Archive - 2012
The Tri-City Concert Association is the recipient of one of several grants being given by the Xcel Energy Foundation.
The amount of the grant being received by the association is $1,000, and will go toward the presentation of a concert by Robert Post, a comedian/actor/puppeteer/ventriloquist to approximately 500 students in third through fifth grades in the Borger Independent School District.
The concert, which is being sponsored by the association, has the goal of enhancing the students' appreciation of the visual/dramatic arts.
Two new faces have joined the Borger community, bringing with them smiles and service to anyone in need of short term rehabilitation, long term care, or just some good food to share!
We need to welcome Scott and Londa Franklin!
Scott is heading the team at the newest rehabilitation facility presently being built on the corner of Roosevelt Street and College Avenue. Caprock Nursing and Rehab will proudly open its doors in February 2013.
Scott Franklin, the administrator who plans to open this state-of-the-art facility, was raised in central Texas, and lived in Amarillo for 15 years.
A local building that housed an illegally operated establishment shut down by law enforcement last month burst into flames on Thursday morning.
Da Cutts at 11th and Jim Hall, which was recently shut down in late October by law enforcement officials for several violations of sales of alcohol without a license, was reported to be on fire at 6 a.m. Thursday.
According to Borger Fire Marshal Jerry Langwell, the cause of the fire is still under investigation, but there are some indications the fire may have been intentionally set.
Holiday decorations, like candles, lights and Christmas trees, add a joyous and festive mood to the holiday season. But when these decorations are not used properly, they can cause fires, injuries and sometimes death.
To prevent these injuries, Hutchinson County Fire Marshal Danny Richards gave the county a few tips to follow when decorating this year.
â€śThe top three things we see happen most is the misuse of light extension cords, live Christmas trees drying out, and the misuse of electric space heaters,â€ť said Richards.
Deala â€śDeeâ€ť Gunnels, 75, was received into the hands of God, November 28, 2012 while in a Fort Worth hospice facility.
Celebration of Life: 11am Saturday, at Covenant United Methodist Church;3608 Matlock Road, Arlington.
Interment: Llano Cemetery in Amarillo.
Those wishing to send memorials may send contributions in Deeâ€™s name to: Ceta Canyon Camp and Retreat, 37201 FM 1721; Happy, TX 79042
Borger Police Report
November 27th-28th, 2012
1000 block of N. Cedar- alarm
500 block of W. 10th- suspicious vehicle
700 block of N. Florida- suspicious vehicle
Texas Pipe & Metal- followup
900 block of Western- disturbance
400 block of Danube- alarm
400 block of W. Jefferson- assist agency
Wilson & 1559- welfare check
800 block of N. Main- alarm
400 block of S. Hedgecoke- theft
1200 block of Roberts- runaway
100 block of Elise- welfare check
Wade Craig, 56, of Borger, was arrested on a warrant.
-The Borger Varsity girls fell behind by 15 at the half to Canadian Tuesday, and could not climb back in it. N. Embers led the Borger scorers with 10 and Prater had 7.
The Borger Varsity boys (0-3) played in Claude and lost 53-40. Newton led the Bulldogs with 14 points, and Embers had 9.
The Fritch Varsity girls also played Claude and lost 40-35. Setliff had 17 points and White 6 for the Lady Eagles.
Borger - Rafael Torres Franco, 72, of Borger, died Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at his home.
Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 30, 2012 in the â€śGarden Of Hopeâ€ť at Westlawn Memorial Park with Pastor Tim Hall of Grace Church officiating. Services are under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger. Visitation will be from 5p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
United Supermarket in Borger is among area United Supermarkets participating in the â€śTogether We Canâ€ť Food Drive.
All Amarillo-area United Supermarkets, Market Street and Amigos stores, as well as surrounding stores, will be accepting food and monetary donations as part of the â€śTogether We Canâ€ť Food drive. All proceeds will benefit the High Plains Food Bank.
This joint effort of United, Market Street, and Amigos team members and store guests will run through Dec. 8.
(Editorâ€™s Note: The Borger News-Herald is pleased to present a series of articles about businesses new in 2012 to Borger and the surrounding area. The businesses to be highlighted are Mr. Treat, Vintage Pearl, Prime Time Party Zone, Sugar Rush, Isabel Seam Care, and El Zarape. Any business new to Borger in 2012 and not named above may call and request an interview.)