Archive - 2013
[March 20, Amarillo]: The Amarillo Venom will be holding a press conference on Thursday, March 21 at the Amarillo Civic Center Coliseum on Coors Field at 2:00 p.m.
Amarillo Venom head coach Julian Reese will speak to the media about the upcoming game on Saturday, March 23 as the Venom are getting ready to defend their Lone Star Football League Championship. The Amarillo Venom are hosting the New Mexico Stars in their season opener at the Coors Field in the Amarillo Civic Center Coliseum. Gates open at 6 p.m. and kickoff is at 7:05 p.m.
Wayne Charles Klause, 63, died Monday, March 18, 2013, in his home in Shawnee, Oklahoma. He was preceded in death by his parents Waite and Virginia Klause of Borger, Texas. He is survived by his wife, Tonya; two sons, Aaron and Eric; seven grandchildren: Taylor, Alyssa, Jayden, Bailey, Kennedy, Addison and Darcy; and great-granddaughter Ryleigh. And four sisters, Janice, Cathy, Judy and Sharon. A family memorial service will be held later this year.
Wheless, Roger (Rodger) Milton â€“ died March 18, 2013, Oklahoma City, OK.
Services will be at Bill Merritt Funeral Home, 6201 NW 39th Expy, Bethany, OK, Saturday, March 23rd at 2pm. Viewing will be Friday, March 22nd from 8am-8pm, and Saturday 8am-12pm. Roger Milton loved children. In lieu of flowers please donate in his memory to your favorite children's charity.
Stinnett â€“ At his request, there will be no services for Ronny Leon Herron, who died March 9, 2013, in Sterling VA. Cremation has taken place.
He was born on July 24, 1951, in Borger Texas, the son of Donald and Faye Herron. He was raised and graduated from school in Stinnett, TX.
Survivors include his mother Faye Herron of Oklahoma City, OK; a brother Billy Herron of Tucson AZ; a sister Donna Sue Hilim of Skiatook OK; two nephews; one niece, and one great niece.
He was preceded in death by his father, Don Herron.
Shannon E. Hefner, 52, born in Pampa, TX on Jan. 10, 1961, to Joe and Norma Hefner of Borger.
Survivors include his parents, two brothers, Shawn D. Hefner and Richard L. Holman, and one sister Linda Washburn and Randy of Gruver.
He was cremated.
Burial took place Saturday, March 16, 2013, at Westlawn Cemetery, and the services were graveside only.
Raymundo Dominguez Mendez, 17, of Borger died Sunday March 17th in Borger.
Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Wednesday March 20, 2013, at Minton Memorial Chapel. Funeral Mass will be 11:00 am Thursday at St. John's Catholic Church with Father Richard Zanetti officiating. Burial will be at Highland Park Cemetery under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Raymundo was born Dec. 14, 1995, at Borger. He attended Borger High School.
***SPRING ARRIVES AT 6:02 AM CDT*** The start of the spring season here on the High Plains will be met with partly cloudy skies during the morning hours that will turn to mostly cloudy skies by the afternoon as yet another upper-level storm system approaches from the west and northwest. High temperatures will be quite seasonal for this time of the year as 60s occur. Winds will become breezy from the south in the afternoon at speeds averaging 15-25 mph with some gusts upwards of 35-40 mph possible as well.
Carl McMillan, executive director of Panhandle Independent Living Center, was one of the featured speakers at the Borger Rotary Club meeting Tuesday afternoon. The PILC is a resource center for people of all ages with disabilities. The program focused on the YES (Youth Encountering Success) program that the center puts on. Watch the Thursday paper for a feature on this event.
The Borger City Council passed the final reading of an ordinance banning synthetic drugs. See the Wednesday edition of the Borger News-Herald for the full story.
The Borger Police Department is investigating the deaths of two teens that occurred Sunday afternoon.
At 2:30 p.m., officers were called to 703 East Sixth Street, where two unresponsive subjects were found, according to Lt. Anthony Griffin of the BPD.