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March 26th, 2012

BFD doing fire hydrant inspections

March 26, 2012

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.
“In doing this, it may cause some citizens to see some changes in your water that comes from your faucet,” 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’s spaghetti dinner set for next Sunday

March 26, 2012

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church will yet again hold its famous spaghetti dinner.
Every year, Borger citizens line up outside St. John’s to eat an Italian meatballs and spaghetti dinner.

March 24th

Commissioners court to meet Monday morning

March 24, 2012

Hutchinson County Commissioners Court members will gather for their regular meeting Monday.

Preparations underway for Park Recreation Program

March 24, 2012

The City of Borger is offering another year of its Park Recreation Program for 2012.
Borger’s Park Recreation Program is free to children in first through seventh grade. The goal of the program is to insure “each child receives the same attention, rewards, and fun equally, regardless of financial status.”
Park Recreation Program offers free of charge meals and snacks funded by a grant from Borger ISD.
This year’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.

West Street returning to two-way status

March 24, 2012

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.

March 23rd

A picture from the past

March 23, 2012

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 today’s edition!

Crime Stoppers seeking help in solving burglary

March 23, 2012

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.

Animal control ordinance introduced

March 23, 2012

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 city’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.

March 22nd

Tomorrow is Don Rice Day!

March 22, 2012

Tomorrow is Don Rice Day!
In celebration of Don’s 50 years with the Borger News-Herald, a special reception is being held at the BNH offices at 10 a.m. tomorrow. There will be refreshments and drinks, and the public is invited to attend.
The Hutchinson County Commissioners will be making a special proclamation declaring March 23 “Don Rice Day,” and a special presentation will be made to Don during the festivities.
Don will have some of his old cameras and photos on display during the reception for those in attendance to see.

Council receives annexation petition

March 22, 2012

The process of annexing land for a proposed Wal-Mart Supercenter for the City of Borger is now moving forward.
During its regular meeting Tuesday, the Borger City Council received the petition requesting annexation of the remaining portion of a 19.773 acre tract of land in Section 23, Block Y, Arnold & Barrett-Morris & Cummings Survey, Hutchinson County, instructed staff to prepare a service plan, and approved a resolution setting two public hearings for May 15, 2012.

 

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