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August 24th

9/11 monument will be delayed

August 24, 2011

Everyone is curious to see the new monument representing the tragic events occurring on 9/11.
Bob Tiffany of the 9/11 Memorial Committee confirmed this week that Borger will not see the monument for another few months.
According to Tiffany, they are still in the process of getting drawings for the monument.
“Once we get the drawings ready, we still need to send out bids. It won’t be ready for at least two or three months after the drawings are drawn up,” he said.

Insurance is a necessary part of life

August 24, 2011

Having insurance is a necessary part of life, according to one of Borger’s insurance agents.
Jud Price, agent for Upshaw and Brown Insurance, spoke at the Borger Rotary Club Tuesday about keeping the important things in life insured.
He said one of the benefits of working for Upshaw and Brown is being able to work with various companies.
Companies are changing on a daily basis with their underwriting and guidelines. He said if one company changes, he can check with others to find the best deal for his customers.

August 23rd

Bill Strickland to speak at FPC

August 23, 2011

On Thursday, Frank Phillips College welcomes Mr. Bill Strickland, President and CEO of Manchester Bidwell Corporation, to campus to share his inspirational story in a special program at 11:00 a.m. in the Borger Community Activity Center gymnasium.
Strickland, author of FPC’s 2010-11 Common Reading “Make the Impossible Possible,” founded the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild (MCG) to bring arts education and mentorship to inner city youth in his hometown of Pittsburgh, Penn. when he was still in college.

Sunday fire caused by stove

August 23, 2011

A kindling cooking stove was responsible for a fire occurring on Kiekbusch Street early Sunday morning.
The Borger Fire Department responded to a fire on the 100 block of Kiekbusch. Fire Marshal Jerry Langwell said the fire department was dispatched at 2:49 a.m. on Sunday, August 21, 2011.
“The fire had been caused by the kitchen stove being left on during the night, causing around $4,000 in damage to the home,” stated Langwell.
Two engine trucks and one ladder truck responded to the scene, getting the fire under control at 3:14.

August 22nd

The circus is coming to town!

August 22, 2011

The American Crown Circus will be in Borger on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011 at the Hutchinson County Sheriffs Posse Rodeo Arena, behind McDonald’s.
The shows will be at 6 and 8 p.m.
Past and present performers in this circus have entertained audiences for over 82 years throughout U.S.A., Mexico, Central America and Canada.
They were featured with the tented shows of Carson & Barnes and Clyde Beatty-Cole Bros. Circus. From there they went to parks including the Great Escape Park, New York; Busch Gardens, Florida to Knott’s Berry Farm, California.

FPC sets goals for upcoming year

August 22, 2011

Last Monday, the Frank Phillips College Board of Regents accepted the college mission statement and goals for 2011-12 that were developed by the the Frank Phillips College administration in collaboration with FPC faculty and staff.
The college will develop and implement a plan to increase enrollment and contact hours by ten percent, as well as preparing future budgets in preparation to future changes in state funding.
One area in which FPC is looking to expand enrollment is by developing a permanent institutional presence in Dalhart.

August 21st

HOPE 2011 set for Sept. 24

August 22, 2011

HOPE 2011 is now just a little over a month away!
This year’s event is set to take place on Sept. 24, 2011, at the Crutch Ranch, with a theme of “Fiesta de la HOPE – Viva la Cure!!!”
The box office for HOPE will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Wells-Fargo Bank, located at 503 North Deahl in Borger. Tickets are $180 and admit one couple. Purchases will continue until sell-out.
No one under the age of 21 will be admitted and an ID and HOPE ticket will be required for entrance into the event. The bartender will have the right to check IDs.

Wal-Mart Super Center possible if pipeline is moved

August 22, 2011

On Thursday afternoon, 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.
Local businessman Odis McClellan came before the Borger EDC Board of Directors to see if the EDC would help in the rerouting of pipeline on land located between Highway 136 and Carbon Road next to the new hospital, in order for the land to be used for development.

August 19th

Land purchase will help event center plans move forward

August 20, 2011

On Thursday afternoon, the Borger Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors approved the purchase of 139 acres of land off Fairlanes Boulevard (Ranch Road 1551). Thirty acres will be designated for the construction of a new multi-event center.
According to Borger EDC CEO Dan Redd, the 139 acres will be purchased at a price of $1,000 per acre for a total cost of $139,000 and will be the home for future EDC projects.
Redd said, “The development of the land will allow for easy access to Highways 207 and 136 and that will be great for the event center and future projects.”

Taco Villa not coming to Borger at this time

August 20, 2011

Do you want a Taco Villa in Borger? You may be waiting for awhile.
Representatives at Bobby Cox Companies corporate office out of Fort Worth, who owns Taco Villa, stated they have received several calls to bring Taco Villa to Borger and they have noted it, but there is no plan to bring a Taco Villa back to Borger at this time.
Citizens have been interested in bringing a Taco Villa back to the area. Local people have started a Facebook page called “Borger Villa,” with over 2677 people joining in this petition to bring Taco Villa back to Borger.

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