Archive - Dec 2012 - News Article
You don't have to travel far to get quality, authentic Mexican food and top-notch service. There is a great little restaurant that is new to Borger and sure to please your taste buds.
El Zarape Mexican Food and Tortilla Factory opened their doors in October of this year. Owners are brothers Jorge and Erick Alderete, and many other family members log hours to keep the business up and running smoothly.
Yolanda Varela is one of those family members, saying, â€śI am helping out when I can. I have to help these boys get organized!â€ť
During the holiday season, DPS and local law enforcement want to make sure the roads are safe by increasing patrols from December 21 through January 1, which includes both the Christmas and New Year holidays.
DPS troopers and Borger PD will focus mostly on DWI patrols in areas where alcohol-related crashes are most frequent. The enhanced patrols that target intoxicated drivers are funded through a grant from the Texas Department of Transportation.
Even though a winter chill is in the air, the City of Borger is already making plans for the upcoming summer.
During its regular meeting on Tuesday, the Borger City Council took action to purchase a multi-flume water slide for the Johnson Park Youth Center Swimming Pool from Natural Structures in the amount of $180,115.
Since recent tragedies have occurred because of the misuse of firearms, the government is considering removing guns from the system by enforcing â€śgun controlâ€ť.
Not only have gun sales gone through the roof, but there have been more inquiries on Concealed Handgun License classes.
According to CHL instructor Dennis Burton, people are getting concerned.
He continued to say, â€śIt is important to protect ourselves. Police officers canâ€™t always be there. As a police officer I appreciate those who have a Concealed Handgun License.â€ť
The Borger Fire Department and Xcel Energy responded to a fire at an electrical substation on Spring Creek Road early Wednesday morning that was caused by a possible intrusion, resulting in electricity going out for several Borger residents.
Hutchinson County Fire Marshal Danny Richards said the call came in at 3:55 a.m. Wednesday.
The fire resulted in a power outage on the east side of Borger, and power was out for approximately two hours.
Students at Borger Middle School decided to give back this holiday season.
The BMS National Junior Honor Society and Student Council presented over 200 toys to the Golden Plains Community Hospital worth over $700 on Monday. The toys included things like headphones, CDs, handheld games for older kids, stuffed animals, cars, Barbies, dolls, legos, etc., for smaller children.
Doomsday may be just around the corner.
The â€śdoomsayersâ€ť are worried because the 13th bakâ€™tun (or 144,000-day cycle) of the Mayan Long Count calendar wraps up on Dec. 21, marking the end of a cycle of creation.
The Borger News-Herald asked its Facebook readers if they thought the world was going to end this week and if so what they would do on their last day on earth. Their response was as follows:
Mari Anne Hadley Swain said, â€śNo, I believe the Lord is not short of His word. No one, not even Jesus, knows the time or day.â€ť
A school shooting in Connecticut has made parents more aware of what goes on in the schools their children attend everyday.
Hutchinson County superintendents are here to put parents at ease during these hard times and explain what steps they take to secure their school.
â€śWe are all saddened by the recent tragic events, and our hearts and prayers go to the children, parents, and community of Newtown, Connecticut.
Frank Phillips College enrollment numbers for the fall 2012 semester have increased 13% over last year according to a release from the Texas Association of Community Colleges. The statistics are based upon reports that the college is required to submit to state agencies. The fall 2011 enrollment was at 1,041, and this year it is at 1,191.
There are a couple of reasons why FPC is seeing such an increase in enrollment. The first reason, President Jud Hicks explains, is the workforce programs that have been added in the last six to eight months.
The holidays are just around the corner. People are frantically shopping for last minute gift items. The best place to get last minute gift items are locally owned businesses. Not only does shopping locally bring christmas joy to the small business owners it makes the whole community happy.
This year why not trying a few new business in town? One in particular is the Vintage Pearl. It is a Boutique shop that isnot only â€śclassy,â€ť it is also â€śvintageâ€ť and very unique in its own way.
Shop owner Shawna Lamb opened her store to the public in July of 2012.