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March 27th, 2012
The Hutchinson County burn ban has been lifted for the time being, allowing residents to burn their trash freely.
On Monday, March 26, 2012, Commissioners met at the County Courthouse to discuss with Hutchinson County Fire Marshal Danny Richards whether to consider or approve continuing or rescinding the Countyâ€™s burn ban.
The Fritch Area Chamber of Commerce named its Man of the Year and Woman of the Year during its banquet festivities Saturday evening at Sanford Fritch Junior High School. Tara Huff, left, and Vicki Wilson, right, shared honors as Woman of the Year, and Kirk Coker, middle, was named Man of the Year.
PHOTO BY DON RICE
The Borger Fire Department will be doing fire hydrant inspections next month.
Jerry Langwell, Fire Marshal for the Borger Fire Department, said the department will be conducting fire hydrant inspections throughout the entire city during the month of April.
â€śIn doing this, it may cause some citizens to see some changes in your water that comes from your faucet,â€ť he said.
When the department inspects hydrants, it operates the hydrant for a couple of seconds to assure the hydrant is working properly and to make sure the hydrant is free from any material that will harm its trucks.
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church will yet again hold its famous spaghetti dinner.
Every year, Borger citizens line up outside St. Johnâ€™s to eat an Italian meatballs and spaghetti dinner.
Hutchinson County Commissioners Court members will gather for their regular meeting Monday.
The City of Borger is offering another year of its Park Recreation Program for 2012.
Borgerâ€™s Park Recreation Program is free to children in first through seventh grade. The goal of the program is to insure â€śeach child receives the same attention, rewards, and fun equally, regardless of financial status.â€ť
Park Recreation Program offers free of charge meals and snacks funded by a grant from Borger ISD.
This yearâ€™s program will kick off on June 4, 2012 and will stop July 27, 2012. Services will start at 8 a.m until 3:30, Monday through Friday.
A one-way street in the northern section of Borger is going back to two-way status.
During its regular meeting Tuesday, the Borger City Council approved the introduction of an ordinance amending traffic schedules pertaining to one-way streets and alleys. The ordinance will remove West Street as a one-way street.
Ted Dodd, Director of Public Works for the City of Borger, said that in 1997, West Street was made a one-way street from Sterling to Harrington in order to prevent buses and cars from conflicting when dropping off and picking up school children at Gateway Elementary.
The Borger News-Herald received numerous entries from the public in response to its inquiries for past photos and memories of Don Rice for the celebration of his 50th anniversary as BNH photographer This photo, submitted by Jeri Judd of her son, is just one of the various entries we received from the public. The BNH appreciates the response of the public in its support of Don on the celebration of this special milestone! See the special section honoring him in todayâ€™s edition!
The Crimestoppers and Borger Police Department are seeking help in solving a burglary that occurred this past Monday.
On the morning of March 19, 2012, PD officers responded to a residential burglary in the 1200 block of University Place, according to Lt. Anthony Griffin of the BPD.
It appeared as though the burglary took place just shortly before officers arrived on scene. During the burglary, the suspect(s) took a pink and tan Gucci purse and wallet valued at $2,000.
An amended animal control ordinance for the City of Borger is officially moving forward.
During its regular meeting Tuesday, the Borger City Council acted to introduce an ordinance to amend the City of Borger Code of Ordinances pertaining to animal control.
Eddie Edwards, Borger City Manager, said the cityâ€™s current ordinance regulating animals is located in Chapter 2 of the Code of Ordinances. He said he is not sure when the original ordinance was first adopted, but it has been modified numerous times.