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September 5th, 2011

LMNRA, Alibates announce fall operations

September 5, 2011

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.

September 1st

State speed limits changing as of today

September 1, 2011

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.

BISD passes 2011-12 budget

September 1, 2011

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.

A new school bus

September 1, 2011

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

August 30th

Redd: Borger EDC can help with pipeline relocation

August 30, 2011

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.

Cornyn: County will receive JAG grant

August 30, 2011

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 Commissioner’s Court meeting in July, Chief Deputy James Qualls spoke on behalf of the Hutchinson County Sheriff’s Office and requested permission to apply for the Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) totaling around $16,000.

Chamber kickoff breakfast set for Sept. 8

August 30, 2011

The time is quickly approaching for the annual Borger Chamber of Commerce kickoff breakfast.
The breakfast will be held at Dake’s from 7-8 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8. The serving line for the full traditional breakfast will begin at 6:45 a.m.
RSVP is required for everyone who plans on attending, and all RSVPs are due to the chamber by Friday, Sept. 2. The cost of the breakfast is $10, and is payable at the door.
Attendance at the breakfast will qualify citizens for a $50 drawing, and the latest Borger Bulldog gear will also be given away as door prizes.

August 28th

Citizen fighting closure of Sanford Post Office

August 29, 2011

Stinnett resident Kelly Tull, an eight-year employee of the Canadian River Municipal Water Authority, is using her business resources to save the Sanford Post Office from closure.
Tull said, “I use this post office here because I’m here during my post office’s work hours, so in my opinion this is my post office. From a business standpoint, it’s going to cripple the way we do our day-to-day operation, as far as mailing and receiving mail if this post office were to close.

Leadership Borger to begin Sept. 21

August 29, 2011

The Borger Chamber of Commerce is about to kick off its 24th year of the Leadership Borger program. The program will begin Sept. 21, 2011.
The program is a one-day per month intensive look at the Borger community and Hutchinson County and an opportunity to gain knowledge to enhance participants’ existing leadership skills.
The program will conclude in April of 2012 with graduation planned at the annual Chamber of Commerce banquet, which will take place in March or April.
Leadership Borger is designed to feature the following:

August 27th

Handicap is no barrier to mobility

August 27, 2011

Teddy Buckland owns several handicap motor vehicles. One in particular is his 1977 Honda automatic motorcycle.
Teddy has owned this custom made bike for two and a half years. His friend Leslie George originally made the sidecar.
Teddy rebuilt the entire bike by placing the pre-made sidecar on a motorcycle he purchased off of Ebay for $1,500.
It took about one year to get the bike running properly and looking good.
His helping paramedic of 20 years, Alice Gerard, said, “A whole lot of people in this town have had their hands in this project.”

 

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