November 1st, 2011
Local residents are encouraged to paint Borger pink as a special national tour rolls into town tomorrow.
The National Pink Heals Tour is coming to Borger. Locals are encouraged to come see the pink emergency equipment, sign the truck, and welcome the tour members to town as they raise cancer awareness and provide support for cancer victims.
The event will take place from 7:45-9:45 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, in the Hastings parking lot. Food, fun, t-shirts, and a balloon release are scheduled as part of the festivities.
On Friday night, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen open the 2011-12 basketball season hosting Lubbock Christian JV at 7:00 p.m. at the BCAC.
Look for the season preview on the Plainsmen later this week in the Borger News Herald.
Tomorrow night, the Borger Lady Bulldogs will take on the Lamesa Golden Tornadoes in the 3A Bi-District playoffs at Amarillo High starting at 7:00 p.m.
The Lady Bulldogs find themselves in a similar situation as last year, by entering the playoffs as the districtâ€™s third seed, yet able to make a nice run that ended in the Regional Semi-Finals.
A shot was fired in the midst of a police car chase early Saturday morning in Stinnett just after midnight.
The suspect rammed one of the police patrol units heading north. A chase continued on foot in the same direction, when a fired was shot by an officer.
There were no injuries, but one officer went to the hospital on his own for safety precautions.
Payden Dompe, Kinsey Grieb, Vanessa Smith, and Kayla Castleberry are among the Borger High band students helping prepare for the Borger Band Boosters Annual Brisket Dinner, scheduled from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, at the American Legion Hall, 1000 Bulldog Lane. Tickets can be purchased from BHS Band Students or at the door for $5 each. To go orders are available.
Arraignment for the Fernandez family will be on Tuesday November 1, 2011 at 4 p.m. on 205 E 5th Ave., Amarillo.
After being picked to finish last in the WJCAC at the start of the season, the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen proved the experts on wrong by qualifying for the West Region V Tournament without the use of any tiebreaker with a four game win over Clarendon College on Saturday afternoon 22-25, 25-17, 25-23, 25-14.
The West Region V Tournament will take place on Saturday, featuring the Lady Plainsmen opening against Midland College, while NMMI will take on Western Texas College in the other semi-final.
Members of the Borger Chamber of Commerce and Golden Plains Community Hospital staff gathered Friday morning to hold a ribbon cutting for the new hospital facility.
PHOTO BY DON RICE
The past two years, the Borger Boys Cross Country team seem to fall just short of beating Perryton in various meets in the season but came up with the win when it counted the most.
That was the case again on Friday, as the Borger Bulldog Varisty Boys Cross Country team won itâ€™s third consecutive District 1-3A title edging out the Perryton Rangers by one point. It was Borgerâ€™s first victory over Perryton this season. Borger placed itâ€™s top five runners in the top ten in order to win the title.
DALHART-On Friday night, the Borger Bulldogs overcame two early turnovers and 120 yards in penalties and scored 13 unanswered fourth quarter points to get the 20-19 win over the Dalhart Golden Wolves in District 1-3A action.
The Bulldogsâ€™ defense shut down the Wolves in the fourth quarter, limiting them to just two yards of total offense. The Bulldogsâ€™ offense responded with senior running back Ty Brown scoring two touchdowns in the final six minutes to get the win and keep the team undefeated in district play.