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September 1st, 2011
Big changes are going into effect for drivers in the State of Texas.
As of September 1, 2011, existing 65 mile-per-hour night and truck speed limits will be bumped to 70 mph.
All signs with the night and truck speed limits should be removed by the end of this year and citizens are asked to abide by the posted limit of 70mph.
Borger ISD has a budget in place for the upcoming 2011-12 fiscal year.
The new budget, approved by the BISD board of trustees during a special meeting Tuesday evening, represents $21,617,734 in revenue and $21,808,693 in expenditures. The difference in revenue and expenditures is $190,959.
Chance Welch, superintendent for Borger ISD, said as the district closes out its 2010-11 budget, it is pleased that it balanced a budget that began with a $550,000 deficit.
Borger ISD has a new school bus! The bus was purchased with funds awarded from High Plains Resource Conservation and Development. Showing off the new bus are BISD Director of Transportation Kenneth Coleman, BISD Superintendent Chance Welch, BISD Business Manager Faye Hooper, and Borger Chamber of Commerce CEO Beverly Benton.
PHOTO BY DON RICE
On August 18th 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.
The EDC Board of Directors approved providing around $250,000 to assist DCP Midstream and local businessman Odis McCellan in rerouting pipeline around a section of land located near the new hospital site between Highway 136 and Carbon Road.
Hutchinson County was awarded a grant worth $16,098 from the Department of Justice.
According to U.S Senator John Cornyn, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, this grant will help prevent crime based on local needs and conditions.
At a Hutchinson County Commissionerâ€™s Court meeting in July, Chief Deputy James Qualls spoke on behalf of the Hutchinson County Sheriffâ€™s Office and requested permission to apply for the Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) totaling around $16,000.
The time is quickly approaching for the annual Borger Chamber of Commerce kickoff breakfast.
The breakfast will be held at Dakeâ€™s from 7-8 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8. The serving line for the full traditional breakfast will begin at 6:45 a.m.
RSVP is required for everyone who plans on attending, and all RSVPs are due to the chamber by Friday, Sept. 2. The cost of the breakfast is $10, and is payable at the door.
Attendance at the breakfast will qualify citizens for a $50 drawing, and the latest Borger Bulldog gear will also be given away as door prizes.
Stinnett resident Kelly Tull, an eight-year employee of the Canadian River Municipal Water Authority, is using her business resources to save the Sanford Post Office from closure.
Tull said, â€śI use this post office here because Iâ€™m here during my post officeâ€™s work hours, so in my opinion this is my post office. From a business standpoint, itâ€™s going to cripple the way we do our day-to-day operation, as far as mailing and receiving mail if this post office were to close.
The Borger Chamber of Commerce is about to kick off its 24th year of the Leadership Borger program. The program will begin Sept. 21, 2011.
The program is a one-day per month intensive look at the Borger community and Hutchinson County and an opportunity to gain knowledge to enhance participantsâ€™ existing leadership skills.
The program will conclude in April of 2012 with graduation planned at the annual Chamber of Commerce banquet, which will take place in March or April.
Leadership Borger is designed to feature the following:
Teddy Buckland owns several handicap motor vehicles. One in particular is his 1977 Honda automatic motorcycle.
Teddy has owned this custom made bike for two and a half years. His friend Leslie George originally made the sidecar.
Teddy rebuilt the entire bike by placing the pre-made sidecar on a motorcycle he purchased off of Ebay for $1,500.
It took about one year to get the bike running properly and looking good.
His helping paramedic of 20 years, Alice Gerard, said, â€śA whole lot of people in this town have had their hands in this project.â€ť
As the Hutchinson County United Way prepares to kickoff another campaign, it was challenged to proceed full steam ahead.
Brent McClure, VP and General Manager of News Channel 10 Media in Amarillo, was the featured speaker for the HCUW Executive Luncheon held Thursday afternoon in the Rig Room, located on the third floor of Borger Bank.
McClure said as general manager of the news station, he knows it is important for his news team to be a part of the community.
â€śIf we are not part of the community, we canâ€™t tell the news of the community and get the word out,â€ť he said.