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September 7th, 2011
With the tenth anniversary of the events of Sept. 11, 2001, quickly approaching, a memorial service to be held in Borger is in the works.
The service is being coordinated by the Borger Area Emergency Services Honor Guard with help from the Vietnam Veterans of America and the Borger Complex Honor Guard.
It will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011.
Bob Tiffany, who is a member of the Borger Area Emergency Services Honor Guard, said the service will be held at the site in Huber Park where the 9/11 memorial currently in the works will be constructed.
Patriotism is the theme for this yearâ€™s Howdy Neighbor Day in Fritch.
The annual event is set to be held Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, in the Fritch City Park. A parade will kick off this yearâ€™s activities. Beginning at 10 a.m., floats, decorated vehicles, golf carts, wagons, bicycles, cars, and tractors will proceed from the Fritch Post Office area down Broadway to the Fritch City Park.
The Borger City Council is set to hear the 2011-12 budget at its upcoming meeting.
The budget will be presented during the councilâ€™s regular meeting at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011, in the city council chambers of Borger City Hall, 600 North Main.
The council will conduct a public hearing to allow for citizen comment on the proposed FY 2011-12 budget and consider the introduction of an ordinance making appropriations in support of the general operation of the City of Borger for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1, 2011.
The work on Borgerâ€™s new Subway is continuing to progress.
Frank Wingate, one of the operating partners of the restaurant, said all of the concrete work was finished as of Aug. 31.
The new location is being constructed on the corner of Opal and West Wilson, directly in front of the Holiday Inn Express.
468 cubic yards of concrete, 6.25 miles of rebar, and a total of 19,135 square feet of concrete were placed at the site.
Fall is growing closer and Lake Meredith National Recreation Area and Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument in Fritch announces a few enjoyable fall activities for the community.
Visitors can look forward to water activities, picnicking, hiking, and special events celebrating Texas Archeology Month.
Big changes are going into effect for drivers in the State of Texas.
As of September 1, 2011, existing 65 mile-per-hour night and truck speed limits will be bumped to 70 mph.
All signs with the night and truck speed limits should be removed by the end of this year and citizens are asked to abide by the posted limit of 70mph.
Borger ISD has a budget in place for the upcoming 2011-12 fiscal year.
The new budget, approved by the BISD board of trustees during a special meeting Tuesday evening, represents $21,617,734 in revenue and $21,808,693 in expenditures. The difference in revenue and expenditures is $190,959.
Chance Welch, superintendent for Borger ISD, said as the district closes out its 2010-11 budget, it is pleased that it balanced a budget that began with a $550,000 deficit.
Borger ISD has a new school bus! The bus was purchased with funds awarded from High Plains Resource Conservation and Development. Showing off the new bus are BISD Director of Transportation Kenneth Coleman, BISD Superintendent Chance Welch, BISD Business Manager Faye Hooper, and Borger Chamber of Commerce CEO Beverly Benton.
PHOTO BY DON RICE
On August 18th the Borger Economic Development Corporation agreed to provide funds which will be used to move pipelines from an area of land being considered for the future home of a Wal-Mart Super Center.
The EDC Board of Directors approved providing around $250,000 to assist DCP Midstream and local businessman Odis McCellan in rerouting pipeline around a section of land located near the new hospital site between Highway 136 and Carbon Road.
Hutchinson County was awarded a grant worth $16,098 from the Department of Justice.
According to U.S Senator John Cornyn, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, this grant will help prevent crime based on local needs and conditions.
At a Hutchinson County Commissionerâ€™s Court meeting in July, Chief Deputy James Qualls spoke on behalf of the Hutchinson County Sheriffâ€™s Office and requested permission to apply for the Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) totaling around $16,000.