February 8th, 2012
A feasibility study for a new events center in Borger has received the green light from the Borger City Council.
During its regular meeting Tuesday, the council approved the proposal from CS&L to conduct a feasibility study on a potential multi-purpose events center and authorize an expenditure from the tourism fund not to exceed $50,000 for the project.
All through Texas, the law enforcement participates in a campaign called the â€śGreat Texas Warrant Round Upâ€ť once a year through municipal courts.
Statistics have to be compiled and sent to Austin to make a report to see how successful the roundup is in the long run.
The warrant round-up for Borger will start this weekend with notifications being sent to any persons with warrants. Lists will also be in the Feb. 11 and 12, 2012, weekend edition of the Borger News Herald.
Vanessa Jones and Tyrell Haynes were named the basketball homecoming queen and king during festivities held between the Borger High basketball games against Perryton Tuesday evening at Tex Hanna Gym.
PHOTO BY DON RICE
The Borger ISD Board will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, in the board conference room of the BISD Administration Building, 200 East Ninth.
In 2011, the Frank Philips College Lady Plainsmen softball team reached a milestone for the program in qualifying for the Region V Tournament for the first time in school history.
Due to having seven returning sophomores, a promising group of freshmen, and a good-looking field, it should come as no surprise that Lady Plainsmen Head Softball Coach Lucas Grider and Assistant Coach Katrin Florence have a good sense of optimism for what is in score for the 2012 season.
There is no question the Borger vs Pampa rivalry has a history almost like no other in the Texas Panhandle. But Borger Bulldog fans who have watched Borger teams compete in Class 3A over the past decade, understand there is something about losing to the Perryton Rangers that a times seem to sting a little more than to losing to the green and gold.
On Tuesday evening, the Borger Bulldogs were fighting for their playoff lives in their final home game of the season against the Perryton Rangers.
On Tuesday evening, the Borger Lady Bulldogs wrapped up their 2011-12 season with a 40-15 loss to the Perryton Rangerettes at Tex Hanna Gym.
Seniors Holly Jones, Vanessa Jones, and DevAnn Jackson took to the court for the last time as Lady Bulldogs with the trio combining for six rebounds and two points in the game.
The Lady Bulldogs opened the game playing the district leading Rangerettes tough with freshman Tiffanie Prater hitting a three pointer while Emma Wood did a good job near the basket.
The City of Borger wants its citizens to â€śresolve to be readyâ€ť in times of emergency.
The city has become part of a new public mass information system, better known as PARIS (Panhandle Area Regional Information System).
The system has been in the design-build stage over the past year and was officially unveiled on Jan. 16 of this year. A region-wide media campaign began that day to encourage residents in the panhandle area to â€śResolve to Be Readyâ€ť by registering their contact information into the new regional system.
Frankie Selvidge, 90, of Friona, passed away, Sunday, February 5, 2012.
Frankie Duvall Selvidge was born Monday, June 6, 1921 in Duncan, OK to Alex and Bessie (Coker) Duvall. She married George Selvidge on December 16, 1937 in Duncan, OK. She was a homemaker.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, George in 2003; son, Jerry Leon Selvidge in 1945: and grandson, Kelly Jones.
Jack F. Hampton, 89, of Borger, died Monday, February 6, 2012 in Borger
Services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 9, 2012 at the Minton Memorial Chapel with Rev Leonard Forsythe of Bible Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow in the â€śGarden of Devotionâ€ť at Highland Park Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.