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March 9th, 2012
Borger ISD is implementing a new visitor management system in its schools in order to better keep students and staff members safe.
Superintendent Chance Welch told the BISD board of trustees Thursday evening that the Raptor System will be implemented in district schools either the week of March 26 or April 2.
The Raptor System is capable of replacing manual paper-based logs, and will allow schools and facilities to produce visitor badges, monitor volunteer hours, and electronically check all visitors against registered sexual offender databases.
The Borger Post Office is hosting a special passport event on Saturday, March 10, 2012 from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm to provide passport information to U.S. citizens and to accept passport applications.
The Borger Post Office is joining the Department of State in celebrating Passport Day in the USA 2012, a national passport acceptance and outreach event.
Wilson Street will be closed for upgrading of electrical lines on Saturday, March 10, said Jesse Shuffield, Senior Designer with Xcel Energy. The street from Main to Florida will be barricaded between 7 a.m. and noon on that day, he explained.
â€śItâ€™s an upgrade project,â€ť he said. â€śWeâ€™ll be rebuilding and upgrading our electrical facilities in that area.â€ť
Barricades will be placed on Main and Florida as well as at other street entrances.
A traffic stop by officers from the Borger Police Department resulted in two arrests on Monday.
On Monday, March 5, 2012, a traffic stop was conducted by Borger police officers in the 200 block of West Tenth Street, according to Lt. Anthony Griffin of the BPD.
During the traffic stop, due to actions of the occupants, officers developed probable cause to investigate further into the stop.
Lt. Griffin said that upon further investigation, two suspects were placed under arrest for possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamines).
Alan Ray Kuykendall has been sentenced for his wifeâ€™s murder.
According to Dumas District Attorney David Green, Alan Ray Kuykendall, 47, entered a plea of guilty to the murder of his wife, Amie Kuykendall on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 in the 69th District Court of Moore County.
On January 14, 2012, Kuykendall was arrested and charged with his wifeâ€™s murder.
Who doesnâ€™t love a Murder Mystery Fundraiser?
Lake Meredith Aquatic and Wildlife Museum is preparing for its Third Annual Murder Mystery Fundraiser, set for Saturday, March 31, 2012 from 7-8:30 p.m., under the water tower at the museum in Fritch. Tickets for the event are a $6 donation per person and participants will get their name put into a drawing to win an original work by local artist Rita Sanderson.
Museum director Emily West says the event has been successful for the past two years.
The Borger ISD board will be conducting evaluations of professional staff during its upcoming regular meeting.
The meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8, 2012, in the board room of the Borger ISD Administration Building, 200 East Ninth.
After doing evaluations of professional staff, the board will consider the superintendentâ€™s recommendations regarding the employment of teachers and other non-administrative staff. The board will also act on resignations and review the current list of substitutes.
The candidates for Hutchinson County Commissioner, Precinct Three, shared their platforms during the candidates forum held by the Hutchinson County Republican Women Tuesday evening.
Nathan Sargent was the first candidate to speak to the audience. He said he is a farmer that lives west of Stinnett and his wife is from the Pringle area.
On Tuesday afternoon, the Borger Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors approved to provide Provenance Consulting a grant worth $165,000 which will be used to help create 10 new jobs by December 31, 2014.
A 21-year-old student was killed Tuesday after his car was struck by a semi-truck.
According to Trooper Gabriel Medrano, at 10:47 a.m. Tuesday, Antonio Hernandez of Spearman, who was driving a 1992 Toyota Camry, was heading south on Highway 136, three minutes south of Stinnett.
He drove on the right shoulder, then overcorrected to the left, putting him in the oncoming traffic lane where he collided with Jackie Lynn Walker, driver of a 2006 Freight-liner hauling a semi-trailer, heading north.