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March 26th, 2011

Election time is here!

March 26, 2011

Election time is officially here!
Of the cities of Borger, Fritch, and Stinnett, the City of Borger is the only one who is having contested elections this year.
Two spots are up for election on the Borger City Council. In Place Two, Jeff Brain, who currently serves as Mayor of the City of Borger, is running unopposed for another term. In Place Three, Robert Vinyard, who is currently serving as Mayor Pro-Tem, is seeking re-election for another term. He is being challenged by John Ray and Brandy Callahan for the council seat.

WTHS sports department receives $10,000 donation

March 26, 2011

The West Texas High School Sports Department won $10,000 from Frito-Lay through the ‘Score for Your School’ Promotion.
They accepted the check from Frito-Lay North America during a special assembly yesterday on March 25 at 9am at the WTHS cafeteria The students won the promotion this fall by having the most votes for a Division 1A school in the state of Texas.

Superintendents to speak at upcoming HCRSPA meeting

March 26, 2011

The Hutchinson County Retired School Personnel Association will be meeting on April 21, 2011 at Frank Phillips. Lunch will be available in the cafeteria at 11:30am and following lunch in the Gallery Room at 12:30pm.
Chance Welch, Superintendent of Borger ISD, and Jim McClellan, Superintendent of Sanford-Fritch ISD, will be the speakers and will share information about our school systems and about the financial crisis facing those systems.
Everyone is invited to attend and hear the facts concerning the challenges that teachers in the Panhandle are encountering.

March 25th

Borger to continue seal coating program

March 25, 2011

MICHELLE BERRY
Managing Editor
editor@borgernewsherald.com
The City of Borger is planning to continue its street seal coating program into the upcoming year.
During a special session Wednesday, the council approved action on an interlocal agreement between Borger and other communities for the 2011 seal coat program.
Ted Dodd, director of public works, said it is the fourth year the City of Borger has participated in the seal coat program. The agreement allows the city to go in with Wheeler, Panhandle, and other southern communities, so bids will come in at a better price.

Lions Club helping kids go to camp

March 25, 2011

TLC and Lions Club have been coming together every year since 1949 to create the Texas Children’s Camp. This partnership will allow 75 individuals with special needs and medical conditions to go to summer camp at no cost.
“Texas Lions Camp is a residential camping facility for children with physical disabilities, type 1 diabetes and cancer. The Camp is located on over 500 acres in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, and is designed to introduce the “Can Do” philosophy to children dealing with special medical conditions,” according to the Internet.

Commissioners court set to meet Monday

March 25, 2011

The Hutchinson County Commissioners Court will be holding a regular meeting on Monday March 28, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. in the Hutchinson County Courthouse in Stinnett. The meeting will start off with any corrections or additions to the minutes from the previous commissioners meeting. The commissioners will then accept any public comments.

March 24th

Fire agreement with Carson County approved by council

March 24, 2011

An agreement between the City of Borger and Carson County for fire protection has received official approval.
During a special session held Wednesday afternoon, action on the agreement was approved by the Borger City Council.
Eddie Edwards, Borger City Manager, said the agreement has been in the works for some time. He said the Borger Fire Department has been responding to fires in the northern part of Carson County as long as he can remember.

Dr. Jock Lee celebrates 30 years in business

March 24, 2011

Veterinarian Dr. Jock Lee has been in his line of work for 35 years and will celebrate 30 years of owning his own business, located on 600 East Broadway Street in Fritch.
He graduated from veterinary school in August of 1975 from Texas A&M. He is originally from Spearman and moved to Fritch because he was offered the chance to come to FPC to teach veterinarian medicine
However, he said he also came here for the small town atmosphere.
“I like small town areas because I grew up in one,” Dr. Lee said.
He finally settled in Fritch in 1976 and has been there ever since.

WTHS athletic dept. to receive $10,000 from Frito-Lay

March 24, 2011

The West Texas High School Sports Department recently received notice that it will be receiving a special award.
The department was notified that it won $10,000 From Frito-Lay. It will receive the award as part of the ‘Score for Your School’ promotion and will accept the check from Frito-Lay North America during a special assembly this Friday, March 25 at 9am at the West Texas High School on 600 Stewart Ave., Stinnett.
The department won Frito-Lay’s “Score for Your School” promotion this fall by having the most votes for a Division 1A school in the state of Texas.

March 23rd

Get your team registered for RFL!

March 23, 2011

If you haven’t gotten your team registered for this year’s Relay for Life, now is the time to do so!
The event is just around the corner. Those wishing to register their teams can do so online at www.relayforlife.org/hutchinsoncotx.
“This ‘celebration of life’ brings the Hutchinson County communities together in a unified effort to fight cancer,” Judy Allen, RFL media chair, said.

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