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June 22nd, 2011

Sauls encourages citizens to practice water conservation

June 22, 2011

The City of Borger is currently encouraging its citizens to practice water conservation.
Winston Sauls, who works at the city's water treatment plant, presented some information on water quality during the regular meeting of the Borger City Council Tuesday, along with tips for citizens on conserving water.

June 21st

Borger citizens asked to practice water conservation

June 21, 2011

Due to recent conditions and circumstances, the City of Borger is encouraging citizens to practice conservation when it comes to their water usage.
Eddie Edwards, Borger City Manager, said that water is a finite resource that requires careful management, and the era of plentiful and inexpensive water is coming to an end.
“Since the beginning of June, the Borger Municipal Water System has experienced an average increase in consumption of approximately 14 percent over previous years,” he said. “Conditions are appropriate to raise citizen awareness and increase water conservation efforts.”

Fritch firefighters respond to call on Hoyne Street Sunday evening

June 21, 2011

Officers from the Fritch Volunteer Fire Department responded to a fire call late Sunday evening.
The call was in reference to a fire caused by a barbecue grill on the night of Father’s Day. The fire occurred around 11 p.m. in the 800 block of Hoyne St. in Fritch.
FVFD Deputy Chief Ronnie Morrison stated that the fire was taken care of around 2:30 a.m.
There were no injuries reported.
The fire consumed most of the homeowner’s back porch and the screen door, causing around $5,000 worth of property damage.
(PHOTO BY DON RICE)

Lake Meredith Museum exhibit featuring mix of artifacts

June 21, 2011

The Lake Meredith Museum is introducing its new mix of artifacts in its latest summer exhibit.
The exhibit has a wide array of artifacts, ranging from painted cow skulls by local residents to wildlife photographs taken by local citizen David Wilkinson. Renee Laney, museum director, states that some of the artifacts come from a variety of human experiences.

June 20th

Crime Stoppers seeking info on meth labs

June 20, 2011

The Hutchinson County and Hansford County Crime Stoppers are aiming to crack down on meth labs, and are seeking the help of the public in making that happen.
Effective immediately, Crime Stoppers is offering a $500 reward to any person that calls its hotline at 274-6371 with relevant information in regards to a methamphetamine lab and the information leads to the discovery and seizure of such a lab.

Council to hear city water quality report

June 20, 2011

Information on the City of Borger’s water quality will be presented at the upcoming meeting of the Borger City Council.
The meeting is set to be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, 2011, in the city council chambers of Borger City Hall.
The council will hear a report on the city’s water quality from Winston Sauls, who manages operations at the city water plant. Sauls holds a TCEQ Class A Water License, and is a Certified NELAC/EPA/TCEQ Water Lab Director.
Sauls will also present recommendations on how the citizens of Borger can help with water conservation.

June 18th

Officials seeking assistance with recent burglaries

June 18, 2011

The Hutchinson County and Hansford County Crime Stoppers and the Borger Police Department are seeking assistance in solving three burglaries that have occurred in the city limits of Borger.
Lt. Anthony Griffin of the BPD said all three of these burglaries were committed at the same location, which was the apartment complex located at 605 West Wilson Street.
During the burglaries, the suspect or suspects involved took three air conditioner window units out of three different apartments.

Happy Father's Day!

June 18, 2011

Joshua McIntyre knows what he is thankful for this Father’s Day as he gazes with pride on his one-year-old son Easton. Happy Father’s Day to all fathers across Hutchinson County!

Blood drives to be held in Borger next week

June 18, 2011

Coffee Memorial Blood Center is set to host three blood drives in the Borger area next week.
The first drive is set to take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, at the Chevron Phillips (Philtex Ryton) Borger plant. A bloodmobile will be located near the South Office Complex.
The second drive will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, June 23, at Interim Home Health Care, located at 1313 West Wilson in Borger.

June 17th

BPD, Juvenile Probation tackling graffiti problem

June 17, 2011

Two local departments are coming together to help stop the continual spread of graffiti within the City of Borger.
The Borger Police Department and Hutchinson County Juvenile Probation Department have recently teamed up to combat this problem.
Gang-related graffiti has become an increasing problem in the city, and the two departments have come with a creative way to stop it, according to Lt. Anthony Griffin of the BPD.
“Juveniles who are currently on probation and ordered to perform community service for crimes of graffiti, are now assisting in cleaning up the graffiti,” he said.

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