October 17th, 2011
Before passing an amended animal control ordinance, the City of Borger wants the input of the public.
The Borger City Council will be acting to schedule a public hearing on Nov. 1, 2011, at 7 p.m. to allow public comment on the proposed ordinance.
Those wanting to read the ordinance in its entirety can find it on the City of Borger web site at www.ci.borger.tx.us.
The West Texas High Marching Band is moving on to area competition! The band received a Division One rating at the UIL Region One Marching Band Contest that took place Saturday at Dick Bivens Stadium in Amarillo. The band will be advancing to the UIL Area Marching Band Contest, scheduled for Oct. 29 at Dick Bivens Stadium.
PHOTO BY DON RICE
Borger ISD is encouraging the schools to be drug free.
The week of Oct. 24 ‚Äď 28, 2011 Borger Schools will have their annual Red Ribbon Week of activities. The theme of the week is ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs up to me to be drug-free.‚ÄĚ
Borger ISD uses Red Ribbon Week to educate the schools and the community about how important it is to be drug-free.
All through the week students are asked to take part in activities. Monday is ‚ÄúI‚Äôm a ‚ÄėJean-ius‚Äô-I am Drug- Free Day.‚ÄĚ Everyone is asked to wear jeans. Tuesday is the day to join the war against drugs, and students are asked to wear camouflage.
On Wednesday, October 19th, Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen fans are encouraged to wear pink to support ‚ÄúDig for a Cure‚ÄĚ during the volleyball team‚Äôs WJCAC conference match against NMMI at 7:00 p.m. at the BCAC.
All donations and proceeds from the match will go to the ‚ÄúSusan G. Komen Fight against Breast Cancer.‚ÄĚ
During the game a drawing will be held for an iPAD 2 being donated Verizon Wireless. Raffle tickets are $3 each or four for $10 and you must be present in order to win.
On Saturday evening, former football players from Borger High School and Pampa High School squared off in the second alumni football game at Bulldog Stadium.
Unfortunately for Bulldog fans, the Harvesters took home bragging rights by getting the win 50-13.
On Saturday afternoon, the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen gave the Midland College Lady Chaparrals all they could handle in the five game match.
Unfortunately. the Lady Chaps left the BCAC giving the Lady Plainsmen their first loss at home this season winning 25-15, 19-25, 17-25, 25-22, 12-15.
The win keeps Midland College perfect in WJCAC play with a 6-0 record, while the Lady Plainsmen fall to 2-4 in WJCAC play and to 19-12 overall.
The Lady Plainsmen return to the court on Wednesday evening hosting NMMI beginning at 7:00 p.m.
No disrespect to the rest of the nation, but the best high school football in the country is found in the great state of Texas.
On Friday night the Vista Ridge Wolves from Colorado Springs, Colo., came into their contest against the Borger Bulldogs with a lot of hype due to an undefeated 6-0 record and a number one ranking in 3A in the state of Colorado.
But from the opening kickoff to the final quarterback kneel down, the Bulldogs proved the top ranking in Colorado just is not that impressive in Texas, as the Bulldogs came away with the dominating homecoming win 32-20 at Bulldog Stadium.
The Sanford-Fritch Eagles walked out onto Eagle Field ready to play on Friday night in their District 1-2A Div II showdown against the Dimmitt Bobcats.
It didn‚Äôt take long for the Eagles to put numbers on the board. In the first quarter senior Tate Murray caught a six yd touchdown pass from quarterback Chris Bryan with 8:23 on the clock.
This Saturday, the Borger High School and West Texas High School marching bands will take part in the UIL Region One Marching Contest at Dick Bivins Stadium in Amarillo.
The West Texas High Marching Band will compete in the marching contest first, taking the field at 2:00 p.m.
The 55-member Comanche Band will perform a show which features the music of Michael Jackson, including ‚ÄúThriller,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúI'll Be There,‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúBillie Jean.‚ÄĚ
The City of Borger was recently named the winner of a special award at the Texas Municipal League Annual Conference in Houston.
During the opening general session of the 2011 conference, which was held in Houston, the city was announced as the winner of the Public Safety category for cities under 25,000 for its ‚ÄúPublic Safety Training Partnerships.‚ÄĚ