May 17th, 2011
With May 15-21 being National Police Week, the Borger Police Department has received appreciation from a newly formed organization.
To kick off the week, members of the BPD Blue Rose Association, an association established to help police members and their families in times of need, presented the Borger Police Department with an Honorary Cake of Appreciation.
Lt. Anthony Griffin of the BPD said the department would greatly like to thank the members of the BPD Blue Rose Association, particularly Rhonda Roberts - president; Melissa Strope - vice president; and Susan Holland, treasurer.
The top 10s for each of the classes at Borger High School received special honors during the schoolâ€™s academic awards banquet held Monday evening at First United Methodist Church.
The Borger Bulldogs will take on the Lubbock Cooper Pirates in a best of three series this weekend in the 3A Regional Quarterfinals.
All three games will be played at Wayland Baptist University in Plainview with game one starting at 7:00 p.m. on Friday evening.
Game two will start at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday followed by game three if necessary.
Monday evening Sanford-Fritch coaches, athletes and family gathered at Dakeâ€™s Restaurant in Borger to look back on the spring semester in Eagles and Lady Eagles athletics.
The coaches spent time talking about the ups and downs their teams faced over the season but credited the student athletes for their continued hard work and dedication to the various programs.
Winning awards on Monday evening were:
Highest Ranking Eagle (GPA)-Derek Lesley
Highest Ranking Lady Eagle (GPA)-Celeste Flood
The election results from the Borger City Council and Borger Independent School Board races are officially in!
Robert Vinyard won re-election in the general election held Saturday, May 14 over challengers Brandy Callahan and John Ray.
According to unofficial vote totals released by the City of Borger, Vinyard received 394 votes to Callahanâ€™s 321 votes and Rayâ€™s 60 votes.
In early voting, Vinyard received 183 votes, Callahan received 202 votes, and Ray received 38 votes.
Robert Vinyard will be sworn in for another term of office on the Borger City Council.
This action will take place during the councilâ€™s regular meeting, set for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, 2011, in the city council chambers of City Hall, 600 North Main.
The council will canvass the returns of a city officerâ€™s election held May 14, 2011, and will act on a resolution canvassing the returns and declaring the results of the election. The oath of office will be then administered to Vinyard, along with the statement of elected officer, and the Certificate of Election will be presented to Vinyard.
On Friday, senior Jâ€™Cee Pool became the first Borger High School Lady Bulldog to ever win a championship at the state track and field meet, a feat longtime Borger Track Coach Jeep Webb confirmed shortly after Pool won the 3A Girls Discus with a throw of 140-00. On her thoughts of Pool winning the state title, Borger Head Girls Track Coach Leslie Young recalled, â€ťWe knew going to Austin that Jâ€™cee could medal, she just had to compete and thatâ€™s exactly what she did. She didnâ€™t go out and win it on her first throw, she didnâ€™t take the lead until the first throw of the finals.
According to unofficial results, incumbent Robert Vinyard is retaining his spot on the Borger City Council.
The unofficial results were Vinyard receiving 394 votes (51%), challenger Brandy Callahan receiving 321 votes (41%) and challenger John Ray receiving 60 votes (8%).
A longtime school board member also retained his seat on the Borger ISD Board of Trustees, while a new member is set to join the board, according to unofficial results.
Solid pitching, good defense and a three-run third inning proved to be a winning combination Saturday afternoon as the Borger Bulldogs defeated the Pecos Eagles 5-2 in game two of the best of three 3A Area Round series.
Borger took the series two games to none and advances to the 3A Regional Quarterfinals against Lubbock Cooper next weekend.
The Bulldogs received a solid performance on the mound by senior Acton Smith, who went all seven innings, scattering nine hits for two earned runs.
Funeral services for Katherine Ann Basham, 54, were at 11 a.m. Saturday at Minton Memorial Chapel in Borger with Rev. Paul Monohon, Retired Pastor officiating. Cremation and burial at Westlawn Memorial Park will follow at a later date under the direction of Minton-Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Kathy was born in Borger and was a Corrections Officer with the TDCJ Neal Unit in Amarillo. She had been in Corrections for the past 14 years in Colorado as well as Texas.
She married Larry Don Basham Aug. 6, 1988, in Skellytown, and they had lived in Fritch for the past three years.