Archive - Oct 2012 - News Article
Halloween is just around the corner and parents are looking for fun family events for themselves and their kids to enjoy around the Hutchinson County area.
First of all in Borger is the Johnson Park Insane Asylum.
According to Annadon Keys, Johnson Park Youth Center Manager, this yearâ€™s Insane Asylum is completely different than last yearâ€™s.
â€śThose who attended last year are in for a surprise. It has everyoneâ€™s worst fears,â€ť she said.
This yearâ€™s Insane Asylum will move a bit faster, because there will not be a guide, but the Insane Asylum will use the entire facility.
A Democratic legislative candidate up for election next month is stopping in Borger this weekend.
Abel Bosquez, the Democratic challenger to Walter â€śFourâ€ť Price for the 87th District Texas Legislative Representative seat, will be in Borger on Saturday, Oct. 27, at Lone Star Restaurant. He will be there from 5:30-8 p.m. to talk with area citizens.
Bosquez is called â€śthe working peopleâ€™s candidateâ€ť in the race against Price, the incumbent from Amarillo, who is an attorney specializing in business.
A local man was hit by a car while crossing the street Monday.
Gary Lynn Bumgarner, 67, of Borger was crossing Sixth Street from south to north near the Allsups Convenience Store at 8:19 a.m. yesterday morning, Lt. Anthony Griffin of the Borger Police Department said.
While Bumgarner was crossing, Jahzell Miranda Flores 26, who was driving a white Volkswagen, made a left turn from Florida onto Sixth and struck Bumgarner.
According to Lt. Griffin, he was then transported to the Golden Plains Community Hospital by ambulance with several injuries.
With early voting underway as of today and the Nov. 6, 2012 general election drawing close, polling places have been set in Hutchinson County for Election Day.
On Election Day, set for Nov. 6, polling places will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The polling places are as follows:
*Precinct 11 - Faith Covenant Church, 1501 South Florida, Borger
*Precinct 14 - Fairlanes Baptist Church, 3000 Fairlanes Boulevard, Borger
*Precinct 21 - Fritch School Administration Building, 540 Eagle Boulevard, Fritch
*Precinct 23 - St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 100 Amaryllis, Borger
The Borger News-Herald is seeking the help of its readers and the public in solving a newspaper rack theft.
Susan Spurlock-Rawlins, circulation manager for the BNH, said that sometime between 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, and 7 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19, Laundry Solutions, located at Third and Harvey, was the scene of a robbery.
The Borger Police Department is currently working with the BNH and Laundry Solutions in locating a stolen BNH newspaper rack. The rack is valued at $575.
BNH POLICY: THE BORGER NEWS-HERALD IS NOT ALLOWED TO WITHHOLD ANYONE'S NAME FROM THE POLICE REPORT FOR ANY REASON.)
Borger Police Report
Oct. 17-19, 2012
Oct. 17, 2012
1400 block of North Main â€“ report of open door/window
500 block of North Harvey â€“ report of prowler
Taylors 1551 â€“ followup
100 block of North McGee â€“ report of open door/window
100 block of West Tenth â€“ report of accident without injuries
600 block of North McGee â€“ traffic escort
1400 block of West Wilson â€“ report of identity theft
200 block of Union â€“ alarm
1100 block of South McGee â€“ house/business check
(Editor's Note: This is part two of an interview with Mac Thornberry, U.S. Congressional Representative from District 13.)
If there is one that is currently true about America, it's that it is facing new challenges, according to U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry.
The Elks Lodge, along with the American Legion, VFW, Vietnam Veterans and all Auxiliaries, are getting ready to host the seventh annual Veteran Appreciation Banquet.
Tara Richelle Hopkins
The Borger Country Club is inviting area residents to its membership drive Halloween Party this Saturday.
Borger Country Club General Manager Becky Prather and the board of directors are hosting a â€śPhantom of the Operaâ€ť themed party in the BCC Ballroom from 7 p.m to midnight.
There will be a live DJ from Amarillo, appetizers, and a dance. During the event the BCC will offer half off membership fees for the first year. The entrance fee is $20 a couple. It is not required to dress in costume.
If there is one sentiment Congressman Mac Thornberry holds to, itâ€™s that the United States must keep moving forward.
Thornberry stopped by the offices of the Borger News-Herald to offer his thoughts on various issues affecting the U.S. at the present time, as well as events that have been in the constant cycle of the media.