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December 22nd

Results from a recent newspaper comics poll

December 22, 2011

The newspaper comic poll results were complied by surveys turned in by Borger News Herald readers and an online poll.

Top 15 cartoons and number of voters who said they loved them
1.Family Circus (Daily) 88
2.Family Circus (Sunday) 84
3.Blondie (Daily) 84
4.Blondie (Sunday) 71
5.Classic Peanuts 63
6.Beetle Bailey (Sunday) 59
7.Garfield (Sunday) 55
8.Born Loser (Daily) 55
9.Zits (Daily) 54
10.Zits (Sunday) 53
11.Dennis the Menace (Sunday) 53
12.Arlo & Janis (Daily) 52
13.Frank & Earnest (Daily) 46
14.Hagar the Horrible (Sunday) 45
15.Baby Rules (Sunday) 43

Theodore “Ted” Ramon, Jr.

December 22, 2011

Theodore “Ted” Ramon Jr., 48, of Borger, passed away Sunday, December 18, 2011 in Amarillo.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Friday, December 23, 2011 at Highland Park Cemetery with Elder Alfredo Ramon of Borger officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Theodore Leal Ramon Jr., was born October 20, 1963 to Theodore V. and Louisa Ramon in Karnes City. Ted was Pentecostal, and had lived in Borger since 1978. He was a people person, who loved woodworking, drawing, bodybuilding, and music.

Anita Reynolds

December 22, 2011

Anita Reynolds, formerly of Borger, TX, died Monday 12-19-11 in Albuquerque, N.M.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, Dec. 23, 2011, at First Christian Church in Spearman.
Interment will be in Hansford Cemetery by Boxwell Bros. Funeral Home of Spearman.
Mrs. Reynolds worked in the medical records department at North Plains Hospital in Borger for many years. She married Olanda “Doc” Reynolds Jan. 15, 1949.

County receives over two inches of snow

December 22, 2011

It has snowed once again in Hutchinson County.
According to Hutchinson County Fire Marshal Danny Richards, the county got a small taste of a large storm, getting a little over two inches of snowfall. Richards also stated Borger should be expecting more precipitation and snow around noon today. He continued to say that Hutchinson County is still severely behind nine inches for precipitation.

December 21st

Borger man sentenced to 45 years for 2010 murder

December 21, 2011

A Borger man has been sentenced to 45 years for a murder that occurred in the spring of 2010.
Yesterday, visiting 316th District Judge David Gleason sentence Jose Israel Rodas, 38, of Borger, to 45 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for the April 17, 2010, slaying of 36-year-old Gloria Arias.

Borger PD: Watch for counterfeit dollar bills

December 21, 2011

The Borger Police Department and Crime Stoppers are asking citizens to be on their guard when it comes to counterfeit bills.
Lt. Anthony Griffin of BPD said that over the past couple of weeks, the department has taken several reports in reference to counterfeit $20 bills being passed again in the Borger area.
“So far, these counterfeit bills have been reported as being passed at five local locations,” he said.
Anyone who receives currency that is suspected of being counterfeit is encouraged to contact BPD at 806-273-0930.

Banks and credit unions observing holiday hours

December 21, 2011

All banks and credit unions in Borger will be closed for certain dates for Christmas and New Year’s. The hours are as follows:

•Happy State Bank hours will be from 9 a.m. - 3p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 22 and Friday Dec. 23, 2011. They will be closed Monday, Dec. 26 and resume regular lobby hours from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. and drive thru hours from 7:30 – 6 p.m. for Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011.

•Borger Bank will be closed Monday, Dec. 26 and resume regular lobby hours from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and drive thru 7:30 – 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011.

Stinnett City Council meets Monday evening

December 21, 2011

Council members for the City of Stinnett met on Monday, Dec 19, 2011 around 6 p.m. in Stinnett City Hall at 609 Mackenzie, Stinnett.
The meeting begin with public comment from Ted Gaddis the about 4th street potholes and Farmer to McCormick maintenance issues.
Council members then reviewed monthly reports from maintenance, EMS, Fire Department, Police Department CDC, and the City Administrator.
After monthly reports, the council will called Dwight Brandt to speak about the storm sewer grant update from Brandt Engineers and allow for him to take bids.

City approves changes to alcoholic beverage laws

December 21, 2011

Changes have been made to the City of Borger’s alcoholic beverage laws.
During its regular meeting Tuesday, the Borger City Council approved an ordinance amending the City of Borger Code of Ordinance, Article 4.02, Alcoholic Beverages. The ordinance was introduced by the council at its last regular meeting earlier this month.
The change was prompted by a request from a new business coming to town. City Manager Eddie Edwards said CVS is building a new pharmacy at the intersection of Third and Cedar. It regularly sells beer and wine as part of its in-store inventory.

Live FPC Softball play-by-plays will be available online

December 21, 2011

Officials from Frank Phillips College announced last week that live play-by-plays and stats for every game this season will be made available online through a new technology called GameChanger. Now fans, local media and other team followers can follow the team’s online “GameStream,” even when they can’t be at the field.

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