January 12th, 2012
The abatement of the old Golden Plains Community Hospital building is continuing to progress.
Dennis Jack, CEO of GPCH, shared a report on the progress at the meeting of the Hutchinson County Hospital District Board of Directors Monday evening. He reported the abatement is around 85 percent complete.
On Wednesday morning, LINN Energy presented Frank Phillips College with a $35,000 donation to be used to purchase equipment for the P&E and I&E technology program during the grand opening of LINN Energyâ€™s new regional office in Borger.
FPC President Dr. Jud Hicks, FPC Dean of Career and Technology Jack Stanley, LINN Energy Senior VP/Chief Operating Officer Arden Walker, and other representatives from LINN Energy were hand to take part in the presentation of the donation check from LINN Energy to the Frank Phillips College.
A federal court decision has spurred Xcel Energy to rethink its initial decision to raise gas rates for its residential customer base.
The decision, which pertains to the delay of a costly new environmental regulation, spurred the decision by Xcel.
The update, if it had gone into effect, would have added $6.30 or seven percent, to a typical winter residential bill of 1,000 kilowatt-hours in Texas. Customers in New Mexico eventually would have seen higher fuel costs because customers in both states share the same power generation system.
The Hutchinson County Local Emergency Planning Committee will meet on January 12, 2012 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at Frank Phillips College cafeteria.
There will be a financial report given by Carie Richards and and other reports such as Public Education Committee-Jerry Langwell,. Compliance Committee-Paton Willis, Public Warning Systems Committee-Danny Richards, and raining/Drill Committee-Bob Watson.
The committee will also discuss Unfinished Business and new business items.
BHS counselors & Frank Phillips College will be hosting Financial Aid Night on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, 6:00-8:00 P.M. IN THE BHS Media Center. Parents of juniors and seniors are encouraged to attend. Information regarding scholarships, financial aid, and college admission processes will be some of the many topics addressed.
Funeral mass for Steven Daniel Willis, 58, will be Friday at St. Johnâ€™s Catholic Church with Msgr. Michael Colwell officiating. Rosary will be Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at St. Johnâ€™s Catholic Church. Interment will follow mass at Westlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Mike Harber or Borger passed away January 10, 2012 in Amarillo, Texas.
Mike was born to Carl B. Harber and Marcel Fahle Harber, February 2, 1953 in Borger, Texas. He married Kathie Wells on December 23, 1981.
He graduated from Borger High School, attended Frank Phillips College and Wayland Baptist University. He graduated from Amarillo Police Academy and went to work for the Borger Police Department. Mike also worked for the Hutchinson County Sheriffâ€™s Department. He was working for the City of Borger Code Enforcement Department at the time of his death.
On Tuesday evening, the Sanford-Fritch Lady Eagles came out slow, but finished victorious in a big win.
Sanford-Fritch continues to make impressive showings.
The Lady Eagles started on a slow note, requiring Coach Hale to call a timeout after River Road 4-0 run.
With 5:27 on the clock, that small talk must have been good. as Lady Eagles never looked back and moved ahead to a halftime score 22-17.
Sanford-Fritch came out from halftime and took total control. Big rebounding by senior Summer Tubbs and sophomore Mikala Setliff helped control both ends of the court.
On Tuesday evening, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen concluded their non-conference schedule with a 79-76 win over Lamar Community College at the BCAC.
Ronald Scott led the Plainsmen by scoring 14, followed by Taquan McDew and Greg Nelson each having 10 points.
The win improves the Plainsmen record to 8-8 overall and the team will start WJCAC play next Monday, January 16th hosting Odessa College at 7:30 p.m.
PAMPA-There are times in sports when one miscue seems to start an avalanche that can be nearly impossible to overcome for a team.
Unfortunately, that is the scenario the Borger Lady Bulldogs found themselves in their District 1-3A opener loss to the Pampa Lady Harvester, 73-25.
Good three point shooting and 11 first period turnovers by the Lady Bulldogs opened the door for Pampa to use a 12-0 run to build a 7-27 lead after the first eight minutes of play.