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November 8th, 2011
The Borger City Council has introduced an ordinance that will provide for the continued taxation of â€śgoods-in-transit.â€ť The council took the action during its regular meeting last Tuesday.
Eddie Edwards, Borger City Manager, said in 2001, Texas voters approved an amendment to the Constitution which would allow a property tax exemption on â€śgoods-in-transitâ€ť once enabling legislation was passed.
Jefferson and McGee â€“ habitation burglary
300 block of Jackson St. - alarm
600 N. Main St. - warrant service
300 block of Madison St. - disturbance
400 block of Cedar St. - welfare check
600 block of N. Florida St. - alarm
1100 block of S. Cedar St. - disorderly conduct
900 block of E. Sixth â€“ disorderly conduct
200 block of W. Ninth St. - prowler
600 block of N. Weatherly St. - harassment
400 block of N. Harvey St. - Disturbance
1100 block of Valley Drive â€“ public service
100 0 block of Thrams â€“ disturbance
Third and Florida â€“ abandoned vehicle
The Borger Area Circle of Friends will host a membership party in support of the Don & Sybil Harrington Cancer Center on Saturday, November 12, 2011. The party will be held at the Borger Country Club, 7pm-11pm. The theme of the Cocktail Party will be â€śRed, White & Bluesâ€ť, in honor of Veteranâ€™s Day, and will feature Red and White wines from New York and Texas and Blues Band, The Wilkerson Band. There will also be an auction and raffles.
November 12 and 13 brings about Altrusaâ€™s final flea market of the year. This November market traditionally has loads of affordable items great for giving at Christmas. The Aluminum Dome will open its doors at 9:00 a.m. Saturday the 12th and close at 6:00 p.m.
On Sunday the 13th hours will be from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Altrusans will keep the concession stand open for business during the showâ€™s open hours, so donâ€™t miss out on the delicious pies, the chicken salad sandwiches, brownies, and lots of other wonderful snacks.
Have you ever found yourself sitting up late at night cutting out squares for your quilt by hand? Or maybe you have had to cut out hearts for your child's Valentine's Day project. Well, you don't have to do that anymore! The Friends of the Hutchinson County Library organization has purchased a ACCUCUT Die Cut machine for the public to use at the Borger Branch of the Hutchinson County Library! This machine can cut any material from paper to fabric to cardboard to craft foam! The Friends of the Library organization has also purchased several die cuts to use with the machine.
An open house will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Arthur house, located at 203 Caliche in Borger. Holger Borwitzky, a German exchange student who graduated from Borger High School in 1965, will be present and would like to visit with friends and classmates. The open house will be held from 2-6 p.m. For further information, call Malnor Arthur at 273-5598.
Here is a list of some soon-to-be happening events in the Hutchinson county area:
Crockett and Gateway Elementary schools will be honoring our countryâ€™s Veterans on Friday, Nov. 11, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. It will be held in the Gateway/Crockett cafeteria. A special program will be performed by the students and local Boy Scouts.
All Veterans and their families are invited. If you are a Veteran and plan to attend, please arrive at the cafeteria by 9 a.m. for your special seat.
Plans are currently in the works for the Borger Chamber of Commerce Annual Christmas Parade, and those wishing to participate can pick up their forms now!
The parade is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 5. Entry forms are available at the Chamber of Commerce office, located at 613 North Main in Borger.
All entries will need to be decorated in a holiday motif and are asked to depict the Christmas season.
Floats, bands, drill teams, and horses are eligible, and other type of entries are also permissible at the chamberâ€™s discretion.
The Borger Fire Department received a grant from Agrium that went toward the purchase of a Polaris UTV.
The grant, in the amount of $25,000, covers the costs of the UTV, which is a six-wheel vehicle equipped for rescue and wildland fire suppression.
The vehicle has the ability to access many places that the departmentâ€™s larger apparatus can not, so it can transport patients and equipment through the cityâ€™s industrial plants and provide quick access to these areas.
Box-top and pull-tab drop boxes are available at designated areas in Borger as part of fundraising efforts taking place by local schools.
The PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) have begun to organize drop boxes for box-tops and aluminum pull tabs at Pizza Duo and United.
For every box-top given the school receives $.10.
Children from Paul Belton, Gateway, and Crockett schools will collect aluminum pull tabs to give to the Ronald McDonald House.
Lydia Edwards, a parent from the PTO stated, â€śItâ€™s a good way to teach the children to contribute charity and raising money.â€ť