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April 21st, 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.
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.
â€śThe 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,â€ť he said.
Wal-Mart of Borger is doing its part to raise money for the Childrenâ€™s Miracle Network this year, and has two fundraisers planned in the coming weeks to help make that happen.
The first annual Wal-Mart/Childrenâ€™s Miracle Network First Annual â€śThrow For the Kidsâ€ť 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.
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.
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.
Teachers at West Texas High School got a pie in the face for breast cancer awareness.
In October, the WTHS National Honor Society held fundraisers for breast cancer awareness for its annual service project. They sold pink out t-shirts, bracelets, held bake sales, collected yogurt lids and made a pink pumpkin patch.
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.