January 21st, 2012
On Thursday afternoon, the Borger Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors approved to provide loans to Brandvik Pipe and Equipment and Global Frontline Solutions to be used for expansion projects.
The Borger EDC board approved providing Brandvik with a 36 month no interest loan for $217,000 a which the company will use to purchase an electromagnetic inspection (EMI) system from New Tech Systems out of Midland and a commitment to add six additional jobs over the next three years.
A semi-truck was involved in a wreck Thursday afternoon. The truck was traveling southbound on Highway 207. According to Donny Davis of Carson County DPS, driver Lawrence Graves, 52, of Stinnett was traveling at an unsafe speed and attempted to turn west, when he lost control of the truck and flipped it on its side at the intersection of 207 and FM 281. The driver refused any medical treatment at the scene and was not wearing a seatbelt.
The City of Borger has approved amendments to water pricing agreements with two local companies.
During its regular meeting Tuesday, the Borger City Council approved amendments to water pricing agreements with Sid Richardson Carbon Company and Degussa Engineered Carbons.
Under the terms of the Sid Richardson agreement, both the company and city agree that the price of water delivered under their contract will be $1.62 per 1,000 gallons and will remain so until the end of this year.
On Friday night, the Sanford-Fritch Eagles matched up well against a quick, athletic Amarillo Highland Park Hornets team. The Hornets are a fast paced, no structure team that loves to run the court and Sanford-Fritch stayed right with them for the entire night.
Despite some interesting officiating, Sanford-Fritch showed some moments of good basketball.
Highland Park started off on quick run, capitalizing on every turnover. Coach Simmons finally used a timeout to stop Highland Park momentum with only 1:40 left and a 16-8 score in first quarter.
The West Texas Lady Comanches were still looking for their first District win last night as they hosted the Lady Elks from Stratford. They put up a good fight, but they finished the first half of District without a win, falling to Stratford 29-25 in a low scoring contest.
Neither team started the game strong as the first quarter ended with both teams posting 4 points.
On Friday evening, the Sanford-Fritch Lady Eagles travelled to Amarillo to play Highland Park Lady Hornets.
The same Lady Eagle team that has been playing these past weeks didnâ€™t show on this bus. The Lady Eagles found themselves playing the same type game and tempo as the Lady Hornets. Too many turnovers and missed shots would have cost them the game against any other team.
At the end first quarter, the Lady Eagles were ahead only by the score 11-8.
On Friday night, the Borger Bulldogs improved to 1-1 in District 1-3A play by knocking off their rival the Pampa Harvesters 50-45 in overtime at Tex Hanna Gym during â€śPink Outâ€ť night.
The game had everything a fan on both sides of the gym could ask for in a rival game, including seven ties and seven lead changes, as both teams came out playing hard in order to crack the district win column.
On Friday evening, the Borger Lady Bulldogs came out and proved they are a lot better team than the one that fell to the Pampa Lady Harvesters in the District 1-3A opener by 48 points on January 10th.
Unfortunately, the Lady Harvesters left Tex Hanna Gym with their second win over the Lady Bulldogs in district play, due to a steal and a quick basket in the final three seconds to give Pampa the 40-38 win.
The Lady Bulldogs had a solid night shooting from the floor hitting 16/31 shots and did a solid job defensively led by sophomore McKenzie Loftis who had seven steals in the game.
The AEV 18â€™s Borger Boom volleyball team won the gold bracket championship at the AEV January Jam held January 14th at The Courts Of Amarillo.
(Pictured back row l to r) Courtney Ingersoll, Christian Rhoades, Lauren Purcell, Kaylee Purcell, Katie Ammerman, Karlene Arias and Coach Shaynna Goldston
(Pictured front row l to r) Stephanie Soto, Nicole McMurry, and Maggie McMurry.
Tonight bragging rights and climbing up the District 1-3A standings will be on the line when the Pampa Harvesters and Lady Harvesters visit Tex Hanna Gym to take on the Borger Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs.
Tonightâ€™s games are part of the Borger High School Basketball programâ€™s â€śPink Outâ€ť Night raising money for HOPE for Cancer Awareness.
Free t-shirts will be handed out at the door while supplies last, and donations will be taken for HOPE for Cancer Awareness. During the games, sausage wraps will be served by the Borger Basketball Booster Club in the concession stand.