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May 29th, 2012

PD warns locals to be aware of phone scam

May 29, 2012

The Borger Police Department wants citizens to be aware of a recent telephone scam circulating in the Hutchinson County area, one that has already directly affected some residents.
Lt. Anthony Griffin of the BPD said this telephone scam targets mainly the elderly population.
The scan begins with a telephone call to the victim, in which the caller identifies himself as a son or a grandson.
“The caller advises that they have either been in an accident or are stranded in Mexico and are in need of assistance,” he said.

May 25th

Stay safe this Memorial Day weekend

May 25, 2012

As families across the country get ready to kick off the summer and honor our military heroes this Memorial Day weekend, local officials urge motorists to stay safe on the road during a time of year when drunk driving deaths typically increase.
Over Memorial Day weekend in 2011, 158 people were killed in drunk driving crashes nationwide.
A tip for safe driving over the holiday weekend and year-round is to plan a safe way home.

Luminarias available for Relay For Life

May 25, 2012

The time has come to purchase luminarias for this year’s 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.

Give a home to an animal that needs it

May 25, 2012

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 “All Pets in the Panhandle” as an Eagle Scout Project.
This event will take place in front of Wal-Mart in Borger.
Also, the North Shore Adoption Bus – associated with North Shore Animal League and National Dog Mill Rescue - will be on hand.

May 24th

West Texas High School names top two graduates

May 24, 2012

West Texas High School has named its top two graduates for the Class of 2012.
Matthew Goodale is this year’s 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.

Facebook post honoring fallen soldier creates buzz

May 24, 2012

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 “In memory of Lt. J.G. Francis Toner, USN. Killed in action 27 March 2009, Balkh Province, Afghanistan. ‘Non sibi said patriae’ NOT FORGOTTEN!”

Taylor pleads guilty to one count

May 24, 2012

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.

May 23rd

Borger High School names top two graduates

May 23, 2012

Borger High School has named its top two graduates for the Class of 2012.
Abbie Madden is this year’s 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.

Mr. Treats says goodbye

May 23, 2012

After 55 years of satisfying Borger’s 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.

HCSO responds to disturbance in Fritch

May 23, 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 Sheriff’s 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 Sheriff’s Office, National Park Service, and Fritch Police Department. Dickinson was arrested for deadly conduct. All officials left the scene at 9:30 p.m.

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