December is one of the most colorful months of the year because of all the Christmas trees and lights in and around peopleâ€™s homes.
But as pretty as they are, they all can cause an uncontrolled light most people donâ€™t want to see: fire.
Hutchinson County Fire Marshal Danny Richards said the live and dry pine trees can be a fire hazard if not handled properly.
Special fire safety precautions need to be taken when keeping a live tree in the house. A burning tree can rapidly fill a room with fire and deadly gases.
The Borger Creative Arts Club will be holding its Annual Christmas Bazaar on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2 and 3, at 931 Illinois in Borger. Baked goods will be available for purchase, including cakes, pies, and cookies, as well as craft items, painted items, Christmas gifts, and clothing. A hand-embroidered quilt will be raffled off. Tickets are $1 or six for $5. For more information on the bazaar, call 886-0299 or 898-8515.
The Faith Fellowship Church Drama Team proudly presents a musical drama for Christmas, â€śA Time For Miracles.â€ť
The Christmas season is different than any other time of the year. There is a peace in the air. A time of great expectancy. People truly seem to be kinder to each other during Christmas.
AMARILLO, Texas â€” Dustin Engler and Raphael Garcia, Jr., both of Borger, Texas, have each pleaded guilty in federal court in Amarillo, Texas, to one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Each defendant faces a maximum statutory sentence of 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine.
Since their arrests by agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), each has remained in custody.
On Tuesday evening, the Borger Bulldogs took advantage of a quick start in their 58-38 win over the Canadian Wildcats at Tex Hanna Gym.
By halftime, the Bulldogs held a 16 point lead 32-16 and did a good job keeping the Wildcats from making a second half comeback.
Jamon Hearon led the Bulldogs with 19 points followed by Danial Salinas chipping in withnine points.
The Bulldogs improve to 2-4 on the seaosn and will next take part in the Amarillo River Road Tournament starting tomorrow.
JV Score: Borger 30 Canadian 28
After an extended football season, the Eagles from Sanford-Fritch had their first game of the season at home against Claude.
Pretty exciting game with some sloppy play but with continuing conditioning these Eagles may be fun to watch under new coach Chris Simmons.
Eagles had a good first quarter leading 10-9.
With fatigue a factor, the Claude Mustangs tried running the ball up and down the court to wear those Eagles out.
Sanford-Fritch stayed up and battled them the entire first three quarters. Halftime score was a close matchup with the Mustangs leading 20-25.
Senior Citizens Bazaar is scheduled for December 2nd and 3rd at the Opportunities Center, 930 Illinois Street, Borger. All goods are handcrafted and include a wide variety of goods from delicate crochet or tatting to carved wooden items. Afghans, baby blankets, scarves, house shoes, hand painted items â€“ and the list goes on. Come see for yourselves. It's a great place to get that something very special and one-of-a-kind, as well as to do some early Christmas shopping. Altrusa Club of Borger sponsors the affair and 100% of the sale price goes to the person making the item.
On Tuesday evening, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen took on the Trinidad State College Trojans in their final home game for the fall semester in the BCAC.
The Trojans won the first meeting between the two in Colorado earlier this month. However, the Plainsmen took advantage of good shooting from behind the three point line and a 10-2 run in the final four minutes to get the win, 91-80.
The Plainsmen started the game having a tough time getting their shots to fall. However, the team was able to count on its outside game all evening, hitting 11 of 15 three pointers.
Jimmy Dale Ream, 36, of Borger, died Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, in Amarillo.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, at Highland Park Cemetery with Pastor Jim Loper of Cornerstone Church of Amarillo officiating. Services are under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Hutchinson County Sheriff Guy Rowh will not be seeking reelection in 2012.
Rowh has announced his intentions to retire from the position. He was first elected Sheriff in November of 2000. He became a deputy for Hutchinson County in 1977 and remained in that position until 1996, when he left and took a law enforcement position with the City of Borger. He later took a position with Pantex as a security officer until the 2000 elections.
Rowh said his choice to retire was not an easy one to make.