay for Life and to get their invitation to the annual Survivorâ€™s Dinner and receive their t-shirt is Friday, May 13.
Tuesday morning the Borger Mixed Doubles team of senior Josh Madden and junior Abbie Madden won the 3A State Title at the State Tennis Tournament in Austin.
The pair won the championship match in straight sets over Laird Beaty and Courtney Johnson of Lindale 6-4, 6-2.
The steel for a 9/11 monument to be constructed in Borger is set to arrive Wednesday.
Locals are encouraged to line for the streets for the arrival of the steel taking place at 1 p.m., which is coming straight from Ground Zero of the World Trade Center via Pierce Trucking.
The procession will start at Rice Construction and will then go down Cedar to Zachry Construction, where the monument will be made for the 9/11 memorial in Huber Park. Locals are encouraged to line Cedar Street and show their support.
The project has been overseen by Elks Lodge #1581.
The City of Stinnett is preparing for its annual cleanup.
The cleanup was discussed at the city council meeting, held Monday evening at Stinnett City Hall.
The annual cleanup for Stinnett will be held June 6 thru June 18, 2011. This yearâ€™s cleanup will be different from past years. There will be disposal bins at the recycling center and designated areas to drop off your items.