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Hutchinson County Airport is celebrating the opening of a new terminal.
The ribbon cutting for the new terminal will be held at 11 a.m. on December 9, 2011. The size of the new terminal is 3,500 square feet. The process of building this new terminal has taken a total of five years to completely plan and create.
The project has been funded through a grant provided by Texas Department of Transportation, a 25 percent donation from Hutchinson County, a generous offer from a local businessman, who was not identified, and the Borger Economic Development Corporation.
The Borger City Council has approved a permit towards the opening of a recovery center in Borger.
The permit request was made by Fellowship Baptist Church to use property located at 920 South Main Street for the placement of a center for those wishing to recover from alcohol or drug abuse.
The finishing touches are being put on Borgerâ€™s new Subway restaurant.
Frank Wingate, one of the operating partners of Subway, said they are in the final days of finishing the new location of the Subway of Borger.
However, there a few things that still need to be completed prior to its opening.
â€śItâ€™s looking good, but we still have a list of things to get done to be ready for everyone to once again eat at the store,â€ť he said.
The Christmas parade sponsored by the Borger Chamber of Commerce is this evening at 6:30 p.m.
The parade route will remain the same, originating on Grand and Main and moving north to Sixth and Main.
Anyone with any questions on the Christmas parade can call the chamber offices at 274-2211.
The Carson County Sheriffâ€™s Office is investigating a suspicious death reported in Fritch.
The Fritch Police Department and Fritch EMS were first to arrive at 418 Boyd, the home of 57 year-old Larry Ewing King at 4:04 p.m. Friday following a 9-1-1 call from a relative to King.
Officers found King dead in a bedroom at the residence. Justice of the Peace Jean Hardman pronounced King dead at the scene around 5:32 p.m.
Don Johnson has announced his candidacy for Hutchinson County Sheriff in next yearâ€™s election.
Johnson said he wants the position of sheriff as well as the sheriffâ€™s department to be held accountable to the citizens of Hutchinson County.
â€śI want the department to be proactive as well as professional,â€ť he said. â€śI will provide law enforcement 24-7 to all areas of the county.â€ť
Johnson just retired from the Department of Public Safety after 34 years of service to the people of Texas. He spent 32 of the 34 years working in Hutchinson County.
Wish a soldier happy holidays through a video. Les Sullivan will be going to different places in Spearman and Borger with a video camera to video loved ones of soldiers with the intention to send them to the troops for the holidays. From now through Dec. 2, 2011 and Dec. 3 and 4, 2011, he will be at Genieâ€™s Cafe. He will also be at All Occasion Flowers at 202 North Bernice Street in Spearman from Nov. 28-Dec. 2. Lastly he will be at Borger Library on December 5-9, 2011 during library hours.
Saturdayâ€™s weather will be very complex as an upper-level storm system moves right on top of, or very near the region. We will begin the day with a mixture of freezing rain, sleet and snow as temperatures below freezing occur.
As temperatures warm during the morning hours, we will see this mix changeover to scattered rain showers and even a possible thunderstorm. Another surge of Arctic air will blast into the region during the afternoon hours and quickly changeover the rain to snowfall.
December is one of the most colorful months of the year because of all the Christmas trees and lights in and around peopleâ€™s homes.
But as pretty as they are, they all can cause an uncontrolled light most people donâ€™t want to see: fire.
Hutchinson County Fire Marshal Danny Richards said the live and dry pine trees can be a fire hazard if not handled properly.
Special fire safety precautions need to be taken when keeping a live tree in the house. A burning tree can rapidly fill a room with fire and deadly gases.