July 20th, 2011
The Borger ISD board of trustees reviewed an update in policies during its regular meeting Thursday evening.
The update, known as Policy Update 90, was presented to the board by Superintendent Chance Welch.
The first policy under the update, known as EI (LOCAL) and FMH (LOCAL) pertains to freshman students. Students entering the ninth grade this year must achieve certain scores on EOC assessments to graduate. Tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grade students will continue to take the TAKS.
TARA RICHELLE HOPKINS
The Stinnett Police Department has become very slim on officers while criminal activity has increased and citizens are worried for their safety for their family and homes.
Citizens are invited to come out for a neighborhood watch development meeting Tuesday night on July 19, 2011 at 6 p.m. at the community center in Stinnett.
Local Stinnett Citizen Susan Reed wants to bring the community together and start a neighborhood watch program for the City of Stinnett.
The Borger City Council is set to meet this Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the city council chambers of Borger City Hall, 600 North Main.
The council will act on a request from the CareNet Pregnancy Center to close Bryan, Hedgecoke, West Coolidge, and West Grand Streets on Sept. 24, 2011, from 9-11 a.m. The request will be presented by Susan Trahern, CareNet Director.
On Friday, members of the Borger Bulldogs varsity and junior varsity football teams will take part in the first Wayland Baptist University-West Texas 7 on 7 Tournament.
The tournament will take place at Plainviewâ€™s Greg Sherwood Memorial Bulldog Stadium and the surrounding practice fields.
Thanks to more high school football teams using spread offenses, summer 7-on-7 Football has grown in Texas over the past couple of years, with teams from Borger participating in tournaments for the third year in a row.
Being a California native herself, it should come as no surprise that Frank Phillips College Head Softball Coach Jenneffer Kohler has been busy on the West Coast, where she has been able to add four new players to her club for the upcoming season.
Coming to Borger this fall will be pitcher Devin Dean, outfielder Brianna Rodriguez and infielders Madilyne Logan and Lucinda Ponce. All four are coming from the state of California.
Samuel G. Johnston, 61, of Amarillo, passed away, Wednesday, July 13, 2011.
Samuel was born Sunday, March 19, 1950 in Guymon, OK to S.D. and Faye Johnston. He graduated from Stinnett High School in 1968.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Memphis â€“ (Special) Services for E.L. â€śBuckâ€ť Dixon, 79, of Memphis, TX will be at 9:00 A.M. Friday, July 15, 2011 at Hughs Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with Rev. Johnnie Snider, officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Hughs Funeral Home of Memphis, TX.
Local fire departments responded to two fires in just a few short hours between Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning.
A report was called in to the Borger Fire Department on Tuesday, July 12, 2011. The fire was just seven miles south of Borger and was located inside Carson County.
Panhandle, Borger, Carson County, and Skellytown Fire Departments responded to the fire that damaged about 10 acres. The Carson County Sheriffâ€™s Department was also on scene to block control traffic due to visibility issues.
A Stinnett police officer has been relieved of his duties.
The city council members went into closed session during their regular meeting Monday evening to discuss the case of local citizen and police officer EC Garza and his employment. It was confirmed on Wednesday afternoon by a Stinnett city official that Mr. Garza was relieved from his duties as a police officer. There were no further comments as to why he was terminated.
On Monday evening, the citizens of Stinnett came together to address several concerns regarding the Stinnett Police Department.
Rain was truly a sight to see for many local residents Wednesday afternoon. Among those enjoying the rain were 13-year-old Jacob Ruble, 10-year-old Gavin Stocks, and six-year-old Patience Lorenz.
PHOTO BY DON RICE