May 1st, 2012
AZTEC, NM â€“ Margaret Josephine Stuebgen, 96, died Thursday, April 26, 2012, in Aztec, N.M.
Graveside services will be at 11:00 AM Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at Fairview Cemetery in Pampa, Texas with Rev. Dr. Jerry R. Lane, pastor of White Deer United Methodist Church in White Deer, Texas, officiating. Arrangements are by Alternative Choice Funeral Home in Farmington, New Mexico and Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Pampa.
Wanda Louise (Patterson) Naul, age 72, passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at St. Johnâ€™s Medical Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, May 1, 2012, 5:00-9:00 p.m. at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Cleveland, Texas. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, May 2, 2012, 10:00 a.m. at Montague Cemetery, Cleveland, Texas.
Borger residents heard an unfamiliar sound on their windows and roofs last night â€“ the sound of rain and hail.
According to Hutchinson County Fire Marshal Danny Richards, the storm came from Dumas and landed right in the middle of Borger â€“ bringing 27 inches of hail and 18 inches of rain.
â€śBorger was lucky to receive marble size hail. Down by the Canadian Bridge and River, there were reports of half-dollar size and tennis ball size hail and Dumas had baseball size hail,â€ť said Richards.
The spinoff of the Phillips 66 company from ConocoPhillips is now official.
ConocoPhillips announced back in April that its board of directors gave final approval for the spin-off of its downstream businesses.
The resulting upstream company will keep the ConocoPhillips name and will be led by Chairman and CEO Ryan Lance.
The downstream company, led by Chairman and CEO Greg Garland, will be known as Phillips 66. Both companies will be headquartered in Houston.
On Monday afternoon, the Borger High School Mixed Doubles Team of Alix Whitworth and Abbie Madden fell to Jeremy Rodriguez and Alecxia Ceballos of La Feria 6-3, 6-1 in the quarterfinals of the 3A State Tennis Tournament in Austin.
The quarterfinal loss wraps up an impressive year for the Borger duo, who won the District 1-3A title and were runners-up in the 3A Region I Tennis Tournament.
Both Whitworth and Madden are seniors.
The Borger City Council will be conducting hearings during its upcoming meeting.
The meeting is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2012, in the city council chambers of Borger City Hall.
During the meeting, the council will be holding hearings on the following matters:
â€˘A request from Mr. Arvind Patel for a Specific Use Permit to place a manufactured home at the rear of 1415 W. Wilson (Lot N/2 23, Block â€śYâ€ť, A&B Survey Addition).
â€˘A request to rezone 900 N. Main (Lots 17-27, Block 5, Original Townsite), from Retail (R) zoning district to Commercial (C) zoning district.
The local Salvation Army is wanting to give local youth the chance to attend a special summer camp.
The organization is offering a free summer camp for youth ages 10-12. The camp will take place at Camp Hoblitzelle near Midlothian June 25-30, 2012.
There will be safe and fun activities with trained staff, which include fishing, swimming, boating, archery, golf, crafts, horseback riding, hiking, a zip line, team events, nature/science education and nightly chapel services on the lake.
The Borger Bulldogs will take on the Levelland Lobos in a best-of-three series in the 3A Bi-District Playoff round on Thursday and Friday. Game one of the series will be played on Thursday at Huber Park in Borger beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Game two and game three, if necessary, will be played Friday evening in Levelland beginning at 5:00 p.m.
LITTLEFIELD-On Saturday, the second inning of both games in the best-of-three 3A Bi-District Playoff series between the Borger Lady Bulldogs and the Lamesa Golden Tornadoes proved to be the deciding factors in Lamesaâ€™s two game sweep 11-3 and 8-0, in Littlefield.
The Lady Bulldogs end the 2012 season with a 17-15 overall record, while Lamesa advances to the Area Playoff Round to take on Pecos.
Game One: Lamesa 11 Borger 3
On Saturday, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen (15-28, 9-15) split their final two games with the Western Texas College Westerners (21-26, 13-11) 1-2 and 7-6.
In game one, the Plainsmen limited the Westerners to two runs, but the Plainsmen couldnâ€™t get much going at the plate resulting in the 2-1 loss.
In game two, the Westerners put together a late rally to take a one run lead into the bottom of the ninth inning.
But the Plainsmen were able to respond by scoring two runs to get the win and avoid the series sweep by the Westerners.