November 15th, 2011
Longtime Hutchinson County Tax Assessor Collector Mary Lou Henderson has made the announcement that she will not seek reelection in the upcoming 2012 election.
Henderson has been serving in the position since 1985. She began working for Hutchinson County in 1958, starting on a part-time basis. She then worked in the Borger office in 1961, where she remained until taking a position at Phillips in 1976.
She ran for the office of Tax Assessor Collector in 1984 and began work the following year. She will continue serving as Tax Assessor Collector through December of 2012.
The Borger ISD board of trustees accepted a resignation from a longtime board member and is setting procedures in place for a replacement.
During its regular meeting Thursday evening, the board voted to accept, with regret, the resignation of Johnny Rusten, who has served on the board since 1998, most recently as president. Rusten submitted his resignation citing work, family, and church priorities.
Robert Bradley, who was elected the new president of the board, said Rustenâ€™s presence would be missed.
The Borger Downtown Merchants will be having sales, refreshments, and Santa during its upcoming Christmas open house.
The open house is set to take place from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011 on Main Street. In addition to sales at stores and Christmas goodies, Santa Claus will be making his arrival at 2 p.m.
Stores participating in this yearâ€™s open house are as follows:
â€˘Jimâ€™s Diamond Shop â€“ 519 North Main
â€˘Amy Lynnâ€™s â€“ 506 North Main
â€˘Sugar Rush Old Fashioned Candy â€“ 601 North Main
â€˘Texas Mikes â€“ 520 North Main
â€˘Family Style Salon â€“ 717 North Main
Faith Christian Fellowship at 415 Gardner Street will â€śmeet people at their point of need.â€ť FCF will host a Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011 from 12 p.m to 4 p.m. They are serving a traditional thanksgiving meal to anyone who wishes to join. If you are alone this holiday, if you cannot cook a meal, or just don't want to, please join us and enjoy a great meal and wonderful fellowship. If you cannot come, or know someone who is â€śshut-inâ€ť that would enjoy a meal contact FCF so that they can make arrangement to deliver a meal. For more information call Emily at 898-1342.
Crime Stoppers is seeking information from the public pertaining to a recent burglary in Borger.
On Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, Borger Police Officers responded to #15 Adobe Trail in reference to a burglary of a habitation.
Sometime during the night of Saturday, Oct. 29, or the early morning hours of Sunday, Oct. 30, the suspect or suspects entered the residence and took a firearm, according to Lt. Anthony Griffin of the Borger Police Department.
The stolen firearm is described as a Blue Rossi Six Shot Revolver and is valued at $300.
Earl Sidney Hunter was born May 4, 1921, in Lola, Kansas. He graduated from Lola High School in 1939 and attended Kansas State University where he played football. In the spring of 1943, he was called into service and became a Lieutenant in the Air Force.
Saturday night in Plainview, the Sanford-Fritch Eagles will take on the Forsan Buffaloes in the 2A Division II Bi-District playoff round.
Two weeks ago, the Eagles finished the regular season on a positive note with an impressive 42-14 win over Spearman, then enjoyed a bye last week.
The Eagle offense came alive during District 1-2A Div II play, leading to the team having the second ranked offense in the Texas Panhandle in Class 3A and 2A, averaging 376 yards per game.
One of the best Bi-District playoff match ups in West Texas this weekend appears to be the 3A Division I battle between the Borger Bulldogs and the Lubbock Cooper Pirates.
The two teams enter the game in similar fashion. Both struggled a little in non-district play, yet were able to rebound and go undefeated in winning district championships.
The Pirates enter the playoffs coming off a big 20-14 win over a good Lubbock Estacado team in the regular season finale.
On Friday night, the West Texas High Comanches will square off against the Quanah Indians in the 1A Division I Bi-District round in Pampa.
Last year, the two teams met in the same round in Amarillo with Quanah pulling away late to get the win over the Comanches.
On paper, the match up between the Comanches and Indians appears to be a showcase of a contrast of styles. The Comanches have relied on their ground game all season to control the clock and wear down opponents, while the Indians will bring in a more balanced attack that has the ability to move the ball in the air.
Lubbock Estacado 63 Borger 24
Going into the season, Borger Head Coach Travis Nicks said he expected to see his young Borger Lady Bulldogs team to go through some growing pains to start the 2011-12 season.
On Tuesday evening, the coachâ€™s words proved to be true as the Lubbock Estacado Lady Matadors built a 34-8 lead by halftime on their way to beating Borger 63-24.
Freshman Tiffanie Prater led the Lady Bulldogs in scoring with nine points, followed by Vanessa Jones with six points.