August 10th, 2011
Joe Pat Hart was born Jan. 14, 1924, in Doole, TX, to Pat and Bertha Hart. He went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011, at Covenant Hospital in Lubbock, TX at the age of 87 years.
He served with the Army Air Force during WWII. Joe married Lois Vrubel Aug. 20, 1974, in Clovis, N.M. He worked as a farmer before being hired by the Texas Employment Commission where he worked for 27 years until his retirement in 1980.
At 11:48 p.m. on Friday August 5, 2011, a verbal altercation in a local bar occurred between two men and continued over into an Allsupâ€™s parking lot in Borger.
William Roland Mayberry, 54 of Lewisville, Texas, allegedly hit the second man with his vehicle in the Allsupâ€™s parking lot during the argument. The Borger Police Department tried to conduct a traffic stop on Mayberry. Refusing to stop, he led the PD into a pursuit on Highway FM 1551.
Howdy Neighbor Day in Fritch is just a little over a month away.
The annual celebration will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Fritch City Park.
The parade will begin at 10 a.m. proceeding from the post office area to the City Park. Floats and decorated vehicles will be judged again this year for first, second, and third place prizes.
The theme is, â€śCome as you are,â€ť with a little patriotic flavor added.
Betty R. Davis, 78, formerly a resident of Borger, TX, died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, at Little Rock, Ark.
Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at Westlawn Memorial Park. Interment will be beside her husband Dennis Devoe Davis under the direction of Minton-Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Bernice Opal Young Nicholson was born in Indiahoma, OK on August 16, 1918 and lived in Borger, Texas for many years. Opal has resided in Cedar Hill, Texas for the last 4 years. She went to heaven on August 6, 2011 and was 92 years of age.
Johnny Leon Laster, 52, of Shawnee, Okla., died Friday, Aug. 5, 2011, at St. Anthony Hospital.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Sharon Baptist Church with Rev. Clint Dawkins officiating. Burial will be in Tecumseh Cemetery under the direction of Walker Funeral Service. Memorial donations can be made to the Sharon Baptist Church Building Fund.
Budget cuts continue to hit local organizations.
The Panhandle Workforce Development Board is one of those many organizations experiencing a twenty-four percent budget loss.
The Corporation for Texas Workforce Solutions will have to find alternatives for contending with the new tight budget presented to them this year. Facilities closing include Borger, Childress, Dalhart, Dumas, Hereford. Pampa, and Tulia.
Entering the 2011 season, the Borger Lady Bulldog volleyball team returns four players off last yearâ€™s regional semi-final team. For many programs, the loss of so many players would lead to a rebuilding phase as younger players adjust to the varsity level. However for the Lady Bulldogs, a good amount of talent is coming up the pipeline which should form a team able to make a playoff run come October.
In 2010, the Lady Bulldogs reached the 3A Regional Semi-Finals for the second time in five years setting the tone for a good off-season.
Monday evening the Sanford-Fritch Lady Eagles will open their 2011 season in Amarillo taking on San Jacinto and Caprock starting at 6:00 p.m. at San Jacinto High School.
Look for a season preview for the Lady Eagles next week in the Borger News Herald.
Pictured are members of the 2011 Sanford-Fritch Lady Eagles varsity team.
Top ( l to r) Head Coach Alexa Watson, Jacy Judd, Mandi West, Summer Tubbs, Mariah Cummings and Micala Setliff.
Kneeling (l to r) Christa White, Madi Allen and Tomi Ann Salas.
Sitting is Hailey Wilson.
PHOTO BY DON RICE
After dropping classifications in 2008, the West Texas Lady Comanches have established themselves as arguably the best 1A volleyball program in the Texas Panhandle and are poised to maintain that status in 2011.
During the 2010 season, the Lady Comanches went undefeated in district play. With the team graduating one senior from that squad, the expectations are for the team to challenge for another District 5-1A title and make a run in the playoffs.