March 29th, 2011
West Texas Highâ€™s Comanches opened up district baseball with a disappointing 7-5 loss to Follett Saturday. The Comanches made four costly errors, but made a great comeback attempt in the bottom of the final inning. They had the runners on base, but just couldnâ€™t get them across home plate.
Logan Hoff pitched four innings and gave up five earned runs. Carlos Juarez threw three innings and gave up zero runs and allowed just one hit.
The new Hampton Inn of Borger will open on March 31. This hotel will have such features as 32-inch LCD televisions as well as free high-speed internet access.
A â€śSuite Shopâ€ť will be available for late night snacks or goodies for the road, along with a fitness center for people wanting to get in a good workout.
There is a Business Center that will be available 24 hours a day for hotel guests to print documents and boarding passes, check email messages or surf the web, etc., and a free continental breakfast is available.
The Crime Stoppers is seeking the help of the public in the resolution of an unsolved burglary that occurred earlier this month.
On March 17, 2011, during the evening hours, a residence in the 1100 block of Carpenter Street was burglarized.
During the burglary, several firearms were stolen from the residence. Also taken from the residence were gun sights, scopes, and rifle cases.
According to Lt. Anthony Griffin of the Borger Police Department, the estimated loss value of the firearms and accessories totaled near $2,000.
Vera Doughty, 85, of Stinnett, passed away Saturday, March 26, 2011, in Amarillo.
Vera Fay (Chase) Doughty was born in Bovina on May 24, 1925 to Edgar and Marie Chase. She married Oscar Doughty 66 years ago on Nov. 24, 1944, in Carlsbad, N.M. She was a housewife and a member of Fairlanes Baptist Church, where Vera was proud to be a charter member. Vera was involved in the WMU, Prayer Chain, and taught Sunday school classes through the years at several churches.
She is preceded in death by her parents.
A new business will be requesting a re-plat at the upcoming meeting of the Planning and Zoning Commission.
The meeting is set to be held at 7 p.m. this evening in the city council chambers of Borger City Hall, 600 North Main.
The commission will receive and consider a request from CVS Pharmacy for a re-plat of Lots 4-11, Block 24, Unit 4, Thompson Addition, containing 1.303 acres, to be known as Lot 4, Block 24, Unit 4, Thompson Addition, 230 N. Cedar Street.
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The Hutchinson County Friends of the Library Spring Book sale is set to begin this Thursday, March 31, and it will run through Saturday, April 2, set to be held at the Borger branch of the Hutchinson County Library.
The sale will be open to members only on Thursday, with hours of 4-7 p.m. On Friday and Saturday, the sale will be open to the general public, with hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 1, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 2.
A local parish is set to host its annual spaghetti dinner in less than two weeks.
St. Johnâ€™s Catholic Church located at 201 St. Johnâ€™s Road, will be holding its 56th annual Italian meatballs and spaghetti dinner from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 10, 2010. Tickets are currently available for adults and children and will also be available at the door the day of the dinner. Take-outs will be available as well.
On Saturday the Borger Bulldogs defeated Amarillo River Road 10-0 in five innings. Hunter Hertel got the shutout win on the mound.
The Bulldogs will open District 1-3A tomorrow afternoon hosting Dalhart at 5:00 p.m.
There are times in sports when one miscue just seems to lead to the opening of the floodgate for several more to follow before a team can finally regroup.
For the Borger Lady Bulldogs, four of the five innings of their District 1-3A opener had the team holding their own with district rivals, the Pampa Lady Harvesters. However in the top of the third inning, a couple of walks and fielding errors opened the door for the Lady Harvesters to score nine runs before the Lady Bulldogs could regroup, giving Pampa the momentum they needed to leave Agnes Howe Park with the 16-2 win.
After winning the first two in the series on Friday with the NMMI Broncos, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen were able to complete the sweep on Saturday afternoon by taking game three in the series, 6-5 and game four, 13-8.
In game one, freshman Regan Calvert of Plano would get the win on the mound for the Plainsmen.
In game two, the Plainsmen found themselves down 5-7 in the eighth inning.