Borger is located in south-central Hutchinson County, established and named for A.P. “Ace” Borger who was reputed throughout Oklahoma and Texas to be a shrewd town promoter.
In March 1926, after the discovery of oil in the vicinity, Borger and his partner, attorney John R. Miller, purchased a 240-acre town site near the Canadian River in the southern part of the county. The City of Borger boomed in the late 1920s when oil and natural gas flowed freely and oil wells towered into the sky all over the city. Other cities – Fritch, Sanford, Stinnett, Deahl – were born and Hutchinson County was on its way to prosperity.
Hutchinson County is the home of many oilfield-connected industries as well as beautiful Lake Meredith National Recreation Area and Alibates Flint Quarries.
Borger Economic Development Corporation: http://www.borger.com/
Borger Chamber of Commerce: http://www.borgerchamber.org/
Fritch at Lake Meredith Economic Development Corporation: 806-857-3143
Fritch Area Chamber of Commerce: 806-857-2458
The History of Borger: http://www.ci.borger.tx.us/history.htm
The Borger News-Herald: http://www.borgernewsherald.com/
High Plains Observer (Hutchinson County): http://highplainsobserverhutchinsoncounty.com/
The Eagle Press (Fritch): 806-857-2123
KQTY Radio: http://www.kqtyradio.com/
Entertainment and Attractions
Travel Texas: http://www.traveltex.com/AdvancedResults.aspx?ST=borger
Century 21/Best Realty: http://www.century21.com/realestateoffice/Borger/TX/Best+Realty/10007954
Town and Country Realtors: http://www.tcr-borger.com/
Statistics / Economy