Archive - Apr 2011
The Borger City Council has made decisions on two property demolitions that were appealed by local citizens.
The actions were taken during the regular meeting of the council, held Tuesday afternoon at Borger City Hall.
The first property in question was 821 Moody, owned by C.C. â€śBudâ€ť Reynolds. He told the council that he planned to demolish the property and clear the lot on his own. However, he said he had some workers he plans to put to work on the demolition and didnâ€™t want to put them out of business.
Itâ€™s almost time for the 2011 Hutchinson County Free Health Fair and committee preparations are well underway!
The H.C. Free Health Fair will be held at the Frank Phillips College Access & Innovation Center located at 901 Opal in Borger on Friday, May 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sponsors for the event are the Borger Chamber of Commerce, Frank Phillips College School of Nursing, Texas AgriLIFE Extension, and Golden Plains Community Hospital.
On Monday, former Phillips High School athlete and Borger Lady Bulldog Head Basketball Coach Jill Schneider was selected as the head coach for the 2011 Team USA Womenâ€™s Under-16 National Team.
â€śItâ€™s an incredible honor to have been selected to coach this team,â€ť Schneider said in a statement released by USA Basketball.
The West Texas Special Olympic Team competed in the Dumas Special Olympic Track Meet this past Saturday. Where all of the Comanche athletes had a great time.
The team will next take part in the West Texas Special Olympics that will take place in Stinnett on Saturday, April 30th.
The Opening Ceremonies will being at 9:00 a.m. and the public is invited to come out and watch all the Panhandle area teams compete.
Region I-3A Girls Tournament
First round, Meadowbrook Golf Course, Lubbock
Team Totals (Top three and area teams): 1. Andrews 328; 2. Snyder 330; 3. Burkburnett 332; 8. Pampa 389; 9. Borger 399.
Top three medalists: 1. Sarah Moore, Burkburnett, 76; 2. (tie) Brenna Moore, Burkburnett and Tatum Windham, Pecos, 77.
Borger (399): Clarice Myers 93, Hali Southall 97, Desiree Robles 99, Morgan Brown 110, Haley Montoya 115.
Region I-1A Boys Tournament
at LakeRidge CC in Lubbock
Mondayâ€™s First-Round Results
Tressie Lou Ketchum, 83, died peacefully Monday, April 18, 2011, at her home in Borger, lovingly surrounded by all of her children.
Services will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday at Conway Community Church in Panhandle with her son Clyde officiating, and Rev. Leonard Forsythe of Bible Baptist church in Borger assisting. Burial will be at Panhandle Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Minton-Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
On Monday afternoon the Frank Phillips College Board of Regents appointed Dr. Jud Hicks as the collegeâ€™s President at its monthly meeting, making permanent the position Dr. Hicks has held on an interim basis since December.
Dr. Hicks has been with FPC since 2002 and is the second generation of the Hicks family to lead Frank Phillips College. His father Dr. Andy Hicks served as the collegeâ€™s president from 1981 to 1988.
He holds a B.B.A. in Accounting from WTAMU; an M.B.A. in Management from Wayland Baptist University; and an Ed.D. from Texas Tech University.
The Relay For Life for Hutchinson County is now just a few weeks away!
The 10th annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Hutchinson County will be held from 7 p.m. Friday, June 10, 2011, until 7 a.m. Saturday, June 11, at Huber Park in Borger.
According to RFL media chair Judy Allen, committee members and team members are busy making plans for the event. There will be a variety of booths set up by participating teams that will be selling food, drinks, and many other items. Other activities planned include raffles, games, contests, live entertainment, and much more.
There are more than 800 people in the Texas Panhandle Tri-State area who suffer from a disease called MS daily.
People with this wake up ever morning having to inspect their body to make sure everything is properly working.
They are forced to live with one of the most expensive decease that would cost close or well over $70,000 a person each year.
Lake Meredith National Recreation Area and Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument have officially posted a ban on smoking and campfires in the parks.
The restrictions were made effective Saturday and will remain in place until decided by the Superintendent.
Park officials feel that â€śthe risk to public safety and structures within park boundaries and neighboring communities from a human-caused fire is great enough that these restrictions are necessary.â€ť
Restrictions that have been put in place are as follows: