March 17th, 2012
(Editorâ€™s Note: The Borger News-Herald will be featuring Borgerâ€™s City Departments throughout the next several weeks, highlighting the services that the city performs for citizens on a daily basis.)
There is one City of Borger employee whose career is all about making signs.
Rosa Hicks, Public Works, produces all city signs for citizen safety and awareness. She has been performing this service for 15 years and counting.
A water balloon fight at Borger High School the week prior to spring break took an ugly turn for one BHS student.
Roper Cox addressed the Borger ISD school board at its recent meeting on her sonâ€™s behalf. During the water balloon fight, her son was hit with a balloon filled with urine.
She said she wanted to know what the school district was going to do, and would rather see the district handle it than taking it to the police.
On Friday evening, the Borger Lady Bulldogs controlled their playoff destiny in their District 5-4A finale against the Dumas Lady Demons. With the Lady Bulldogs holding a .5 point lead over Pampa for the final district playoff berth, a Borger win would seal the deal and send the team into the playoffs for the fifth year in a row. But a tie or loss to Dumas meant the team would be scoreboard watching the game between Canyon and Pampa on Saturday.
AMARILLO-Despite giving up a total of 30 runs on the day, the Borger Bulldogs were able to leave Amarillo splitting their doubleheader with the River Road Wildcats, winning game one 19-15 and losing the second game 15-5.
On Friday evening, the Borger Bulldogs wrapped up the 2012 season with a 3-0 loss to the Dumas Demons. The Bulldogs end District 5-4A play with a 2-8-2 district record. Borger senior Jose Chavez (pictured) prepares to send the ball up the field in the first half on Friday evening.
PHOTO BY DON RICE
Tonight the Borger Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs varsity soccer teams will play their final home games of the 2012 season hosting Dumas.
The Lady Bulldogs and the Dumas Lady Demons will start at 5:00 p.m. followed by the Bulldogs and Dumas Demons at 7:00 p.m.
A win by the Lady Bulldogs will allow the team to clinch the final District 5-4A playoff spot.
Between games, the senior players on both Borger teams will be honored for their hard work and committment to the Borger High School Soccer program.
District 5-4A Girls standings
Randall 12-0-0 12 pts
Caprock 6-3-3 7.5 pts
An armed and dangerous fugitive was arrested by the Borger Police Department on Tuesday.
According to Lt. Anthony Griffin of BPD, the department received information on March 13 that Levi Whitecrow Ollis, 24, of Borger, was currently at a residence in the 1000 block of North Coble Street.
BPD had knowledge of the fact that Ollis had an outstanding parole violation warrant for his arrest. The warrant was for possession of a controlled substance. The department also had knowledge of the fact that Ollis was listed as an armed and dangerous fugitive, Lt. Griffin said.
Borger Creative Arts Club is a non-profit club for citizens of Borger and the surrounding area to meet and share their love of art. Borger Creative Arts Club has been at the same location for 56 years. The club owns the building.
However, there is now a new owner of the land and the club needs to make new arrangements. The club operates on a limited budget and is attempting to purchase property for the club to meet.
If you feel you could help with a donation, please contact Dee Duncan at 806-898-8515, Margie Dean at 806-282-5303 or Dorothy Cates at 806-886-0299.
Borger Police Report
March 13, 2012
6th & Florida â€“ followup
136 South Stinnett City Limit â€“ report of DWI (traffic)
1000 block of Monroe â€“ report of prowler
900 block of East Davis, Sanford â€“ report of building burglary
1000 block of Coble â€“ warrant service
1600 block of Primrose â€“ report of suspicious activity
3100 block of Fairlanes â€“ report of attempted suicide
1300 block of Boyd â€“ report of suspicious activity
1000 block of Coble â€“ report of suspicious activity
200 block of Opal â€“ alarm
600 block of West First â€“ alarm
1400 block of Primrose â€“ alarm
Calvin Dean Taylor, 73, of Borger, died Wednesday, March 14, 2012 in Amarillo. Services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday at the Church of Christ at Borger with Mr. Denny Sneed, Minister officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Park Cemetery under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Mr. Taylor was a lifetime resident of Borger and a member of the Church of Christ at Borger. He was a field foreman for Texaco before retiring. He was married to Billye Conner August I, 1985 in Borger.
Calvin was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Raymond.