Archive - Apr 2011
Five arrests made by department over two-day period
The Borger Police Department continues an aggressive campaign against narcotic related offenses.
During a two-day period, officers of the BPD made five arrests for narcotic-related offenses, according to Lt. Anthony Griffin of the PD.
The American Red Cross of Borger will once again have another Murder Mystery Dinner as a fund raiser.
The theme of the dinner is â€śEast Side Story: A 1950â€™s Murder Mystery,â€ť which will be held at Dakeâ€™s on 718 N Main St. on April 9 at 6 p.m.
A longtime former Borger resident recently celebrated a special milestone in her life.
Blanche Miller celebrated her 100th birthday with a reception in the Park Place Towers Parlor in Amarillo on March 19, 2011. Her family was in attendance, and several longtime friends from Borger also attended. Miller is a current resident of the Park Place Towers.
Miller was born on March 22, 1911, in Braymer, Mo., to Florence and Walter Jenks. Her mother worked as a dress maker, and her father worked for a salt plant and also an ice plant. She has one younger sister Mildred.
Longtime Borger ISD employee E.J. â€śJeepâ€ť Webb has been selected as a 2011 Hall of Fame inductee by the Texas Girls Coaches Association (TGCA).
Webb will be recognized at an awards luncheon during the 2011 Summer Coaches Clinic on Wednesday, July 13th at the Omni Southpark Hotel in Austin.
Webb started his time in Borger in 1958 as an assistant coach before moving to Canyon in 1960.
Webb returned to Borger as an assistant football coach and head track coach in 1966.
The West Texas Lady Comanches hosted the Lady Broncos from Clarendon on Friday.
It was a close game through five innings, with the score was tied at two until the top of the sixth. Thatâ€™s when four WT errors and busy bats from Clarendon gave them seven runs along with two more in the seventh to give the Lady Broncos a 11-2 victory.
Danielle Heater was on the mound for the Lady Comanches. She struck out eight and walked four hitters. The Lady Broncos struck out eleven Lady Tribe batters.
Friday afternoon El Paso CC took the first two games in the four game series with the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen 4-3 and 12-4.
The start of the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen series with El Paso CC did not get off to a good start as two bad innings helped El Paso take game one 12-8.
The Plainsmen struggles continued in game two as El Pasoâ€™s bats stayed hot to defeated Frank Phillips 14-5 to take both games on Friday afternoon.
Sophomore Stephen Seger, who has been solid on the mound much of the season, struggled in the first inning in game one by giving up a double, walk, single and a grand slam to give El Paso a 0-4 lead before the Plainsmen could get the first out.
With a record at 10-9-1, it is probably safe to say that the Borger Bulldog baseball team has plenty to be happy with at this point of the season while also knowing there are areas the team will need to continue to improve in as they to try to claim the District 1-3A crown and make a playoff run.
The Bulldogs opened district play this past Tuesday where the team came away with a 10-4 win over Dalhart that included a great pitching performance by senior Hunter Hertel with the righthander striking out 13 Wolf batters.
AMARILLO - Robert Landrum Mathews, 82, died March 30, 2011, in Amarillo.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 2, 2011, at Memorial Park Cemetery with Corky Holland, First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery in Amarillo.
Arrangements are by Griggs-Schooler-Gordon Funeral Directors, 5400 S. Bell, Amarillo.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Friday, April 1, at the funeral home.
AMARILLO - Lilburn â€śPeeWeeâ€ť Forrest Ritter, 76, died March 30, 2011, in Amarillo, TX.
Services are at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 2, 2011, at Carmichael-Whatley Colonial Chapel in Pampa, with Rev. Fines Marchman, pastor of First Baptist Church of Skellytown, officiating.
Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery in Pampa under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.
Mr. Ritter was born Aug. 28, 1934, in Groom. He attended schools in Grandview. He married Fern Canady on Aug. 28, 1955, in Clayton, N.M.