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July 26th, 2011

Waiting Game of the Debt Ceiling Deal

July 26, 2011

For the past month the top headline on the major television networks has focused on our national lawmakers trying to reach a deal on the nation’s debt ceiling by an August 2nd deadline.
Many of us probably never heard the term “debt ceiling” prior to the debate in Washington D.C this summer. However, if an increase in the limit is not given to Congress then borrowed funds would not be there to pay bills potentially causing the United States to default on its debit obligations.

Council says yes to new apartments

July 26, 2011

MICHELLE BERRY
Editor
editor@borgernewsherald.com
The Borger City Council has signed off on legal documents that will help the construction of a new apartment building move forward.
During its regular meeting Tuesday, the council acted on legal documents between the Borger Tenth Street Apartments and the City of Borger pertaining to the 900 block of Brain Street.
These documents include the full release of an easement in essence and a parking covenant agreement and reservation, along with the grant of an easement.

July 25th

Borger PD arrest made during traffic stop

July 25, 2011

Michelle Berry
Managing Editor
editor@borgernewsherald.com
(Editor’s Note: This information was submitted to the Borger News-Herald by the Borger Police Department on Thursday, July 21.)
The Borger Police Department made an arrest during a routine traffic stop on Tuesday afternoon.
On Tuesday, June 12, 2011, at approximately 11:30 a.m. officers from the department conducted a traffic stop in the 300 block of Monroe Street. After conducting the stop, officers identified the driver of the vehicle as Randi Lee Smith, 54, of Borger.

Volunteers needed for HCUW Day of Caring

July 25, 2011

The Hutchinson County United Way has a full slate of projects for its upcoming Day of Caring. Now all it needs is volunteers to make those projects happen.
This year’s event is set for Sept. 17, 2011. Teri Hogue of the HCUW said the organization has had a great response and is now looking for volunteers to work these requests.
“Volunteers are needed and will be put into teams to work together for this one day,” she said.

Construction progresses

July 25, 2011

Work on the new Golden Plains Community Hospital is continuing to progress in a positive direction.

Treasure Hunters coming to Borger

July 25, 2011

The Treasure Hunters will yet again make an appearance in Borger.
The Treasure Hunters Road show is based in Springfield, Illinois, and will be bringing its five-day road show to Borger, starting Tuesday July 26, 2011 at the AmericInn Lodge and Suites of Borger located on 900 E. 3rd St.
They will be there from 9am to 6pm Tuesday through Friday, and 9am to 4pm on Saturday.
During this free event, the Treasure Hunters are expecting to see over 1,200 residents bringing in their rare and unusual collectibles.

July 22nd

Water coming out of Lake Meredith to increase

July 22, 2011

The amount of water being pumped out of Lake Meredith this summer is going to see an increase.
On Monday, the Canadian River Municipal Water Authority’s board of directors took a unanimous vote to increase the amount of water being pumped out of the lake. The total amount will increase from 5,000 to 6,300 acre-feet. An acre-foot of water amounts to over 325,000 gallons.

27 days and counting of 100°+ temperatures

July 22, 2011

As of Thursday, July 21, 2011, Hutchinson County has had a total of 27 days that temperatures have exceeded 100 degrees.
Hutchinson County Fire Marshal Danny Richards said there have been technical difficulties with the emergency communication because of the heat. Officials have to work extra hard in making sure everything technical is properly cooled down.

H2C, Inc. makes donation to DMA for school supply drive

July 22, 2011

Hutchinson County Cares (H2C, Inc.), a local family and children’s charity, donated $1,000 to the Downtown Merchants Association for its upcoming school supply drive on Aug. 11. Presenting the check for Hutchinson County Cares (H2C, Inc.) is Jim Bridwell, Nita Crabtree, and Jerri Aylor. Accepting the check is Mike Scales, Amy Fernandez, Darla Brown, Charlene Flanagan, and Brenda Adams.
PHOTO BY DON RICE

July 21st

Summer Celebration set to be held tomorrow in Fritch

July 21, 2011

The Fritch Summer Celebration is set for tomorrow!
KFDA News Channel 10, the local CBS affiliate, has selected Fritch as one of its stops on its “Summer Celebration Tour.” The city will be featured on Friday, July 22, the last day of its weeklong tour of area towns.
The event will take place on Robey Street between the Lake Meredith Aquatic and Wildlife Museum and Fritch City Hall. Robey will be closed to traffic and booths will be placed up and down the block.
There will be local entertainment, giveaways, contests, challenges, and a variety of other events.

 

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