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13 injured in ammonia release at Agrium; 2 in stable condition at Amarillo hospital

May 28, 2015

Gill Craig, Agrium Plant Manager, released information to the Borger News Herald by phone Thursday evening at appoximately 7:30 pm on the incident today at Agrium. According to Craig, 13 workers were impacted by the ammonia release Thurday at approximately 4:15 pm.  Of the 13, two were airlifted to Amarillo that were listed in stable condition. See Friday's edition for more details and information. 

Press Release From Texas Highway Patrol

May 28, 2015

Press Release From The Texas Deparrtment of Public Safety at 5:09 p.m. A toxic gas release occurred at Agrium Plant in Borger. The release has been contained and there is no threat to the community at this time. There have been reports of injuries. First responders are on scene at this time.
Traffic on FM 1551 is being controlled by TxDot at this time. Please avoid this area.
Chris Ray DPS Sr Trooper

Emergency Responders Sent to Agrium

May 28, 2015

Danny Richards, Emergency Management Coordinator for the City of Borger, reports that emergency units are responding to a report of a gas release with injuries at the Agrium plant. There will be emergency responders in the area to assist as needed. The Borger News Herald will post more information as it becomes available.

Book Munchers Give Their Opinions

May 26, 2015


Another group of third grade Book Munchers at Crockett School just completed another book and they all said they enjoyed themselves. (left to right) Back row: Vincent Huang, Isaiah Moreno, Julia Stevens, Gracie Willis, Natalie Chisum Front row:Michaela Horst, Katie Buchanan, Ashley Saucedo, Alexys Chavoya

Borger Middle School Flour Sack Baby Contest

May 22, 2015

Tina Sims health classes at Borger Middle School proudly show off their flour sack babies.

Star Party at Alibates Coming Up

May 13, 2015

Besides offering fantastics views, awesome trails and water sports, visitors to Lake Meredith Recreation Area and Alibates National Flint Quarries can enjoy looking at the stars. Come out to the Alibates Visitor Center on May 23 at 8:30 and learn more about galaxies, planets and more.

Borger High School Top Ten Academic Banquet

May 13, 2015

Margo Hood was named as the 2015 Borger High School Valedictorian at the Academic Banquet on Monday, May 11.

Borger High School Theatre Presents "The Bully Plays"

May 12, 2015

The Borger High School Theatre students will present "The Bully Plays" on Saturday, May 16 at 7:00 pm in the Borger High School Auditorium.

Borger Woman Turns 88

May 8, 2015

Charlene Flanagan turned 88 on May 6 and some of the downtown merchants treated her to a birthday party. Happy Birthday to Charlene!

Relay for Life Survivor DInner is a Superhero Hit

May 6, 2015

Cancer survivors, caregivers and cancer patients all attended the dinner to show that there is hope and that cancer can be beat.


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