April 16th, 2011
Yesterday was a very busy day for the emergency operators of Borger and the surrounding areas.
Hutchinson County Fire Marshal Danny Richards stated that there were gusts of winds over 70 MPH. He also stated that at 9 a.m. a reported power pole fell on top of a home on the block of Sixth St.
At 10 a.m., a carport was blown into electrical lines on 1200 block of Indiana Street.
At 10:30 a.m. on Fourth and Alabama St., a downed power pole was reported. At 1p.m. a roof was reported to have flown into electrical lines in the 2100 block of Huber Avenue.
Copper wire thefts have been on the rise in Hutchinson County.
According to Captain Aaron R. McWilliams of the Hutchinson County Sheriffâ€™s Office, the HCSO has seen a dramatic increase in the theft of copper over the past year.
â€śThese thefts have impacted local citizens, local businesses, farmers, ranchers, and the oil and gas industry,â€ť he said. â€śOver the past year an estimated $100,000 in lost production, lost equipment, and lost property has been investigated by area law enforcement.â€ť
(Editorâ€™s Note: With April 10-16 being National Volunteer Week, this is part four of a four-part series about the importance of volunteers in certain organizations throughout the community.)
Volunteers are not only critical to helping organizations runs smoothly. They are also key to helping them keep citizens safe and healthy.
Cindy Nickell at American Red Cross of Borger said she can use volunteers. She continued to say the Hutchinson County area has well over 100 volunteers who respond to fires, help canteen the firefighters, and also train the public in CPR and first aid.
Borger results from the District 1-3A Track Meet in Perryton
Womenâ€™s varsity: 1. Perryton 274 2. Dalhart 128 3. Pampa 119 4. Borger 78
Menâ€™s varsity: 1. Dalhart 257.5 2. Perryton 124.5 3. Pampa 117 4. Borger 95
Womenâ€™s JV: 1. Perryton 174 2. Pampa 139 3. Dalhart 102 4. Borger 44
Menâ€™s JV: 1. Dalhart 223 2. Pampa 162 3. Perryton 127 4. Borger 9
(*Borger top six finishers)
Women 800m: 6. Nyshel Pease 2:47.16
Women 1600m: 4. Rachel Rickabaugh 6:21.86
Women 3200m: 5. Rachel Rickabaugh 13:38.15; 6. Brisa Balderrama 14:47.41
Last night the Borger ISD School Board approved the hiring of Chet Byerly as the new head boys basketball coach.
After over a month- long search, that drew the interest of over 45 applicants, Byerly was picked to lead the Bulldog hoop program due to his experience as a head coach and a player.
Byerly brings to Borger 17 years of coaching experience that includes six years as an assistant before spending the last 11 years as a head coach at Breckenridge, Azle, Snyder, Hillsboro and most recent at El Campo, near the Houston area.
There are times in the athletic arena where a bad loss can make a lasting impression on a team for either the good or bad during a season.
After the Borger Bulldogs suffered an 18-8 loss to the Perryton Rangers back on April 2 there was the big question of how the Bulldogs would regroup in order to stay in the hunt for the District 1-3A title or potentially find themselves just settling for the third playoff spot when the season came to an end.
The West Texas Lady Comanches played two district softball games on the road this week. That didnâ€™t matter to the Lady Tribe as they took care of business in style. First, they came close to shutting out the Lady Mustangs from Claude on Saturday. The girls did a great job defensively holding Claude to only one run, winning 21-1. Then, they went to Follett and won 11-0 on Monday.
Herman S. Mos, 87, formerly of Borger, passed away, Wednesday, April 13, 2011.
Borger High School will officially have a new principal at the start of the new school year.
After a closed session Thursday evening, the Borger ISD board of trustees voted to approve David S. Tyson of Kerens as the new principal to replace Tony McCarthy. McCarthy will be taking an administrative position within the district.
Tyson will be coming to BHS from his position as principal at Kerens High School in Kerens, where he has served from 2006 until the present time.
(Editor's Note: With April 10-16 being National Volunteer Week, this is part three of a four-part series about the importance of volunteers in certain organizations throughout the community.)
Three local organizations with the goal of helping citizens consider volunteers extremely important to the work that they do.