Archive - Mar 2012
A one-way street in the northern section of Borger is going back to two-way status.
During its regular meeting Tuesday, the Borger City Council approved the introduction of an ordinance amending traffic schedules pertaining to one-way streets and alleys. The ordinance will remove West Street as a one-way street.
Ted Dodd, Director of Public Works for the City of Borger, said that in 1997, West Street was made a one-way street from Sterling to Harrington in order to prevent buses and cars from conflicting when dropping off and picking up school children at Gateway Elementary.
PAMPA-Despite the good start to the 2012 season by the Borger Lady Bulldogs, the Pampa Lady Harvesters proved they are not going to give up being the top team in District 1-3A without a fight.
After Borger took the 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning, the Lady Harvesters responded by scoring at least two runs each inning to pull away for the 13-3 win in the District 1-3A opener for both teams on Friday afternoon.
The loss dropped the Lady Bulldogs to 14-8 overall, 0-1 in district play, while Pampa improved to 12-7 overall, 1-0 in district.
ODESSA-On Friday afternoon, the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen (8-20) and the Odessa College Lady Wranglers combined for 57 runs in their WJCAC doubleheader in Odessa.
The Lady Plainsmen came away as the 18-15 winner in a crazy nine inning contest in game one, while the Lady Wranglers took came two, 14-10.
In game one, the Lady Plainsmen put themselves in a hole early by trailing 0-6 after the second inning. But the Lady Plainsmen did a good job chipping away at the lead until they were able to tie the game after the fifth inning, 6-6.
EL Reno, Okla.-On Friday, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen (8-16) split their doubleheader with Redlands Community College 2-0 and 5-6 in Oklahoma.
In game one, Plainsmen pitcher Sam Martin nearly had a no-hitter by giving up just one hit in seven innings of work.
Andrew Landin had a two RBI hit in the first inning to account for all the runs in the game.
In game two, the Plainsmen built a 4-0 lead by the third inning. But Redlands rallied late by scoring five runs in the final three innings to lead them to the one run win.
Gloria â€śJaniceâ€ť Newman, 70, of Borger, died Thursday, March 22, 2012, in Amarillo.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March, 24, 2012 at the Church of Christ at Borger with Mr. Denny Snead, Pastor officiating, and Pastor Terry Stegall of Newlife church in Dalhart assisting. Interment will follow in the Garden of Hope at Westlawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday at Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors. Services are under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
LIBERAL, KS â€“ Roxanne Redman, 66, Liberal, KS, died Monday, March 19, 2012, at Kansas Heart Hospital, Wichita, KS.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Miller Chapel with Rev. Rex Petty presiding. Interment will be in the Liberal Cemetery.
The Borger News-Herald received numerous entries from the public in response to its inquiries for past photos and memories of Don Rice for the celebration of his 50th anniversary as BNH photographer This photo, submitted by Jeri Judd of her son, is just one of the various entries we received from the public. The BNH appreciates the response of the public in its support of Don on the celebration of this special milestone! See the special section honoring him in todayâ€™s edition!
The Crimestoppers and Borger Police Department are seeking help in solving a burglary that occurred this past Monday.
On the morning of March 19, 2012, PD officers responded to a residential burglary in the 1200 block of University Place, according to Lt. Anthony Griffin of the BPD.
It appeared as though the burglary took place just shortly before officers arrived on scene. During the burglary, the suspect(s) took a pink and tan Gucci purse and wallet valued at $2,000.
An amended animal control ordinance for the City of Borger is officially moving forward.
During its regular meeting Tuesday, the Borger City Council acted to introduce an ordinance to amend the City of Borger Code of Ordinances pertaining to animal control.
Eddie Edwards, Borger City Manager, said the cityâ€™s current ordinance regulating animals is located in Chapter 2 of the Code of Ordinances. He said he is not sure when the original ordinance was first adopted, but it has been modified numerous times.
Borger â€“ Carolyn Marie Finchum, 65, died Tuesday, March 20 in Brownfield, Texas.
Graveside services will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 24 at Westlawn Memorial Park with Jake Minton and Sharmain Westmoreland officiating.
Interment is under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Carolyn was born in San Diego, CA and lived 20 years in Borger before moving to Amarillo.
She was preceded in death by her mother Jennie Gammill, her step-father Francis Davis Gammill and her father O. C. Finchum, Jr.