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November 4th, 2011
The Borger Fire Department received a grant from Agrium that went toward the purchase of a Polaris UTV.
The grant, in the amount of $25,000, covers the costs of the UTV, which is a six-wheel vehicle equipped for rescue and wildland fire suppression.
The vehicle has the ability to access many places that the departmentâ€™s larger apparatus can not, so it can transport patients and equipment through the cityâ€™s industrial plants and provide quick access to these areas.
Box-top and pull-tab drop boxes are available at designated areas in Borger as part of fundraising efforts taking place by local schools.
The PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) have begun to organize drop boxes for box-tops and aluminum pull tabs at Pizza Duo and United.
For every box-top given the school receives $.10.
Children from Paul Belton, Gateway, and Crockett schools will collect aluminum pull tabs to give to the Ronald McDonald House.
Lydia Edwards, a parent from the PTO stated, â€śItâ€™s a good way to teach the children to contribute charity and raising money.â€ť
Thursday evening in Seminole, the Borger Lady Bulldogs defeated the Clint Lady Lions in the 3A Area playoff round by scores of 25-15, 25-23, 25-21.
The Lady Bulldogs have advanced to the 3A Regional Quarterfinals where they will play the winner of Pampa vs. Monahans early next week.
Thomas Joseph Salazar, 23, was given an unsecured bond of $25,000 during his arraignment hearing in Amarillo this afternoon. He will also be placed in the custody of his mother, who lives in Amarillo, and is required to participate in a home confinement program and home detention. He cannot possess drugs, alcohol, weapons, etc., and is restricted to the Amarillo area unless deemed otherwise by a probation officer.
Crockett and Gateway Elementary schools will be honoring our countryâ€™s Veterans on Friday, Nov. 11, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. It will be held in the Gateway/Crockett cafeteria. A special program will be performed by the students and local Boy Scouts.
All Veterans and their families are invited. If you are a Veteran and plan to attend, please arrive at the cafeteria by 9 a.m. for your special seat
What former Borger businesses do you miss not being around the most?
K-Mart? TG&Y? Revco? Burger King? Taco Villa?
Lets us know what you wish was still around.
The Borger Band Boosters Annual Brisket Dinner,is scheduled from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, at the American Legion Hall, 1000 Bulldog Lane.
Tickets can be purchased from BHS Band Students or at the door for $5 each. To go orders are available.
After a very cold start to the day today, we will see plenty of sunshine
and highs in the middle to upper 50s! Another strong upper-level storm
system will cause very windy conditions on Saturday with gusts over 55 mph
(Courtesy of KVII Storm Search 7)
Wednesday afternoon, bond was set for Francisco "Frank" Fernandez, and Jose Fernandez, Jr., at $50,000 each during arraignment hearing in Amarillo.
Aaron Fernandez had his bond set at $25,000.
All three have been indicted on drug trafficking charges and must take part in the home confinement program and wear an electronic ankle monitoring device.
In addition, travel for the men is restricted, they cannot be around firearms, alcohol or narcotics and they are subject to medical testing.
On Tuesday evening, a Bellanca aircraft made a crash landing in an open field in the Borger area, one mile south of Highway 136.
According to DPS reports on Tuesday at 5:15 p.m., a Bellanca aircraft, piloted by James Randall Dyson, 62, of Borger, was flying on a low gas tank for maintenance reasons and was heading back to the Hutchinson County Airport in Borger.
While in flight, Dyson tried to switch gas tanks but due to equipment failure was unable to do so causing Dyson to bring the aircraft down.