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August 22nd, 2011

The circus is coming to town!

August 22, 2011

The American Crown Circus will be in Borger on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011 at the Hutchinson County Sheriffs Posse Rodeo Arena, behind McDonald’s.
The shows will be at 6 and 8 p.m.
Past and present performers in this circus have entertained audiences for over 82 years throughout U.S.A., Mexico, Central America and Canada.
They were featured with the tented shows of Carson & Barnes and Clyde Beatty-Cole Bros. Circus. From there they went to parks including the Great Escape Park, New York; Busch Gardens, Florida to Knott’s Berry Farm, California.

FPC sets goals for upcoming year

August 22, 2011

Last Monday, the Frank Phillips College Board of Regents accepted the college mission statement and goals for 2011-12 that were developed by the the Frank Phillips College administration in collaboration with FPC faculty and staff.
The college will develop and implement a plan to increase enrollment and contact hours by ten percent, as well as preparing future budgets in preparation to future changes in state funding.
One area in which FPC is looking to expand enrollment is by developing a permanent institutional presence in Dalhart.

August 21st

HOPE 2011 set for Sept. 24

August 22, 2011

HOPE 2011 is now just a little over a month away!
This year’s event is set to take place on Sept. 24, 2011, at the Crutch Ranch, with a theme of “Fiesta de la HOPE – Viva la Cure!!!”
The box office for HOPE will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Wells-Fargo Bank, located at 503 North Deahl in Borger. Tickets are $180 and admit one couple. Purchases will continue until sell-out.
No one under the age of 21 will be admitted and an ID and HOPE ticket will be required for entrance into the event. The bartender will have the right to check IDs.

Wal-Mart Super Center possible if pipeline is moved

August 22, 2011

On Thursday afternoon, 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.
Local businessman Odis McClellan came before the Borger EDC Board of Directors to see if the EDC would help in the rerouting of pipeline on land located between Highway 136 and Carbon Road next to the new hospital, in order for the land to be used for development.

August 19th

Land purchase will help event center plans move forward

August 20, 2011

On Thursday afternoon, the Borger Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors approved the purchase of 139 acres of land off Fairlanes Boulevard (Ranch Road 1551). Thirty acres will be designated for the construction of a new multi-event center.
According to Borger EDC CEO Dan Redd, the 139 acres will be purchased at a price of $1,000 per acre for a total cost of $139,000 and will be the home for future EDC projects.
Redd said, “The development of the land will allow for easy access to Highways 207 and 136 and that will be great for the event center and future projects.”

Taco Villa not coming to Borger at this time

August 20, 2011

Do you want a Taco Villa in Borger? You may be waiting for awhile.
Representatives at Bobby Cox Companies corporate office out of Fort Worth, who owns Taco Villa, stated they have received several calls to bring Taco Villa to Borger and they have noted it, but there is no plan to bring a Taco Villa back to Borger at this time.
Citizens have been interested in bringing a Taco Villa back to the area. Local people have started a Facebook page called “Borger Villa,” with over 2677 people joining in this petition to bring Taco Villa back to Borger.

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.”

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