Archive - Mar 2012 - News Article
The City of Borger will be holding an election on May 12 for one spot on the city council.
The city has had two candidates file for Place One on the Borger City Council, William Adams and Brandy Callahan. Leon DeWeese, who currently holds the spot, did not file for reelection.
A longtime Borger resident received Citizen of the Year honors during the Borger Chamber of Commerce banquet Thursday evening.
Cleo Morrison received the honor from JoAnn Kuhrt, who is the wife of last yearâ€™s award recipient, the late Harry Kuhrt.
Kuhrt said Borger is a community of people who tirelessly work to make the Borger team the best it can be.
â€śThrowing duty, dedication, and passion into the work that they do for Borger makes these special people Most Valuable Players in our community,â€ť she said.
A Borger woman was convicted of burglary in district court on Tuesday.
On March 27, 2012, a Hutchinson County jury of eight men and four women convicted Cheryl Kathaleen Nixon, 40, of Borger, of burglary of a building. The burglar occurred on May 11, 2010, in a building off of 10th Street in Borger.
John Holland, the owner of the building, testified that on Tuesday morning around 10:30, he drove onto his property and saw a blue Oldsmobile parked behind one of his buildings. Holland told his wife to call the police and report the tag number, which she did.
The last three defendants associated with an October 2011 drug bust in Borger were sentenced March 30, 2012 in Federal court in Amarillo, by U.S. District Judge Mary Lou Robinson, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. SaldaĂ±a on Thursday.
Judge Robinson sentenced Jose Luis Fernandez. 37, to 109 months in federal prison and his brother, Aaron Steven Fernandez, 26, to 40 months.
Come to Union Hall, 111 E. Coolidge, to drain your veins for a good cause on Thursday, March 29, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Every eligible donor who is present to give blood will receive a free Hoops Madness t-shirt and a chance to win a new flat screen TV from Sears as well as a fajita party for 20 people from Jorgeâ€™s Mexican Bar and Grill.
You must be 17 years or older and Photo ID or Donor Card is Required to Donate.
Find Coffee Memorial on Facebook. All blood types are needed. For an appointment call 331-8800 or 1-877-574-8800.
Our Diamond Miss will hold its annual pageant to give the young women of Borger the chance to strut their stuff.
The Hutchinson County Child Welfare is preparing for its second annual â€śNo Excuse For Abuseâ€ť 5k fun run/walk.
A local nonprofit organization took time to honor its volunteers at a special banquet Tuesday evening.
HutchCares Living At Home held its annual appreciation banquet Tuesday evening at Fairlanes Baptist Church. In addition to the banquet itself, a silent auction was also held as a fundraiser for the organization. Among the items auctioned were baked goods, household items, and gift certificates for various restaurants and services.
The Borger Kiwanis Club will be holding its 54th annual Pancake Day this Saturday.
The event will be held from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, March 31, 2012, in the Frank Phillips College Cafeteria. Adult tickets cost $6 at the door and young children eat free.
All net proceeds from the Pancake Day go to charity, and a number of local and international projects and organizations have been helped by the Pancake Day money in the past.
David and Natasha Irvin (pictured with five-year-old Gabriella Irvin and four-year-old Elijah Irvin) used a truly unique machine to plant some Texas Red Oaks at the Hutchinson County Courthouse Monday. The trees will turn bright red once the fall season comes.
Sanford-Fritch Junior High School students have taken part in the Multiple Sclerosis Walk in Lubbock every year to help defeat the disease. This year they will walk for MS in Amarillo.
Sanford Fritch Junior High Aide Sandy Bryan stated, â€śMy daughter Ashley was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis three years ago and since then we have had a team walk in the MS Walk every year. This will be our third. The team is a family and friend combination.â€ť
Every year, kids involved with SFJH student council, ran by computer teacher Kem Mullens, help raise donations for their Walk MS team.