November 19th, 2011
A West Texas School bus caused a small fire around 5:30 p.m on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011. The school bus was between Borger and Panhandle areas when a turbo charger went out, causing the bus to back firing, and filling the air with smoke and causing a small grass fire.
Lt. Stacy Nolen of the Borger Fire Department stated the fire was no bigger than six feet long and two feet wide.
â€śThe kids were evacuated from the bus and stomped the fire out,â€ť he said. There were no injuries.
PSPCISD superintendent Bill Wiggins said the bus in now in Amarillo to be repaired.
Since Thursday, the Borger Lady Bulldogs and the West Texas High Comanches and Lady Comanches basketball teams have been hitting the hardwood as part of the Amarillo Highland Park Tournament.
Play on Thursday proved to be a little rough for both the Lady Bulldogs and Lady Comanches, with the Lady Bulldogs falling to Amarillo San Jacinto 45-24 and the Lady Comanches losing to Lazbuddie 39-36.
The Comanches got off to a good start in the tournament defeating Channing 55-27.
On Friday night, the Canyon Eagles took advantage of a sluggish start and 32 turnovers by the Borger Bulldogs to leave Tex Hanna Gym with a 64-43 win.
The Bulldogs only connected on 5 of 17 shots in the first half, while the Eagles nailed four three pointers and 11 of 15 free throws to build a 21 point lead by halftime.
The Bulldogs started the game playing solid defense which kept the Eagles off the scoreboard for the first four minutes.
PROUD SOLDIERS PAST AND PRESENT
One Sixth Scale Military Action Figures, Historic and Contemporary Uniforms, Weapons and Other Models.
The Hutchinson County Museumâ€™s Annual Christmas Exhibit will feature one sixth scale military action figures in period uniforms with weapons, and other scale models from the collection of Greg Thompson on display from December 5 â€“ December 28, 2011.
A local church has been given the green light by the City of Borger to move forward with its plans for a recovery center.
During its regular meeting Tuesday, the Borger City Council unanimously approved a specific use permit to Fellowship Baptist Church for a recovery center to be located at 920 South Main (Lots 23-24, Block 25, Isom Addition) and scheduled a public hearing for Dec. 6, 2011, to hear comments on the matter.
Men's College Basketball
Clarendon College 88 Frank Phillips College 80
Plainsmen leading scorers: Taquan McDew 18 / Akeem Johnson / Greg Nelson 13
Amarillo Highland Park Tournament
West Texas High 55 Channing 27
WT leading scorers: Alex Ramirez 26, Carlos Juarez 6, Ty Lay 6
Amarillo San Jacinto 45 Borger 24
Borger leading scorers: Nellie Embers 9, Vanessa Jones 4, Katie Sizemore 4
Lazbuddie 39 West Texas High 36
WT leading scorers: Natalie Franklin 9, Cheyenne Tull 8
I've got some good news, and some bad news. The good news is. Friday
afternoon's high temperatures will be much warmer, rising into the upper 60s to mid 70s across the region!
The bad news is. southwesterly winds will be strong blowing around at 20-30 mph with higher gusts possible. Low relative
humidities, strong winds and lots of dry fuel across the region will lead to elevated fire weather conditions, so be careful out there!
From the KVII Storm Search Weather Center
On Tuesday evening, the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen traveled to the Abilene area and came away with a 76-74 win over Ranger College.
After a sluggish start, the Lady Plainsmen ended the first half by going on a 7-2 run to make it a 37-33 score in favor of Ranger at halftime.
In the second half, the Lady Plainsmen came out strong and built an eight point lead.
However, Ranger battled back and cut the deficit to one point, 71-70 with 1:17 left.
Fortunately, the Lady Plainsmen were able to hold on to the lead in the final minute for the win.
Tomorrow night, the Borger Bulldogs will open up the 2011-12 basketball season hosting the Canyon Eagles starting at 6:00 p.m. in Tex Hanna Gym.
For the first time in over a decade, the Bulldogs are adjusting to a new head coach in Chet Byerly, who was hired to lead the program back in April.
On Friday, Nov. 18, 2011 an Amarillo Pharmacist will be coming to Curves of Borger to give those who need them free flu shots between 11 a.m. through 1 p.m.. Those wanting to pay a $10 donation are welcome to do so. Curves is at 515 N. Main in Borger.