May 3rd, 2011
Borger is set to observe the National Day of Prayer this coming Thursday.
The event will take place starting at 12 p.m. Thursday, May 5, at the Veteransâ€™ Memorial at Huber Park.
The theme of this yearâ€™s event is â€śA Mighty Fortress Is Our God,â€ť and the theme verse is Psalm 91:2, â€śI will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.â€ť
Various citizens in the community will be lifting prayer in conjunction with the seven centers of power, which are the government, the military, the media, business, education, church, and family.
Tomorrow evening the West Texas High Comanches will begin their best of three 1A Bi-District round series with the Nazareth Swifts.
All three games will be played at Wilder Park at West Texas A&M in Canyon.
Game one is scheduled for tomorrow at 5:00 p.m.
Game two will take place on Saturday at 5:00 p.m. with game three following, if necessary.
Thursday evening the District 1-3A champion Borger Bulldogs will take on the Bushland Falcons in a playoff warm up game at Wilder Park at West Texas A&M in Canyon at 5:30 p.m.
By winning the district title, Borger earned a bye in the bi-district playoff round this weekend.
There were many Americans who rejoiced and feel as if a huge weight has been lifted off their shoulders when the death of Osama Bin Laden was announced on the night of May 1,2011.
Itâ€™s been almost 10 years since the tragic events of 9/11. However, asking the community of the Hutchinson County area what its opinion on the matter and their reactions when they first heard the news was of a similar beat.
Logan Carrillo of Borger stated â€śGod bless the Victims of 9/11 and the USA.â€ť
The Borger Lady Bulldogs will take on Andrews in a three games series in the 3A Area Round Playoffs this coming weekend in Plainview.
Game one of the series will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Friday evening.
Game two will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday with game three taking place 30 minutes following game two if necessary.
All three games will be played at Plainview High School.
Going into the weekend, the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen found themselves needing to win their four-game series with Clarendon College in order to clinch a spot in the Region V Tournament for the first time in the programâ€™s history.
In the first two games of the series on Friday in Clarendon, the Lady Plainsmen got off to a great start by taking both games on the road, 7-4 and 9-3.
Saturday afternoon members of the community gathered at the horseshoe pits at Johnson Park to take part in the 12th Annual Borger Open Horseshoe Tournament sponsored by H&H Federal Credit Union.
100% of the proceeds eaised will go directly to the Childrenâ€™s Miracle Network at Baptist St. Anthonyâ€™s Hospital in Amarillo.
The Borger City Council will be meeting at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, 2011, in the city council chambers of Borger City Hall, 600 North Main.
The council will be acting on an interlocal agreement between the Borger Independent School District and the City of Borger for the 2011-12 School Resource Office Program, and will consider action to close the north half of the 600 block of North Main Street from 6-11:30 a.m. on June 25, 2011.
John Ray is running for Borger City Council, Place 2.
Ray moved to Borger in March of 1981 from Chanute, Kan. to work for the City of Borger.
"The people here are kind, made you feel that you belonged here," he said. "[I] stayed here, raised my family and grandkids. This is home."
He worked for the Borger Police Department from March 1981 to October 1993. He started as a patrolman and eventually worked as a sergeant and department photographer.
The Borger Bulldogs entered Fridayâ€™s game against the Pampa Harvesters with one mission: Win the district title. After a strong third inning offensively and a solid outing by starting pitcher Hunter Hertel, mission accomplished as Borger won 7-2 Friday in Borger.
This was the fourth time the Bulldogs defeated the Harvesters. Head coach Steve Ribera said thatâ€™s tough for a team to do.
â€śThese kids had a mission for sure to win a district championship,â€ť Ribera said. â€śThey came out and got it done.â€ť