Archive - May 2012 - News Article
The time has come to purchase luminarias for this yearâs Hutchinson County Relay For Life event.
Citizens are encouraged to honor a friend or loved one who is fighting a battle with cancer or remember someone who is lost with a American Cancer Society RFL of Hutchinson County Luminaria.
Luminarias may be purchased for a donation and will be featured in a special ceremony during Relay 2012, set for June 8 and 9, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., at Huber Park in Borger.
Every forgotten animal needs a good place to call home and someone to call family.
Coming up on Monday, June 2, 2012, Borger Animal Control and Troop 31 BSA will host âAll Pets in the Panhandleâ as an Eagle Scout Project.
This event will take place in front of Wal-Mart in Borger.
Also, the North Shore Adoption Bus â associated with North Shore Animal League and National Dog Mill Rescue - will be on hand.
West Texas High School has named its top two graduates for the Class of 2012.
Matthew Goodale is this yearâs valedictorian with a 101.89/4.0 GPA, and Sarah Kelly has been named salutatorian with a 101.28/4.0 GPA.
Goodale is the son of George and Dallas Goodale. He has taken honors courses in English I, II, III, Chemistry, Physics, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Government, and Economics. He has also taken dual credit courses in English IV, Chemistry, and U.S. History.
Hannah Hobbs, an employee of Bennigan's in Borger, recently served a guest who ordered a beer for his friend who was a fallen comrade.
The beer was intended to be a memorial to Navy Lt. J.G. Francis Toner IV. The guest left a note with the beer that read âIn memory of Lt. J.G. Francis Toner, USN. Killed in action 27 March 2009, Balkh Province, Afghanistan. âNon sibi said patriaeâ NOT FORGOTTEN!â
A resident of Borger pled guilty on Tuesday for possessing child pornography.
According to court records, James Bradley Taylor pleaded guilty to one of three child porn charges for a plea bargain.
The other two felony charges for receiving and attempting to receive the materials were dropped.
According to the plea agreement, Taylor installed Frostwire, a file sharing program, on a personal computer, which he used to download the child pornography in the month of March.
Borger High School has named its top two graduates for the Class of 2012.
Abbie Madden is this yearâs valedictorian with a weighted GPA of 106.7857, and Rachel Thompson has been named the salutatorian with a weighted GPA of 106.2291.
Madden has had an active career during her years at BHS. She was on the varsity tennis team all four years of her high school career and served as team captain for one year.
After 55 years of satisfying Borgerâs sweet tooth, Mr. Treats is closing shop.
Since 1957, Mr. Treats Donut Shop has seen several hundred citizens walk through its doors on a daily basis.
According to the owner Teresa Bellow, Mr. Treats will shut its doors for good this Friday, May 25, 2012.
A disturbance occurred within the late hours of Monday night in Fritch, and shots were fired.
According to Chief Deputy James Qualls of the Hutchinson County Sheriffâs Office, there was a outside disturbance involving three individuals around 8 p.m. on Monday night in the Pawnee and Goodnight area.
Brent Dickinson, 38, of Fritch attempted to open fire. No injuries were reported.
On scene was the Hutchinson County Sheriffâs Office, National Park Service, and Fritch Police Department. Dickinson was arrested for deadly conduct. All officials left the scene at 9:30 p.m.
On Tuesday evening, the Borger ISD School Board unanimously approved the hiring of Leslie Young as the new Borger ISD Athletic Director and James Day as the new Borger Bulldogs Head Football Coach.
Swimming lessons for children should be something provided to children regardless of their age. Swimming is an activity that is loved by all children, and when they participate in this sport they are gaining a number of benefits. This is why children should have swimming lessons if they can not swim- mostly for safety purposes, but also recreational.
This year Susie Graves, Alicia Hardin, and Kayla Yeager will teach children from ages four and up.