March 26th, 2012
The West Texas Comanches opened up District play Saturday in Stinnett, with a convincing win over the Follett Panthers 22-6 in a 4 1/2 inning â€śmercy ruleâ€ť game. Senior Carlos Juarez looked good from the mound for the Tribe as he pitched all 5 innings. Juarez struck out eleven batters, while walking just two, and allowing three earned runs. The bottom of the third was the Panther killer when WT almost batted around twice and put up twelve runs. Cade Guinn had a stellar day at the plate with a single, two doubles, and four RBIâ€™s.
Top of Texas Relays At Pampa
Team results: 1. Dalhart 207; 2. Pampa 164; 3. Borger 85; 4. Spearman 82; 5. Panhandle 55; 6. Perryton 10.
3200: 1. Freddy Pavez, Panhandle, 12:01; 2. Flavio Gonzales, Pampa, 12:11; 3. Zack Kenney, Dalhart, 12:14; 6. Reyes Espino, Borger, 12:59.
1600: 1. Trent McAnear, Pampa, 4:54.71; 2. Jose Hernandez, Pampa, 5:14.00; 3. Dustin Vance, Dalhart, 5:18.21; 4. Aaron Smith, Borger, 5:19.15
800: 1. Trent McAnear, Pampa, 2:05.56; 2. Emory Lobley, Dalhart, 2:06.32; 3. Pierre Valencia, Dalhart, 2:09.09; 4. Lane Newcomb, Borger, 2:12.53.
The Fritch Area Chamber of Commerce named its Man of the Year and Woman of the Year during its banquet festivities Saturday evening at Sanford Fritch Junior High School. Tara Huff, left, and Vicki Wilson, right, shared honors as Woman of the Year, and Kirk Coker, middle, was named Man of the Year.
PHOTO BY DON RICE
The Borger Fire Department will be doing fire hydrant inspections next month.
Jerry Langwell, Fire Marshal for the Borger Fire Department, said the department will be conducting fire hydrant inspections throughout the entire city during the month of April.
â€śIn doing this, it may cause some citizens to see some changes in your water that comes from your faucet,â€ť he said.
When the department inspects hydrants, it operates the hydrant for a couple of seconds to assure the hydrant is working properly and to make sure the hydrant is free from any material that will harm its trucks.
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church will yet again hold its famous spaghetti dinner.
Every year, Borger citizens line up outside St. Johnâ€™s to eat an Italian meatballs and spaghetti dinner.
Hutchinson County Commissioners Court members will gather for their regular meeting Monday.
Margaret Shores, 94, of Fritch, passed away, Thursday, March 22, 2012.
Margaret Ann (Allen) Shores was born Saturday, February 2, 1918 in Mena, AR to William and Nellie (Perry) Allen. She married C.K. Shores on September 15, 1940 in Clovis, NM. She was a homemaker and member of First United Methodist Church in Fritch, TX.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, C.K. Shores in 1997; her brother, Kenneth Allen and her sister, Clio Smith.
The City of Borger is offering another year of its Park Recreation Program for 2012.
Borgerâ€™s Park Recreation Program is free to children in first through seventh grade. The goal of the program is to insure â€śeach child receives the same attention, rewards, and fun equally, regardless of financial status.â€ť
Park Recreation Program offers free of charge meals and snacks funded by a grant from Borger ISD.
This yearâ€™s program will kick off on June 4, 2012 and will stop July 27, 2012. Services will start at 8 a.m until 3:30, Monday through Friday.
A one-way street in the northern section of Borger is going back to two-way status.
During its regular meeting Tuesday, the Borger City Council approved the introduction of an ordinance amending traffic schedules pertaining to one-way streets and alleys. The ordinance will remove West Street as a one-way street.
Ted Dodd, Director of Public Works for the City of Borger, said that in 1997, West Street was made a one-way street from Sterling to Harrington in order to prevent buses and cars from conflicting when dropping off and picking up school children at Gateway Elementary.
PAMPA-Despite the good start to the 2012 season by the Borger Lady Bulldogs, the Pampa Lady Harvesters proved they are not going to give up being the top team in District 1-3A without a fight.
After Borger took the 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning, the Lady Harvesters responded by scoring at least two runs each inning to pull away for the 13-3 win in the District 1-3A opener for both teams on Friday afternoon.
The loss dropped the Lady Bulldogs to 14-8 overall, 0-1 in district play, while Pampa improved to 12-7 overall, 1-0 in district.