October 21st, 2011
The Lake Meredith National Recreations Areaâ€™s well-known â€śBig Treeâ€ť has fallen.
Due to the years of vandalism and repeated fires, the cottonwood tree was severely damaged, hollow, and unstable.
Oliver â€śWeldonâ€ť Luginbyhl, 67, died October 18, 2011 in Amarillo, Texas.
Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 21, 2011 at Lieb Cemetery with Reverend Andy Dietz officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Weldon lived in the Borger area for 45 years. He loved his family and he loved to fish and read. Weldon married Norma Gautreaux in 1985 at Dallas, Texas.
FRITCH - Dawn Marie Weber, 37, of Fritch, died Sunday, October 16, 2011 in Spearman.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, October 20, 2011, at the Minton Memorial Chapel with Allen Campbell of Granite City, Ill., officiating. Interment will follow at Westlawn Memorial Park. Services are under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Fritch.
Paul Belton Early Childhood Center may soon be seeing a name change.
Discussion was held on the matter during the regular meeting of the Borger ISD Board of Trustees Thursday evening. The proposed name change will be Paul Belton Elementary School.
BISD Superintendent Chance Welch said that PBECC principal Amy Blansett approached him about the possibility after getting input from some of her teachers.
Welch said the district does consider PBECC to be a rigorous academic elementary school.
The Borger City Council has taken action to establish an account for the 9/11 memorial to be constructed in Huber Park, which is still in the planning stages.
The council approved action to establish an account for the construction and perpetual care of the monument. Eddie Edwards, city manager, said Bob Tiffany, who is with the 9/11 memorial committee, has asked the city to establish an account to accept donations for the construction of the memorial.
Edwards said the city is certainly capable to track incoming money and pay any bills as needed from that account.
Friday marks the next chapter in the great rivalry featuring the Borger Bulldogs and the Pampa Harvesters coming in with identical 3-4 records for the District 1-3A opener.
The Bulldogs enter the game coming off an impressive 32-20 win over the top ranked 3A team in Colorado, Vista Ridge.
The Bulldogsâ€™ defense had a big night in shutting down a talented Wolvesâ€™ offense most of the night by providing good pressure up front combined with solid play in the secondary.
Tomorrow night, the Sanford-Fritch Eagles will make the trip into the South Plains to take on the Abernathy Antelopes in a big District 1-2A showdown, which could determine who will win the district title.
So far through district play, both the Eagles and Antelopes have been able to flex their muscles as the best two teams in the district by holding undefeated district records.
On Friday night. the West Texas High Comanches will play in their final home game for the 2011 season when they host the undefeated Sunray Bobcats in a key District 1-1A battle.
Last Friday evening, the Comanches suffered just their second loss of the season when they fell 48-14 to the Canadian Wildcats.
The Comanchesâ€™ offense continued to move the ball on the ground, racking up over 230 rushing yards. But, the Comanchesâ€™ defense just could not find an answer on how to slow down the Wildcatsâ€™ spread attack, which racked up 533 yards of total offense and built up a big lead by halftime.
There are times in sports, when the scoreboard doesnâ€™t really tell the whole story of how close or not so close a game truly was.
Wednesday evening in the BCAC, the New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI) Lady Broncos defeated the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen in straight sets 19-25, 27-29, 22-25 in WJCAC play.
The win was a clean sweep for NMMI, however each game in the match featured great plays from both teams, leading fans to understand why the two clubs had split their previous two meetings this season.
State Senator Kel Seliger is coming to Borger for a town hall meeting next week.
The meeting will be held from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 25, 2011, at Borger City Hall, 600 North Main.
Senator Seliger has traveled throughout the Panhandle, South Plains, and Permian Basin throughout the last two months to discuss the activities of the 82nd Legislative Session with his constituents.
â€śThe town hall meetings are a great way to ensure there is continuing dialogue from the people who live in my district,â€ť he said. â€śI hold them regularly and use the information exchanged.â€ť