May 2nd, 2012
Next month, summer will officially be here and children will be out of school.
Parents can still make summer fun for kids and help prevent information loss at the same time through the county librariesâ€™ Summer Reading Program.
A common finding across numerous studies is that on average, students score lower on standardized tests at the end of the summer than they do at the beginning of summer (on the same test).
This loss for all students is estimated to be equal to about one month of teaching.
Teams involved in this yearâ€™s Relay For Life are in the midst of fund raising efforts.
Maggie Penaâ€™s team is currently selling tickets for a drawing involving an original oil painting by Nester Hernandez entitled â€śWalk by Faith.â€ť Hernandez is a former Marine Sergeant in the United States Marine Corp that graciously donated the painting for the Relay For Life efforts. The drawing for the painting will be held this Saturday.
After a disappointing game one in Lubbock, West Texas High was trying to rebound in game two in Canyon Monday night. It just didnâ€™t seem to be in the cards for the Lady Comanches this year. Trailing 8-4 after four innings, and still very much in the ballgame, catcher Abby Rios broke her pinky finger warming up between innings, and was out. Then, in the fifth inning, right fielder Taylor Kirksey, injured her ankle sliding into second and left the game. Things fell apart from there, and they lost the game 13-6.
A Borger ConocoPhillips employee sustained fatal injuries as the result of a fall Monday.
According to Janet D. Grothe, Senior Advisor for Health, Safety and Environment at Phillips 66 Company, at about 3 p.m., an employee at the ConocoPhillips refinery in Borger suffered from fatal injuries after falling. The employee was then transported to Golden Plains Community Hospital where he passed away.
â€śConocoPhillips deeply regrets the loss of our employee and wishes to extend sympathy to the employeeâ€™s family, friends and co-workers,â€ť said Grothe.
PLAINVIEW-On Monday evening, the Idalou Lady Wildcats got a 10-0 win over the Sanford-Fritch Lady Eagles in their 2A Bi-District Playoff Round one game series.
The Lady Eagles struggled to get much going at the plate, connecting for one base hit and getting a base runner to second base once through five innings of play.
Idalou got on the scoreboard early in the first inning, off a three-run home run to give the Lady Wildcats a 0-3 lead. In the second inning, the Lady Wildcats continued to stay hot at the plate by scoring five more runs off of five hits to build a 0-8 lead.
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.