August 16th, 2011
A Borger woman is in the custody of Amarillo police after allegedly passing fake money at different locations throughout the Texas Panhandle.
On Friday, Aug. 12, at 8:20 p.m., Amarillo police officers were dispatched to the 3300 block of South Bell on a person attempting to pass a possible counterfeit bill. Shannon Washer, 36, of Borger had tried to buy merchandise with what the clerk believed were counterfeit bills.
When the manager did not take the money, Washer took the money and left the property, according to reports from the Amarillo police.
CareNet Pregnancy Center will hold its annual Walk for Life on September 24, 2011 at 9 a.m. The Walk for Life will start at the new Care Net site on the corner of 300 W. Grand Street.
CareNet Director Susan Trahern said, âThis fund raiser is to raise money for the center and to make the community aware of what they are there for, to show people there is a alternative.â
She also stated that participants will receive a free t-shirt.
There are no fees and no limits to how many sponsors may be gathered.
The walk is a full two miles starting from the CareNet Center.
On Monday the Frank Phillips College Board of Regents approved the proposed 2011-2012 Institutional Budget. It will represent a decrease of $1,190,315 from the 2010-11 year, due to a decrease in State funding and a level tax rate.
In the proposed upcoming budget, the college is projected to see a 23.9 % decrease in state appropriations that will amount to a reduction of $646,770.
Overall the college is planning for a 9.4% decrease in revenue, giving the college an estimated budget amount of $11,523,316.
Over the weekend, the Borger Lady Bulldogs took part in the Burkburnett Tournament, winning two matches in pool play and one match in bracket play.
The Lady Bulldogs came in third in Pool Play on Friday winning their matches against Vernon 15-6, 15-13; and Electra 15-6, 15-6; while falling in two tough matches to Kennedale 12-15, 13-15; and Holliday 14-16, 11-15.
The Lady Bulldogs performed well enough to qualify for the Gold Bracket in tournament play on Saturday and got the win over Wichita Falls Rider in three games 21-25, 25-21, 25-15.
When the Borger Bulldogs shook hands with the Canadian Wildcats at the end of Saturday morningâs scrimmage, there were several things the âDogs had to feel good about heading to the locker room. However a lot of work still lies ahead of them.
The Wildcats opened the scrimmage with the ball and took awhile before their spread could get much going, thanks to good pressure put on Wildcat quarterback Braden Hudson by the Bulldogs defensive line.
On Friday evening, the Sanford Fritch Lady Eagles hosted the Fort Elliott Lady Cougars and swept them in three games.
The first game, the Lady Eagles controlled the entire game and won 25-7.
Second and third games found the home team struggling early with comebacks to win 25-21 and 25-20.
The entire team played hard and put up numbers for each victory.
Leading the team were: Mikala Setliff 8 aces, Jacy Judd 16 digs, Mariah Cumings 3 blocks, Christa White 3 blocks and 29 assists and Summer Tubbs 9 kills.
Firefighters responded to a structure fire Friday afternoon on Grand Street.
A old vacant apartment building was engulfed in flames as firefighters arrived on the scene.
Firefighters from the Borger Fire Department arrived on the scene at 4:13 p.m. on Friday, August 12, 2011, bringing two engine trucks, one ladder, and one command vehicle.
According to Borger Fire Marshal Jerry Langwell, the building was already in bad shape and the cause of the fire is sill under investigation.
Firefighters left the scene at 9:11 p.m. that night. There were no injuries reported.
The past two years have been great for the Borger Boys Cross Country team as they have won back to back district titles and earned trips to the 3A state meet in Round Rock.
With all the runners on the state qualifying team returning on the boysâ side and only losing one senior on last yearâs regional qualifying girls team, there is a great deal of optimism that the 2011 season will be one of success for Borger CC program.
A special fund has been set up in memory of Tomas Rodriguez.
Rodriguez, 18, died Monday, Aug. 2, 2011, during an outing to Lake Mackenzie in Briscoe County. About to enter his senior year at Borger High School, Rodriguez worked in produce at United Supermarkets in Borger.
Jennifer Hoeltzel, Assistant Produce Manager at United in Borger, said she worked closely with Rodriguez.
âHe was an incredible young man that is dearly missed by all who knew him,â she said.
One of Borgerâs newest family practice physicians is also Borger born and raised!
Dustin Hawley, M.D. is a graduate of Borger High School and attended Frank Phillips College and Texas Tech University where he earned his Bachelor of Science in biology in 2003.
His graduation from the University of South Dakota School of Medicine put him into the field of medicine in 2008.
âI was born at North Plains Hospital,â he said. âDr. Hull delivered me and Dr. Prewitt was our family doctor.â