August 17th, 2011
Local department stores and shops are preparing for a crazy weekend on August 19, 20 and 21 - the stateâs annual tax holiday.
Wal-Mart Manager Gary Flecher believes his store is ready for the chaotic weekend.
Fletcher stated, âThe Wal-Mart home office ships supplies along with items the local store has ordered including back-to-school items and tons of other items that shoppers can save on.â
Fletcher also stated, âWe are doing something a bit different this year. We will hold the store open all night Thursday, and at 12:01 a.m. shoppers can get a jump start on shopping tax free.â
Now is the time to adopt a new furry family member.
The Borger Animal Control constantly receives animals needing good homes. Animal Control Director Betsy Parks stated they are constantly receiving animals at the shelter. Last year, the shelter received 691 dogs and 409 cats. 44 percent of those animals are either sent back to their owners or adopted out, while the other percentage of animals are euthanized.
Adoptability is all determined on whether the shelter has space, the age of the animal, health, and whether the animal is aggressive.
On Monday, Frank Phillips College President Dr. Jud Hicks told the FPC Board of Regents that Kurtis Lay has been hired as the new Plainsmen Baseball Coach.
The head coaching position for the Plainsmen came open in late July after Jared Gaston resigned in order to be closer to his family in Tennessee.
Gaston served as head coach for the Plainsmen just one season, posting a 19-29 overall record and finishing in seventh place in the WJCAC.
On Monday, Borger Head Football Coach Rusty Purser said he didnât see anything that was a big surprise in his teamâs performance against the Canadian Wildcats on Saturday.
Purser said, âOverall, I think we performed well in the areas that we have experience and we struggled, at times, in the areas that we are trying to develop. In all honesty, I donât think anything was a major surprise or disappointmentâ
A Borger woman is in the custody of Amarillo police after allegedly passing fake money at different locations throughout the Texas Panhandle.
On Friday, Aug. 12, at 8:20 p.m., Amarillo police officers were dispatched to the 3300 block of South Bell on a person attempting to pass a possible counterfeit bill. Shannon Washer, 36, of Borger had tried to buy merchandise with what the clerk believed were counterfeit bills.
When the manager did not take the money, Washer took the money and left the property, according to reports from the Amarillo police.
CareNet Pregnancy Center will hold its annual Walk for Life on September 24, 2011 at 9 a.m. The Walk for Life will start at the new Care Net site on the corner of 300 W. Grand Street.
CareNet Director Susan Trahern said, âThis fund raiser is to raise money for the center and to make the community aware of what they are there for, to show people there is a alternative.â
She also stated that participants will receive a free t-shirt.
There are no fees and no limits to how many sponsors may be gathered.
The walk is a full two miles starting from the CareNet Center.
On Monday the Frank Phillips College Board of Regents approved the proposed 2011-2012 Institutional Budget. It will represent a decrease of $1,190,315 from the 2010-11 year, due to a decrease in State funding and a level tax rate.
In the proposed upcoming budget, the college is projected to see a 23.9 % decrease in state appropriations that will amount to a reduction of $646,770.
Overall the college is planning for a 9.4% decrease in revenue, giving the college an estimated budget amount of $11,523,316.
Over the weekend, the Borger Lady Bulldogs took part in the Burkburnett Tournament, winning two matches in pool play and one match in bracket play.
The Lady Bulldogs came in third in Pool Play on Friday winning their matches against Vernon 15-6, 15-13; and Electra 15-6, 15-6; while falling in two tough matches to Kennedale 12-15, 13-15; and Holliday 14-16, 11-15.
The Lady Bulldogs performed well enough to qualify for the Gold Bracket in tournament play on Saturday and got the win over Wichita Falls Rider in three games 21-25, 25-21, 25-15.
When the Borger Bulldogs shook hands with the Canadian Wildcats at the end of Saturday morningâs scrimmage, there were several things the âDogs had to feel good about heading to the locker room. However a lot of work still lies ahead of them.
The Wildcats opened the scrimmage with the ball and took awhile before their spread could get much going, thanks to good pressure put on Wildcat quarterback Braden Hudson by the Bulldogs defensive line.
On Friday evening, the Sanford Fritch Lady Eagles hosted the Fort Elliott Lady Cougars and swept them in three games.
The first game, the Lady Eagles controlled the entire game and won 25-7.
Second and third games found the home team struggling early with comebacks to win 25-21 and 25-20.
The entire team played hard and put up numbers for each victory.
Leading the team were: Mikala Setliff 8 aces, Jacy Judd 16 digs, Mariah Cumings 3 blocks, Christa White 3 blocks and 29 assists and Summer Tubbs 9 kills.