Archive - Jan 31, 2012
Over the past couple of months, basketball teams throughout Hutchinson County have hit the hardwood battling for district and conference titles, which has provided several good photo opportunities.
Look under our lifestyles menu on the website toolbar and click on the photo contest option.
Take a peek at the photos and vote on what you think were the best shots from the 2011-12 basketball season.
Merna Beene Morrison, 80, of Borger TX, passed away, Saturday, January 28, 2012.
Merna June Beene Morrison was born Sunday, June 28, 1931 in Hammon, Ok to William James Beene and Mildred (Payne) Beene. Merna graduated from Phillips High School. Later she married her high school sweetheart, Norman Morrison Sr. in Borger, TX on August 31, 1949. In 1963 Norman and Merna purchased the Budweiser Distributing Company in Borger, TX. After their only child was through school, Merna worked alongside her husband in the business. They enjoyed being known as the Budman and Budlady for many years.
According to United States Attorney Sarah R. SaldaĂ±a, Northern District of Texas Judge Mary Lou Robinson ordered sentencing dates for the Fernandez family and others involved in the case.
Even with the closing of CHAMPS Academy, the development of a program by Sanford-Fritch High School is helping those who need it to graduate from high school.
Sometime in early 2010, CHAMPS in Fritch was closed due to low funding. CHAMPS Academy was an alternative, non-traditional, high school for students of Borger, Dumas, Panhandle, Plemons-Stinnett-Phillips, Sanford-Fritch, and Sunray.
Nathan Sargent is running for the position of County Commissioner, Precinct 3.
Sargent has lived in Hutchinson County for 52 years. He has been farming for 38 years, and now owns and operates his family farm.
He attends First Baptist Church of Stinnett, where he is also involved in ministries of the church. He has served on the Pringle/Morse School Board, and currently serves on the Board Coop. He is married to Donna Burris, and has two grown children and six grandchildren. He enjoys following his grandchildren in their activities, and also enjoys riding four-wheelers and hunting.
On Monday evening, the Borger Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs Varsity Soccer teams opened up District 5-4A soccer play in Amarillo against Palo Duro.
In the boys game, the Bulldogs battled against a tough Dons team to a 1-1 tie. George Sifuentes had the lone Bulldog goal with Lane Newcomb getting the assist.
In the girls game, the Lady Dons defeated the Lady Bulldogs 2-1. Sammie Huckabee scored for the Lady Bulldogs with Brooke Scott getting the assist.
Some losses are easier to take than others and on Monday night, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen had to of left the court at the BCAC with a bitter taste in the mouths after losing to the New Mexico Junior College Thunderbirds, 79-76.
After trailing by ten pints at the 18:42 mark in the second half, the Plainsmen battled hard the next 16 minutes to finally take a one point lead with 1:55 left in the game. Unfortunately, three straight foul calls and two turnovers in the final minute helped the T-Birds escape with the win and send the Plainsmen to 1-4 in WJCAC play.
On Monday evening, the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen put up a good fight in the second half against conference leaders New Mexico Junior College. But the Lady T-Birds were able to pull out the 64-49 win over the Lady Plainsmen in WJCAC play at the BCAC.
The Lady T-Birds opened the game taking a 3-11 lead by the 12:54 mark of the first half. But the Lady Plainsmen crawled back into the game, led by LaChrista Nash scoring seven first half points and Laura Martinez nailing two three pointers, to get to within two points at the 7:20 mark, 18-20.
AMARILLO â€“ Nolan Ernest â€śScooterâ€ť Lanham, 58, died Jan. 28, 2012.
Funeral Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at New Life Church
With Spike Malonado officiating. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery by Cox Funeral Home.