Archive - Jul 2011 - News Article
The amount of water being pumped out of Lake Meredith this summer is going to see an increase.
On Monday, the Canadian River Municipal Water Authorityâ€™s board of directors took a unanimous vote to increase the amount of water being pumped out of the lake. The total amount will increase from 5,000 to 6,300 acre-feet. An acre-foot of water amounts to over 325,000 gallons.
As of Thursday, July 21, 2011, Hutchinson County has had a total of 27 days that temperatures have exceeded 100 degrees.
Hutchinson County Fire Marshal Danny Richards said there have been technical difficulties with the emergency communication because of the heat. Officials have to work extra hard in making sure everything technical is properly cooled down.
Hutchinson County Cares (H2C, Inc.), a local family and childrenâ€™s charity, donated $1,000 to the Downtown Merchants Association for its upcoming school supply drive on Aug. 11. Presenting the check for Hutchinson County Cares (H2C, Inc.) is Jim Bridwell, Nita Crabtree, and Jerri Aylor. Accepting the check is Mike Scales, Amy Fernandez, Darla Brown, Charlene Flanagan, and Brenda Adams.
PHOTO BY DON RICE
The Fritch Summer Celebration is set for tomorrow!
KFDA News Channel 10, the local CBS affiliate, has selected Fritch as one of its stops on its â€śSummer Celebration Tour.â€ť The city will be featured on Friday, July 22, the last day of its weeklong tour of area towns.
The event will take place on Robey Street between the Lake Meredith Aquatic and Wildlife Museum and Fritch City Hall. Robey will be closed to traffic and booths will be placed up and down the block.
There will be local entertainment, giveaways, contests, challenges, and a variety of other events.
Those wanting to see some one-of-a-kind antique vehicles need look no further than Main Street in Borger.
Mr. Greg Fleming has been collecting, buying, and selling antique vehicles. Next to Flemingâ€™s Furniture, he has some of these antique vehicles on display.
Fleming has one Ford Tractor and two John Deere tractors, along with a old fire truck out of the Dallas area. He also has an older Coca-Cola truck.
The purchase of a motorgrader for the City of Borger Public Works department has been approved.
The council took action on the purchase during its regular meeting Tuesday afternoon.
The City of Borger has been utilizing an old motorgrader that quit working this past year. The council funded the purchase of another grader from current funds.
The motorgrader is used by the street department for alleys, roadways and snow removal, as well as ad hoc construction projects.
In April, Hutchinson County held its last Walk MS on behalf of the National MS Society.
Coming this weekend, Amarillo will have its annual Bike MS on behalf of the same organization.
Participants will ride their bikes for 152 miles on open roads beginning at 7 a.m. on July 24 at the Amarillo College East Campus. Registration begins at 6 a.m. The cost to enter is $25 and the fund raising minimum is $250.
On July 23, participants will travel 102 miles and on July 24, riders will go 50 miles, also starting at 7 a.m. There will be rest stops every 10 miles.
The Borger ISD board of trustees reviewed an update in policies during its regular meeting Thursday evening.
The update, known as Policy Update 90, was presented to the board by Superintendent Chance Welch.
The first policy under the update, known as EI (LOCAL) and FMH (LOCAL) pertains to freshman students. Students entering the ninth grade this year must achieve certain scores on EOC assessments to graduate. Tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grade students will continue to take the TAKS.
TARA RICHELLE HOPKINS
The Stinnett Police Department has become very slim on officers while criminal activity has increased and citizens are worried for their safety for their family and homes.
Citizens are invited to come out for a neighborhood watch development meeting Tuesday night on July 19, 2011 at 6 p.m. at the community center in Stinnett.
Local Stinnett Citizen Susan Reed wants to bring the community together and start a neighborhood watch program for the City of Stinnett.
The Borger City Council is set to meet this Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the city council chambers of Borger City Hall, 600 North Main.
The council will act on a request from the CareNet Pregnancy Center to close Bryan, Hedgecoke, West Coolidge, and West Grand Streets on Sept. 24, 2011, from 9-11 a.m. The request will be presented by Susan Trahern, CareNet Director.