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January 11th, 2012

Xcel Energy withdraws plans to increase fuel costs

January 11, 2012

A federal court decision has spurred Xcel Energy to rethink its initial decision to raise gas rates for its residential customer base.
The decision, which pertains to the delay of a costly new environmental regulation, spurred the decision by Xcel.
The update, if it had gone into effect, would have added $6.30 or seven percent, to a typical winter residential bill of 1,000 kilowatt-hours in Texas. Customers in New Mexico eventually would have seen higher fuel costs because customers in both states share the same power generation system.

County LEPC to meet tomorrow

January 11, 2012

The Hutchinson County Local Emergency Planning Committee will meet on January 12, 2012 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at Frank Phillips College cafeteria.
There will be a financial report given by Carie Richards and and other reports such as Public Education Committee-Jerry Langwell,. Compliance Committee-Paton Willis, Public Warning Systems Committee-Danny Richards, and raining/Drill Committee-Bob Watson.
The committee will also discuss Unfinished Business and new business items.

BHS counselors, FPC hosting financial aid night

January 11, 2012

BHS counselors & Frank Phillips College will be hosting Financial Aid Night on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, 6:00-8:00 P.M. IN THE BHS Media Center. Parents of juniors and seniors are encouraged to attend. Information regarding scholarships, financial aid, and college admission processes will be some of the many topics addressed.

January 10th

LINN Energy ready to celebrate grand opening

January 10, 2012

LINN Energy is preparing to celebrate the grand opening of its new regional office in Borger.
The company will be hosting an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday to celebrate the opening of the office. LINN Energy will also be presenting Dr. Jud Hicks, President of Frank Phillips College, with its donation to fund equipment for the P&E and I&E technology program. The new facility is located at 1201 Fairlanes Boulevard, and the public is invited to attend.

County remains free of burn ban

January 10, 2012

Hutchinson County will remain free of a burn ban.
On the Hutchinson County Commissioners Court met for a regular meeting at the Hutchinson County Courthouse to discuss the ban.
Hutchinson County Fire Marshal Danny Richards spoke to the commissioners, recommending “that we hold what we have. To continue to not have the burn ban,” he said.
The burn ban was lifted on Nov. 21, 2011 and will continue to stay that way, after the commissioners took no action on the item.

January 9th

Tom Mechler to be featured speaker at HCRW meeting

January 9, 2012

Hutchinson County Republican Women would like to Welcome the Texas Republican Party Treasurer Tom Mechler to our scheduled meeting on January 12 at 6:30 pm. The meeting will be held at Dake’s Restaurant in Borger.
All citizens interested in hearing about the direction our State will be taking and about the field of candidates for statewide office in the upcoming elections are cordially invited to attend and hear this talented and charismatic speaker. Dinner will be served.
Tom Mechler has been politically involved for over twenty-five years.

Webb to be inducted into Panhandle Sports Hall of Fame

January 9, 2012

Longtime Borger High School Coach E.J. “Jeep Webb will be part of this year’s three-person induction class into the Panhandle Sports Hall of Fame on Sunday, February 12th at 2:00 p.m. in Amarillo College’s Ordway Auditorium.
Joining Webb in this year’s induction class are former Nazareth and West Texas A&M women’s basketball player Leona (Gerber) Wilhelm and former Dumas Head Football Coach, the late Bill Spann.
Webb started his time in Borger in 1958 as an assistant coach before moving to Canyon in 1960.

Blood drive taking place in Borger Jan. 26

January 9, 2012

A blood drive is set to take place in Borger in about two weeks.
The Coffee Memorial Blood Center will be holding a drive at the Union Hall, 111 East Coolidge on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
All eligible donors who present to donate will receive a M*A*S*H* t-shirt in appreciation for giving the gift of life.
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.
Suzanne Talley of CMBC said that all blood types are currently needed.

January 7th

HCHD board to discuss upcoming election

January 7, 2012

The Hutchinson County Hospital District Board of Directors will be holding discussion about its upcoming election at its upcoming meeting.
The meeting is set for 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, in the executive board room of Golden Plains Community Hospital.
Both Dr. Jock Lee, DVM, and Joe Mihm are elected members of the board whose terms will come up this spring. Dr. Lee is currently serving as chairman of the board.
John Edgington, one of the appointed members of the board, is also seeing his position expire as well. All three are eligible for reelection or reappointment to the board.

January 6th

Christmas Spirit home of Hutchinson County

January 6, 2012

Throughout December, the Borger News Herald held an online photo contest on which house in Hutchinson County displayed the most Christmas Spirit.
This year, the people throughout the county did a great job decorating their homes showing that the Christmas Spirit was alive and well in Hutchinson County.
With over 400 votes cast, the winner of this year's contest with 140 votes was located at 208 Cimarron in Borger.
Look for a new photo contest on the Borger News Herald website later in January.

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