The City of Borger will be holding an election on May 12 for one spot on the city council.
The city has had two candidates file for Place One on the Borger City Council, William Adams and Brandy Callahan. Leon DeWeese, who currently holds the spot, did not file for reelection.
Trips to the playoffs are becoming a normal thing for the Borger Lady Bulldogs soccer team. Despite being the smallest school in District 5-4A, the Lady Bulldogs are going to take part in the 4A girls soccer playoffs for the fifth year in a row when they take on the Brownwood Lady Lions on Monday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. at Frenship High School in Wolforth.
CLARENDON-On Friday evening, the Clarendon Lady Broncos scored all of their 13 runs in the final four innings to get the 13-7 win over the West Texas Lady Comanches in District 6-1A play.
The Lady Comanches built a 3-0 lead by the third inning. But the tide of the game started to turn when Clarendon scored seven runs in the bottom of the fourth inning.
The Lady Comanches scored four runs in the top of the sixth inning, but it would not be enough to spark a late comeback.
The Lady Comanches go to 2-2 in district play and 10-8 overall. The team will next travel to Booker on Tuesday.
On Friday, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen split the first two games of a four game series with the New Mexico Military Institute Broncos 1-7 and 13-7 in WJCAC play in Roswell, N.M.
In game one, Broncosâ€™ pitcher Abdel Rivera shut down the Plainsmen bats for most of the game by allowing one run on two hits through seven innings.
The Broncos broke the game open in the second and third innings by scoring six runs.
C.E. â€śEdâ€ť Cole, 85, of Borger, passed away, Tuesday, March 28, 2012.
Clinie Edward Cole was born Saturday, September 25, 1926 in Tahlequah, OK to Orlando and Henrietta (Cupp) Cole. He was a supervisor and plant manager at Phillips Philblack plant. Mr. Cole also volunteered at Golden Plains Community Hospital for twenty years and was a volunteer for HutchCares. Ed Cole married Dortha Faye Morrison on April 1, 1963 at First Baptist Church in Borger, TX. Mr. Cole served his country in WWII and Korea as a member of the United States Army where he received a Purple Heart and a Silver Star.
After having the bulk of the week off due to testing, high school baseball and softball teams return to the field this weekend.
After run-ruling Dalhart on Saturday, the Borger Bulldogs will try to move to 2-0 in District 1-3A play when they host the Perryton Rangers on Saturday, beginning at noon at Huber Park.
The Rangers opened district play with a loss to Pampa last Saturday.
The Borger Lady Bulldogs softball team will try to get into the District 1-3A win column against the Perryton Rangerettes, beginning at noon on Saturday at Agnes Howe Park.
A longtime Borger resident received Citizen of the Year honors during the Borger Chamber of Commerce banquet Thursday evening.
Cleo Morrison received the honor from JoAnn Kuhrt, who is the wife of last yearâ€™s award recipient, the late Harry Kuhrt.
Kuhrt said Borger is a community of people who tirelessly work to make the Borger team the best it can be.
â€śThrowing duty, dedication, and passion into the work that they do for Borger makes these special people Most Valuable Players in our community,â€ť she said.
A Borger woman was convicted of burglary in district court on Tuesday.
On March 27, 2012, a Hutchinson County jury of eight men and four women convicted Cheryl Kathaleen Nixon, 40, of Borger, of burglary of a building. The burglar occurred on May 11, 2010, in a building off of 10th Street in Borger.
John Holland, the owner of the building, testified that on Tuesday morning around 10:30, he drove onto his property and saw a blue Oldsmobile parked behind one of his buildings. Holland told his wife to call the police and report the tag number, which she did.
The last three defendants associated with an October 2011 drug bust in Borger were sentenced March 30, 2012 in Federal court in Amarillo, by U.S. District Judge Mary Lou Robinson, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. SaldaĂ±a on Thursday.
Judge Robinson sentenced Jose Luis Fernandez. 37, to 109 months in federal prison and his brother, Aaron Steven Fernandez, 26, to 40 months.
Come to Union Hall, 111 E. Coolidge, to drain your veins for a good cause on Thursday, March 29, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Every eligible donor who is present to give blood will receive a free Hoops Madness t-shirt and a chance to win a new flat screen TV from Sears as well as a fajita party for 20 people from Jorgeâ€™s Mexican Bar and Grill.
You must be 17 years or older and Photo ID or Donor Card is Required to Donate.
Find Coffee Memorial on Facebook. All blood types are needed. For an appointment call 331-8800 or 1-877-574-8800.