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April 26th

PSPCISD replacing books with IPads

April 26, 2012

Plemons–Stinnett-Phillips High School students and teachers are stepping up in the technology world with IPads.
The PSPCISD Board of Trustees discussed prices and benefits of placing IPads into the hands of high school students during its meeting Tuesday night.
A proposal was approved to buy 20 packs of 10 IPads (200 IPads) for students along with a Macbook and sync cart that will allow teachers to sync apps to 30 IPads at a time. The total cost is about $119,684, plus a extra $2,000 for protective covers.

HCSO to host “Take 25 event” at Wal-Mart

April 26, 2012

The Hutchinson County Sheriff’s Office is doing its part to ensure the safety of children across the area.
The office, in partnership with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, will observe National Missing Children’s Day this year with participation in the national Take 25 child safety campaign. A child ID program will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 19, 2012, at the Borger Wal-Mart.

April 25th

Get registered to vote!

April 25, 2012

For those wanting to get registered to vote in the 2012 primary elections, time is running out!
Hope Andrade, Secretary of State for the State of Texas, is reminding Texans to register to vote by Monday, April 30, so they will be able to cast their ballots in the May 29 Republican and Democratic Primary Elections.

Health fair set for this Friday

April 25, 2012

Come out and enjoy a day of fun and still learn what essentials are needed to keep your body healthy at the annual health fair.
Once again, Hutchinson County will hold its annual Health Fair. This year’s health fair, set for Friday April 27, 2012, will be at Frank Phillips College, Center for Access and Innovation, 901 Opal, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

April 24th

BISD sets calendar for 2012-13

April 24, 2012

The Borger Independent School District has set its calendar for the 2012-13 school year.
The first day of school for Borger students will be August 27, 2012, and the final day will be May 31, 2013.
Students and staff will have the Labor Day holiday off on September 3, and the Thanksgiving holiday is set from Nov. 21-23, 2012. The Christmas holiday is set from Dec. 24-Jan. 2. President’s Day is Feb. 18 and spring break is set for March 11-15, 2013. A Memorial Day holiday will be observed on May 27.

Answers sought in business burglary

April 24, 2012

The Borger Police Department and Crime Stoppers are seeking the assistance of the public pertaining to the recent burglary of a business.
On the morning of Sunday, April 15, 2012, at around 9:40 a.m., officers from Borger PD responded to 1030 Megert Circle in reference to a business burglary.
Lt. Anthony Griffin of the Borger Police Department said that when officers began investigating the burglary, it was found the incident occurred at around 1:20 a.m. that Sunday morning.

April 23rd

Borger AD accepts job in Taylor

April 23, 2012

On Monday evening, Borger Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Rusty Purser accepted the AD/Head Football position for Taylor ISD.
Taylor is a 3A school with an enrollment around 880 students located in the Austin area. The Ducks football team went 3-8 in 2011, but were able to reach the playoffs where they lost to eventual state champions Wimberley 38-31 in the Bi-District round.

BISD board cancels election

April 23, 2012

The Borger ISD board of trustees has officially canceled its election.
Action was taken on the election cancellation during the regular meeting of the board last Tuesday.
A certification of election was passed, declaring Bill Myers, Todd Harris, and Diedre Hood as unopposed candidates who are elected to the trustee positions.
The board also adopted an order canceling the election and a resolution making the action final. Myers, Harris, and Elaine Feese were each up for reelection this year. However, Feese has chosen not to run for another term.

April 21st

Give blood on Community Awareness Day

April 21, 2012

Give a gift to those who need it, the gift of life, and learn more about the community in the process. May 5, 2012 is Community Awareness Day at the Borger Elks Lodge, 200 Opal.
The blood drive is a part of T.J. Whiteley’s Eagle Scout project. Citizens are encouraged to come to the give the gift of life at the blood drive with Coffee Memorial Blood Center. All eligible donors will receive a t-shirt.

Taylor pleads not guilty

April 21, 2012

A Borger man arrested Tuesday on explicit conduct charges filed in 2011 declared his innocence in federal court on Thursday.
On March 20, 2011, at the Federal Court House in Amarillo, James Bradley Taylor, 27 years of age, was charged with one count of a visual depiction of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct, one count of attempt of receipt of a visual depiction of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct, and on March 28, 2011, he was charged with his third count for possession of child pornography in federal court.

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