March 26th, 2011
Election time is officially here!
Of the cities of Borger, Fritch, and Stinnett, the City of Borger is the only one who is having contested elections this year.
Two spots are up for election on the Borger City Council. In Place Two, Jeff Brain, who currently serves as Mayor of the City of Borger, is running unopposed for another term. In Place Three, Robert Vinyard, who is currently serving as Mayor Pro-Tem, is seeking re-election for another term. He is being challenged by John Ray and Brandy Callahan for the council seat.
The West Texas High School Sports Department won $10,000 from Frito-Lay through the âScore for Your Schoolâ Promotion.
They accepted the check from Frito-Lay North America during a special assembly yesterday on March 25 at 9am at the WTHS cafeteria The students won the promotion this fall by having the most votes for a Division 1A school in the state of Texas.
The Hutchinson County Retired School Personnel Association will be meeting on April 21, 2011 at Frank Phillips. Lunch will be available in the cafeteria at 11:30am and following lunch in the Gallery Room at 12:30pm.
Chance Welch, Superintendent of Borger ISD, and Jim McClellan, Superintendent of Sanford-Fritch ISD, will be the speakers and will share information about our school systems and about the financial crisis facing those systems.
Everyone is invited to attend and hear the facts concerning the challenges that teachers in the Panhandle are encountering.
After an up-and-down trip south during Spring Break, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen returned home this weekend to take on the NMMI Broncos in a four-game WJCAC series.
In the first two games on Friday, the Plainsmen took care of business on their home field by coming away with two wins, 7-4 and 8-5.
Game one: Frank Phillips 7, NMMI 4
The Broncos opened the first game strong at the plate by scoring three runs in the first inning.
However, the Plainsmen used good second and third innings to score seven runs to take a 7-3 lead where they were able to hang on for the 7-4 win.
The City of Borger is planning to continue its street seal coating program into the upcoming year.
During a special session Wednesday, the council approved action on an interlocal agreement between Borger and other communities for the 2011 seal coat program.
Ted Dodd, director of public works, said it is the fourth year the City of Borger has participated in the seal coat program. The agreement allows the city to go in with Wheeler, Panhandle, and other southern communities, so bids will come in at a better price.
TLC and Lions Club have been coming together every year since 1949 to create the Texas Childrenâs Camp. This partnership will allow 75 individuals with special needs and medical conditions to go to summer camp at no cost.
âTexas Lions Camp is a residential camping facility for children with physical disabilities, type 1 diabetes and cancer. The Camp is located on over 500 acres in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, and is designed to introduce the âCan Doâ philosophy to children dealing with special medical conditions,â according to the Internet.
The Hutchinson County Commissioners Court will be holding a regular meeting on Monday March 28, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. in the Hutchinson County Courthouse in Stinnett. The meeting will start off with any corrections or additions to the minutes from the previous commissioners meeting. The commissioners will then accept any public comments.
When Head Coach Steve Watkins took over the Borger Lady Bulldog softball program before the 2009 season, the varsity squad was one that had seen a couple of years of struggles on the field and was a program thin in upperclassmen leadership.
As a result, Watkins was forced with the task of putting together a varsity team full of sophomores and freshmen that was a little green in some of the fundamentals of the game, which in turn led to the team taking a couple of lumps the past two years on the field.
Mildred Louise Duckworth, 85, died Wednesday, March 23, 2011, in Amarillo.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Church of Christ at Borger with Mr. Richard Kasko, Minister of the Fritch Church of Christ, officiating. Interment will be in Memory Gardens in Pampa under the direction of Minton/Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
An agreement between the City of Borger and Carson County for fire protection has received official approval.
During a special session held Wednesday afternoon, action on the agreement was approved by the Borger City Council.
Eddie Edwards, Borger City Manager, said the agreement has been in the works for some time. He said the Borger Fire Department has been responding to fires in the northern part of Carson County as long as he can remember.