March 9th, 2012
The Borger Post Office is hosting a special passport event on Saturday, March 10, 2012 from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm to provide passport information to U.S. citizens and to accept passport applications.
The Borger Post Office is joining the Department of State in celebrating Passport Day in the USA 2012, a national passport acceptance and outreach event.
Wilson Street will be closed for upgrading of electrical lines on Saturday, March 10, said Jesse Shuffield, Senior Designer with Xcel Energy. The street from Main to Florida will be barricaded between 7 a.m. and noon on that day, he explained.
â€śItâ€™s an upgrade project,â€ť he said. â€śWeâ€™ll be rebuilding and upgrading our electrical facilities in that area.â€ť
Barricades will be placed on Main and Florida as well as at other street entrances.
Holly Tweed, 87, of Borger, passed away, Wednesday, March 7, 2012.
Mary Hollis (Altendorf) Tweed was born Wednesday, May 28, 1924 in Independence, KS to Philip and Catherine (Molidor) Altendorf. She married Dick Tweed in June of 1950 in Boulder, CO. Holly retired from the Texas Department of Human Services working in Daycare Licensing.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dick Tweed in 1976 and two brothers.
A traffic stop by officers from the Borger Police Department resulted in two arrests on Monday.
On Monday, March 5, 2012, a traffic stop was conducted by Borger police officers in the 200 block of West Tenth Street, according to Lt. Anthony Griffin of the BPD.
During the traffic stop, due to actions of the occupants, officers developed probable cause to investigate further into the stop.
Lt. Griffin said that upon further investigation, two suspects were placed under arrest for possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamines).
Alan Ray Kuykendall has been sentenced for his wifeâ€™s murder.
According to Dumas District Attorney David Green, Alan Ray Kuykendall, 47, entered a plea of guilty to the murder of his wife, Amie Kuykendall on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 in the 69th District Court of Moore County.
On January 14, 2012, Kuykendall was arrested and charged with his wifeâ€™s murder.
On Saturday, March 17th the Johnson Park Youth Center will be hosting the R&M Vinyard Inc. Disc Golf Tournament.
Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. with the tournament beginning at 10:00 a.m.
The tournament will consist of two rounds of 20 holes, with the second round expected to begin around 2:00 p.m.
The tournament will have three divisions, including an open division ($35), advanced division ($25), and Recreational division ($15.)
Cash payout prizes will be given in all divisions. Robert and Martha Vinyard have donated money toward the cash prizes in the tournament.
On Thursday, the Borger High School Tennis team came in second place in the Dumas Tournament.
Taking second place in their divisions were Cassandra Fonseca and Lindsey Murley in Girls Doubles and Ariel Sanders in Girls Singles. Rebecca Benz won the consolation round in Girls Singles defeating a player from Amarillo High.
Abbie Madden and Alix Whitworth finished in third place in Mixed Doubles.
Other team members who performed well in the tournament include Daniel Salinas, Sterling Shelton, and Austin Embers.
Who doesnâ€™t love a Murder Mystery Fundraiser?
Lake Meredith Aquatic and Wildlife Museum is preparing for its Third Annual Murder Mystery Fundraiser, set for Saturday, March 31, 2012 from 7-8:30 p.m., under the water tower at the museum in Fritch. Tickets for the event are a $6 donation per person and participants will get their name put into a drawing to win an original work by local artist Rita Sanderson.
Museum director Emily West says the event has been successful for the past two years.
The Borger ISD board will be conducting evaluations of professional staff during its upcoming regular meeting.
The meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8, 2012, in the board room of the Borger ISD Administration Building, 200 East Ninth.
After doing evaluations of professional staff, the board will consider the superintendentâ€™s recommendations regarding the employment of teachers and other non-administrative staff. The board will also act on resignations and review the current list of substitutes.
Earlier this week the Borger High School Girls Golf teams took part in the Dumas Invitational.
The Borger 1 team took first place in the tournament shooting a 377 led by Trinity McCartyâ€™s 84 to lead all golfers. Hali Southall finished in third place overall shooting a 89.
The Borger 2 team finished the tournament sixth place overall led by Jessica Lowery who shot a 99.
The Borger Varsity Golf team is taking part in the Pampa Invitational this weekend