March 9th, 2012
DENISON â€“ Joe Dee Ray, 88-year-old Baptist preacher, passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at his home in Denison.
He was born on March 7, 1924, in Grand Junction, Colorado, the youngest of six children to Henry and Nan Owens Fisher. After his motherâ€™s death when he was six, he was raised by Aunt and Uncle Dee Moffat Ray and Sara Helen Owens Ray. He asked that they adopt him when he was 16 and he became Joe Dee Ray.
AMARILLO â€“ Gloria â€śGiGiâ€ť Counts, 62, died March 8, 2012, in Amarillo, Texas.
Celebration of life services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, March 12, 2012, at Memorial Park Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with Jake Minton of Borger officiating.
Private family inurnment will be at a later date by Memorial Park Funeral Home.
Gloria was born October 26, 1949 in Borger to Thad and Laveda Tubbs. She graduated from Borger High School in 1968.
Six-year-old Kenzie Shelton holds up a clock to remind people that Sunday is the day for Daylight Saving Time. The time is coming to spring forward and set your clocks ahead one hour.
PHOTO BY DON RICE
Comedian David Ferrell is set to provide the entertainment at this yearâ€™s Borger Chamber of Commerce banquet.
The banquet is set to be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 29, 2012, in the Borger Community Activity Center on the campus of Frank Phillips College.
For over 20 years, Ferrell has been showing audiences that comedy can be clean as well as funny. He is a three-time nominee for Inspirational Comedian of the Year by the Inspirational Country Music Awards, has been heard on Sirius/XM â€śLaugh USA,â€ť and has been named as one of five â€śHot Acts in Americaâ€ť by Event Solutions Magazine.
Borger ISD is implementing a new visitor management system in its schools in order to better keep students and staff members safe.
Superintendent Chance Welch told the BISD board of trustees Thursday evening that the Raptor System will be implemented in district schools either the week of March 26 or April 2.
The Raptor System is capable of replacing manual paper-based logs, and will allow schools and facilities to produce visitor badges, monitor volunteer hours, and electronically check all visitors against registered sexual offender databases.
FRITCH-On Friday afternoon, the Dalhart Lady Wolves built a big lead early in their 17-3 win over the Sanford-Fritch Lady Eagles in non-district softball action.
The Lady Wolves wasted little time getting on the scoreboard by bringing in five runs in the top of the first inning.
The Lady Eagles responded in the bottom of the first inning by scoring a run on a passed ball at home plate.
But five walks and two errors helped the Lady Wolves score five more runs in the second inning to take a 1-10 lead.
The Borger Post Office is hosting a special passport event on Saturday, March 10, 2012 from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm to provide passport information to U.S. citizens and to accept passport applications.
The Borger Post Office is joining the Department of State in celebrating Passport Day in the USA 2012, a national passport acceptance and outreach event.
Wilson Street will be closed for upgrading of electrical lines on Saturday, March 10, said Jesse Shuffield, Senior Designer with Xcel Energy. The street from Main to Florida will be barricaded between 7 a.m. and noon on that day, he explained.
â€śItâ€™s an upgrade project,â€ť he said. â€śWeâ€™ll be rebuilding and upgrading our electrical facilities in that area.â€ť
Barricades will be placed on Main and Florida as well as at other street entrances.
Holly Tweed, 87, of Borger, passed away, Wednesday, March 7, 2012.
Mary Hollis (Altendorf) Tweed was born Wednesday, May 28, 1924 in Independence, KS to Philip and Catherine (Molidor) Altendorf. She married Dick Tweed in June of 1950 in Boulder, CO. Holly retired from the Texas Department of Human Services working in Daycare Licensing.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dick Tweed in 1976 and two brothers.
A traffic stop by officers from the Borger Police Department resulted in two arrests on Monday.
On Monday, March 5, 2012, a traffic stop was conducted by Borger police officers in the 200 block of West Tenth Street, according to Lt. Anthony Griffin of the BPD.
During the traffic stop, due to actions of the occupants, officers developed probable cause to investigate further into the stop.
Lt. Griffin said that upon further investigation, two suspects were placed under arrest for possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamines).