Archive - May 14, 2012
DEA, FBI and panhandle law enforcement agencies assisted in a drug bust that occurred at several homes and businesses around the area on Thursday, May 10, 2012.
Nine citizens from Dumas and Borger were charged with conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance after a investigation conducted from June 2010-May 2012.
The Borger Bulldogs had six players earn District 1-3A First Team All-District honors for their play on the baseball diamond, during the 2012 season.
Borger had more players on the First Team than anyone else in the district, with the district champion Perryton Rangers having four make the first team.
District 1-3A All-District Team
MVP-Tony Loustaunau Sr. Perryton
Pitcher-Chayse Tracy Sr. Borger
Pitcher-James Thompson Jr. Pampa
Pitcher-Blake Turner Sr. Perryton
Catcher-Dakota Dillard Jr. Borger
1st Base-Collin Kilgo Sr. Pampa
2nd Base-Clay Ellis Sr. Borger
Please join the Borger High School faculty and students for a Soccer Commitment Reception on May 16, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. in the Borger High School Foyer (in front of the Auditorium) for Kaleen Dean, George Sifuentes and Francisco â€śPacoâ€ť Ibarra.
Kaleen Dean will attend Schreiner University in Kerrville, TX and play soccer for the Mountaineers.
George Sifuentes will attend the University of Dallas in Irving, TX where he will play soccer. Francisco â€śPacoâ€ť Ibarra plans to attend college and play soccer but at this time his college of choice is undecided.
FPC Boyâ€™s Basketball Camp scheduled
Frank Phillips College Menâ€™s Head Basketball Coach Chris Hackett will be hosting a boyâ€™s basketball camp on Tuesday, May 29th through Friday, June 1st at the BCAC.
The camp is open to boys ages 7-17 and is scheduled to run from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. each day.
In the camp, Hackett and the FPC Coaching Staff will focus on fundamentals including shooting, passing, dribbling, rebounding, defense, and individual offense.
The camp will also feature 1-on-1, 3-on-3, and 5-on-5 leagues, daily competitions, and camp prizes and certificates.
The Borger City Council will be swearing in a new member at its upcoming meeting.
The meeting is set for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, 2012, in the city council chambers of Borger City Hall, 600 North Main.
The council will act on a resolution canvassing the returns and declaring results of a city officerâ€™s election. It will also act to recognize Leon DeWeese for his six years of service as a council member, as well as the years given in service as a city employee.
Feel the power of saving a life on June 7th by donating your blood to the Coffee Memorial Blood Center.
Coffee Memorial Blood Center will have staff on hand for local residents to give blood from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 7th, at the Union Hall, located at 111 East Coolidge.
A photo ID or donor card is required to donate, and donors must be at least 17 years of age to be eligible to give blood.
The votes are in for the Borger and Stinnett City Council elections, and the people have spoken.
According to an unofficial vote tally, Brandy Callahan will be the newest member of the Borger City Council. She will be filling Place One on the council, which is being vacated by current council member Leon DeWeese, who did not run for reelection.
Callahan received 241 votes in the election over challenger Willy Adams, who received 195. She will be sworn in to the council at its upcoming meeting Tuesday.
FRITCH - Lee Walton â€śWaltâ€ť Poling, 79, of Poling Ranch in Fritch, died Thursday, May 10, 2012.
Services for Mr. Poling will be at 10:00 a.m., Monday, May 14, in the First Southern Baptist Church in Fritch with the Rev. Calvin Winters officiating. Burial will be at Westlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Fritch.
Paul McKinney, 95, of Borger died Wednesday May 9, 2012 at the Texas State Veteranâ€™s Home in Amarillo.
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday May 14 at Minton Memorial Chapel with Rev. Jim Howard of Amarillo officiating. Interment will follow at Westlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
The time to begin voting in the primary election has finally arrived!
Early voting in the primary election begins May 14 and will run through May 25. Voting hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Designated early voting places are as follows:
*Hutchinson County Annex Building, 500 Main, Stinnett
*Hutchinson County Annex, 1400 Veta, Borger
*Fritch Library Community Room, 205 North Cornell, Fritch
The last day to apply for a ballot by mail (received, not postmarked) is May 22, 2012.