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November 4th, 2011

Drop boxes available for box-tops and pull tabs for local school fundraising efforts

November 4, 2011

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, “It’s a good way to teach the children to contribute charity and raising money.”

November 3rd

AREA CHAMPS!!

November 3, 2011

Thursday evening in Seminole, the Borger Lady Bulldogs defeated the Clint Lady Lions in the 3A Area playoff round by scores of 25-15, 25-23, 25-21.
The Lady Bulldogs have advanced to the 3A Regional Quarterfinals where they will play the winner of Pampa vs. Monahans early next week.

Salazar given unsecured bond

November 3, 2011

Thomas Joseph Salazar, 23, was given an unsecured bond of $25,000 during his arraignment hearing in Amarillo this afternoon. He will also be placed in the custody of his mother, who lives in Amarillo, and is required to participate in a home confinement program and home detention. He cannot possess drugs, alcohol, weapons, etc., and is restricted to the Amarillo area unless deemed otherwise by a probation officer.

Gateway Elementary to hold Veterans Day assembly.

November 3, 2011

Crockett and Gateway Elementary schools will be honoring our country’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

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

November 3, 2011

What former Borger businesses do you miss not being around the most?
K-Mart? TG&Y? Revco? Burger King? Taco Villa?
Lets us know what you wish was still around.

Borger High Band Brisket Dinner taking place tomorrow

November 3, 2011

The Borger Band Boosters Annual Brisket Dinner,is scheduled from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, at the American Legion Hall, 1000 Bulldog Lane.
Tickets can be purchased from BHS Band Students or at the door for $5 each. To go orders are available.

November 2nd

Forecast for Thursday

November 2, 2011

After a very cold start to the day today, we will see plenty of sunshine
and highs in the middle to upper 50s! Another strong upper-level storm
system will cause very windy conditions on Saturday with gusts over 55 mph
possible!
(Courtesy of KVII Storm Search 7)

Bond set in Fernandez case

November 2, 2011

Wednesday afternoon, bond was set for Francisco "Frank" Fernandez, and Jose Fernandez, Jr., at $50,000 each during arraignment hearing in Amarillo.
Aaron Fernandez had his bond set at $25,000.
All three have been indicted on drug trafficking charges and must take part in the home confinement program and wear an electronic ankle monitoring device.
In addition, travel for the men is restricted, they cannot be around firearms, alcohol or narcotics and they are subject to medical testing.

Pilot walks away from Tuesday evening crash

November 2, 2011

On Tuesday evening, a Bellanca aircraft made a crash landing in an open field in the Borger area, one mile south of Highway 136.
According to DPS reports on Tuesday at 5:15 p.m., a Bellanca aircraft, piloted by James Randall Dyson, 62, of Borger, was flying on a low gas tank for maintenance reasons and was heading back to the Hutchinson County Airport in Borger.
While in flight, Dyson tried to switch gas tanks but due to equipment failure was unable to do so causing Dyson to bring the aircraft down.

Borger man killed in Wednesday morning wreck

November 2, 2011

Early Wednesday morning a Borger man was killed in a wreck one mile south of Stinnett on Highway 136.
According to the DPS report, Gentry Kent Trahern, 53, was traveling northbound on Highway 136 when at approximately 6:05 a.m. his Honda Accord struck a horse that had entered the road from the east.
After the Accord hit the horse, the vehicle slide into the southbound lane where a Toyota Tundra struck the Accord on the passenger side.
The Tundra was driven by Emit Lee Schmidt, 52, of Morse.
The Justice of the Peace pronounced Trahern dead at the scene and ordered an autopsy on the body.

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