Franklin â€śJoeâ€ť Tate, 75, of Borger, died Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, in Borger.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at the Minton Memorial Chapel with Rev. Melvin Brooks of Borger officiating. Interment will follow in the Garden of Hope at Westlawn Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Hutchinson County Airport is celebrating the opening of a new terminal.
The ribbon cutting for the new terminal will be held at 11 a.m. on December 9, 2011. The size of the new terminal is 3,500 square feet. The process of building this new terminal has taken a total of five years to completely plan and create.
The project has been funded through a grant provided by Texas Department of Transportation, a 25 percent donation from Hutchinson County, a generous offer from a local businessman, who was not identified, and the Borger Economic Development Corporation.
The Borger City Council has approved a permit towards the opening of a recovery center in Borger.
The permit request was made by Fellowship Baptist Church to use property located at 920 South Main Street for the placement of a center for those wishing to recover from alcohol or drug abuse.
PANHANDLE-Perhaps due to the cold weather, on Tuesday night the Borger Bulldogs and Panhandle Panthers both struggled offensively and combined for 51 turnovers in Panther Gym in Panhandle.
Despite the turnovers and shooting woes, the Bulldogs were in a position to win the game by holding a 29-28 lead with 40 seconds to go.
Unfortunately, the Panthers got the breaks they needed in the final seconds to score the go ahead basket with four seconds on the clock in their 30-29 win.
PANHANDLE-On Tuesday evening, the Borger Lady Bulldogs struggled to get their offense going in their 64-26 loss to the Panhandle Pantherettes.
The Lady Bulldogs shot just 26% against Panhandle and couldnâ€™t make up for it on the boards with Panhandle doing a solid job boxing out for rebounds the whole game.
A pass from McKenzie Loftis to Emma Wood put the Lady Bulldogs on the scoreboard early. However, Panhandle opened the first period by going on a 17-2 run.
Don Conner, 84, died Monday, December 5, 2011, in Amarillo.
Graveside services will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Fairlawn Cemetery in Elk City, OK with Rev. Johnny Robertson, pastor of First United Methodist Church officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
The finishing touches are being put on Borgerâ€™s new Subway restaurant.
Frank Wingate, one of the operating partners of Subway, said they are in the final days of finishing the new location of the Subway of Borger.
However, there a few things that still need to be completed prior to its opening.
â€śItâ€™s looking good, but we still have a list of things to get done to be ready for everyone to once again eat at the store,â€ť he said.
The West Texas Comanches took their hoop action to the Miami Tournament this past weekend. The Tribe faced five different teams and got five wins to bring home the Championship Trophy. The Comanches improve to 9-1 on the year.
The Comanches faced the Kress Kangaroos in their opening game. It was a barn burner. They were down by four points with less than a minute to play and Chase Elliott hit a huge three and Carlos Juarez sank two free throws to squeak out a win, 70-67. Alex Ramirez led in scoring with 21 points.
On Saturday afternoon, the Borger Bulldogs finished the Amarillo River Road Tournament by taking third place with a 52-51 win over Boys Ranch.
Through three periods on Friday afternoon, the Bulldogs appeared to be heading to a District 1-3A showdown for the tournament title with Pampa.
However, an injury to junior Jamon Hearon and cold shooting in the fourth period allowed Clarendon to comeback and upset the Bulldogs and send them to the third place game.
Over the weekend, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen fell to Otero Junior College and Lamar Community College during their two day road trip into Colorado.
On Friday evening, Otero stayed undefeated for the season by defeat the Plainsmen 67-54.
Top scorers for the Plainsmen were Akeem Johnson 15 points and 9 rebounds, Taquan Mcdew 10 , and Ronald Scott 9.
On Saturday, Lamar escaped from the court with a one point 64-63 win.
Top scorers were McDew 16, Montero Rice 13, and Johnson 10.