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May 16th, 2011

Election results are in!

May 16, 2011

The election results from the Borger City Council and Borger Independent School Board races are officially in!
Robert Vinyard won re-election in the general election held Saturday, May 14 over challengers Brandy Callahan and John Ray.
According to unofficial vote totals released by the City of Borger, Vinyard received 394 votes to Callahan’s 321 votes and Ray’s 60 votes.
In early voting, Vinyard received 183 votes, Callahan received 202 votes, and Ray received 38 votes.

City council to swear in incumbent

May 16, 2011

Robert Vinyard will be sworn in for another term of office on the Borger City Council.
This action will take place during the council’s regular meeting, set for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, 2011, in the city council chambers of City Hall, 600 North Main.
The council will canvass the returns of a city officer’s election held May 14, 2011, and will act on a resolution canvassing the returns and declaring the results of the election. The oath of office will be then administered to Vinyard, along with the statement of elected officer, and the Certificate of Election will be presented to Vinyard.

May 14th

Unofficial results show Vinyard will retain council seat

May 14, 2011

According to unofficial results, incumbent Robert Vinyard is retaining his spot on the Borger City Council.
The unofficial results were Vinyard receiving 394 votes (51%), challenger Brandy Callahan receiving 321 votes (41%) and challenger John Ray receiving 60 votes (8%).
A longtime school board member also retained his seat on the Borger ISD Board of Trustees, while a new member is set to join the board, according to unofficial results.

Purple potty fundraiser aims to “flush out cancer”

May 14, 2011

There is a fund raiser taking place right now on behalf of Relay for Life that is truly aimed at “flushing out cancer.”
Pretty purple potties are popping up on properties across the county. With a fund raising campaign theme of “Flush Out Cancer!” the Pink Warriors Relay For Life of Hutchinson County team has come up with a truly unique idea to spread the word about Relay For Life and the fight to get rid of cancer.

Two cities see rise in sales tax allocations

May 14, 2011

The Cities of Borger and Stinnett saw an increase in their sales tax allocations for the month of April 2011, while Sanford and Fritch saw a decrease.
Texas Comptroller Susan Combs distributed $600.1 million in local sales tax allocations on Friday, up
5.8 percent compared to May 2010. So far this calendar year, local sales tax allocations to cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts are up 7.1 percent compared to a year ago.

May 13th

Election time is almost here!

May 13, 2011

Election time is almost here!
The general election for the Borger City Council and the Borger ISD Board of Trustees is set to be held this Saturday, May 14, 2011.
The polling places for this year’s election are as follows:
Precinct 11 – Borger Middle School, 1200 South Florida
Precincts 33 and 42 – Paul Belton Learning Center, 800 North McGee
Precincts 14 and 23 – Fairlanes Baptist Church, 3000 Fairlanes Boulevard
The polling places will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day.
For more information on these elections, contact Stella Sauls at 273-0905.

Scott Mills running for BISD board of trustees

May 13, 2011

Scott Mills is running for a seat on the Borger ISD Board of Trustees.
Mills has lived in Borger for 30 years. He graduated from the University of Nebraska and moved to Borger driving his 1972 Ford packed to the brim with all of his belongings on Jan. 11, 1981.
“I was single and straight out of college and went to work for Phillips Petroleum with the thought I would be transferred within three or four years,” he said. “Thirty years later I find myself, by choice, still living in Borger.”

May 12th

9/11 monument steel arrives in Borger

May 12, 2011

The steel to be used for a monument in honor of the victims of Sept. 11, 2001 has officially arrived in Borger.
Yesterday afternoon around 1:30 p.m,. two large pieces of World Trade Center steel from Ground Zero arrived here in Borger, escorted by emergency vehicles.
The procession started at Rice Construction and then went down Cedar to Zachry Construction, where the monument will be made for the 9/11 memorial in Huber Park
The two pieces of steel for the memorial each measure 78” X 34” X 15” and each weighs 1,290 pounds, according to Bob Tiffany of the 9/11 Memorial Committee.

Early sign-ups for park rec program taking place May 14 and 21

May 12, 2011

For those wanting to get their kids signed up for the City of Borger Park Recreation Program, early sign-ups are being held the next two weekends.
Annadon Keys, Johnson Park Youth Center Supervisor, said signups will take place at the JPYC from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 14, and Saturday, May 21. Parents can also get their children signed up at anytime during the week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

May 11th

Hicks: Future of Frank Phillips is bright

May 11, 2011

Even in the midst of recent turmoil, the future of Frank Phillips College is still looking bright.
Dr. Jud Hicks, president of FPC, was the featured speaker for the Borger Rotary Club meeting Tuesday. He spoke candidly about some of the issues the college has faced in the past, as well as its future plans.
He said when the news broke on Jan. 19 about the possibility of FPC’s state funding being cut and the college facing potential closure, it was not a good day on campus.

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