January 19th, 2012
Dr. Carroll Alan Burke was the only child of long time Phillips residents Coy and Dorothy Burke. Â
He was born in Borger on August 22, 1956 and was raised & educated in Phillips, TX. Â
He passed away in the ICU of Herman Memorial Hospital in Woodlands, TX from lung and infection complications on Monday, January 16, 2012. Â
He is survived by his Mother, Dorothy Burke, of Conroe, TX and his aunt, Annie Parker of Borger, TX.
After finishing high school in Phillips in 1974, Alan for about one and half years served as an ambulance attendant. Â
On Thursday, West Texas High senior Alex Ramirez will be one of ten Texas Panhandle Athletes recognized during the January meeting of the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce Sports Committee for their hard work in athletics and the classroom.
Amarillo Education Credit Union and the Ambassador Hotel are sponsoring the Sports Committee meetings this year.
On Tuesday evening, the trip over to Canadian proved to not be very enjoyable for the basketball teams from West Texas High, with the Canadian Wildcats and Lady Wildcats getting the varsity sweep in District 1-1A basketball action.
In the girlsâ€™ game, the Lady Wildcats came out running by opening the game with a 22-1 run on their way to getting the 67-7 win over the Lady Comanches.
Canadianâ€™s Autumn Chidester had a big game by leading all scorers with 33 points.
On Saturday, January 21st, Royler Gracie will be holding a Gracie Jiu Jitsu seminar and signing autographs at the American Karate Studios from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Royer Gracie is the son of Hileo Gracie and brother to Royce Gracie, former UFC legend and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu innovator.
Royer has competed and won many world championships and also as competed in MMA events. For more information on Gracie log on to his website at www.roylergracie.com.
Class space for the seminar is limited and will be filled on a first come first serve basis.
If Tuesday night is any indication on how the District 1-3A play on the boysâ€™ side is going to be, then the next several weeks are going to be filled with several heated contest between four solid teams,
In the District 1-3A opener between the Borger Bulldogs and Perryton Rangers at Tex Hanna Gym, the two teams battled back and forth in an entertaining matchup.
Unfortunately, good shooting from behind the three point line, solid free throw shooting, and taking advantage of no shot clock, in order to play stall ball, allowed the Rangers to leave Borger with 71-59 win.
On Tuesday evening, the Perryton Rangerettes used a 10-2 run in the fourth period to pull away for the 48-34 win over the Borger Lady Bulldogs at Tex Hanna Gym.
The win allows Perryton to stay perfect in district, while the Bulldogs drop to 0-3 after the first of three rounds of District 1-3A play.
The young Lady Bulldog squad came out playing well on both ends to put themselves in position to try to get the win before Perrytonâ€™s late run.
A jumper by senior Vanessa Jones put the Lady Bulldogs on the scoreboard first at the 5:20 mark of the first period.
Sometimes, it takes every player to win a big game. With eight of the nine players contributing points...means big, big win for the Sanford-Fritch Lady Eagles over Bushland.
This win keeps the Lady Eagles sitting good in district at second place and this win means even more after tough loss to Spearman last Friday.
Sanford-Fritch started out dominating and quickly took advantage of numerous turnovers by Bushland to keep their lead for the entire game.
The first quarter score showed Sanford-Fritch up 18-8.
Tuesday evening saw a tough match for the Sanford-Fritch Eagles against the visiting Bushland Falcons.
The Eagles never could get their rhythm and Bushland took advantage and capitalized beating the Eagles in a big way.
First and second quarters was about Eagles just trying to slow down the Falcons and getting shots to fall. Eagles walked off at halftime behind 10-37.
The Eagles crew tried many different looks to get past a tough defensive Falcon team. It would be a long night and despite the incredible depth of Bushland, Sanford-Fritch finished with guts and heart.
Borger Police Report
Jan. 12, 2012
100 block of Weatherly â€“ assist agency
McGee and Jefferson â€“ report of traffic accident
700 block of South Main â€“ report of theft
1400 block of Main â€“ report of theft
100 block of Turner â€“ report of habitation burglary
900 block of South Florida â€“ followup
1000 block of North Hedgecoke â€“ report of building burglary
600 block of North Main â€“ alarm
10th & Harvey â€“ warrant service
500 block of West First â€“ alarm
McGee/Jefferson â€“ report of recovered property
100 block of West First â€“ report of traffic accident
Amie Leigh Kuykendall, 32, died, Saturday January 14, 2012 at her home in Dumas.
Services are pending with Minton/Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Amie was born on April 11, 1979 in Borger, to Tom and Pat Ferguson. She had lived in Dumas for the past six years. She was a homemaker and member of Grace Through Faith Church in Dumas. She loved children and shopping, and was very giving. She loved to celebrate Christmas.