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August 23rd

Clay Renick hired as new museum director

August 23, 2012

The Hutchinson County Commissioners have found a new Director for the County Museum. On Aug. 13, commissioners unanimously approved to appoint Clay Renick as the new Hutchinson County Museum Director, replacing Wes Phillips, who retired June 13, 2012. Wes Phillips is also known for his insect program where he earned the title of the “Bug Man.” Phillips now teaches at Frank Phillips College.

Council introduces ordinance amending BFD response time

August 23, 2012

The Borger City Council is taking action to amend an ordinance that would increase the response time allowed for employees of the Borger Fire Department.
The council introduced an ordinance that will amend the code of ordinances to allow Borger Fire Department employees to go from a 20-minute response time to a 60-minute response time.

August 22nd

Borger Police Report - Aug. 17-19, 2012

August 22, 2012

Borger Police Report
Aug. 17-19, 2012

Aug. 17, 2012
3300 block of Fairlanes Boulevard - report of suspicious activity
100 block of Maple - report of suspicious activity
1900 block of Lister - report of suspicious vehicle
500 block of Monroe - report of suspicious activity
300 block of West Grand - report of UUMV/auto theft
1300 block of Bulldog Boulevard - alarm
1300 block of West Wilson - welfare check
200 block of Salina - alarm
1400 block of Sterling - alarm
1200 block of Roberts - narcotics violation
500 block of Monroe - report of harassment

Hutchinson County rescinds burn ban

August 22, 2012

Hutchinson County has rescinded its burn ban as of Tuesday. Thanks to the significant amount of rainfall Monday night, the county can burn as much as it pleases as long as it is outside city limits.
According to Hutchinson County Fire Marshal Danny Richards, conditions have improved in Hutchinson County. Richards stated that just south of Borger, there was about two inches of rain reported and Highway 152 was shut down for about 45 minutes due to flooding.

Hutchinson County United Way prepping for golf scramble

August 22, 2012

The Hutchinson County United Way is preparing for its fourth annual golf scramble.
The event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at the Borger Country Club Golf Course, located at 301 Broadmoor.
The format of the event is a four-person scramble ($180 for the team and $45 per person). Mulligans are two for $5. The event is limited to the first 24 teams.

Council receives 2012-13 budget

August 22, 2012

The 2012-13 budget for the City of Borger is progressing towards passage.
During its regular meeting Tuesday, the Borger City Council acted to receive the FY 2012-13 operating budget.
A public hearing on the budget will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, to allow for comments from citizens.
Eddie Edwards, Borger City Manager, said over the last three months, various directors and staff have been preparing the proposed FY 2012-13 operating budget.
The proposed budget includes revenue estimates of $21,006,714 and expenditures of $21,221,991.

August 20th

Borger council to receive budget

August 20, 2012

It is budget time again for the City of Borger.
During its upcoming meeting, the Borger City Council will act to receive the proposed 2012-13 fiscal year operating budget and will schedule a public hearing to receive comment.
This action will take place at the council’s regular meeting, set for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, in the city council chambers of Borger City Hall, 600 North Main.

Preparations begin for HOPE!

August 20, 2012

Preparations are beginning for the upcoming Hutchinson County Oil Patch Extravaganza (HOPE) at the Crutch Ranch. Those working on this year’s event gathered at the ranch Saturday morning for a cow patty pickup. Continue to watch the Borger News-Herald for more details on this exciting event!

Blood drives coming up in Borger and Fritch

August 20, 2012

The more blood given, the more lives saved.
Borger and Fritch will join with Coffee Memorial Blood Center and save many lives. These blood drives are less than a few days away and are a week apart from each other. So make sure you join in on saving lives.
First, Borger’s blood drive is on August 23 at the Union Hall, 111 E. Coolidge from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Then on August 27, at First Southern Baptist Fellowship Hall, 520 Overland Trail, Fritch will have its blood drive from 2:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
All eligible donors who present to donate will get a free t-shirt.

August 18th

Borger ISD new year info

August 18, 2012

New Year Party will be Thursday, August 23, 2012 from 4-7 at each campus.
Postcards will be mailed to students for grades pk-4th grades indicating their teacher.

Paul Belton Elementary School
Registration of new students – Monday – Friday – 8:00 – 4:30 (lunch 12:00-1:00); Please bring supplies if possible to New Year Party.

Gateway Elementary 1st - 2nd Grades
Registration of new students – Monday – Friday – 8:00 – 4:30 (lunch 12-1:00)
Crockett Elementary 3rd – 4th Grades
Registration of new students – Monday – Friday 8:00 -4:30 (lunch 12-1:00)

BIS 5th Grade

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