Archive - Mar 2012 - News Article
An amended animal control ordinance for the City of Borger is officially moving forward.
During its regular meeting Tuesday, the Borger City Council acted to introduce an ordinance to amend the City of Borger Code of Ordinances pertaining to animal control.
Eddie Edwards, Borger City Manager, said the cityâ€™s current ordinance regulating animals is located in Chapter 2 of the Code of Ordinances. He said he is not sure when the original ordinance was first adopted, but it has been modified numerous times.
Tomorrow is Don Rice Day!
In celebration of Donâ€™s 50 years with the Borger News-Herald, a special reception is being held at the BNH offices at 10 a.m. tomorrow. There will be refreshments and drinks, and the public is invited to attend.
The Hutchinson County Commissioners will be making a special proclamation declaring March 23 â€śDon Rice Day,â€ť and a special presentation will be made to Don during the festivities.
Don will have some of his old cameras and photos on display during the reception for those in attendance to see.
The process of annexing land for a proposed Wal-Mart Supercenter for the City of Borger is now moving forward.
During its regular meeting Tuesday, the Borger City Council received the petition requesting annexation of the remaining portion of a 19.773 acre tract of land in Section 23, Block Y, Arnold & Barrett-Morris & Cummings Survey, Hutchinson County, instructed staff to prepare a service plan, and approved a resolution setting two public hearings for May 15, 2012.
HutchCares: Living At Home keeps on giving at its Appreciation Banquet in honor of its volunteers.
The banquet is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at Fairlanes Baptist Church, 3000 Fairlanes Blvd., in Borger.
There will be live entertainment provided by John Alexander and Linda Cox, along with a silent auction beginning at 6:30 p.m. for volunteers and guests to enjoy.
On Tuesday afternoon, the Borger Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony to welcome new member Global Frontline Solutions. Global Frontline Solutions held an open house to celebrate the opening of its offices inside the Borger EDC building at 1111 Penn Avenue. During the open house the company showed off the equipment it uses and employees took time to meet with people in the community and share what the company is about. Global Frontline Solutions has worked throughout the United States providing a full line of services related to land and fire management.
Next week Borger residents will experience 80 degree temperatures outdoors, meaning spring is officially here.
However, this also means it is the time of the year for tornadoes and possibly floods.
Hutchinson County Fire Marshal Danny Richards said tornadoes and severe weather usually begin late March and end around July 4. Several situations the Panhandle sees are hail, flooding, high winds, lightning, and tornadoes, which are by far the most dangerous.
Around 1992 Fritch was hit by a F5 Tornado, completely destroying 525 homes and severely damaging 900. Luckily, no one was killed.
The Fritch Area Chamber of Commerce banquet is set for this Saturday.
Tickets are still available for the banquet, which will be held from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at the Sanford-Fritch Junior High Cafeteria. The deadline to purchase tickets is tomorrow.
The banquet will be catered by Tio Panchoâ€™s Restaurant in Fritch. Tickets for the event are $11 for adults and $6 for children ages five and under. The menu will include beef and chicken fajitas, all the trimmings, drink, and dessert.
On Monday afternoon, the Frank Phillips College Board of Regents accepted a resolution canceling the 2012 election.
This year, the Board of Regents had three full, six year at-large terms and one four-year, unexpired Spring Creek term up for re-election. As of Monday, March 5th, the last day for applications to be filed to be placed on the ballot, applications were received from Jay Campbell, Dr. Shad Goldston, and Sandra Hilbert for the at-large positions and from Tonya Moore for the Spring Creek position. All four currently serve on the board.
Wells Fargo donated the collectorâ€™s edition pony for 2011 to the Borger Fire Department. Each year, Wells Fargo stores receive a large stuffed version of the pony introduced for that yearâ€™s promotion. As part of giving back to the community, the bank presented this yearâ€™s pony to the Borger Fire Department in hopes that it can offer it to a worthy family touched by tragedy.
PHOTO BY DON RICE
An Amarillo company is in the process of purchasing Frankâ€™s Floor Covering.
Witt Flooring is planning to move into the location within the next month, according to the companyâ€™s general manager, Pat Callahan.
Callahan said it will be about a 30-day span until Witt Flooring officially takes over the building.
Witt Flooring Center will provide Borger with a wide choice of carpet, hardwood, laminate flooring, ceramic tile and natural stone products. The center will have more in-stock items as well as tools and materials for self installation, but they also offer full service installation.