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May 24th, 2012

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.

May 22nd

Young and Day promoted within the Borger Athletic Department

May 22, 2012

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.

Swim lessons will be available June 4-July 27

May 22, 2012

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.

Memorial Day ceremonies set

May 22, 2012

The American Legion, VFW, and the Elks Lodge will be holding Memorial Day Ceremonies on May 28, 2012 in honor of the fallen and those who are still fighting for our freedom today.
Services will start at 9 a.m in the Westlawn Cemetery,and will then travel to three different cemeteries including Highland Park at 10 a.m., Stinnett Cemetery at 11 a.m., and Lieb Cemetery at noon.
After the services, there will be a dinner served at the Morse Community Center. Citizens are welcomed to bring a covered dish. For more information call Jose Martinez at 878-3987.

Cell phone usage results in rollover for Stinnett man

May 22, 2012

Cell phone usage resulted in a wreck for a Stinnett man early Monday morning.
According to Trooper Darrin Bridges of the DPS, around 6:15 a.m. Monday, driver Andrew Gonzales, 33, of Stinnett stated he was using a cell phone and took his eyes off the road, causing him to drift into northbound lanes and off the road on the east side.
This caused the vehicle to roll several times down a cliff on Highway 136, just a mile north of Canadian River Bridge.
The driver was Lifestarred to Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo and is in stable condition.

City of Borger gearing up for park rec program

May 22, 2012

With summer on the horizon, the City of Borger is gearing up for its park recreation program.
The program will run from June 4 through July 27, 2012. Annadon Keys, director of the Johnson Park Youth Center, said that parents and guardians need to bring their children with them to the JPYC when signing them up for park recreation. Forms need to be read and signed by the parent/guardian as well as the child, and a picture is taken of each child for safety reasons.

May 21st

SFHS names top two graduates

May 21, 2012

Sanford-Fritch High School has named its top two graduates for the Class of 2012.
Natasha Renee Tolley is the valedictorian of this year’s class, holding a 4.0 GPA, and Madison Allen is the salutatorian, graduating with a 4.0 GPA. Tolley is graduating with 18 dual college credit hours from Frank Phillips College and Allen is graduating with 20 dual college credit hours from FPC.

 

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