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April 6th, 2011

Home on Chaparral heavily damaged by fire

April 6, 2011

Early this morning a house on Chaparral burst into flames.
The fire started around 7:50am, caused by a still burning stove that caught the attention of the occupant. Borger Fire Marshal Jerry Langwell stated that there were no injuries to the occupants, although a family pet was killed.
The mother and her small child escaped the blaze and called the fire department. He also stated that there were about 14 fire Fighters on the scene with two engine trucks, one ladder truck, and two chief vehicles. The fire was contained in about 15 minutes and completely extinguished with in 30 minutes.

Red Cross: Use caution during wildfire season

April 6, 2011

With dry conditions persisting and the wind continuing to blow, the threat of wildfire is strong in the Hutchinson County area.
The Eastern Texas Panhandle Chapter of the American Red Cross urges everyone to be cautious with open flames.
The smallest spark can start a fire and that spark can be driven by winds to create a wildfire. Local citizens need to be prepared against wildfire by creating a 30 to 100 foot safety zone around their home.
The following are steps that can be taken to reduce potential exposure to flames and radiant heat:

Council receives CVS pharmacy re-plat

April 6, 2011

The Borger City Council has received a re-plat requested by a new pharmacy coming to town.
During its regular meeting Tuesday, the council acted to receive the re-plat of Lots 4-11, Block 24, Unit 4, Thompson Addition, containing 1.303 acres, to be known as Lot 4R, Block 24, Unit 4, Thompson Addition, and a physical address of 230 N. Cedar Street.

Get your lawn and garden ready for spring

April 6, 2011

Spring is the best time to prepare your lawn and garden for the warmer months.
Marlin Thomas, who has been with Thomas Greenhouse since its opening in 1976, says that the best thing to do is “prepare your garden.”
Most common mistakes in preparing your garden include not fertilizing correctly and either overwatering or underwatering, especially when it comes to your grass. Fertilizing and watering are key to having a healthy green lawn. Some people water every day and that is not necessary.

April 5th

Communications a vital part of BPD

April 5, 2011

When it comes to the Borger Police Department and other local agencies in the area, they rely heavily on the communications department to keep them informed.
The communications section of the BPD is on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week, according to the 2010 annual report submitted to the City of Borger by the BPD.
The department provides radio and phone communications 911 assistance, pre-arrival medical help and dispatch services for all emergency services within Hutchinson County.

Borger MS Walk scheduled for April 30

April 5, 2011

What if every morning after waking up, you had to inspect your body to make sure everything was properly working? What if you were forced to live with one of the most expensive diseases that would cost you close or well over $70,000 each year?
This is what a MS patient has to live through every day of their life. Because of these hurting people local citizens will be walking toward a world free of MS on Saturday, April 30, at Crockett Elementary School.

April 4th

Council acting on CVS re-plat

April 4, 2011

The Borger City Council will be acting on the re-plat of land for a new business seeking to come to the Borger area.
The action will be taken during the council’s regular meeting at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, 2011, in the city council chambers of Borger City Hall, 600 North Main.
The recommendation, which was approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission at a meeting held last Monday, would be to receive a re-plat of Lots 4-11, Block 24, Unit 4, Thompson Addition, containing 1.303 acres, to be known as 230 N. Cedar Street, and set a public hearing to allow public comment.

Fritch chamber names Man and Woman of the Year

April 4, 2011

The Fritch Area Chamber of Commerce named its Man and Woman of the Year at its annual banquet held Saturday night at Sanford-Fritch Junior High School. Receiving the honors as Man of the Year was Carl (Gene) McCallie, and receiving Woman of the Year honors was Jeannie Olson.

LMAWM kicks off 2011 membership drive

April 4, 2011

FRITCH—The Lake Meredith Aquatic & Wildlife Museum kicks-off its 2011 Membership Drive with a special offer: For every $25 you donate for your membership, you get one ticket into a drawing to win two elegantly framed LaNelle Poling prints on canvas.

Callahan running for city council

April 4, 2011

Brandy Callahan is running for Borger City Council, Place Two.
She has lived in Borger her whole life except for a few years in college. She said she chose to stay in Borger for several reasons.
“First, all of my family lives here, second it’s a great place to raise my children and establish roots, and third, Borger is a community with a lot of wonderful people,” Callahan said. “It is a community with the most caring and giving people that I have ever met.”

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