Small Town, Small World

By: Don Ward
By: Don Ward

We're losing a great newsroom employee here. What's weird is where she's going.

A Run For The Borger

Kat is our Executive Producer here at KKTV 11 News.  She's been with is for a few years now and she does a great job overseeing almost every aspect of what happens with our newscasts.  Now, in a few days, she's moving on.  People come and go in TV News, especially in a market this size (Colorado Springs/Pueblo is the 91st largest market in the country.  New york is number 1, then LA, Chicago, etc.  There are about 200 or so.) But Kat's not going to a station in a bigger city.....she's not even going to a bigger city.  Kat's husband Jared is an engineer and he just got a great job in a small town in Texas.  Borger.  It's in the panhandle area, about 45 minutes from Amarillo.

Before her departure was formally announced, I was walking by Kat's desk a few weeks ago, and she had a real estate page pulled up on her computer.  She was checking out a house.  I happened to notice that the heading on the page said, Borger, Texas. My jaw dropped.

In previous blog entries, I've mentioned my friend James.  He was here for the Pikes Peak hike and I've known him since my days at Doherty High School.  James is a partner in a busy law firm in a small town in Texas. 

You guessed it...Borger. 

Kat told me she was moving there, and I told her a family that already lives there was just at my house for 5 days, and only left a few hours before the conversation we were having!

It's a very strange coincidence.  Borger has a population of about 15,000..it's a nice place, I visited James and his wife and kids a few years ago, but it's not a big place. Most people probably haven't heard of it.  I know it now, for TWO reasons.....weird. 

I hope that Kat and her family become friends with James and his family.  Next time I visit, I'll have two reasons to go, and that house Kat was checking out will probably be a lot more reasonably priced in Borger than in Colorado Springs!

Good luck from KKTV to Kat..and I guess the population of Borger, Texas is moving up to about 15,004.

We'll talk again soon

Don

 

 

 

 

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