P.O. BOX 490
613 N. Main
Borger, Texas 79008
(806) 274-2211 phone
(806) 273-3488 fax
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Borger – A Community Profile
Borger’s roots run deep – all the way to “black
gold.” Borger began as a boom town in 1926 and was the largest of three
towns in Hutchinson County. Borger grew rapidly and remains a vibrant
oil-petrochemical community. Borger is 45 miles northeast of Amarillo
and serves as the hub for the Panhandle of Texas.
Borger supports a vibrant quality of life for residents and a profitable
community for businesses. Civic and charitable organizations, churches,
and special interest groups provide activities and support for families.
City parks, bowling center, theater, youth center, sports facilities,
golf courses, skate park, gyms, swimming pool and splash pad are just
some of the recreations venues that keep adults and youth occupied. Lake
Meredith provides fishing, hunting, birding, trail riding, boating,
scuba diving, hiking, swimming, camping, and picnicking. In 2007 Borger
was voted as the best Panhandle Plains Region Ride by “Ride Texas”
Many entertainment venues are available in Borger. Craft shows, the
Downtown Merchants Beach Bash in June, Tri-City Concerts throughout the
year, and theatrical productions provide some of the entertainment
venues available. The Chamber of Commerce sponsors a lighted Christmas
Parade on the first Monday in December, and the City of Borger and
Chamber of Commerce co-sponsor Borger Summer Celebration in Huber Park
in mid July. Historical culture and arts as well as history of the area
can be viewed at the Hutchinson County Museum in Borger. Other
historical attractions in the area include Adobe Walls with an annual
tour sponsored by the Museum and Alibates National Monument with a new
contact station for viewing of exhibits and videos.
Businesses are located throughout the City and provide the basis for
retail, service, and industrial needs. New business is encouraged and
receives special assistance from the Borger Chamber of Commerce, Borger
Economic Development Corporation and the Entrepreneur Alliance.
Medical care is provided by the local hospital, medical doctors,
specialists, dentists, chiropractors, physical therapists, and
optometrists. Two local facilities provide care for seniors and
rehabilitation services. Numerous home health care agencies provide
services along with hospice.
Dedicated to improving the academic performance of all students is
Borger ISD, with Paul Belton Early Childhood, Crockett and Gateway
Elementary, Borger Intermediate, Borger Middle, and Borger High School.
There is one private school in the community. Abundant extracurricular
activities are enjoyed by students. Frank Phillips College provides a
comprehensive two year community based educational program committed to
providing high quality learning experiences and services. Many adults
participate in continuing educational classes to enhance their skills
City of Borger residents have access to utilities of electricity, gas,
water, trash collection and sewer services and the City of Borger works
diligently to continue to provide and enhance services for residents.
Local fire and police departments provide trained and professional
services as does the Hutchinson County Sheriff’s office which provides
law enforcement outside of the city limits.
• Borger – a City of friendly Panhandle people.
• Borger a community dedicated to providing the best quality of life for
• Borger providing a strong and viable business community.
A visit to Borger will make you want to call our Boom Town YOUR
“We Believe In Borger.”
--For concise information on Borger view Community Data Sheet--