April 16th, 2012
On Saturday, April 14, 2012, an unoccupied house at 1311 Boyd was set to flames for a second time.
According to Fire Marshal Jerry Langwell, this wasnâ€™t the first time the house was on fire.
â€śWe are investigating it as suspicious nature. This house was on fire about a month ago,â€ť Langwell said.
The second fire did complete damage to the structure, and it will have to be demolished.
Firefighters reached the scene at 10:10 p.m. and left at 1 a.m.
No injuries were reported.
Borger Fire Department asks for anyone with information to call 273-0952.
The Borger Independent School District has issued a statement regarding a balloon incident that occurred at Borger High School prior to spring break.
BISD Superintendent Chance Welch said that since the incident was originally reported, all leads have been thoroughly investigated.
â€śFor the past three weeks, a crime stoppers award has been offered, which resulted in one tip,â€ť he said. â€śNo evidence has been obtained related to the original report.â€ť
Welch said the investigation is ongoing.
On Monday afternoon, the Frank Phillips College Board of Regents will take action on giving the college the permission to sell a 2006 Featherlite 53â€™ specialty, double slide-out semi-trailer and a 2001 Freight Liner, Century Class truck during their April board meeting.
The semi-trailer and truck were used as a mobile classroom unit by the college to provide training and classes away from the main campus.
The board will also take action on approving the sale of three properties owned by the college in Hutchinson County.
Carol Lynn Moon, 60, died April 11, 2012 in Borger.
Memorial services will be Monday, April 16, at 2:00 p.m. at the Borger Missionary Baptist Church, with Bruce Riddling officiating.
Troy Laster, 46, of Stinnett, passed away, Thursday, April 12, 2012.
Troy Dee Laster was born May 13, 1965 in Borger, TX to Jerry Laster and Gail (Davis) Ray. He was a stocker and meat cutter for Market Square in Stinnett, TX. Troy was a member of Safari Club International and North West Hunters Association. He was an avid hunter and expert marksman.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents.
Why would a wrecked pickup truck be pulled around the country with bumper stickers that read B.U.S.T (Buckle-Up, Stop Texting) or TXT & DRVNG - KLLER IDEA?
The R.A.B.. (Remember Alex Brown Foundation) is being promoted nationwide by her parents and sister. Johnny Mac, Jeanne Brown and their younger daughter Katrina delivered a heart-wrenching presentation to the public Thursday afternoon at Frank Phillips College.
The Brown Family, from Wellman, Texas, near Brownfield, have been featured on Extreme Makeover Home Edition, and the Oprah Winfrey Show.
On Friday afternoon, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen plan to climb up the WJCAC baseball standings hit a snag, as the Clarendon College Bulldogs won both games of the Friday doubleheader, 8-6 and 8-3.
Game One: Clarendon College 8 Frank Phillips College 6
Game one started promising for the home team, as the Plainsmen scored six runs off of seven hits. But the Bulldogs chipped away at the lead the final five innings for the comeback win.
West Texas High was sitting in third place alone in the District standings Friday, but after a 17-12 loss to the Irish in Stinnett yesterday, things are looking messy. It was a one point game until the top of the sixth, when things went bad for WT. They were trailing 8-7 when Alex Ramirez walked 2, hit 2, and the Irish also banged out four hits to take a 16-7 lead the Comanches couldnâ€™t overcome.
At Sanford-Fritch High School, Fritch
Note: Top three finishers qualify for Region I-2A meet April 27-28 at Ratliff Stadium in Odessa.
Team results: 1. Bushland, 233; 2. Spearman, 151; 3. River Road, 115; 4. Childress, 41; 5. Sanford-Fritch, 40; 6. Highland Park, 38.
100: 1. Randa Stone, Bushland, 12.66; 2. Amberly Carter, Bushland, 12.76; 3. Kylee Quillin, Highland, 12.97; 5. Bailee King, Sandford-Fritch, 13.20.
On Friday, local citizen Tommy Hooper was involved in a tractor accident.
Borger emergency crews responded to the call on April 13, 2012 at 5:10 p.m. on the 200 block of Evergreen.
According to Fire Marshal Jerry Langwell, he was attempting to pull a tree stump out of the ground when the tractor flipped over and landed on top of him. Emergency crews worked close to 30 minutes to lift the tractor and free Hooper, before he was transported by Lifestar to an Amarillo hospital. Hooper suffered a broken arm and body trauma in the accident, but is reportedly in stable condition.