Archive - Jan 2012
The Borger Rotary Club held its first perfect attendance bike giveaway of the year on Friday in the cafeteria of Gateway and Crockett Elementaries. Winners of the bikes were first grader Riley Sams, second grader Daniel Fitzgerald, third grader Maggie Buttermore, and fourth grader William St. Clair. Over the past six weeks, 68 first graders had perfect attendance, 73 first graders had perfect attendance, 59 third graders had perfect attendance, and 68 fourth graders had perfect attendance.
Tonight, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen and Lady Plainsmen will look to get into the WJCAC win column against South Plains College (SPC) at the BCAC.
In the womenâ€™s game, FPC hopes to snap a seven game losing streak against a SPC team that has struggled this season and currently holds a 3-15 record.
In the menâ€™s game, the Plainsmen will take on their second top 10 team in a week, as SPC enters tonight with a #2 ranking and a 17-0 record.
The womenâ€™s game will tip off at 5:45 p.m. followed by the men at around 7:30 p.m.
On Sunday morning, Borger High School senior Miles McKinney verbally committed to play collegiate football for the Henderson State University Reddies.
McKinney was a three year letterman for the Borger Bulldogs, where he was a First Team District 1-3A selection at linebacker for the 2010 and 2011 seasons.
In the 2011 season, McKinney was a part of 159 tackles, 87 solo tackles, and played a key role in a Bulldog defense that allowed just 905 rushing yards.
McKinney also played tight end for the Bulldogs.
Over the weekend, the Borger Lady Bulldog soccer team took part in the United Invitational Tournament in Wichita Falls, competing against some of the better soccer teams in the state.
The Lady Bulldogs opened the tournament on Friday, losing to Wichita Falls High School 4-0 and Kennedale 5-0.
On Saturday, the Lady Bulldogs came away with a big win over Wichita Falls Hirshi 6-1, but finished the tournament with a 4-0 loss against Wichita Falls Rider.
Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen sophomore setter Grecia Rivera has signed on to join the Wayland Baptist University Lady Pioneers volleyball team.
The Chihuahua, Mexico native joined the Lady Plainsmen before the 2011 season and established herself as one of the best setters in the country in the JUCO ranks, earning WJCAC All-Conference honors.
Charles Henry Holland entered into rest on Friday, January 20, 2012 in Borger, TX.
Charles was born Wednesday, February 10, 1937 in Grant, OK to Walter and Francis Holland. He moved to Borger in 1956 from Hugo, OK and worked as a pumper in the oilfield. He married Anita June Brown on August 17, 1978 in Stinnett, TX.
He is preceded in death by his father, Walter â€śBuddyâ€ť Lee Holland; his mother, Vlamae Francis Guice; and step-brother, Jim Fuller.
On Thursday evening, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen and Lady Plainsmen found themselves on the losing end in their WJCAC games with Western Texas College in Snyder.
(Men) Western Texas College 85 Frank Phillips College 77
The Plainsmen started the game playing well and owning a 34-31 lead at halftime. But Western Texas rallied in the second half at home to pull away for the win.
Ronald Scott led the Plainsmen in scoring with 23 points, followed by Taquan McDew with 15 and Akeem Johnson with 12 points along with nine rebounds.
On Thursday afternoon, the Borger Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors approved to provide loans to Brandvik Pipe and Equipment and Global Frontline Solutions to be used for expansion projects.
The Borger EDC board approved providing Brandvik with a 36 month no interest loan for $217,000 a which the company will use to purchase an electromagnetic inspection (EMI) system from New Tech Systems out of Midland and a commitment to add six additional jobs over the next three years.
A semi-truck was involved in a wreck Thursday afternoon. The truck was traveling southbound on Highway 207. According to Donny Davis of Carson County DPS, driver Lawrence Graves, 52, of Stinnett was traveling at an unsafe speed and attempted to turn west, when he lost control of the truck and flipped it on its side at the intersection of 207 and FM 281. The driver refused any medical treatment at the scene and was not wearing a seatbelt.
The City of Borger has approved amendments to water pricing agreements with two local companies.
During its regular meeting Tuesday, the Borger City Council approved amendments to water pricing agreements with Sid Richardson Carbon Company and Degussa Engineered Carbons.
Under the terms of the Sid Richardson agreement, both the company and city agree that the price of water delivered under their contract will be $1.62 per 1,000 gallons and will remain so until the end of this year.