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August 19th, 2011

Forrest receives Root/Gillespie Foundation Award

August 20, 2011

A Borger High teacher has received one of the highest honors in the Borger Independent School District.
Elizabeth Hernandez-Forrest was named as the recipient of the Root/Gillespie Foundation Award for 2011. She has been teaching in Borger ISD for eleven years. Five of these years were at Borger Middle School and the past six have been at BHS.

August 18th

The life of Teresa Reed: miraculous

August 18, 2011

An exceptionally long life seems almost like a miracle. The life of Teresa (Slavin) Reed of the Potawatomi National tribe is a good example.
On December 6, 2011, Teresa will be 109. Mrs. Reed is originally from Pampa, and Teresa spent most of her life teaching children. She taught in Pampa elementary schools until she retired at age 70.
But, she wasn’t finished, heading to the Southwest to teach on an Indian Reservation. Teresa continued operating a motor vehicle at 103 and lived at home until she was 105, when she was moved to Wheeler Nursing Center.

Coker to head up Fritch Police Department

August 18, 2011

The Fritch Police Department has a new chief starting work this Monday.
Bobby Lamb, City Manager for Fritch, announced Kirk Coker as the new Chief of Police for the City of Fritch.
Coker will be coming from the Hutchinson County Sheriff’s Office and resign from his position as Deputy.
Coker will start on Monday August 22, 2011.
Coker will be replacing Terry Cox, who resigned as Chief of Police on July 29, 2011.
Cox worked for the Fritch Police Department for a total of fourteen years.

August 17th

Tax-free weekend just around the corner

August 17, 2011

Local department stores and shops are preparing for a crazy weekend on August 19, 20 and 21 - the state’s annual tax holiday.
Wal-Mart Manager Gary Flecher believes his store is ready for the chaotic weekend.
Fletcher stated, “The Wal-Mart home office ships supplies along with items the local store has ordered including back-to-school items and tons of other items that shoppers can save on.”
Fletcher also stated, “We are doing something a bit different this year. We will hold the store open all night Thursday, and at 12:01 a.m. shoppers can get a jump start on shopping tax free.”

Animals at Borger shelter in need of good homes

August 17, 2011

Now is the time to adopt a new furry family member.
The Borger Animal Control constantly receives animals needing good homes. Animal Control Director Betsy Parks stated they are constantly receiving animals at the shelter. Last year, the shelter received 691 dogs and 409 cats. 44 percent of those animals are either sent back to their owners or adopted out, while the other percentage of animals are euthanized.
Adoptability is all determined on whether the shelter has space, the age of the animal, health, and whether the animal is aggressive.

August 16th

Borger woman arrested for use of counterfeit money

August 16, 2011

A Borger woman is in the custody of Amarillo police after allegedly passing fake money at different locations throughout the Texas Panhandle.
On Friday, Aug. 12, at 8:20 p.m., Amarillo police officers were dispatched to the 3300 block of South Bell on a person attempting to pass a possible counterfeit bill. Shannon Washer, 36, of Borger had tried to buy merchandise with what the clerk believed were counterfeit bills.
When the manager did not take the money, Washer took the money and left the property, according to reports from the Amarillo police.

CareNet Pregnancy Center holding annual “Walk For Life” Sept. 24

August 16, 2011

CareNet Pregnancy Center will hold its annual Walk for Life on September 24, 2011 at 9 a.m. The Walk for Life will start at the new Care Net site on the corner of 300 W. Grand Street.
CareNet Director Susan Trahern said, ”This fund raiser is to raise money for the center and to make the community aware of what they are there for, to show people there is a alternative.”
She also stated that participants will receive a free t-shirt.
There are no fees and no limits to how many sponsors may be gathered.
The walk is a full two miles starting from the CareNet Center.

FPC Board approves 2011-12 budget

August 16, 2011

On Monday the Frank Phillips College Board of Regents approved the proposed 2011-2012 Institutional Budget. It will represent a decrease of $1,190,315 from the 2010-11 year, due to a decrease in State funding and a level tax rate.
In the proposed upcoming budget, the college is projected to see a 23.9 % decrease in state appropriations that will amount to a reduction of $646,770.
Overall the college is planning for a 9.4% decrease in revenue, giving the college an estimated budget amount of $11,523,316.

August 15th

Vacant apartment building catches fire

August 15, 2011

Firefighters responded to a structure fire Friday afternoon on Grand Street.
A old vacant apartment building was engulfed in flames as firefighters arrived on the scene.
Firefighters from the Borger Fire Department arrived on the scene at 4:13 p.m. on Friday, August 12, 2011, bringing two engine trucks, one ladder, and one command vehicle.
According to Borger Fire Marshal Jerry Langwell, the building was already in bad shape and the cause of the fire is sill under investigation.
Firefighters left the scene at 9:11 p.m. that night. There were no injuries reported.

Fund set up in Rodriguez’s memory

August 15, 2011

A special fund has been set up in memory of Tomas Rodriguez.
Rodriguez, 18, died Monday, Aug. 2, 2011, during an outing to Lake Mackenzie in Briscoe County. About to enter his senior year at Borger High School, Rodriguez worked in produce at United Supermarkets in Borger.
Jennifer Hoeltzel, Assistant Produce Manager at United in Borger, said she worked closely with Rodriguez.
“He was an incredible young man that is dearly missed by all who knew him,” she said.

  The Future Lady Bulldog Basketball Camp will be held on July 14th through the 17th. 
The dates: June 16 -19, cost is Baseball camp: $80, and Softball hitting clinic $40. Call 806-681-...
Multiple camps opened up on Monday, June 2. See sports section for pictures and write-ups...

 

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