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May 16th, 2012
The Borger City Council took time to honor a longtime City of Borger employee and city council member and swear in a new member at its regular meeting on Tuesday afternoon.
Leon DeWeese was honored for his longtime service to the City of Borger. He came to work for the city at the age of 16 in 1959. He worked in several capacities for the city, including as a lifeguard, health inspector, Director of Municipal Services, Director of Parks and Recreation, and Municipal Court Judge. He retired from the City of Borger in August of 2003.
Citizens are working together to find a man who may be attempting to kidnap children in Borger.
Facebook has become a large source of information for citizens on the matter, and the response keeps growing.
Candidates for the Borger High School Graduating Class of 2012 have officially been approved.
The final list was approved by the Borger ISD board of trustees at its regular meeting Tuesday. The list is as follows:
Claudia Acosta, Zayra Celeste Adame, Teresa Quintero Alcala, Jared Chance Anderson, Rodolfo Pacheo Armendariz, Aaron Robert Bandy, Yasmin Beltran, Grant Mathew Boren, Brianna Amaris Brantwein, Joseph Ryan Brown, Terrance Tyree Brown, Adam Deshawn Bumpus, Ambrosia Dawn Bumpus, Allyson Reneâ€™ Burrows, Dillan Lee Carrillo, Gerardo Gutierrez Carrizales;
With Relay For Life of Hutchinson County just around the corner, team members are busy with a variety of fundraising projects and events.
Wells Fargo Bank, located at 503 North Deahl in Borger will host a hamburger cookout on Friday, May 18. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., enjoy a hot, juicy, delicious hamburger or cheeseburger and a drink for only $5.
On Saturday, May 19, Bread Of Life Ministries Kingdom Racers will have a barbeque fundraiser at the Borger Wal-Mart from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.
DEA, FBI and panhandle law enforcement agencies assisted in a drug bust that occurred at several homes and businesses around the area on Thursday, May 10, 2012.
Nine citizens from Dumas and Borger were charged with conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance after a investigation conducted from June 2010-May 2012.
The Borger City Council will be swearing in a new member at its upcoming meeting.
The meeting is set for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, 2012, in the city council chambers of Borger City Hall, 600 North Main.
The council will act on a resolution canvassing the returns and declaring results of a city officerâ€™s election. It will also act to recognize Leon DeWeese for his six years of service as a council member, as well as the years given in service as a city employee.
Feel the power of saving a life on June 7th by donating your blood to the Coffee Memorial Blood Center.
Coffee Memorial Blood Center will have staff on hand for local residents to give blood from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 7th, at the Union Hall, located at 111 East Coolidge.
A photo ID or donor card is required to donate, and donors must be at least 17 years of age to be eligible to give blood.
The votes are in for the Borger and Stinnett City Council elections, and the people have spoken.
According to an unofficial vote tally, Brandy Callahan will be the newest member of the Borger City Council. She will be filling Place One on the council, which is being vacated by current council member Leon DeWeese, who did not run for reelection.
Callahan received 241 votes in the election over challenger Willy Adams, who received 195. She will be sworn in to the council at its upcoming meeting Tuesday.
The time to begin voting in the primary election has finally arrived!
Early voting in the primary election begins May 14 and will run through May 25. Voting hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Designated early voting places are as follows:
*Hutchinson County Annex Building, 500 Main, Stinnett
*Hutchinson County Annex, 1400 Veta, Borger
*Fritch Library Community Room, 205 North Cornell, Fritch
The last day to apply for a ballot by mail (received, not postmarked) is May 22, 2012.
Law enforcement agencies this week busted an alleged Amarillo, Dumas and Borger drug ring with ties to the metroplex.
The DEA, FBI and panhandle law enforcement agencies assisted in a drug bust at several homes and businesses in those towns.
As of Thursday, May 10, nine people have been arrested and others may be arrested in the future.
Five homes in Dumas were searched and homes in Amarillo and Borger were investigated as part of the operation.
According to Kathy Colvin of the United States Attorneyâ€™s Office, Northern District of Texas, nothing has been publicly filed yet.