Archive - 2012 - News Article
A local family is in need of community support.
Shawn and Whitney Reeves were proud parents on Oct. 6, 2012, by giving birth to their daughter Sunni Nicole Reeves. Shortly after her birth, she was diagnosed with a Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia and has since gone through around seven surgeries.
According to Facebook, her parents found a medical institution in Houston to get Sunni the care she needs. Shawn and Whitney also have two small boys attending school, Ryder and Cooper, so they both travel back and forth to give their time and attention evenly to their children.
If community members and students truly want to arrive alive, they are encouraged not to drive distracted behind the wheel.
This was the message of the â€śArrive Alive: Don't Text and Driveâ€ť rally held Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at Borger High School. The rally was organized by sophomore class officers J.T. Conner, Lane Myers, Callie Galloway, Christian Marr, and Britany Rodriguez.
Featured speaker for the event was Department of Public Safety Trooper Darrin Bridges. He said there are tragedies that occur daily as a result of distracted driving.
Hutchinson County Museum is presenting a new exhibit. This exhibit features handmade Christmas cards by kids. Kids of all ages are invited to create 8 Â˝â€ť x 11â€ť Christmas cards that will be displayed at the museum through the month of December. The art needs to be 8 1/2â€ť x 11â€ť on any type material. Artists are asked to put their name, age and school on the front of the greeting. Art work needs to be at the museum by Nov. 26 and can be dropped off or a staff member will make arrangements to pick it up.
Help stuff a stocking for a soldier this Christmas season.
Borger InterBank has begun its annual â€śStocking For Soldiersâ€ť for drive to collect items for soldiers overseas. The bank will be collecting these items through mid-December. Items can be dropped off at the bank, Jim's Diamond Shop, and Bennigan's.
Items that can be donated are as follows:
This home in the 100 block of Bunavista is getting into the Christmas spirit early with brightly lit Christmas decorations. The Borger Chamber of Commerce is currently looking for entries for its Christmas lighting contest, both residential and businesses. Forms can be picked up at the Chamber offices on Main Street and must be returned by Dec. 3. Winners in the contest will receive cash prizes.
The sophomore class wants Hutchinson County residents to take the pledge to â€śarrive alive â€“ don't text and drive.â€ť
A special assembly will be held at 10:50 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, in the Borger High School auditorium. These plans are under the leadership of J.T. Conner, president of the sophomore class. Also aiding in the project have been fellow class officers Christian Marr, historian; Callie Galloway, secretary; Lane Myers, vice-president; and Britany Rodriguez.
Borger Salvation Army is planning its Red Kettle Kickoff and Angel Tree events in November and December.
The Red Kettle kickoff will be held on Nov. 23 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The kettles and bell ringers will be out Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturdays at Wal-Mart, 1404 W. Wilson; United Supermarket, 1414 W. Wilson; and Lowes Marketplace, 101 W. 10th Street.
Local residents can get in the Christmas spirit this weekend by attending the Christmas open house being held by the Borger Downtown Merchants.
The event will be held from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18. Along with a variety of sales, merchants will also be serving refreshments. Santa Claus will be arriving in downtown Borger at 2 p.m. that day to start compiling his wish list for area youngsters.
Participating Downtown Merchants are as follows:
â€˘Advanced Flooring, 506 North Main
â€˘Four Sisters Antiques, 524 North Main
â€˘Prime Time Party Zone, 517 North Main
The Borger Police Department is currently investigating an armed robbery that took place early Wednesday morning.
According to reports from police, the robbery happened around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Cefco Taylor's Convenience Store, located at 1402 South Florida Street in Borger.
Police have said that a white male, whose identity is unknown, entered the store and pulled out a weapon before taking cash from the register. The amount taken is not known at this time.
A number of Texas citizens have decided the state should go solo and secede from the United States of America. In 1836, Texas broke away from Mexico and formed the Republic of Texas and was its own country.
In 1845, it asked to be annexed into the United States, and became the 28th state.