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May 7th, 2011

Council grants time extension on Hedgecoke, Jefferson properties

May 7, 2011

The Borger City Council has granted an additional extension of time to one local resident to allow her to continue refurbishing two different properties.
During its regular meeting Tuesday, the council approved an order to further modify the recommendation of the Building Standards Commission to require Penny Hodges to obtain a remodel permit for structures located at 309 South Hedgecoke and 219-221 W. Jefferson, within a 10-day period, and gave her an additional 90 days to complete repairs.

May 6th

Heston Cooper

May 6, 2011

Heston Cooper, 76, of Borger, passed away, Wednesday, May 4, 2011.
Heston Coy Cooper was born Monday, May 28, 1934 in Colony, OK. He married Verna Mae Tackett on December 13, 1973 in Pampa, TX. He was a truck driver.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife; three sons, Lynn Cooper of Borger, TX, Coy Cooper and wife Kim of Willow, OK and Jerry Cooper of Amarillo, TX; his brother, Douglas Cooper of Maine; his sister, Naomi Pawley of Lawton, OK; and ten grandchildren.
Service will be held at a later date.

Margaret Rose Howard

May 6, 2011

AMARILLO - Margaret Rose Howard, age 86, of Amarillo, died Sunday May 1, 2011.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 7, 2011, in Schooler Funeral Home, Brentwood Chapel with Dr. Winfred Moore, Pastor of First Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be 1:30 P.M. Saturday, May 7, 2011, in Westlawn Cemetery, Borger, Texas. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 S. Georgia St.

Rare Coin Collectors Stopping In Borger

May 6, 2011

The International Coin Collectors Association will be in Borger from May 9-14 from 9am till 6pm and 9am till 4pm on Saturday at the AmericInn Lodge & Suites of Borger, 900 E. 3rd.
They will be coming to Borger in the search of the “most rare coins in world”.
The collectors are hoping to see items such as coins and paper currency issued prior to 1965 and gold items including class rings, mismatched earrings, broken necklaces, gold coins and bullion.

Brother and Sister team have high hopes for state

May 6, 2011

Focused. Determined. Calm.
Those can be just a couple of the words used to describe the Borger brother and sister team of Abbie and Josh Madden when they step onto the tennis court in mixed-doubles competition.
Neither player displays the over aggressive personality of being outspoken or outwardly displaying a lot of emotion on the court that fans have seen over the years. Such behavior has been seen from tennis players such as the Williams sisters, John McEnroe or Jimmy Conners.

May 5th

FPC Lady Plainsmen fall to Howard College in first round

May 5, 2011

LUBBOCK-In the program’s first-ever appearance in the NJCAA Region V West Softball Tournament on Thursday, the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen struggled to get much going at the plate in their 7-1 loss to the Howard College Lady Red Hawks.
The Lady Plainsmen managed just two hits through seven innings, while the Lady Red Hawks used big third and fourth innings to score five runs to pull away for the win.
The Lady Red Hawks took a 0-1 lead in the bottom of the first inning when Olive Naotala brought in Faith Koria from third base on a fielder’s choice to the shortstop.

Lozier honored at CMBC luncheon

May 5, 2011

A Borger High School teacher received special honors during the Coffee Memorial Blood Center Annual Donor Recognition Luncheon in Amarillo Tuesday afternoon.
Mary Lou Lozier was honored with CMBC’s Lifetime of Service Award. She and several of her student council members from BHS were in attendance at the luncheon.
Lozier became involved with CMBC when she volunteered to be the blood drive coordinator for the BHS blood drives.

Symons to speak at FPC Commencement

May 5, 2011

Frank Phillips College welcomes Mr. Kerry Symons as the 2011 Commencement Speaker as part of the Commencement ceremony that will take place Friday evening, starting at 7:00 p.m., at the BCAC.
Mr. Symons, a Perryton native and notable Texas Panhandle businessman, earned his Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Business and Economics from West Texas State University (now West Texas A & M University).

Lady Bulldogs’ success been a long time coming

May 5, 2011

As the Borger Lady Bulldogs prepare to take on the Andrews Lady Mustangs in the 3A Area Round of the playoffs this weekend, it might be easy for some Borger fans to forget that it was just two years ago that the team was able to collect just one win on the softball diamond. At the time, this could’ve been considered an improvement from the winless season the varsity squad experienced from the previous year.

West Texas High Comanches win game one over Nazareth in best of three

May 5, 2011

West Texas A & M University was the place to be yesterday if you wanted to see the West Texas High School Comanches on the diamond. The Tribe was the visiting team in their first of a best of three series against the Nazareth Swifts. The Comanches are vying for the Bi-District trophy and a chance to move on to the Area round against Clarendon. WT High took control of their destiny in game one with a 6-1 win over the Swifts.

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