April 14th, 2011
Earlier this year Alan Jones, of Fuzzyâ€™s Radiator Service, approached the Borger Economic Development Board to see what kind of assistance the EDC could provide as the company looked into expanding their heat exchanger process at their facilities located on the south side of Borger near Highway 207.
After looking at the project and taking time for discussion on the project, on Tuesday the EDC Board approved an incentive agreement with Fuzzyâ€™s Radiator that will grant the company an investment of $700,000 over a five year period during their regularly scheduled April meeting.
After too many close games of coming out on the losing end the past couple of years, the Borger Bulldogs snapped a losing streak to Perryton Rangers that dated back to 2007 by continuing to flex their muscles in hitting four homeruns on their way to a 11-5 win at Huber Park on Tuesday evening.
To say the Bulldog bats have been hot lately could be considered an understatement as the team has sent 13 balls over the fence in their past three district contests.
Over the past two weeks, the Borger Lady Bulldogs have done a good job of playing well in District 1-3A play, winning two of their last three going into yesterday.
The solid play continued as Borger was able to get the big win over the Perryton Rangerettes, 12-6, to improve to 18-15 overall while sitting alone in second place in the District 1-3A standings with a 3-3 mark.
The whole team did a good job at the plate on Tuesday evening that included an inside-the-park homerun by senior Brittany Thomas.
West Texas High sophomore Nathan Forrest finshed in second place overall in the District 7-1A Tournament shooting a two round total of 77-79-156.
The West Texas High boys finished the tournament in third place overall with a team score of 780 finishing behind Canadian, who had two teams take first and second place.
Forrest will next compete in the 1A Region I Tournament in Lubbock starting on Monday.
The Borger ISD board of trustees will be considering action on two new hires during its upcoming meeting this Thursday.
The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 14, 2011, in the board conference room of the Borger ISD Administration Building, 200 East Ninth.
The board will consider employment of a new high school principal and a new varsity basketball coach.
(Editorâ€™s Note: With April 10-16 being National Volunteer Week, this is part one of a four-part series about the importance of volunteers in certain organizations throughout the community.)
With this week being designated as National Volunteer Week, there are a variety of local organizations that relay on volunteers to keep their organizations running successfully, a couple of them being the Hutchinson County Museum and Borger Healthcare Center.
Wes Phillips, Director of the Hutchinson County Museum, said, â€śOur volunteers are very critical and we couldnâ€™t make it without them.â€ť
The Stinnett City Council took care of various items of business during its regular meeting Monday evening.
The council discussed and approved the Street improvement (seal-coating) for 17 and a half blocks on Ranch and Larriet and other areas.
In terms of bids, the council decided to accept GW James of Pampaâ€™s bid of $18,412.00 for the project that was presented by Branch Engineers .
The City of Stinnett also approved the hiring of Drennan Rogers for the Stinnett Police Department and new CDC Member Kendra Jones.
The West Texas Comanches let one get by them yesterday in Stinnett. They had the lead 15-12 going into the top of the seventh inning, but a determined Booker team scored four runs in the top of the seventh to take a 16-15 edge. The Comanches certainly didn't give it up easily. The loaded the bases with the bottom of the order and just one out, but could not get the runs across the plate. Booker came away with the win 16-15.
When looking at the scores of the first three rounds of the District 1-3A Golf Tournament, it was almost a foregone conclusion that the Borger Bulldog Varsity team was going to claim the District 1-3A title unless they experienced an monumental collapse.
The burn ban in Hutchinson County will continue.
During its regular meeting Tuesday, the Hutchinson County Commissioners Court voted to extend the burn ban for another 90 days.
County Fire Marshal Danny Richards told the court, â€śWe are extremely vulnerable.â€ť This item was unanimously agreed upon and was put into effect yesterday.
A burn ban was initially approved by the court in January of this year.
The ban prohibits the burning of trash and any type of burning in open pits. It will not affect farmers who do agricultural burning, but does restrict other types of outdoor burning.