Archive - Sep 2011 - News Article
Hutchinson County United Way was announced to be number one per capita of giving in Texas for the 2010 year. To come up with this result, they take the number of people in the county divided by the amount that was raised.
Julie Winters, Director of Hutchinson County United Way, said, â€śI knew we were running a successful campaign but, I guess I never even dreamed it would make number one. At first I was amazed. Itâ€™s not the work I do, itâ€™s the peopleâ€™s hearts of the community in which I live and work.â€ť
HOPE 2011 is now just four days away!
This yearâ€™s event is set to take place on Sept. 24, 2011, at the Crutch Ranch, with a theme of â€śFiesta de la HOPE â€“ Viva la Cure!!!â€ť
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.
Events will kick off at 5:30 p.m. with a welcome party for sponsors and underwriters. Appetizers will be served at that time and gaming will begin.
A state representative from the panhandle area visited the Borger area to visit with the public about some of the issue from the recent Texas legislative session.
Four Price, State Representative for District 87, was the special guest of the Hutchinson County Retired School Personnel Association Thursday afternoon.
On Thursday afternoon, Borger ISD Athletic Director Rusty Purser confirmed that Michael Littlejohn has been put on paid administrative leave with the school district.
At this time, Purser declined to give details for the administrative leave other than to say that the school district is conducting an investigation into allegations brought against Littlejohn.
Over the past week, several of the parents of players in the Borger volleyball program have approached school officials over concerns related to the coach.
The Borger Police Department has made an arrest in conjunction with a recent robbery incident.
On Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, the BPD responded to an aggravated robbery that occurred at the intersection of Crockett Street and McGee Street.
The incident began when the victim, a female who was 71 years of age, agreed to give the suspect a ride after he assisted her with loading items she had purchased from a local garage sale into her vehicle.
Once at the intersection of Crockett Street and McGee Street, the suspect used physical force to obtain the victimâ€™s purse from her.
Tonight and on Friday, West Texas High School is celebrating homecoming and have a couple of special activities schedule for students and Comanche fans to take part in.
Tonight following the junior varsity football game, the school is holding a big pep rally at the football field scheduled to begin around 9:00 p.m. Due to the county burn ban, the lighting of the â€śWTâ€ť will not take place this year.
On Friday, the high school will host a pep rally at the WT Field House starting at 2:30 p.m.
The City of Fritch has finalized plans on its water usage.
City Council members agreed to authorize issuance of the city of Fritch, Texas waterworks and sewer system revenue certificates of obligation, series 2011 prescribing the terms and conditions thereof; providing for the payment thereof; awarding the sale of the certificates; making other provisions regarding such certificates, including the use of proceeds thereof; and matters incident thereto.
City Manager Bobby Lamb stated, â€śCity of Fritch has been working on this particular project to buy Hi-Texas Water for about two years.â€ť
The Borger Police Department and Hutchinson County Crime Stoppers are needing the help of the community in solving an aggravated robbery that occurred last Friday.
On Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, a female victim, who was not identified, was at a garage sale in the 300 block of North Harvey Street.
As she was getting ready to leave, she was approached by a black male identified as wearing a white t-shirt, jeans, and tennis shoes.
The first meeting of the 2011-2012 year for Hutchinson County Retired School Personnel Association will be Thursday, September 15, 2011, at Frank Phillips College. Lunch will be available for those attending at 11:30 a.m. in the cafeteria. The program features Four Price, State Representative for the counties of Sherman, Moore, Potter, and Carson. The program will be in the gallery room at 12:30 P.M. The public is invited to attend and learn Representative Priceâ€™s impressions of the recent legislative session.
Hutchinson County has a new Republican County Chairman.
Mary Kay Phelan has been approved to serve as the new chairman for Hutchinson County and her duties are beginning effective immediately.
Meryl Barnett, who has served as county chairman for the past 30 years, initially chose Conny Moore to take his place. Moore served in the position for two years. However, due to some health issues within his family, Barnett allowed him to step down and he took the role back over temporarily.