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December 27th

City to file petition on property abatements

December 27, 2011

The City of Borger is planning to file petitions in district court for the abatement of two different properties.
After a closed session held Tuesday afternoon, the Borger City Council approved action to allow City Prosecutor David Holmes to file petitions in 84th Judicial District Court for the abatement of substandard structures at 117 West Second and 117 Deahl.

December 22nd

Results from a recent newspaper comics poll

December 22, 2011

The newspaper comic poll results were complied by surveys turned in by Borger News Herald readers and an online poll.

Top 15 cartoons and number of voters who said they loved them
1.Family Circus (Daily) 88
2.Family Circus (Sunday) 84
3.Blondie (Daily) 84
4.Blondie (Sunday) 71
5.Classic Peanuts 63
6.Beetle Bailey (Sunday) 59
7.Garfield (Sunday) 55
8.Born Loser (Daily) 55
9.Zits (Daily) 54
10.Zits (Sunday) 53
11.Dennis the Menace (Sunday) 53
12.Arlo & Janis (Daily) 52
13.Frank & Earnest (Daily) 46
14.Hagar the Horrible (Sunday) 45
15.Baby Rules (Sunday) 43

County receives over two inches of snow

December 22, 2011

It has snowed once again in Hutchinson County.
According to Hutchinson County Fire Marshal Danny Richards, the county got a small taste of a large storm, getting a little over two inches of snowfall. Richards also stated Borger should be expecting more precipitation and snow around noon today. He continued to say that Hutchinson County is still severely behind nine inches for precipitation.

December 21st

Borger man sentenced to 45 years for 2010 murder

December 21, 2011

A Borger man has been sentenced to 45 years for a murder that occurred in the spring of 2010.
Yesterday, visiting 316th District Judge David Gleason sentence Jose Israel Rodas, 38, of Borger, to 45 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for the April 17, 2010, slaying of 36-year-old Gloria Arias.

Borger PD: Watch for counterfeit dollar bills

December 21, 2011

The Borger Police Department and Crime Stoppers are asking citizens to be on their guard when it comes to counterfeit bills.
Lt. Anthony Griffin of BPD said that over the past couple of weeks, the department has taken several reports in reference to counterfeit $20 bills being passed again in the Borger area.
“So far, these counterfeit bills have been reported as being passed at five local locations,” he said.
Anyone who receives currency that is suspected of being counterfeit is encouraged to contact BPD at 806-273-0930.

Banks and credit unions observing holiday hours

December 21, 2011

All banks and credit unions in Borger will be closed for certain dates for Christmas and New Year’s. The hours are as follows:

•Happy State Bank hours will be from 9 a.m. - 3p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 22 and Friday Dec. 23, 2011. They will be closed Monday, Dec. 26 and resume regular lobby hours from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. and drive thru hours from 7:30 – 6 p.m. for Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011.

•Borger Bank will be closed Monday, Dec. 26 and resume regular lobby hours from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and drive thru 7:30 – 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011.

Stinnett City Council meets Monday evening

December 21, 2011

Council members for the City of Stinnett met on Monday, Dec 19, 2011 around 6 p.m. in Stinnett City Hall at 609 Mackenzie, Stinnett.
The meeting begin with public comment from Ted Gaddis the about 4th street potholes and Farmer to McCormick maintenance issues.
Council members then reviewed monthly reports from maintenance, EMS, Fire Department, Police Department CDC, and the City Administrator.
After monthly reports, the council will called Dwight Brandt to speak about the storm sewer grant update from Brandt Engineers and allow for him to take bids.

City approves changes to alcoholic beverage laws

December 21, 2011

Changes have been made to the City of Borger’s alcoholic beverage laws.
During its regular meeting Tuesday, the Borger City Council approved an ordinance amending the City of Borger Code of Ordinance, Article 4.02, Alcoholic Beverages. The ordinance was introduced by the council at its last regular meeting earlier this month.
The change was prompted by a request from a new business coming to town. City Manager Eddie Edwards said CVS is building a new pharmacy at the intersection of Third and Cedar. It regularly sells beer and wine as part of its in-store inventory.

December 20th

Weather forecast for Wednesday

December 20, 2011

“Despite abundant sunshine today, we aren’t going to warm up much with highs in the upper 30s to lower 40s. Another, fast-moving upper-level storm system could bring another 1-2 inches of snow by Thursday night and early Friday. This same storm system will also bring in more Arctic air to the area as well.”
From the KVII Storm Search 7 Weather Team

HCHM hosting Annual Christmas Exhibit

December 20, 2011

PROUD SOLDIERS PAST AND PRESENT
One Sixth Scale Military Action Figures, Historic and Contemporary Uniforms, Weapons and Other Models.
The Hutchinson County Museum’s Annual Christmas Exhibit will feature one sixth scale military action figures in period uniforms with weapons, and other scale models from the collection of Greg Thompson on display from December 5 – December 28, 2011.

The Lady Bulldogs volleyball team will be back in action Tuesday night here in Borger. The freshman...
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The Borger Middle School Cross Country team will open up district Saturday here in Borger.  ...

 

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