March 8th, 2012
The candidates for Hutchinson County Commissioner, Precinct Three, shared their platforms during the candidates forum held by the Hutchinson County Republican Women Tuesday evening.
Nathan Sargent was the first candidate to speak to the audience. He said he is a farmer that lives west of Stinnett and his wife is from the Pringle area.
On Tuesday afternoon, the Borger Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors approved to provide Provenance Consulting a grant worth $165,000 which will be used to help create 10 new jobs by December 31, 2014.
A 21-year-old student was killed Tuesday after his car was struck by a semi-truck.
According to Trooper Gabriel Medrano, at 10:47 a.m. Tuesday, Antonio Hernandez of Spearman, who was driving a 1992 Toyota Camry, was heading south on Highway 136, three minutes south of Stinnett.
He drove on the right shoulder, then overcorrected to the left, putting him in the oncoming traffic lane where he collided with Jackie Lynn Walker, driver of a 2006 Freight-liner hauling a semi-trailer, heading north.
Tuesday evening in Amarillo, the West Texas High Lady Comanches had no problems getting the win over Amarillo River Road 16-6 in non-district softball action.
The Lady Comanches racked up 13 hits, while senior Abby Summers had a solid game in the pitcherâ€™s circle limiting the Lady Wildcats to three hits, striking out six batters, to go along with six walks.
The Lady Comanches didnâ€™t waste any time getting on the scoreboard by bringing in seven runs in the top of the first inning.
With the drought in the Hutchinson County area seeing no end anytime soon, the City of Borger is doing its part to provide much-needed water for citizens and businesses.
During its regular meeting Tuesday, the Borger City Council approved action on a bid for two new water wells in the amount of $999,903. The bid was awarded to Hydro Resources Mid Continent, Inc.
MVP-Boston Hudson (Canadian) Sophomore
Alex Ramirez (West Texas) Senior
MVP-Braden Hudson (Canadian) Senior Justin Mungia (Stratford) Senior
Korbin Irwin (Gruver) Junior
Kramer King (Gruver) Senior
Hunter Lile (Booker) Freshman
Jared Reagan (Booker) Freshman
Sterling Audrain ( Stratford) Sophomore
Ballard Saul (Canadian) Senior
Braiden Galla (Canadian) Freshman
Ben Arbuckle (Canadian) Sophomore
Edgar Guerrero (Stratford) Senior
Shay Wilkins (Sunray) Senior
On Tuesday afternoon, Amarillo Tascosa Rebels sophomore pitcher Tucker Davidson showed why he is an athlete to watch in the Texas Panhandle by getting the complete game win on the pitcherâ€™s mound over the Borger Bulldogs 11-1.
The lefty struck out 13 Bulldog batters in five innings of work and only gave up three hits.
The Rebels got on the scoreboard early scoring five runs in the top of the first inning off a infield single and a grand slam.
Three separate fires broke out Tuesday along Highway 136 near Westlawn Cemetery.
Around 2:45 p.m., three fires created huge chaos. Immediately Mutual aid was called. Working the fires were Borger, Fritch, Hutchinson County, Big Creek, National Park Service, Skellytown, Stinnett, and Crutch Ranch Fire Departments. Also on the scene was Red Cross, Sheriffs Department, DPS, and the Fritch and Borger Police Departments.
Hutchinson County Fire Marshal Danny Richards said, â€śThe winds were increasing and with the humidity levels so low, the fire became an extreme danger.â€ť
On Monday evening, the West Texas High Comanches gave up just one hit in their non-district contest with the Clarendon Broncos.
Despite the good pitching effort, the Comanches still found themselves in the losing column 2-1. due to a couple of costly errors.
Jess Shields got the start on the pitcherâ€™s mound for the Comanches. The senior did a good job not giving up an earned run, while allowing just one hit and striking out three Bronco batters.
Chase Elliott put the Comanches on the scoreboard in the top of the first inning on a RBI double.
On Monday evening, the Borger Lady Bulldogs played to a 2-2 tie with the Amarillo Caprock Lady Longhorns in Amarillo.
Sammi Huckabee and Hannah Kaplan scored the two Lady Bulldog goals and Huckabee and Cheyenne Young each had an assist.
The tie moves the Lady Bulldogs to 2-3-5 in District 5-4A play, where they currently hold a half point lead over Pampa for fourth place with two games to go. The Lady Harvesters defeated Dumas on Monday evening.
In the boys' game, the Caprock Longhorns defeated the Borger Bulldogs 2-0.