January 6th, 2012
Tonight five Hutchinson County high school varsity basketball teams will be in action, with the Sanford-Fritch Lady Eagles and West Texas High Lady Comanches opening district play.
The Lady Eagles will open District 1-2A play hosting Childress with tip off scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at Sanford-Fritch High School.
The Lady Eagles have looked good in their past couple of games and appear to have a team capable of claiming one of the districtâ€™s playoff berths and competing with Spearman for the district title.
Borger Police Report
Jan. 2, 2012
500 block of Michigan â€“ report of harassment
1000 block of North Cedar â€“ report of suspicious person
600 block of California â€“ report of criminal mischief
200 block of West Coolidge â€“ report of suspicious activity
900 block of Harrington â€“ animal call
1300 block of Potter â€“ report of disturbance
800 block of Lee â€“ report of theft
100 block of Turner â€“ report of harassment
600 block of Elizabeth â€“ report of sexual assault
900 block of Western â€“ report of disorderly conduct
1300 block of Baker â€“ report of disturbance
Melanie Gayle Whitten, 46, lost her long, hard fought battle with breast cancer and passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2012 in Amarillo, TX. She went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She was born February 18, 1965. She is survived by her four children. 2 sons, Jimmy Koch of the U.S Marines, Ryan Koch of Woodward, Ok and 2 daughters, Tiffany M. McDonald of Borger, TX and Jessica K. Thompson of El Reno, Ok.
Funeral services for Andrew Devon Howell, 26, of Fritch will be 2:00 p.m. Monday at Grace Church with Associate Pastor Tim Hall officiating. Interment will follow at Westlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger. Andrew died Wednesday January 4, 2012 in Fritch.
The Hutchinson County United Way is offering community focus grants to non-profit organizations.
HCUW is now accepting applications for this program. Any 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that is not currently a United Way Program Provider may apply for funding.
In July of 2010, HCUW gave community focus grants to the Borger Satellite Workshop, The Bridge, Buttercup House, Eastern TX Panhandle Red Cross, Golden Spread Council (Boy Scouts), High Plains Helping Hand, HC Child Welfare Board, and Stinnett Little League.
Three Borger, Texas, residents indicted in November 2011 on various offenses related to narcotics trafficking and gambling pleaded guilty in federal court in Amarillo,on Jan 5, 2012, before U.S. District Judge Mary Lou Robinson.
Phyllis Goins, 88, of Ozark, Arkansas, died Saturday, December 31, 2011 in Ozark.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Ozark, Ark., a member of Jane Phillips Sorority, and a board member of Sr. Citizens. She was born August 4, 1923 to Ross and Nora Craig Mullins. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband James H. Goins and a sister Glenda Sue Cole.
Memorial services were held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, January 3, 2011 at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel in Ozark, Ark.
One of the most familiar faces of the Borger News-Herald is celebrating a significant milestone this year!
Don Rice will be celebrating 50 years as the photographer for the BNH this March. He came to work for the paper in 1962.
In his honor, the BNH is doing a special section featuring some of his most prominent photos from the decades he has been on staff here. However, the BNH plans to take it one step further, and this will require help from you!
Borger PD is seeking answers in connection with a robbery that occurred on New Yearâ€™s Eve.
The robbery occurred the morning of Saturday, December 31, 2011 around 7 a.m. at Allsupâ€™s 416 W. Wilson. Lieutenant Anthony Griffin stated three employees were inside during the incident at the rear of the store, and one employee was taking out the trash through the back door.
SPEARMAN-Tuesday evening can be considered one of the more dominating performances the Borger Bulldog basketball team has seen on the court in a couple of years.
Despite the Spearman Lynx attempts to slow down the game and limit scoring opportunities for Borger, the Bulldogs controlled the action from the opening tip off on their way to getting a 50-20 win in Spearman.