November 18th, 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.
BORGER - Clyde T. â€śPlunkyâ€ť Durham, Jr., 78, died Nov. 13, 2011, in Amarillo, TX.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, at St. Mark CME Church in Pampa with Rev. Darren Willis, pastor of New Hope Baptist Church of Pampa, officiating.
Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery in Pampa with military honors courtesy of the U.S. Army, Fort Hood, TX. Arrangements are under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Pampa.
Mr. Durham was born April 29, 1933, in Pampa, where he attended Pampa schools. He was employed by Hardin & Roth Service Station.
Dorothy LaVerne Anderton, affectionately known as â€śGrandma Dotâ€ť to so many, passed away, Friday, November 11, 2011 of natural causes.
Dorothy LaVerne (Shepard) Anderton was born Friday, May 31, 1929 in Hamlin, TX to Ray and Martha (Gray) Shepard. She was a loving wife, mother, friend and homemaker where she resided in Yukon, OK prior to her death at age 82.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Robert Hardin; and her second husband, Jerry Anderton.
There were no serious injuries reported in a wreck occurring Tuesday on Third and Hedgecoke.
According to Superintendent Chance Welch, a bus carrying seven students was stopped at that particular intersection. When the light turned green, the bus proceeded forward.
However, an SUV in the same area thought it still had a green light, and ended up colliding with the front end of the bus it as it went through the intersection.
On November 15, 2011 a federal grand jury returned an indictment charging Jose Luis Fernandez, aka â€śJunior,â€ť 37, Francisco Villanueva Fernandez, aka â€śFrank,â€ť 43, Aaron Steven Fernandez, aka â€śFat A--,â€ť 26, and Thomas Joseph Salazar, aka â€śT.J.â€ť with various offenses related to narcotics trafficking, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. SaldaĂ±a of the Northern District of Texas.
The defendants remain on pre-trial release following their arrests early this month by Special Agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Arraignment dates have not yet been set.