January 25th, 2012
On Monday, Borger High School senior Ty Brown verbally committed to play collegiate football for the Henderson State University Reddies in Arkadelphia, Ark.
Brown will make the second Borger Bulldog to commit to the university this week, after teammate Miles McKinney committed to Henderson State on Sunday.
In 2011, Brown established himself as one of the best running backs in West Texas by rushing for over 1200 yards with 15 touchdowns and earn District 1-3A Offensive MVP honors, despite missing over three games due to a leg injury.
On Tuesday evening, the Amarillo High Lady Sandies defeated the Borger Lady Bulldogs 1-0 in a game that would be called at the 25th minute in the second half due to lightning.
The Lady Bulldogs will return to action in Amarillo on Monday, January 30th in their district opener against Amarillo Palo Duro.
On Tuesday evening, the Borger Bulldogs dropped to 1-2 in District 1-3A play by losing to the Dalhart Golden Wolves 58-32 at Tex Hanna Gym.
The Bulldogs struggled to take care of the ball leading to the team committing 26 turnovers. The Wolves took advantage of those Borger miscues by scoring 16 points directly off turnovers, including eight points in the third period, to help Dalhart build a 13 point lead going into the fourth period.
The Bulldogs got off to a good start in the game taking an early 4-0 lead off of baskets by Tyrell Haynes and Jamon Hearon.
On Tuesday evening, the Dalhart Lady Wolves used a fast start to get the 68-38 over the Borger Lady Bulldogs in District 1-3A action at Tex Hanna Gym.
The Lady Bulldogs struggled offensively in the first period by going 1/10 from the floor and not getting on the scoreboard until Vanessa Jones hit two free throws at the 2:45 mark.
Unfortunately the same couldnâ€™t be said for Dalhart, as the the Lady Wolves used fast break opportunities and two three pointers to build a 5-21 lead by the end of the first period.
AMARILLO â€“ Nell Robison Riggins, 94, died Jan. 23, 2012, in Amarillo, TX.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at Trinity United Methodist Church with Rev. W. Douglas Mills officiating.
Burial will be at Llano Cemetery by Griggs-Schooler-Gordon Funeral Directors.
Nell was born on October 11, 1917 and went to be with the Lord on January 23, 2012. Nell graduated from Borger High School in 1935 and married her high school sweetheart Norman Robison.
They went on to have 5 children and lived in Borger and Stinnett, Texas.
AMARILLO â€“ John W. â€śJâ€ť French, 88, died Jan. 23, 2012, in Amarillo, TX.
Graveside services will be at 2:00 PM on Thursday January 26, 2012 at Memorial Park Cemetery with Chaplain John Elser of Thomas E. Creek VA Medical Center officiating, under the direction of Memorial Park Funeral Home. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
J was born December 13, 1923 in Gillam, Louisiana to DeWitt and Myrtle Lea French. J served his country in WWII with the US Army as a medic. During his service, most of his time was spent in Europe.
AMARILLO â€“ Roger Alan Wilson, 66, died Jan. 22, 2012.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at Trinity Fellowship Church, North Ministry Center, with Dwayne Hollis officiating. Arrangements by Cox Funeral Home.
Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at Westlawn Cemetery, Fritch, TX. Arrangements by Cox Funeral Home.
Over the past couple of weeks, several local businesses have donated materials, equipment, and man power in order to put up the new scoreboard at Huber Park for the Borger High School Baseball program.
LINN Energy paid for the new scoreboard, Conner Industries welded on the frame to accommodate the new larger board. Fuzzyâ€™s Radiator brought out the crane to take down the old and hang the new board. The City of Borger provided labor to help take the old scoreboard down and hang up the new one.
The City of Borger is becoming part of a new public mass information system, better known as PARIS (Panhandle Area Regional Information System).
Borger City Manager Eddie Edwards said that for the past several years, panhandle emergency managers and the Panhandle Regional Planning Commission (PRPC) have been working together in an effort to provide all jurisdictions in the region the ability to contact their residents quickly when disasters are imminent.
Fritch - Tony Manzella, 19, of Fritch, died Monday, January 23, 2012 in Borger.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday, January 27, 2012 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Borger with Rev. Don Poole of Saint John's Lutheran Church in Dumas officiating, and Rev. Steve Misch, Mission Ministry Facilitator assisting. Services are under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger. Tony will be available for viewing Wednesday at the funeral home in Borger.