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April 19th, 2012
A Borger man was arrested on explicit conduct charges stemming from 2011 on Tuesday
On March 20, 2011, at the federal courthouse 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 in federal court.
Later on March 22, 2011, Taylor was charged with 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.
The recent thunderstorms in the area have caused Lake Meredith to rise nearly two feet over the last week, according to Hutchinson County Fire Marshal Danny Richards.
After dropping to a record low of 29.80 feet on April 9th, Lake Meredithâ€™s water depth on Monday was measuring at 31.37 feet and Richards expects the level to continue to rise over the next 10 days before leveling off.
Last Wednesdayâ€™s thunderstorms brought nearly five inches of rain to the Fritch area and caused significant damage due to the hard hail.
A Borger dispatcher was recently honored for her efforts in keeping the Borger community safe.
Linda Lewis, Communications Supervisor for the Borger Police Department, was recognized for receiving the â€śSilent Heroâ€ť award by Lt. Bruce Roberts of the Borger Police Department during the Borger City Council meeting Tuesday.
Lt. Roberts said communication officers provide an essential service to the community.
â€śThey do this 24 hours a day, seven days a week, all year long,â€ť he said. â€śTheir dedication for the most part goes unnoticed by us and by the public.â€ť
No major injuries occurred during a wreck involving a truck and school bus in Fritch on Monday, April 17, 2012, at West Broadway and Maxpage around 7:40 a.m.
According to Fritch Officer Schiller, a male minor driving a red 2005 truck failed to yield the right-of-way to a school bus transporting 19 children. The female passenger of the truck and one child on the bus were transported to Golden Plains Community Hospital. Schiller stated the accident is still under investigation.
The Borger Police Department made two important arrests last Monday, one of which may be leading the department to pursue further charges.
On Monday, April 9, 2012, officers from Borger PD arrested Charles Colby Griffin, 24, of Borger, for an outstanding Randall County warrant. The warrant was for bond surrender for an original charge of possession of a controlled substance, according to Lt. Anthony Griffin of the BPD.
Golden Plains Community Hospital is pleased to announce the addition of a Special Luncheon Cuisine directed by Chef Bud Anderson. The introductory Luncheon will be held Wednesday, April 18, 2012 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the hospitalâ€™s dining room. GPCHâ€™s Dining will now feature a luncheon cuisine Monday through Friday. This special meal will be available in addition to the variety of foods now served. The price of the featured cuisine will range from $6.99 to $9.99 plus tax. Please call 806-467-5720 to reserve meals for dining in or carry out.
The CareNet Pregnancy Center of Borger is preparing for a truly one-of-a-kind fundraiser.
The center will hold its fundraiser, with a theme of â€śThe Great Turnaround,â€ť starting at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 19, 2012, at the Frank Phillips College library.
Susan Trahern, Director of the CareNet Pregnancy Center in Borger, said a speaker from Bruce Wilkinson Ministries will be on hand for the event. Wilkinson is the author of â€śThe Prayer of Jabez.â€ť
The Borger Independent School Board of Trustees will be taking action to cancel its upcoming election.
This action will be taken during the boardâ€™s regular meeting, set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2012, in the conference room of the BISD Administration Building, 200 East Ninth.
The board will be acting to certify the election, will consider an order canceling the election, and adopt a resolution for the cancellation of the trustee election.
On Saturday, April 14, 2012, an unoccupied house at 1311 Boyd was set to flames for a second time.
According to Fire Marshal Jerry Langwell, this wasnâ€™t the first time the house was on fire.
â€śWe are investigating it as suspicious nature. This house was on fire about a month ago,â€ť Langwell said.
The second fire did complete damage to the structure, and it will have to be demolished.
Firefighters reached the scene at 10:10 p.m. and left at 1 a.m.
No injuries were reported.
Borger Fire Department asks for anyone with information to call 273-0952.
The Borger Independent School District has issued a statement regarding a balloon incident that occurred at Borger High School prior to spring break.
BISD Superintendent Chance Welch said that since the incident was originally reported, all leads have been thoroughly investigated.
â€śFor the past three weeks, a crime stoppers award has been offered, which resulted in one tip,â€ť he said. â€śNo evidence has been obtained related to the original report.â€ť
Welch said the investigation is ongoing.