February 14th, 2012
An arrest made pertaining to an arson that occurred back in mid-January was due to a Crime Stoppers tip.
Lt. Anthony Griffin of the Borger Police Department said that Crime Stoppers received a tip from an individual having information in reference to an arson that occurred on Jan. 20, 2012, in the 1000 block of East Sixth Street.
This tip/information led to law enforcement officers solving the case, including an arrest being made. Due to this tip from Crime Stoppers, the individual was awarded $1,000.
Tonight, the Sanford-Fritch Lady Eagles (20-10) take on the Idalou Lady Wildcats (18-12) in the 2A Girls Basketball Bi-District playoff round at Canyon High School beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Predicted to finish towards the bottom of the District 1-2A standings, the Lady Eagles did a good job coming together as a team in January to go through district play with a 8-2 record to finish in second place behind regional power Spearman.
On Monday evening, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen used a 9-0 run to pull away for the 92-81 overtime win over Western Texas College in WJCAC action.
After trailing by two at halftime, the Plainsmen spent the bulk of the second half on the verge of taking the lead and going on a run. But the Plainsmen could not take advantage of their opportunities until the 6:05 mark when Ronald Scott found Greg Nelson open for three pointer to tie the game at 68-68.
For the next six minutes, the two teams went back and forth before going into overtime.
On Monday evening, the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen could not overcome a slow start in their 75-56 loss to the Western Texas College Lady Westerners in WJCAC action.
The Lady Westerners opened the game on a 10-0 run before Shardena Hudson put the Lady Plainsmen on the scoreboard with a jump shot on the baseline.
The Lady Plainsmen pulled to within five points three times in the first half. But the Lady Westerners finished the first half strong building a 19-33 lead by halftime.
The Lady Plainsmen tried to hang around in the second half, led by Destiny Phillips scoring nine.
Tonight, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen and Lady Plainsmen will host Western Texas College in a WJCAC basketball doubleheader at the BCAC.
The womenâ€™s game will tip off at 5:45 p.m., with the men following at around 7:30 p.m.
The menâ€™s game features two teams who have struggled in WJCAC play by holding identical 1-7 conference records.
After beating the Plainsmen on January 19th, Western Texas has lost six straight, which includes dropping the last four games by an average of 27 points.
Despite the snow storm which swept through the Panhandle, friends and family gathered at Amarillo College on Sunday afternoon to honor local athletes and coaches for their accomplishments in 2011 and the three new inductees into the Panhandle Sports Hall of Fame (PSHOF).
Longtime Borger coach E.J. â€śJeepâ€ť Webb was one of the three new inductees into the PSHOF for the impact he made during his coaching career in the Texas Panhandle.
Freddy L. Landers, 71, of Borger died Friday, February 10, 2012, in Borger.
A memorial service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at the Minton Memorial Chapel with Frank Pittman of Spearman officiating. Mr. Landersâ€™ wishes were that his body be donated to science. Services are under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
With spots on city councils, school boards, and other boards up for grabs, it is important for prospective candidates and voters to know dates pertaining to the upcoming election process.
Those interested in filing for a spot on the ballot have until 5 p.m. Monday, March 5 to do so. This is also the deadline for write-in candidates to file. It is also the last day to order a general election for May 12, 2012, the recommended date to appoint presiding and alternate judge, and the recommended date to order the lists of registered voters from the county voter registrar.
James Michael (Mike) Hamel, 56 and Rhonda Lynn Weckel Hamel, 66 of Oregon City, Oregon died Monday, January 17, 2012 in Oregon.
Memorial Services will be Saturday, February 18 at 11:00am at Hillside Christian Church â€“ West Campus, 6100 Soncy, Amarillo, Texas.
Mike and Rhonda were married October 27, 1981 in Borger, Texas.
Mike was born December 30, 1955 in Amarillo, Texas. He graduated from Sanford-Fritch High School and served in the U.S. Navy Seabees.
James Douglas Rhoton, 71, of Borger, died Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012.
No services are scheduled at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
James Douglas Rhoton was born Nov. 4, 1940, in Hamlin to Thomas â€śJuneâ€ť and Maurine Rhoton. He was a lifetime resident of Borger, and married Jan Cole Sept. 2, 2004, in Stinnett. James loved operating heavy equipment, and worked at Anderson Construction as a equipment operator. He enjoyed the outdoors, dogs, and doing things for his family, and others.