Archive - 2013 - News Article
With election time coming in May, local entities are making preparations to get ready. The City of Borger is among those making preparations.
The Scholarship Drive for Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 is in full swing and there are funds available for you.
Frank Phillips College has scholarship funds for qualified applicants to attend FPC in Borger, Perryton, Dalhart, Hereford, or Dumas. The General Scholarship Application is located on the Frank Phillips College website at www.fpctx.edu Just click on the scholarship tab, complete the application and submit it online. It is that easy, but donâ€™t miss the deadline of April 15th.
The Hutchinson County Historical Museum will celebrate â€śThe boom, the bust and ten years of dustâ€ť with a look back at the first twenty years of Borger. â€¨Â
On March 10, 2013, at 2 p.m. the museum is presenting a lecture program given by Krissy Scotten, NOAA Warning Coordination meteorologist, who will share current and projected environmental changes and current dust bowl conditions.â€¨Â
For more on this story, pick up a copy of the Friday edition of the Borger News-Herald, on newsstands today.
Jan. 29, 2013
Wilson & Main - field interview
Lindsey & Hedgecoke - field interview
Moody & Sterling - field interview
Carpenter & Harrington - field interview
Lister in alley - suspicious activity
1000 block of Coble - field interview
3rd & McGee - motorist assist
200 block of Bryan - followup
1200 block of Lindsey - assist agency
200 block of Butadieno - welfare check
1400 block of West Wilson - warrant service
800 block of Latimer - disturbance
1200 block of Thompson - harassment
1-30-13 Whitney Hampton was transported from Wichita county on felony warrant #10,854 for the offense of Probation Violation â€“ possession of controlled substance PG1 <1G
Borger, TX, Jan. 31, 2013 - After opening its door a year ago, Golden Plains Community Hospital has been awarded the Excellence-Merit Award from the Central Texas Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC).
This past week the Owner, Architect, and Contractor were presented with a Cast Bronze Eagle in commemoration of the award.
For more information on this story, see the Thursday, Jan. 31 edition of the Borger News-Herald.
It will be a relative quiet end to the work and school week with temperatures topping out close to 60Â° this afternoon. The sky will be mostly sunny to partly cloudy with just a few high, thin clouds drifting by. The wind will blow from the south-southwest at 15 to 25 mph most of the day before shifting to the northeast late this afternoon.
Gary Fletcher, Wal-Mart Manager, has said the land west of the hospital is now owned by Wal-Mart, and the deal was finalized about a month ago. The land is a total of 17 acres. He also said the most current groundbreaking date he has for the new store is November of this year. He said this date has been moved twice since he moved to Borger. It will take around nine months from the time of groundbreaking to get the store built and ready for customers.
Watch for more details on the new store and current happenings at Wal-Mart in Wednesday's edition of the Borger News-Herald.
Wednesday will be a much quieter day, but itâ€™s also going to be a chilly day with highs in the middle 40s this afternoon. We can expect a mix of clouds and sunshine throughout the day with a northwest wind shifting to the southwest in the afternoon. Wind speeds will stay between 10 and 20 mph.
There was a little excitement at Loweâ€™s Supermarket in Fritch on Monday afternoon.
Around 11:45 a.m. or so, a older gentleman, who was unidentified, was driving up to Loweâ€™s when according to store manager Kevin Keener, his foot came off his brake and hit the gas.
Half of the car ended up inside the store. Keener said that nobody was hurt in the incident, but it did leave a mess.
The car took out 12 feet of brick and four glass windows that were around eight feet tall and four feet wide.