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April 29th, 2011

Hampton Inn officially open for business

April 29, 2011

Borger’s newest hotel is now officially open for business.
The new Hampton Inn of Borger officially opened on April 19 . It has been almost a year since Harish Patel began construction on the 64-room hotel. The hotel has such features as 32-inch LCD televisions as well as free high-speed internet access.
A “Suite Shop” is available for late night snacks or goodies for the road, along with a fitness center for people wanting to get in a good workout.

CMBC to host blood drive in conjunction with health fair

April 29, 2011

With the Hutchinson County Health Fair quickly approaching, Coffee Memorial Blood Center plans to be present for an upcoming blood drive.
The CMBC will host the Hutchinson County and Frank Phillips College Blood Drive during the health fair, set to take place from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, May 13, at the Center for Access and Innovation Building at 901 Opal, Room 102.
All eligible donor who presents to donate will receive a “Share the Road” t-shirt and a chance to win a new bicycle.
A photo ID or donor card is required to donate.

HCSO conducting Operation Child ID Saturday

April 29, 2011

The Hutchinson County Sheriff’s Office wants parents to do all they can to keep their children safe.
Throughout the years, there have been various cases of kidnapped children, such as Adam Walsh, Polly Klaas, Jonathan Foster, and others. When such a crime occurs, law enforcement needs as much information as possible, such as photos, descriptions, fingerprints, and DNA, if possible.
According to James Qualls of the Hutchinson County Sheriff’s Office, it is the desire of his agency and other law enforcement that such a crime does not happen again.

April 28th

Subway to close doors this May

April 28, 2011

The current Subway location in Borger will be closing its doors this May.
The decision has been made to terminate the store’s current leasing agreement and move it to a different location. Several locations are currently in the works, but a new location has not been selected, according to Frank and Sherry Wingate and Jeff and Rene Brain, operating partners of Subway.
The restaurant’s last day to serve customers will be May 13, and after that time it will be closed until a location is remodeled or built.

Elementary class wins national book publishing contest

April 28, 2011

TARA RICHELLE HOPKINS
Reporter
feature@borgernewsherald.com
One of Borger’s elementary school classes is celebrating a milestone, the publishing of a book!
Debbie Maxwell‘s 2010- 2011 first grade class from Gateway Elementary School recently saw a book it put together published!

April 27th

BFD seeking more information on Friday fire

April 27, 2011

Borger firefighters are seeking more information on a fire that occurred this past Friday evening.
On The night of Friday, April 22, 2011, a fire was reported to Borger Fire department around 10 p.m.. The fire was located in a field between Arline and Elise street on the north side of town.
It was reported that neighbors saw kids playing with firecrackers and fled the scene before officials showed up.

Cardiologist speaks to Rotary Club

April 27, 2011

A doctor from the Amarillo Heart Group was the special guest speaker for the Rotary Club meeting Tuesday afternoon.
Dr. Alan Chu of the Amarillo Heart Group shared about some of the work he does with the Amarillo Heart Group, along with some particulars about peripheral artery disease (PAD).

April 26th

Suspect arrested for Kimbrell homicide

April 26, 2011

A suspect has been arrested for the homicide of a local citizen that took place last Thursday.
On Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at approximately 6 p.m., Borger police and Texas Rangers arrested 47-year-old Gregorio Felan for the murder of Lois Kimbrell. Felan, a nearby neighbor to the victim, was processed at the Borger Police Department on the charge of murder, which is a felony of the first degree.

Help needed in concession stand burglary

April 26, 2011

Over the past four years the Borger Little League Concession Stand, located in the center of the Agnes Howe Youth Baseball Complex, has fallen victim to burglary at least once a season.
This has resulted in the loss of money and food, along with damage to the concession stand that included a broken air conditioning unit in 2010.
This past Saturday, the concession stand once again was broken into and Borger Little League and the operators of the concession stand during the baseball season are asking for the community’s help in catching those responsible.

WTES receives special recognition

April 26, 2011

West Texas Elementary has yet again been recognized by the Division of NCLB Program Coordination at the Texas Education Agency for outstanding academic performance and received A Distinguished Progress and Distinguished Performance Awards for 2010-2011.
Garey Dozier, principal of WTES, stated that since 1998, the school has received this award 12 times.
In order for a school to get this type of recognition it has to have done the following:
•Maintained a campus residing population of 40% or more low-income in 2010-2011
•Met AYP in 2009 and 2010

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