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August 16th, 2011

FPC Board approves 2011-12 budget

August 16, 2011

On Monday the Frank Phillips College Board of Regents approved the proposed 2011-2012 Institutional Budget. It will represent a decrease of $1,190,315 from the 2010-11 year, due to a decrease in State funding and a level tax rate.
In the proposed upcoming budget, the college is projected to see a 23.9 % decrease in state appropriations that will amount to a reduction of $646,770.
Overall the college is planning for a 9.4% decrease in revenue, giving the college an estimated budget amount of $11,523,316.

August 15th

Vacant apartment building catches fire

August 15, 2011

Firefighters responded to a structure fire Friday afternoon on Grand Street.
A old vacant apartment building was engulfed in flames as firefighters arrived on the scene.
Firefighters from the Borger Fire Department arrived on the scene at 4:13 p.m. on Friday, August 12, 2011, bringing two engine trucks, one ladder, and one command vehicle.
According to Borger Fire Marshal Jerry Langwell, the building was already in bad shape and the cause of the fire is sill under investigation.
Firefighters left the scene at 9:11 p.m. that night. There were no injuries reported.

Fund set up in Rodriguez’s memory

August 15, 2011

A special fund has been set up in memory of Tomas Rodriguez.
Rodriguez, 18, died Monday, Aug. 2, 2011, during an outing to Lake Mackenzie in Briscoe County. About to enter his senior year at Borger High School, Rodriguez worked in produce at United Supermarkets in Borger.
Jennifer Hoeltzel, Assistant Produce Manager at United in Borger, said she worked closely with Rodriguez.
“He was an incredible young man that is dearly missed by all who knew him,” she said.

Meet Borger’s newest doctors: Dr. Hawley and Dr. Nash

August 15, 2011

One of Borger’s newest family practice physicians is also Borger born and raised!
Dustin Hawley, M.D. is a graduate of Borger High School and attended Frank Phillips College and Texas Tech University where he earned his Bachelor of Science in biology in 2003.
His graduation from the University of South Dakota School of Medicine put him into the field of medicine in 2008.
“I was born at North Plains Hospital,” he said. “Dr. Hull delivered me and Dr. Prewitt was our family doctor.”

August 12th

Local schools receive mixed AYP results

August 12, 2011

Stinnett boys honored for bravery in saving younger brother’s life

August 12, 2011

Caleb and Zach Lantelme of Stinnett were presented awards for bravery shown at the August 8, 2011, Stinnett City Council meeting.
On May 30, 2011, the brothers saved their younger brother, Michael, from a live electrical wire. At the time of the accident, Michael was helping his family put out hot spots from a grass fire.
The electrical line was supposed to be deactivated but was not.
When Michael picked up the line, he was electrocuted.

August 11th

Chaos arises in Stinnett

August 11, 2011

Chaos was the word at the regular meeting of the Stinnett City Council Monday evening
Local Stinnett citizen Crystal Irvin spoke her concerns about both the handling of the arson investigation regarding her family as well as the general day-to-day operations of the local law enforcement.
While speaking to the city council members and citizens, she asked Chief of Police Marie Farbro to stand in front her and the congregation and stated, “As a person I have nothing against you. I think you’re probably a fine person. For what ever reason I don’t believe you’re competent at your job.”

Out with the old, in with the new...Subway

August 11, 2011

Work on the new Subway Restaurant is officially underway.
Frank Wingate, one of the operating partners of Subway in Borger, said ground was officially broken this past week at the corner of Opal and West Wilson, directly in front of the Holiday Inn Express.
Wingate said the new Subway will resemble the store in the Abilene area. The new location will have a drive-thru and will be a steel building with a bricked exterior.
He said under the terms of the building contract, the new Subway should be completed in December of this year.

August 10th

Man dies in fatal pursuit

August 10, 2011

At 11:48 p.m. on Friday August 5, 2011, a verbal altercation in a local bar occurred between two men and continued over into an Allsup’s parking lot in Borger.
William Roland Mayberry, 54 of Lewisville, Texas, allegedly hit the second man with his vehicle in the Allsup’s parking lot during the argument. The Borger Police Department tried to conduct a traffic stop on Mayberry. Refusing to stop, he led the PD into a pursuit on Highway FM 1551.

Come as you are to Howdy Neighbor Day

August 10, 2011

Howdy Neighbor Day in Fritch is just a little over a month away.
The annual celebration will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Fritch City Park.
The parade will begin at 10 a.m. proceeding from the post office area to the City Park. Floats and decorated vehicles will be judged again this year for first, second, and third place prizes.
The theme is, “Come as you are,” with a little patriotic flavor added.

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