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September 6th, 2011

Patriotism the theme for 2011 Howdy Neighbor Day

September 6, 2011

Patriotism is the theme for this year’s Howdy Neighbor Day in Fritch.
The annual event is set to be held Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, in the Fritch City Park. A parade will kick off this year’s activities. Beginning at 10 a.m., floats, decorated vehicles, golf carts, wagons, bicycles, cars, and tractors will proceed from the Fritch Post Office area down Broadway to the Fritch City Park.

September 5th

Council to hear 2011-2012 budget

September 5, 2011

The Borger City Council is set to hear the 2011-12 budget at its upcoming meeting.
The budget will be presented during the council’s regular meeting at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011, in the city council chambers of Borger City Hall, 600 North Main.
The council will conduct a public hearing to allow for citizen comment on the proposed FY 2011-12 budget and consider the introduction of an ordinance making appropriations in support of the general operation of the City of Borger for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1, 2011.

Work on Subway continues to progress

September 5, 2011

The work on Borger’s new Subway is continuing to progress.
Frank Wingate, one of the operating partners of the restaurant, said all of the concrete work was finished as of Aug. 31.
The new location is being constructed on the corner of Opal and West Wilson, directly in front of the Holiday Inn Express.
468 cubic yards of concrete, 6.25 miles of rebar, and a total of 19,135 square feet of concrete were placed at the site.

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.

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