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April 24th, 2012

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.

April 20th

SFISD seeks to fill board vacancy

April 20, 2012

The Sanford-Fritch ISD board of trustees is seeking to fill a vacancy.
Jim McClellan, SFISD Superintendent, said that due to a vacancy on the SFISD board of trustees, the board will be appointing a member of the community to fill the open seat.
“The board would like to encourage anyone who lives within the boundaries of the SFISD and would like to be considered for this appointed position to write or type a letter, no longer than one page, expressing your desire to become a member of the Sanford-Fritch ISD Board of Trustees,” he said.

Wal-Mart plans fundraisers for CMN

April 20, 2012

Wal-Mart of Borger is doing its part to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network this year, and has two fundraisers planned in the coming weeks to help make that happen.
The first annual Wal-Mart/Children’s Miracle Network First Annual “Throw For the Kids” Disc Golf Challenge will be held at the Johnson Park Youth Center, 1201 Bulldog Boulevard. The challenge will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 28, 2012.

April 19th

FPC students remember the Holocaust

April 19, 2012

On Thursday morning, around 100 Frank Phillips College students gathered in the FPC college library to take part in the Holocaust Day of Remembrance Ceremony.
The ceremony began with the releasing of balloons and the lighting of 60 candles, with each candle representing 100,000 lives which were lost during the Holocaust.
Borger resident Meryl Barnett served as the special speaker for Thursday's ceremony, with the longtime Borger resident sharing about his experience helping to liberate the Dachau labor camp while serving in the Army during World War II.

Mobile Vet Center coming to Borger

April 19, 2012

A mobile vet center is coming to Borger to provide service for veterans who are dealing with personal and mental difficulties.
The Amarillo Vet Center will have its Mobile Vet Center on hand for veteran outreach from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, April 23, at the Hutchinson County Annex located on Veta Street in Borger. The center is open to all veterans, their families, and the general public.
William R. Donaldson, a counselor with the Amarillo Vet Center, said the purpose of the mobile vet center is to provide education about readjustment counseling services offered at vet centers.

 

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