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August 16th

School Registration Information

August 16, 2012

It's about that time for students to pack their bags with school supplies and strut the halls of education.
But first students will need to register and meet their teachers first and get a feel of how that first day will be.
Fritch ISD registrations are as follows : Elementary Students- August 13–24; Junior High Students - August 22–24; High School new students - Aug. 21; Aug. 22-Seniors 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Juniors 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Aug. 23- Sophomores 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. and Freshmen 1 p.m .- 3:30 p.m.

Hutchinson County Burn Ban

August 16, 2012

The Hutchinson County is under a burn ban for the next 90 days.
According to Danny Richards, “ There is moisture in some areas, but there are still areas that are dry.”
Once the next Commissioners Court meeting is held, they will check the area conditions and decide to either rescind or extend the burn ban. “If we receive more moisture we will rescind the ban,” said Richards.

Police Report 8-14-2012

August 16, 2012

Borger Police Report
Aug. 14, 2012

2300 block of Huber Avenue – report of suspicious vehicle
1300 block of Haggard – report of suspicious vehicle
200 block of Teague – alarm
Carson, Hutchinson County – report of prowler
300 block of West Grand – welfare check
900 block of Harrington – report of criminal mischief
500 block of West Ninth – followup
200 block of Borger Shopping Plaza – report of theft
1000 block of North Hedgecoke – report of abandoned vehicle
1500 block of Canyon – report of theft
Wal-Mart – followup
Hastings – followup

August 15th

Borger Police Report - Aug. 13, 2012

August 15, 2012

Borger Police Report
Aug. 13, 2012

600 block of West First – alarm
Huber Park – report of suspicious activity
Pride Home Center – field interview
300 block of Whittenburg – report of disorderly conduct
1300 block of South Florida – alarm
400 block of North Cedar – report of criminal mischief
Yows & Baker – assist agency
1000 block of North Cedar – report of theft
100 block of Smith – alarm
1300 block of Haggard – report of disorderly conduct
200 block of Somerset – report of building burglary
3100 block of Fairlanes – investigation

Ronald McDonald House doing part to help families

August 15, 2012

The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Amarillo are doing their part to help provide much-needed services to people throughout the panhandle of Texas and beyond.
Shelley Cunningham, who is the executive director of Ronald McDonald House, said she has been in the position since June of this year, and is always learning something new. She was the featured speaker at the Borger Rotary Club meeting on Tuesday.

Serendipity comes to Main Street

August 15, 2012

Serendipity is an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident. And that is just what the Downtown Merchants in Borger have experienced.
Downtown Borger has a new antique store and a place for local artists to sell their homemade crafts. Judy Allen and Leslie Monden opened Serendipity to highlight local artists, homemade crafts and antiques.
Allen and Monden met in the early 1970s while working at the Borger News-Herald and have been friends since -- sharing the same passion for antiques and crafts.

Mobile vet center coming to Borger

August 15, 2012

The Mobile Vet Center (MVC) of Amarillo is coming to Borger to conduct a 2012 Veteran Outreach in Hutchinson County.
The MVC will be in the Wal-Mart Parking Lot, 1404 W. Wilson St., on Aug. 17, from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. This event will be open to all Veterans, their families, and the public.
The MVC provides education about readjustment counseling services offered at Vet Centers.
All War Zone Vets qualify for counseling services. War Zone Vets with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or Military Sexual Trauma may receive care at any Vet Center or MVC.

August 14th

Borger Police Report - August 3-12, 2012

August 14, 2012

(Editor's Note: This police report is quite lengthy due to the fact that the Borger PD record keeper was on vacation last week. This report is current from Aug. 3 through Sunday, Aug. 12.)

Borger Police Report
Aug. 3-12, 2012

Aug. 3, 2012
1400 block of South Cedar – field interview
500 block of Mississippi – followup
Sandstone – alarm
400 block of Baylor – followup
100 block of Juanita – followup
600 block of Weatherly – followup
1900 block of Lister – investigation
Derr & McPherson – report of suspicious activity
900 block of Harrington – report of disturbance

Get pumped up for the HOPE 7K walk/run

August 14, 2012

The HOPE 7K run/walk is coming soon to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.
“Twenty-five years ago, a small group of people in Hutchinson County started HOPE to raise money to help support those affected by cancer. HOPE is able to raise enough money to fund research and other needs of the American Cancer Society. The ACS is a community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer through research, education, advocacy, and service,” said HOPE chairman Wonder Smith.

Stinnett preparing for its annual celebration

August 14, 2012

It’s just a few more weeks until Stinnett’s annual community celebration.
This year’s theme is “Home Is Where The Heart Is.”
Gather your family and head out for some fun at the Stinnett Celebration on September 6, 2012.
The celebration includes a community picnic at the Stinnett City Park before the lighting of the big “WT” at 6 p.m.
On September 7, residents will gather for the West Texas homecoming game and on September 8 the parade and festivities will take place.

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