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May 7th, 2011
The Borger Police Department is currently investigating a criminal mischief incident involving a local church.
The criminal mischief took place at New Jerusalem Church, located at 1016 Brain Street. According to Lt. Anthony Griffin of the BPD, sometime between April 29 and 30, 2011, several windows were broken on the church.
The Borger City Council has granted an additional extension of time to one local resident to allow her to continue refurbishing two different properties.
During its regular meeting Tuesday, the council approved an order to further modify the recommendation of the Building Standards Commission to require Penny Hodges to obtain a remodel permit for structures located at 309 South Hedgecoke and 219-221 W. Jefferson, within a 10-day period, and gave her an additional 90 days to complete repairs.
The International Coin Collectors Association will be in Borger from May 9-14 from 9am till 6pm and 9am till 4pm on Saturday at the AmericInn Lodge & Suites of Borger, 900 E. 3rd.
They will be coming to Borger in the search of the â€śmost rare coins in worldâ€ť.
The collectors are hoping to see items such as coins and paper currency issued prior to 1965 and gold items including class rings, mismatched earrings, broken necklaces, gold coins and bullion.
A Borger High School teacher received special honors during the Coffee Memorial Blood Center Annual Donor Recognition Luncheon in Amarillo Tuesday afternoon.
Mary Lou Lozier was honored with CMBCâ€™s Lifetime of Service Award. She and several of her student council members from BHS were in attendance at the luncheon.
Lozier became involved with CMBC when she volunteered to be the blood drive coordinator for the BHS blood drives.
Frank Phillips College welcomes Mr. Kerry Symons as the 2011 Commencement Speaker as part of the Commencement ceremony that will take place Friday evening, starting at 7:00 p.m., at the BCAC.
Mr. Symons, a Perryton native and notable Texas Panhandle businessman, earned his Bachelorâ€™s degree in Agricultural Business and Economics from West Texas State University (now West Texas A & M University).
Hutchinson County Sheriff's office called with an update Thursday morning in regards to the death of three-month-old, Dustin Athey in Fritch.
Deputies from the office responded to a call at a home in the Sanford Estates housing development on Tuesday night April 19 around 8:20 p.m.
Three Borger police officers received special recognition for their work in a recent homicide investigation in the City of Borger.
Sgt. Jerod Carr, Lt. Jason Whisler, and Officer Marcel Hajjar received commendation from Police Chief Jimmy Adams during the Borger City Council meeting Tuesday.
Two weeks ago, Chief Adams said an incident happened in Borger that put the community on edge. During the investigation that followed, he said there were officers who went above and beyond in the line of duty.
There is a special endowment fund that has been going strong for about two years in honor of a local woman who lost her life working to save others in the major wildfires that hit the Borger area in 2006.
Attorney Joe Lovell, who works with the Kathy Ryan Rural Fire and Rescue Endowment Fund, spoke to the Borger Rotary Club Tuesday afternoon. Also attending were Tim Newsom, Nita Dyslin, and Pam Ayers, Ryanâ€™s daughter.
Borger ISD takes part in the JMG program, also known as The Junior Master Gardener.
According to a press release, JMG is growing Good Kids by encouraging them to have a passion for learning, success, and service through s unique gardening education.
JMG offers curriculum that covers a broad range of horticulture and environmental education topics.
A couple of months ago, representatives from LINN Energy came before the Borger EDC Board of Directors to introduce themselves and share some of their ideas for what they planned to do in the region. They were preparing to increase their presence within the Borger community, which includes the building of a new regional office.
Being a relatively new business within the Borger community, Jim Boden of LINN Energy told the EDC board during that meeting that one of the goals of the company is to be a great neighbor in the community by showing its support to local organizations and charities.