Archive - News Article
March 14th, 2012
It has come to the attention of the Utility Department of the City of Borger that a company calling itself â€śHome Serviceâ€ť out of Austin, Texas, has been mailing notices regarding water service lines to the citizens of Borger. This company offers what is in effect, an insurance policy covering the citizenâ€™s water service line from the water meter to the foundation of the house. The City of Borger wishes to advise its citizens that the City is in no way affiliated with nor do we endorse their product. Citizens should investigate the situation thoroughly before responding to such offers.
The Borger News Herald would like to correct details given in regards to the incident involving Gregory Louis Huval, II.
The original story states, â€śA high speed chase occurred on Highway 136 last Saturday involving a robbery suspect.â€ť
On Tuesday, March 13, 2012, four local residents associated with an October 2011 â€śround-upâ€ť in Borger were sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Mary Lou Robinson, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. SaldaĂ±a.
Judge Robinson sentenced Francisco Villanueva â€śFrankâ€ť Fernandez, 43, to 100 months in federal prison and ordered him to pay a $10,000 fine and give up about $165,000 in cash, a Maserati, a Mercedes-Benz, a Bentley, a camper, a ski boat and trailer, and real estate at 328 and 330 N. Main in Borger.
Come eat some spaghetti and meatballs at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 201 St. Johnâ€™s Road.
This dinner is the 57th annual Italian meatballs and spaghetti meal Evangelist Catholic Church has offered to the public. The dinner will take place Sunday, April 1, 2012 from 11 to 5 p.m.
Adult tickets are $8 and $9 at the door and children are $3 and $4 at the door. Take outs will be available.
The Hutchinson County 4-H is taking on a project centered around the animal we like to call â€śmanâ€™s best friend.â€ť
The club has a new dog club project forming and would love to invite local youth to become part of the group. Youth between the ages of nine (or in the third grade) up through high school seniors are eligible to join 4-H.
Want to save a life and get your education at the same time if you are a high school student?
Next week Coffee Memorial will be at Borger High School, 600 W. First Street, in the gym. The drive, set for March 19, 2012, will last from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.
A photo ID or donor card is required to give, and donors must be at least 17 years of age to be eligible to give blood.
All eligible donors who present to donate will receive a free Coffee Memorial t-shirt.
Feinstein Foundation wants to gives back to Living Water of Borger.
Through April 30, any money given to Living Water, 103 W. 4th St., will qualify Living Water for funds from The Alan Feinstein Foundation. In the past they have received a percentage of the $1 million given by them to agencies fighting hunger for the past 2 years and hope to get more than that this year.
Citizens can give money or food to Living Water. The food will benefit clients and is valued at $1 per item or $1 per pound.
The Borger City Council has approved action on an agreement that will allow staff to seal coat streets in the Isom addition.
During its regular meeting last Tuesday, the council approved action on an interlocal agreement between Borger and other communities for the 2012 seal coat program.
Ted Dodd, Director of Public Works for the City of Borger, said the city does this program each year in conjunction with other cities and the Parkhill, Smith, and Cooper firm.
The agreement gives the city economy of scale in purchasing new seal coat services and prevents duplication of effort.
The staff at Johnson Park Youth Center felt like it needed to do its part to help the Park Recreation Program 2012, so it is selling The Worldâ€™s Greatest Chocolate Candy Bars. The candy bars are complete with our own label, the city logo and park recreation 2012 logo. The staff knew the city of Borger, merchants and individuals were digging deep to help the Park Recreation Program so it wanted to do its part in raising money. All profit from the candy bars goes straight to the Park Recreation Program. Above is a picture of Peyton McWilliams and Shelby McCarty, Asst.
Six-year-old Kenzie Shelton holds up a clock to remind people that Sunday is the day for Daylight Saving Time. The time is coming to spring forward and set your clocks ahead one hour.
PHOTO BY DON RICE