Archive - Aug 2011
After dropping classifications in 2008, the West Texas Lady Comanches have established themselves as arguably the best 1A volleyball program in the Texas Panhandle and are poised to maintain that status in 2011.
During the 2010 season, the Lady Comanches went undefeated in district play. With the team graduating one senior from that squad, the expectations are for the team to challenge for another District 5-1A title and make a run in the playoffs.
Tomas Rodriguez, 18, died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011, at Lake McKenzie in Briscoe County, Texas.
Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011, at First Baptist Church with Guillermo Barraza of Tabernaculo De Fe officiating. Interment will be in Highland Park Cemetery under the direction of Minton/Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Tomas was born on May 11, 1993, in Galveston and had been a Borger resident for eight years. He was going to be a senior at Borger High School where he played football, soccer and tennis. He loved life and worked in produce at United.
Daisha Kae Bell Jackson, 31, died Wednesday, August 3, 2011, in Amarillo.
The family will be having a memorial service at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 6, 2011, at the Word Of Life Church. Cremation is under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Daisha was born March 3, 1980, to Danny Ray Bell and Klonda Kae Tabor Bell. On Aug. 28, 2007, she married Timothy Jackson. She was a waitress at Jones Griddle Barn. Daisha loved life, family, friends, traveling and seeing places. Anything to go for a ride.
Cleaning up the streets is one of the goals of the Borger Police Department.
BPDâ€™s Narcotic and Criminal Interdiction Unit just completed an aggressive campaign to crack down on illegal narcotics and street level crimes in the City of Borger.
Lt. Anthony Griffin of the BPD said that over a fourteen day span, the unit lawfully seized approximately $18,000 worth of cash, vehicles, weapons, and illegal narcotics.
In addition to the seizures, 20 arrests were made and five vehicles were seized, as they were being used in the commission of a felony crime.
There is no question football is king throughout the State of Texas. But in the Texas Panhandle, volleyball has established itself as the queen of the sports world, due to the playoff success of teams from Amarillo High, Randall, Bushland, Dumas, Hereford, Canyon, Pampa, Dalhart and our hometown Borger Lady Bulldogs.
While the high school boys were busy getting two-a-days started on the football practice field this week, high school girls have been working as hard in the gym preparing for the 2011 volleyball season.
A Fritch man will face manslaughter charges in the death of his three-month-old son.
A Hutchinson County Grand Jury met yesterday afternoon to consider evidence in the April 19, 2011, death of a three and a half month old infant.
At approximately 8:20 p.m. on April 19, 2011, Fritch EMS was dispatched to 9625 Fritch Fortress Road in Hutchinson County just outside of Fritch. Upon arriving, EMS found an unresponsive infant, who was pronounced dead at the scene by the Justice of the Peace. A Lubbock Medical Examiner determined the child died of asphyxiation.
The â€śBig Latch Onâ€ť will be held Saturday, August 6, 2011 at the Huber Park Community Building.
Local nursing mothers will gather to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week and try to break the record for the most women breastfeeding at the same time.
Groups of nursing mothers will come together at registered venues around the country (or the world) to nurse their babies at a set time.
All the mamas and babies latched on for one minute at the set time will be counted by the witnesses.
The numbers are added up and they will determine how close they come to the world record.
Edward Jones Financial Advisor Scott Mills announced today that a second financial advisor, Brock Sherwood, has joined his office in Borger.
Mills said, â€śIâ€™m very impressed with Brock, and Iâ€™m sure my clients will be, too. Edward Jones prides itself on providing the best service possible to those investors who choose to do business with us. Brock will help provide the high level of service investors in Borger and the surrounding cities have come to expect from us as well as extend our services to new investors.â€ť
Joycelyn (Cook) Glenn, 67, died at her home in Bixby, Okla.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, at Moore Funeral Home, 9350 East 51st, Tulsa, Okla. (918) 663-2233.
Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Tulsa, Okla.
Joycelyn was originally from Phillips and a member of the Class of 1962.
Kenneth Paul McDonald Sr., 75, of Borger, died Monday Aug. 1, 2011, in Borger.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Trinity Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Dale Peirce, Pastor, and Rev. Jimmy Gillmore of Riverview Baptist officiating. Burial will be at Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Minton/Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.