June 10th, 2011
No fireworks can be bought or sold in Hutchinson County this year.
Hutchinson County Judge Faye Blanks issued a Declaration of Disaster that will prohibit the sale or use of fireworks. This disaster declaration was signed and approved by Texas Governor Perry Friday, and will be in effect until 7 a.m. July 5, 2011.
Since the beginning of the year, the Hutchinson County has seen less than ÂŸ inch of rainfall, and local fire departments have put out over 130 fires as of this point in 2011.
Quick with a warm smile and a big hug, Linda Garrett of Fritch is always in motion. She is a people person, a self-professed âhuggerâ and is a woman of God to her core, and is very active in her church. She is a person who has the ability to see the positive and finds a blessing in every situation that she encounters.
And she is a cancer survivor. This marks the third battle she has waged against the disease and she is just as determined to survive this time as she was the first two times she was diagnosed. And she is also a devoted Relay For Life participant.
There is a farmerâs market coming to town next month that will be open to all buyers and sellers.
It will begin July 1 and be set up every Friday through the summer from 7 a.m. till noon or a little before if farmers sell out.
The Hutchinson County Farmerâs Market is hoping to grow in its second year to provide consumers with an option to buy their vegetables fresh, according to Sandra Duke, Texas AgriLife Extension Service agent.
âWe have plenty of space for vendors, so we encourage individuals with large gardens or farmers to join the Farmerâs Market this year,â she said.
The Borger ISD board of trustees has approved a policy that would require certain employees to live within the city limits.
The action was taken during the boardâs regular Thursday evening, held at the BISD Administration Building.
Under the terms of the new policy, a district employee shall live within the boundaries of the district for the duration of employment for the following positions:
*Executive Director of Personnel
*Director of Federal Programs and Instruction
*Director of Technology
On Saturday evening, two Borger Bulldogs and two Sanford-Fritch Eagles will take part in the 62nd Annual Childress Rotary Greenbelt BowlClassic at Park Stadium in Childress.
Recent Borger High School graduates, receiver/defensive back Michael Morrison and linebacker Dylan Winkle will join recent Sanford-Fritch High School graduate offensive lineman/defensive end Shane Tollis on the North squad. Sanford-Fritch graduate offensive/defensive lineman Tyler Moore will compete on the South squad.
Not every day can a coach from the United States talk about putting on a Coaches Clinic or hosting a basketball camp in another country.
Perhaps due in large part by being an England native, new Frank Phillips College Head Menâs Basketball Coach Chris Hackett is getting that opportunity later this month by putting on a Coaches Clinic and Basketball Day Camp in Stockport, England.
This spring Hackett was named as the new FPC Plainsmen Head Caoch remplacing Vu Phan, who was dismissed from the college after leading the program one year.
This week will go down as one of pride for the Frank Phillips College Baseball program, as three former Plainsmen were drafted in the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft.
Former Plainsmen outfielder Chris Grayson was drafted in the 13th round with the 414th overall pick by the Texas Rangers after posting a .364 batting average with 51 RBIs during the 2011 season at Lee University in Tennessee.
Graysonâs teammate, and former Plainsmen, outfielder Jonathan Clark would go in the 17th round, at the 522nd pick, to the New York Mets.
Maurine Brown, 93, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, June 08, 2011.
Maurine (Haney) Brown was born Tuesday, March 26, 1918 in Burleson, TX to Homer & Lela (Norwood) Haney. Mrs. Brown, along with her husband, Thomas Everett (Tom) Brown were charter members of Bunavista Baptist Church where she remained a member. She and her husband were directors of the Young Peoples Department for more than twenty-five years. She was a Sunday School teacher, G.A. teacher, played the piano for church and was a member of the church choir.
It is almost time to Relay!
The annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Hutchinson County kicks off Friday, June 10, at 7 p.m. and will run through 7 a.m. Saturday, June 11. The event will be held at Huber Park in Borger.
This yearâs relay will be a celebration of cancer survivorship, and is a way to raise much-needed funds to help find a cure for cancer and funding programs that assist those in Hutchinson County suffering from the disease.
One of the goals of the local branch of the Texas Department of Public Safety is to ensure the safety of the community it serves.
Sgt. Joe Medrano of the DPS, along with Troopers Casey Dawson and Oscar Esqueda, attended the Tuesday meeting of the Rotary Club to share more about the work that is done by the department.
Medrano said he has been a Hutchinson County resident for 11 years. Initially, he said he didnât think he would be here very long, but truly enjoys living here and being a part of the community, as well as those with whom he works.