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April 20th, 2011
The Borger City Council has made decisions on two property demolitions that were appealed by local citizens.
The actions were taken during the regular meeting of the council, held Tuesday afternoon at Borger City Hall.
The first property in question was 821 Moody, owned by C.C. â€śBudâ€ť Reynolds. He told the council that he planned to demolish the property and clear the lot on his own. However, he said he had some workers he plans to put to work on the demolition and didnâ€™t want to put them out of business.
Itâ€™s almost time for the 2011 Hutchinson County Free Health Fair and committee preparations are well underway!
The H.C. Free Health Fair will be held at the Frank Phillips College Access & Innovation Center located at 901 Opal in Borger on Friday, May 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sponsors for the event are the Borger Chamber of Commerce, Frank Phillips College School of Nursing, Texas AgriLIFE Extension, and Golden Plains Community Hospital.
On Monday afternoon the Frank Phillips College Board of Regents appointed Dr. Jud Hicks as the collegeâ€™s President at its monthly meeting, making permanent the position Dr. Hicks has held on an interim basis since December.
Dr. Hicks has been with FPC since 2002 and is the second generation of the Hicks family to lead Frank Phillips College. His father Dr. Andy Hicks served as the collegeâ€™s president from 1981 to 1988.
He holds a B.B.A. in Accounting from WTAMU; an M.B.A. in Management from Wayland Baptist University; and an Ed.D. from Texas Tech University.
The Relay For Life for Hutchinson County is now just a few weeks away!
The 10th annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Hutchinson County will be held from 7 p.m. Friday, June 10, 2011, until 7 a.m. Saturday, June 11, at Huber Park in Borger.
According to RFL media chair Judy Allen, committee members and team members are busy making plans for the event. There will be a variety of booths set up by participating teams that will be selling food, drinks, and many other items. Other activities planned include raffles, games, contests, live entertainment, and much more.
There are more than 800 people in the Texas Panhandle Tri-State area who suffer from a disease called MS daily.
People with this wake up ever morning having to inspect their body to make sure everything is properly working.
They are forced to live with one of the most expensive decease that would cost close or well over $70,000 a person each year.
Lake Meredith National Recreation Area and Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument have officially posted a ban on smoking and campfires in the parks.
The restrictions were made effective Saturday and will remain in place until decided by the Superintendent.
Park officials feel that â€śthe risk to public safety and structures within park boundaries and neighboring communities from a human-caused fire is great enough that these restrictions are necessary.â€ť
Restrictions that have been put in place are as follows:
While a majority of the economic headlines in recent years have dealt with the loss of jobs and the rising cost in food and energy, the Borger Economic Development Corporationâ€™s Spring Fling Breakfast on Friday morning gave people in the attendance a break from the economic bad news, with several positive reports given from Borger EDC backed projects within the community.
Two appeals to halt the process of demolition of property in town will be on the agenda of the Borger City Council Tuesday.
The council will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, in the city council chambers of Borger City Hall, 600 North Main.
Yesterday was a very busy day for the emergency operators of Borger and the surrounding areas.
Hutchinson County Fire Marshal Danny Richards stated that there were gusts of winds over 70 MPH. He also stated that at 9 a.m. a reported power pole fell on top of a home on the block of Sixth St.
At 10 a.m., a carport was blown into electrical lines on 1200 block of Indiana Street.
At 10:30 a.m. on Fourth and Alabama St., a downed power pole was reported. At 1p.m. a roof was reported to have flown into electrical lines in the 2100 block of Huber Avenue.
Copper wire thefts have been on the rise in Hutchinson County.
According to Captain Aaron R. McWilliams of the Hutchinson County Sheriffâ€™s Office, the HCSO has seen a dramatic increase in the theft of copper over the past year.
â€śThese thefts have impacted local citizens, local businesses, farmers, ranchers, and the oil and gas industry,â€ť he said. â€śOver the past year an estimated $100,000 in lost production, lost equipment, and lost property has been investigated by area law enforcement.â€ť