August 15th, 2011
Firefighters responded to a structure fire Friday afternoon on Grand Street.
A old vacant apartment building was engulfed in flames as firefighters arrived on the scene.
Firefighters from the Borger Fire Department arrived on the scene at 4:13 p.m. on Friday, August 12, 2011, bringing two engine trucks, one ladder, and one command vehicle.
According to Borger Fire Marshal Jerry Langwell, the building was already in bad shape and the cause of the fire is sill under investigation.
Firefighters left the scene at 9:11 p.m. that night. There were no injuries reported.
The past two years have been great for the Borger Boys Cross Country team as they have won back to back district titles and earned trips to the 3A state meet in Round Rock.
With all the runners on the state qualifying team returning on the boysâ€™ side and only losing one senior on last yearâ€™s regional qualifying girls team, there is a great deal of optimism that the 2011 season will be one of success for Borger CC program.
A special fund has been set up in memory of Tomas Rodriguez.
Rodriguez, 18, died Monday, Aug. 2, 2011, during an outing to Lake Mackenzie in Briscoe County. About to enter his senior year at Borger High School, Rodriguez worked in produce at United Supermarkets in Borger.
Jennifer Hoeltzel, Assistant Produce Manager at United in Borger, said she worked closely with Rodriguez.
â€śHe was an incredible young man that is dearly missed by all who knew him,â€ť she said.
One of Borgerâ€™s newest family practice physicians is also Borger born and raised!
Dustin Hawley, M.D. is a graduate of Borger High School and attended Frank Phillips College and Texas Tech University where he earned his Bachelor of Science in biology in 2003.
His graduation from the University of South Dakota School of Medicine put him into the field of medicine in 2008.
â€śI was born at North Plains Hospital,â€ť he said. â€śDr. Hull delivered me and Dr. Prewitt was our family doctor.â€ť
Leta Marilyn Kirk Hunter was born January 10 1922, in Bazaar, Kansas to Jesse Kingman Kirk and Hazel Marquette Kirk. During most of her childhood she lived with Mattie Kirk Jones in Cottonwood, Kansas. She graduated from Chase County Community High School in 1940 after which she attended Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas with a Bachelorâ€™s degree in science. Marilyn worked for a short time in Interior design with Robert Keithsâ€™ in Kansas City, Missouri. She married Lt. Earl S. Hunter in April 3, 1944. She traveled with Lt.
Services for Nancy Ball Campbell, 71, of Tyler, TX are scheduled for Saturday, August 13, 2011 at 2 p.m. at Tyler Memorial Funeral Home in Tyler, TX.
Mrs. Campbell was born January 21, 1940 in Borger, TX and passed away on August 10, 2011 in Tyler, TX at Hospice Home Place in Tyler.
Tomorrow morning, the Borger Bulldogs will line up against someone other than themselves, scrimmaging the Canadian Wildcats at Bulldog Stadium, starting with the junior varsity at 10:00 a.m. followed by the varsity at noon.
In TheOldCoach.com pre-season statewide rankings, Canadian is listed as the top ranked team in 1A Division I due to returning a good nucleus from their 13-1 state semi-finalist team.
On Tuesday, the Borger Lady Bulldogs endured a rough start to the 2011 volleyball season, losing in straight sets to Canyon and 2A #3 Bushland at Canyon High School.
In both matches, the Lady Bulldogs got off to slow starts but played better as the matches went on. Borger Head Volleyball Coach Michael Littlejohn believes nerves got the best of his team in both matches.
Sherry Vivian Traylor, 47, died Wednesday, August 10, 2011, in Fritch.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday at Grace Church in Borger with Associate Pastor Tim Hall of Grace and Pastor Bill Browning of Broadway Baptist Church of Fritch officiating. Interment will be in Westlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Minton/Chatwell Funeral Directors of Fritch.