May 7th, 2011
This week, Borger High School senior golfer Will Paulsell will begin his final tournament as a high school golfer by taking part in the 3A State Tournament at Roy Kizer Golf Course in Austin.
The trip marks the second time the Borger golfer will have competed at the state tournament. Yet it will be the first time since 2008 the heralded golfer has had the opportunity to compete for the state title.
Back in 2008, Paulsell made his presence known on the area high school golf scene as a freshman, winning the district title and earning that first trip to the state tournament.
PLAINVIEW-Solid pitching and an aggressive hit-and-run style at the plate proved to be a great formula for the Andrews Lady Mustangs in game one of the best-of-three 3A Area Round series with the Borger Lady Bulldogs on Friday evening in Plainview.
Lady Mustang pitcher Shannon Hobbs used a good combination of pitches to limit the Lady Bulldogs to two hits, while Andrews combined for 13 runs on 18 hits in the first two innings to set the tone for the 19-3 win for Andrews.
Andrews opened the bottom of the first inning with three singles and a bunt to quickly take a 0-2 lead.
Linda Davis, 57, of Borger, passed away, Thursday, May 5, 2011.
Linda Lavon (West) Davis was born Thursday, April 1, 1954 in Borger, TX to Lloyd and Etta Mae (Smith) West. She married David Davis on August 6, 1983 in Borger, TX. She was a Deputy Clerk for Hutchinson County working in the Tag and Title Office.
She is preceded in death by one brother, Steve West.
Survivors include her husband; her daughter, Sabina Hawthorne and husband Mark of Dallas, TX; two grandchildren; her parents of Borger, TX and one brother, Mark West of Borger, TX.
Starting on Monday, West Texas High sophomore Nathan Forrest will compete in the 1A State Golf Tournament at Roy Kizer Golf Course in Austin.
Forrest earned a spot at the state tournament by coming in fourth place overall at the 1A Region I Tournament two weeks ago.
In talks with West Texas High Coach Aron Graves, Forrest is believed to be the first golfer from West Texas High to qualify for the state golf tournament.
The Borger Police Department is currently investigating a criminal mischief incident involving a local church.
The criminal mischief took place at New Jerusalem Church, located at 1016 Brain Street. According to Lt. Anthony Griffin of the BPD, sometime between April 29 and 30, 2011, several windows were broken on the church.
After falling to Howard College in the first round of the NJCAA Region V West Tournament on Thursday, the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen tried to keep their season alive when they took on El Paso CC on Friday morning.
The Lady Plainsmen got off to a good start by scoring three runs in the top of the first inning. However El Paso would score five runs in the fith and sixth innings to come away with the 6-3 win, ending the Lady Plainsmenâ€™s 2011 season.
The Borger City Council has granted an additional extension of time to one local resident to allow her to continue refurbishing two different properties.
During its regular meeting Tuesday, the council approved an order to further modify the recommendation of the Building Standards Commission to require Penny Hodges to obtain a remodel permit for structures located at 309 South Hedgecoke and 219-221 W. Jefferson, within a 10-day period, and gave her an additional 90 days to complete repairs.
Heston Cooper, 76, of Borger, passed away, Wednesday, May 4, 2011.
Heston Coy Cooper was born Monday, May 28, 1934 in Colony, OK. He married Verna Mae Tackett on December 13, 1973 in Pampa, TX. He was a truck driver.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife; three sons, Lynn Cooper of Borger, TX, Coy Cooper and wife Kim of Willow, OK and Jerry Cooper of Amarillo, TX; his brother, Douglas Cooper of Maine; his sister, Naomi Pawley of Lawton, OK; and ten grandchildren.
Service will be held at a later date.
AMARILLO - Margaret Rose Howard, age 86, of Amarillo, died Sunday May 1, 2011.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 7, 2011, in Schooler Funeral Home, Brentwood Chapel with Dr. Winfred Moore, Pastor of First Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be 1:30 P.M. Saturday, May 7, 2011, in Westlawn Cemetery, Borger, Texas. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 S. Georgia St.
The International Coin Collectors Association will be in Borger from May 9-14 from 9am till 6pm and 9am till 4pm on Saturday at the AmericInn Lodge & Suites of Borger, 900 E. 3rd.
They will be coming to Borger in the search of the â€śmost rare coins in worldâ€ť.
The collectors are hoping to see items such as coins and paper currency issued prior to 1965 and gold items including class rings, mismatched earrings, broken necklaces, gold coins and bullion.