October 24th, 2011
Early voting in the 2011 Texas Constitutional Amendment Election is underway.
Jan Barnes, Hutchinson County Clerk, said that those wishing to vote early can do so starting today through Nov. 8, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
Polling places are as follows:
â€˘Hutchinson County Annex, 1400 Veta Street, Room 111, Borger
â€˘Fritch Library Community Room, 205 North Cornell, Fritch
â€˘Hutchinson County Courthouse, 500 Main Street, Basement, Stinnett
Election Day will be held from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 8, 2011. The polling places on that day are as follows:
State Senator Kel Seliger will be speaking at the Borger town hall meeting on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 from 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. at Borger City Hall on 600 N. Main St.
Seliger has spoke about the activities of the 82nd Legislative Session over the past two months.
â€śThe town hall meetings are a great way to ensure there is continuing dialogue from the people who live in my district,â€ť he said. â€śI hold them regularly and use the information exchanged.â€ť
With the new Golden Plains Community Hospital finally completed and about to open its doors, the hospitalâ€™s CEO took time to reflect on the opening of the new facility.
Dennis Jack said he feels like a proud but exhausted father that has just helped deliver the biggest baby on record.
â€śIf I had the energy I would say I am going on vacation to Disney World, but that sounds like too much walking,â€ť he said. â€śI think I will just work from my desk as soon as I get all the boxes unpacked.â€ť
He said one of the things people who see the new hospital will comment on is how big it looks.
A longtime Borger ISD board member has officially submitted his resignation.
Johnny Rusten, who has served on the board for the past 13 years, and most recently held the position of president, has made the decision to step down.
â€śThroughout our lives, seasons come and seasons go. One of the greatest seasons of my life was the most recent thirteen years of my life as a trustee of the Borger Independent School District,â€ť Rusten said in a letter submitted to BISD superintendent Chance Welch. â€śIt is with regret that I must end that special time in my life with this letter of resignation.â€ť
PAMPA-On Friday evening, District 1-3A play finally got underway with the Borger Bulldogs traveling to take on the Pampa Harvesters for the next chapter of the Texas Panhandleâ€™s best rivalry.
Both teams came in with identical 3-4 record, but throughout the night the Bulldogs proved they were the better team by putting together a dominating performance on both sides of the ball in their 31-6 win.
The Sanford-Fritch Eagles traveled 141 mies south Friday night, looking to secure first place in District 1-2A with a win over the Abernathy Antelopes.
The Lopes had a different plan and their quick and strong Abernathy team wore down the Eagles.
In the first quarter, Sanford-Fritch punted the ball and some great defense were able to force Abernathy to do nothing offensively and punt.
Are you ready to see the new hospital? The time is drawing near!
On Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, a public open house for the new Golden Plains Community Hospital will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tours will be taking place throughout the hospital during those hours, and will be held each quarter hour.
Fall is a favorite season for many, as it signals the beginning of colorful leaves and crisp weather. But for many pest including rodents, spiders, cockroaches, scorpions, etc., the change in the weather indicates the need to find cover from the cold winter ahead.
Lisa Vinyard of Industrial Pest Management reminds homeowners of the importance that fall pest-proofing can play in keeping pests from making their home in yours.
â€śThe best way to prevent pest invasions is exclusion.â€ť said Vinyard,
A few ways to do that are as follows:
The Lake Meredith National Recreations Areaâ€™s well-known â€śBig Treeâ€ť has fallen.
Due to the years of vandalism and repeated fires, the cottonwood tree was severely damaged, hollow, and unstable.