February 28th, 2012
Even though Christa Newman passed her Miss Tri-City crown to Holly Jones Saturday night, her pageant adventure has only begun!
At the Miss Tri-City pageant festivities, Newman was awarded the title of Miss Texas Panhandle 2012. She will be competing this July in the Miss Texas America Pageant.
Newman, who is 18 years old and a 2011 graduate of Sanford-Fritch High School, is the daughter of David and Mickey Newman and has one brother Jacob Aaron.
A sentencing date has been set for Amy Fernandez.
Ordered by Judge Mary Lou Robinson, on Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, Fernandezâ€™s sentencing date is set for Wednesday, Feb.29, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. in the U.S. Courthouse, 2nd Floor Courtroom, 205 E. 5th St., Amarillo, TX before Judge Robinson.
Tonight the Borger Bulldogs (1-3) will host the Hereford Whitefaces in non-district baseball action beginning at 5:00 p.m. at Huber Park.
In the first week of the 2012 season, the Bulldogs showed the ability to put the ball in play and score runs from the plate. But the team experienced some growing pains on the pitcherâ€™s mound and on defense in their losses to Dumas, Amarillo Palo Duro, and Bushland.
On Monday evening, the No. 18-ranked Midland College womenâ€™s basketball team scored 55 points in the second half to pull away for an 87-64 victory over the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen at the BCAC.
The game was the final home game in a Lady Plainsmen uniform for seven sophomores.
The Lady Plainsmen started the game strong to play to a 32-32 tie at halftime.
The Lady Plainsmen had the hot hand from the outside where they hit 14 3-pointers in the game.
When people look at the Frank Phillips College Plainsmenâ€™s record after the season, the win-loss column isnâ€™t going to tell the story of how the team has suffered three heartbreaking losses at home in WJCAC play. First to Odessa College, then New Mexico Junior College and to Midland College last night.
After leading by one at halftime and up 81-79 with 30 seconds to play. The Plainsmen came out on the losing end in their WJCAC game with Midland College 82-81.
A grass fire broke out in the Electric City area on Friday afternoon.
On Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, at 1:10 p.m., a grass fire occurred in the bed of the Canadian River at Electric City. The fire resulted in damage to 50 acres. According to Borger Fire Marshal Jerry Langwell, the fire occurred due to electrical power lines.
Borger, Hutchinson County, Fritch, Stinnett, and Crutch Ranch Fire Departments responded to the scene. No injuries were reported. All fire departments left the scene around 6:30 p.m.
Tonight the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen and Lady Plainsmen host Midland College in their final home games for the 2011-12 season. The womenâ€™s game will tip off at 5:45 p.m. followed by the men at around 7:30 p.m.
Despite winning their first two tournament games by a combined score of 31-0, the Borger Lady Bulldogs knew they would face a tough challenge in the championship game of the Sanford-Fritch â€śDucks on the Pondâ€ť Softball Tournament against district foes Dalhart.
The Lady Bulldogs didnâ€™t keep the Lady Wolves scoreless, but the team continued to have hot bats at the plate by winning the tournament title with a 19-10 win.
The game was a close battle until the Lady Bulldogs found their groove at the plate and started pulling away at the end of the game.
The Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen softball team had a busy weekend competing in eight games over three days at the Murray State Festival in Tishomingo, Okla.
Over the three days, the Lady Plainsmen posted a 3-5 record.
Frank Phillips 5 Rose State College 1
The Lady Plainsmen bested Rose State College 5-1 in seven innings on Friday as Janelle Smith hit a home run and drove in two runners.
Ashley Abair was a workhorse on the rubber, pitching seven innings and allowed no earned runs, four hits and no walks while striking out five.
North Central Texas College 11 Frank Phillips 1
CLEBURNE â€“ Services for Evalyn (Sheets) Ludden, 87, of Cleburne, TX, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, at the First United Methodist Church in Canadian with Rev. John Dorn officiating.
Burial will be in Edith Ford Memorial Cemetery in Canadian, TX, under the direction of Hughs Funeral Home of Canadian, TX.
Evalyn passed away Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, in Burleson, TX.
Evalyn was born January 18, 1925 in Chickasha, OK to the late Mr. Roy Edgar Sheets and Mrs. Ella (Spradling) Sheets.