May 4th, 2012
Community Wide Kidsâ€™ Day, or El DĂa de los NiĂ±os, is the latest gift from the Latino community to mainstream US culture.
DĂa de los NiĂ±os (Childrenâ€™s Day) is celebrated in many countries throughout Latin America and the world. The United States has holidays for mothers, fathers, grandparents, teachers and a host of other adults, but no day set aside for the appreciation of children.
The church Iglesia Bautista Hispana is planning a Borger National Kidsâ€™ Day event for Saturday, May 5, 2012, from 10 a.m. 3 p.m. at Huber Park. There will be games, prizes, piĂ±atas, air rides and food.
The City of Fritch is doing its part to safeguard its citizens against wildfires.
City officials signed a County Wildfire Protection Plan during a special ceremony Thursday.
According to Joe Kozlowski, Wildland Urban Interface Specialist for the Texas Forest Service, the CWPP enables a community to plan how it will cut the risk of wildfire.
This plan also identifies strategic sites and methods for fuel reduction projects across the landscape and jurisdictional boundaries.
Benefits of having a CWPP include National Fire Plan funding priority for projects identified in a CWPP.
Thursday was truly a day of prayer in Borger.
Various citizens from across the area came out to Huber Park Thursday afternoon for the 61st observance of the National Day of Prayer.
The theme of this yearâ€™s observance was â€śOne Nation Under Godâ€ť and the theme verse was Psalm 33:12, â€śBlessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.â€ť The honorary chairman for this year was Christian speaker David Jeremiah.
On Thursday evening, the Levelland Lobos took advantage of seven walks leading to 10 runs in the sixth inning, on their way to defeating the Borger Bulldogs 16-5 in game one of the 3A Bi-District Playoff best-of-three series.
Control issues plagued the Bulldog pitchers all evening as three pitchers combined to give up 12 walks and hit three batters through six innings of work.
Despite control issues and four errors, the Bulldogs were in position to get a late inning win by only trailing by one run, 5-6, after the fifth inning.
West Texas High took on the Lockney Longhorns Thursday night at West Texas A&M in game one of the best two out of three series. Things did not go the way of the Comanches as they committed 5 errors, left eight base runners stranded, and their hitters struck out 11 times, in a 13-2 loss. Carlos Juarez was the losing pitcher for WT. Juarez is WTâ€™s go to pitcher but he left the game in the middle of the third inning. Juarez allowed 10 runs, six of them unearned. He struck out three batters. Alex Ramirez pitched one and a half innings. He allowed three runs and struck out two.
The Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen Womenâ€™s Basketball team has signed Sharley Hale, a 6-0 forward from Amarillo Highland Park.
On why she picked Frank Phillips College, Hale commented, â€śThe reason that I have chosen Frank Phillips is because itâ€™s very close to home. The coach and the girls were very welcoming and heart warming.â€ť Hale added, â€śWhen I first began playing basketball, I always had this dream in the back of mind to go play basketball at Frank Phillips. Now that I have signed my letter of intent I can officially say that I have fulfilled that dream in life.â€ť
Muriel Margaret White, 94, died Tuesday May 1 at St. Annâ€™s Nursing Home in Panhandle.
Rosary will said at 6:00 p.m. Friday at Minton Memorial Chapel and Funeral Mass will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday at St. Johnâ€™s Catholic Church in Borger with Msgr. Michael Colwell officiating. Interment will follow at Westlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
On Friday evening, Frank Phillips College will have its commencement ceremony for over 150 students who have applied for graduation this spring.
The ceremony will begin at 7:00 p.m. at the BCAC.
This yearâ€™s commencement speaker is Mr. Robin Adkins.
The High Plains Animal Hospital building, 1335 South Main Street, has stood tall since 1947.
Yesterday, May 2, 2012, owner Dr. Joe Millhouse, DVM, took the privilege to hit the clutch on the bulldozer and tear down the old hospital. Construction for the new building started back in September of 2011 and it opened only three weeks ago.
â€śItâ€™s like going from a model T to a Maserati,â€ť said Millhouse.
The Borger City Council voted to approve the placement of a manufactured home on commercial property at its regular meeting Tuesday. However, the approval didnâ€™t come without a split decision.
The council approved the request for a specific use permit to place a manufactured home in the rear of 1415 West Wilson, a request made by Arvind Patel. The home will be placed near the Hampton Inn.
Robert Vinyard and Leon DeWeese voted to approve the request, with Charles Gillingham and Bubba Dickson voting against the request. Mayor Jeff Brain cast a vote to break the tie and approve the request.