Archive - Aug 2011 - News Article
On August 18th 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.
The EDC Board of Directors approved providing around $250,000 to assist DCP Midstream and local businessman Odis McCellan in rerouting pipeline around a section of land located near the new hospital site between Highway 136 and Carbon Road.
Hutchinson County was awarded a grant worth $16,098 from the Department of Justice.
According to U.S Senator John Cornyn, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, this grant will help prevent crime based on local needs and conditions.
At a Hutchinson County Commissionerâ€™s Court meeting in July, Chief Deputy James Qualls spoke on behalf of the Hutchinson County Sheriffâ€™s Office and requested permission to apply for the Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) totaling around $16,000.
The time is quickly approaching for the annual Borger Chamber of Commerce kickoff breakfast.
The breakfast will be held at Dakeâ€™s from 7-8 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8. The serving line for the full traditional breakfast will begin at 6:45 a.m.
RSVP is required for everyone who plans on attending, and all RSVPs are due to the chamber by Friday, Sept. 2. The cost of the breakfast is $10, and is payable at the door.
Attendance at the breakfast will qualify citizens for a $50 drawing, and the latest Borger Bulldog gear will also be given away as door prizes.
Stinnett resident Kelly Tull, an eight-year employee of the Canadian River Municipal Water Authority, is using her business resources to save the Sanford Post Office from closure.
Tull said, â€śI use this post office here because Iâ€™m here during my post officeâ€™s work hours, so in my opinion this is my post office. From a business standpoint, itâ€™s going to cripple the way we do our day-to-day operation, as far as mailing and receiving mail if this post office were to close.
The Borger Chamber of Commerce is about to kick off its 24th year of the Leadership Borger program. The program will begin Sept. 21, 2011.
The program is a one-day per month intensive look at the Borger community and Hutchinson County and an opportunity to gain knowledge to enhance participantsâ€™ existing leadership skills.
The program will conclude in April of 2012 with graduation planned at the annual Chamber of Commerce banquet, which will take place in March or April.
Leadership Borger is designed to feature the following:
Teddy Buckland owns several handicap motor vehicles. One in particular is his 1977 Honda automatic motorcycle.
Teddy has owned this custom made bike for two and a half years. His friend Leslie George originally made the sidecar.
Teddy rebuilt the entire bike by placing the pre-made sidecar on a motorcycle he purchased off of Ebay for $1,500.
It took about one year to get the bike running properly and looking good.
His helping paramedic of 20 years, Alice Gerard, said, â€śA whole lot of people in this town have had their hands in this project.â€ť
As the Hutchinson County United Way prepares to kickoff another campaign, it was challenged to proceed full steam ahead.
Brent McClure, VP and General Manager of News Channel 10 Media in Amarillo, was the featured speaker for the HCUW Executive Luncheon held Thursday afternoon in the Rig Room, located on the third floor of Borger Bank.
McClure said as general manager of the news station, he knows it is important for his news team to be a part of the community.
â€śIf we are not part of the community, we canâ€™t tell the news of the community and get the word out,â€ť he said.
A local veteran has been invited to receive a special honor in Washington, D.C.
Jimmie L. (Shorty) Albert, a veteran of World War II, has been invited to be a part of the Honor Flight this fall in Washington, D.C.
Albertâ€™s wife Leola and his grandson Jake Heare have plans to go on the trip with him. Heare is interested in going to hear the stories of this historic event. However, the Texas Panhandle Honor Flight Society will only cover the costs of Shortyâ€™s flight.
Fritch City Council gathered for a regularly scheduled meeting at 509 West Broadway on August 23, 2011 at 7 p.m.
After opening comments from Nancy Bruce who asked that Hillside Drive be repaired, three young Fritch citizens, Logan Barter, Zane Mullins, and Caleb McClure, approached the council with the idea of bringing a skate park to Fritch.
The young men said they are planning on applying for grants to help fund the skate park.
Logan stated, â€śIf we get this skate park, we would like to name it Jerry McClure Memorial Skate Park.â€ť
Itâ€™s now official. CVS is coming to Borger sooner than we think.
On Tuesday, August 23, 2011, the building that housed the once existing Subway and Borgerâ€™s longtime bowling alley was torn down to make room for CVS on the corner of third and Cedar Street.
Jamie Wallace, the District Manager for CVS, stated they are planning to be finished by the end of January of next year.