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January 25th, 2012
On Monday afternoon, the Frank Phillips College Board of Regents unanimously approved the accepting of grants from the Brumley Foundation and LINN Energy totaling $85,000.
From the Brumley Foundation, FPC received a grant in the amount of $45,000, with the funds designated to be used towards scholarships for low-income students who reside in the upper 26 counties of the Texas Panhandle.
LINN Energy provided the college with a grant in the amount of $35,000 to be used for equipment for the Pump and Engine (P&E) and Instrumentation and Electrical Technology (I&E) programs.
Shannon Nicole Washer, 36, Borger, went before U.S. District Judge Mary Lou Robinson on January 24, 2012.
Over the past couple of weeks, several local businesses have donated materials, equipment, and man power in order to put up the new scoreboard at Huber Park for the Borger High School Baseball program.
LINN Energy paid for the new scoreboard, Conner Industries welded on the frame to accommodate the new larger board. Fuzzyâ€™s Radiator brought out the crane to take down the old and hang the new board. The City of Borger provided labor to help take the old scoreboard down and hang up the new one.
The City of Borger is becoming part of a new public mass information system, better known as PARIS (Panhandle Area Regional Information System).
Borger City Manager Eddie Edwards said that for the past several years, panhandle emergency managers and the Panhandle Regional Planning Commission (PRPC) have been working together in an effort to provide all jurisdictions in the region the ability to contact their residents quickly when disasters are imminent.
Hutchinson County is once again under a burn ban.
During the Hutchinson County Commissioners Court meeting Monday, Hutchinson County Fire Marshal Danny Richards encouraged commissioners to approve reinforcement of the burn ban.
He said during the past two weeks a lot of deterioration has occurred and firefighters have been called out to six grass fires.
â€śWeather reports say that we might receive moisture but we donâ€™t feel it will be enough to offset our conditions,â€ť said Richards. Commissioners approved to place the burn ban in effect for the next 90 days.
Anthony Manzella, 19 years of age, Fritch was electrocuted while working on a privately owned power head power line line near ConocoPhillips Refinery on Monday around 10 a.m.
Manzella was standing in a cherry picker bucket on a service truck when he was electrocuted.
He did not fall out of the bucket. Crew members working with Manzella called 911.
The man was a employee for B&G Electric. Chief Deputy James Qualls from the Hutchinson County Sheriffâ€™s Office said the Justice of the Peace pronounced him dead at the scene.
February 4th is the first day candidates can file to be a candidate for the Frank Phillips College Board of Regents on the May 12th Borger general election ballot.
This year the FPC Board of Regents will have three six-year at-large terms up for reelection, with the positions currently held by Jay Campbell, Sandra Hilbert, and Dr. Shad Goldston.
Along with the three at-large terms, one four-year unexpired term for the Spring Creek District is up for reelection, a seat that is currently held by Tonya Moore.
The Borger Rotary Club held its first perfect attendance bike giveaway of the year on Friday in the cafeteria of Gateway and Crockett Elementaries. Winners of the bikes were first grader Riley Sams, second grader Daniel Fitzgerald, third grader Maggie Buttermore, and fourth grader William St. Clair. Over the past six weeks, 68 first graders had perfect attendance, 73 first graders had perfect attendance, 59 third graders had perfect attendance, and 68 fourth graders had perfect attendance.
On Thursday afternoon, the Borger Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors approved to provide loans to Brandvik Pipe and Equipment and Global Frontline Solutions to be used for expansion projects.
The Borger EDC board approved providing Brandvik with a 36 month no interest loan for $217,000 a which the company will use to purchase an electromagnetic inspection (EMI) system from New Tech Systems out of Midland and a commitment to add six additional jobs over the next three years.
A semi-truck was involved in a wreck Thursday afternoon. The truck was traveling southbound on Highway 207. According to Donny Davis of Carson County DPS, driver Lawrence Graves, 52, of Stinnett was traveling at an unsafe speed and attempted to turn west, when he lost control of the truck and flipped it on its side at the intersection of 207 and FM 281. The driver refused any medical treatment at the scene and was not wearing a seatbelt.