Archive - May 2011
The steel for a 9/11 monument to be constructed in Borger is set to arrive Wednesday.
Locals are encouraged to line for the streets for the arrival of the steel taking place at 1 p.m., which is coming straight from Ground Zero of the World Trade Center via Pierce Trucking.
The procession will start at Rice Construction and will then go down Cedar to Zachry Construction, where the monument will be made for the 9/11 memorial in Huber Park. Locals are encouraged to line Cedar Street and show their support.
The project has been overseen by Elks Lodge #1581.
The City of Stinnett is preparing for its annual cleanup.
The cleanup was discussed at the city council meeting, held Monday evening at Stinnett City Hall.
The annual cleanup for Stinnett will be held June 6 thru June 18, 2011. This yearâ€™s cleanup will be different from past years. There will be disposal bins at the recycling center and designated areas to drop off your items.
The 1-3A District champion Borger Bulldogs will take on the Pecos Eagles this Friday and Saturday in a best-of-three series in the 3A Area Round.
Pecos reached the Area Round this past weekend by winning two games on Saturday to win the Bi-district series over Seminole two games to one.
Game one of the Borger-Pecos series will begin at 7:00 p.m. at Lubbock Cooper High School.
Game two will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday at Lubbock Cooper, with game three to follow if necessary.
At the 1A State Golf Tournament in Austin, West Texas High sophomore Nathan Forrest shot a 79 to find himself sitting tied for seventh place after the first round of play on Monday.
Logan Philly of Robert Lee sat on top of the leaderboard with a 70, followed by his teammate Haden Dillard in second place with a 73.
Forrest is tied with Garrett Betts of Quanah in seventh place.
The final round of the 1A State Golf Tournament took place today at Roy Kizer Golf Course in Austin.
AUSTIN-Good. But who knew this good?
Through the 1-3A District and 3A Region I Tennis Tournaments, the Borger Mixed Doubles team of senior Josh Madden and junior Abbie Madden has cruised through the brackets, only losing one set on the way.
With such a good streak, there were hopes for the brother and sister duo to make a good showing at the 3A State Tennis Tournament, but the showing they made on Monday was nothing short of being very impressive in dominating their competition.
Peter Marsh, 79, of Borger, passed away, Sunday, May 8, 2011.
With school just a few weeks from being out, the final touches are being put on the City of Borgerâ€™s Park Recreation Program for the summer.
Annadon Keys, Johnson Park Youth Center Supervisor, said the program is free and reaches out to children who are in first through seventh grades.
â€śOur goal is that each child receives the same attention, rewards, and fun equally, regardless of financial status,â€ť she said. â€śIt is very important for us to provide an exciting and fun-filled summer to as many children as possible.â€ť
Borger and Hutchinson Countyâ€™s emergency management coordinator has been hard at work on his higher education in order to continue keeping citizens safe.
Danny Richards graduated with a Masterâ€™s of Science Degree in Emergency Management from Jacksonville State University in Alabama on April 29, 2011.
He said Jacksonville State University offers one of the best curriculums for emergency managers wishing to further their professional studies.
â€śThe program requires an in-depth study of government structure, emergency response, financial recovery, and hazard mitigation,â€ť Richards said.
Les Sharp is running for a seat on the Borger ISD Board of Trustees.
Sharp has lived in Borger for 22 years. He said he was welcomed by the people of Borger as a young science teacher straight out of school at Texas Tech who made him feel at home.
â€śI met a beautiful girl (Melanie Pepper) whom I was privileged to marry and we have been blessed with four terrific children,â€ť he said. â€śBorger is a great community and a wonderful place to raise a family.â€ť
After taking game one of a best of three series, the West Texas Comanches played Nazareth again on Saturday at WTAMU in Canyon.
In game one on Saturday, the Tribe led most of the game, only to fall behind 7-6 in the top of the sixth inning. They put one man on base in the bottom of the seventh, but couldnâ€™t get him across, and the lost the game 7-6. The tying and winning runs were unearned. That forced a third game.