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May 3rd, 2011

Locals weigh in on events surrounding Bin Laden

May 3, 2011

There were many Americans who rejoiced and feel as if a huge weight has been lifted off their shoulders when the death of Osama Bin Laden was announced on the night of May 1,2011.
It’s been almost 10 years since the tragic events of 9/11. However, asking the community of the Hutchinson County area what its opinion on the matter and their reactions when they first heard the news was of a similar beat.
Logan Carrillo of Borger stated “God bless the Victims of 9/11 and the USA.”

May 2nd

Council set to meet Tuesday

May 2, 2011

The Borger City Council will be meeting at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, 2011, in the city council chambers of Borger City Hall, 600 North Main.
The council will be acting on an interlocal agreement between the Borger Independent School District and the City of Borger for the 2011-12 School Resource Office Program, and will consider action to close the north half of the 600 block of North Main Street from 6-11:30 a.m. on June 25, 2011.

John Ray running for Borger City Council, Place 2

May 2, 2011

John Ray is running for Borger City Council, Place 2.
Ray moved to Borger in March of 1981 from Chanute, Kan. to work for the City of Borger.
"The people here are kind, made you feel that you belonged here," he said. "[I] stayed here, raised my family and grandkids. This is home."
He worked for the Borger Police Department from March 1981 to October 1993. He started as a patrolman and eventually worked as a sergeant and department photographer.

April 30th

Early voting begins Monday for BISD board, city council

April 30, 2011

Let the voting begin!
Early voting is set to start Monday, May 2, 2011, at Borger City Hall, for the Borger City Council and Borger Independent School District Board of Trustees.
The voting will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting Monday, and these hours will run every day through Friday, May 6, 2011. Early voting will also take place from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. May 9-10.
The general election will be held Saturday, May 14, 2011. The polling places are as follows:
Precinct 11 – Borger Middle School, 1200 South Florida
Precincts 33 and 42 – Paul Belton Learning Center, 800 North McGee

Borger native biking in mother’s honor

April 30, 2011

A Borger native is currently taking a special bike ride to honor breast cancer patients, with one especially dear to her heart in mind: her mother.
With plans to ride and raise $100,000 to honor her mother Martha Vinyard, Michelle Cooper, former Miss Borger 1987 and professional skydiver turned cyclist is riding her bicycle from Phoenix, Ariz. To Borger. The ride began on April 27, and will conclude on May 8. Cooper is hoping to raise funds for breast cancer patients.

April 29th

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!

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