March 30th, 2011
In case local citizens didnâ€™t know, the City of Borger is currently in the middle of its Spring Trash Bash.
The event is taking place through Saturday.
The city is sponsoring the free week for county residents to bring their trash to the transfer station, located at 920 North Florida.
Tire disposal will not have a limit throughout this time period.
Free disposal of tires will take place for residential customers only, and an ID will be required of all persons who are disposing of tires.
The event is being sponsored by the Borger Chamber of Commerce and the City of Borger.
The month of April is Child Abuse Prevention Month.
In honor of Child Abuse Awareness Month, the Hutchinson County Child Welfare Board will be hosting a 5K run on Saturday, April 23, 2011. The race will start at 8am from the park beside the Museum on Main St.
The cost of registration is $25, and this includes a go blue t-shirt. Children under 10 are free if accompanied by a registered parent (no t-shirt will be provided for these children). The public is also encouraged to wear blue on this day for the â€śGo Blueâ€ť statewide campaign to raise awareness to child abuse awareness.
The Marina at Lake Meredith is close to being emptied. The decision was made to close the Marina late last year due to the low lake levels at Lake Meredith. The Marina officially closed at the beginning of 2011.
The Hutchinson County Commissioners Court took care of business at its regular meeting Monday at the Hutchinson County Courthouse.
At this meeting the commissioners discussed considering or approving the action regarding redistricting and a letter from Allison Bass & Associates L.L.P. concerning assessment of the existing political boundaries.
The motion was made to leave existing boundaries as they are and to not move forward with redistricting and the motion followed through.
Also approved was the West Texas Gas line crossing for County Road 13, Precinct 3.
On Tuesday afternoon, the Borger Bulldogs took advantage of a great pitching performance by senior Hunter Hertel to open District 1-3A play with a 10-4 win over the Dalhart Golden Wolves on a cool afternoon at Huber Park.
Hertel dominated the Wolvesâ€™ bats, striking out 13 while giving up just two runs on five hits in six innings of work.
The Wolves cracked the scoreboard first in the top of the third inning using three singles to bring in two runs to give Dalhart an 0-2 lead.
Tuesday evening the Borger Lady Bulldogs dropped to 0-2 in District 1-3A play by losing to Dalhart 12-0 in six innings.
The Lady Bulldogs struggled to get much going offensively by only racking up three hits in the game.
The Lady Bulldogs will next travel to Perryton on Saturday to take on the Rangerettes starting at 1:00 p.m.
Dalhart 141 006 12 14 0
Borger 000 000 0 3 3
Tuesday afternoon Amarillo River Road pitcher Taylor Hoobler threw a no-hitter as the Wildcats defeated the Sanford-Fritch Eagles 19-0 in the District 1-2A opener for both teams in Fritch.
Tony Manzella would take the loss on the mound for the Eagles.
Sanford-Fritch will next travel to take on Boys Ranch on Saturday.
The Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Borger took time to discuss various items during a session held Monday evening.
First on the agenda was to receive and consider a request from Jeff Whittington to re-zone 1.5 acres of land located in the SE/4 of Sect. 18, Block â€śYâ€ť, M&C Survey, from single family (IF-2) zoning district to commercial zoning district to be known as 100 Denton. This piece of land is located off Houston and Gardner.
WICHITA FALLS-As the Borger Lady Bulldogs were entering the 4A soccer playoffs for the fourth season in a row, the expectations were that the team would hopefully find a way to break through to the area round to capture the first playoff victory in the history of the program in their contest against the Abilene Wylie Lady Bulldogs yesterday in Wichita Falls.
Unfortunately, Abilene Wyile showed what they entered the contest with an impressive 19-5-1 record and showed they were the District 6-4A champs by coming out early on their way to getting the 7-1 win to end Borgerâ€™s season.
Despite the cold conditions, the Borger Bulldog boys golf team shot an impressive 306 to extend their lead in the District 1-3A standings after the second round of the district tournament on Monday at the Phillips Golf Course.
The Bulldogs were led by senior Will Paulsell who followed his 69 from a week ago with a 72 to have a two-round total of 141, which places him 10 strokes ahead of Hunter Wade of Perryton for the overall lead.