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August 2nd, 2011
Borger ISD and Sanford-Fritch ISD have received their annual accountability ratings from the Texas Education Agency.
Overall, both districts were rated academically acceptable. One of the base indicators for this rating pertains to the TAKS (Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills) tests taken by students in the district.
The PSPCISD and Spring Creek ISD school districts have received their ratings from the Texas Education Agency.
PSPCISD received an overall rating of recognized from the TEA. This is where students meet 80 percent standard for each subject on the TAKS tests.
West Texas High School received an academically acceptable rating. West Texas Middle School was recognized. West Texas Elementary was rated as Exemplary.
PSPCISD superintendent Bill Wiggins said he was very pleased with the ratings and believes the staff is doing a great job.
The Stinnett Birthday Celebration is set for next week!
The event, in its 85th year, has a theme of â€śMardi Gras On The Plains,â€ť and will be held Aug. 8-13.
On Wednesday, Aug. 10, Community Church and an ice cream social will be held starting at 6 p.m.
On Friday, Aug. 12, a community watermelon and hot dog picnic will be held at 6 p.m., and the Booster Club Beach Volleyball Tournament will kick off at 6:30 p.m. Those wishing to participate in the volleyball tournament need to contact Angela Hoff at 898-0825.
The Altrusa Craft Show/Flea Market is scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 10 and Sunday, September 11, 2011, out at the Aluminum Done.
This year, Amy Fernandez is serving chairperson of the show, with Vickie Cornelius and Jackie Whatley serving as co-chairs.
Stephanie Frick is also helping to put the show together by sending invitations, accepting reservations, marking spaces, and checking the vendors out at the end.
On Thursday, July 28th, Borger resident Steven Guy Redwing, 56, pled guilty in the 84th Judicial District of Texas, to having sexual contact with a minor in Borger on April 15th, 2011.
In return for Redwingâ€™s plea of guilty, District Attorney Mark W. Snider recommended Redwing to be sentenced to eighteen years in prison. District Judge John W. Lagrone sentenced Redwing in accordance with the plea bargain.
As part of the plea agreement, Redwing waived his right to have his case tried before a jury and his right to appeal his case.
Thursday afternoon big clouds of black smoke from the northern part of the ConocoPhillips refinery drew the attention of local residents.
The good news, according to Hutchinson County EOC Director Danny Richards, is the smoke made the fire appear worse than it was with fire crews being able to contain the fire from ever being a threat to the Borger community.
At approximately 4:00 p.m., ConocoPhillips fire crews responded to a fire that was caused by a small leak in a pipeline located within the refinery property.
Over the past several years the United States Postal Service has publicly talked about its need to f cut costs including limiting the days mail would be delivered.
Early this week, the U.S. Postal Service released a list of nearly 3,700 post offices that it will study for possible closure including the one located in Sanford.
Due to increase of customers doing business online, on smart phones and at other retailersâ€™ locations, the Postal Service said the need to keep all of their 32,000 offices open across the country has diminished.
Tuesday afternoon Frank Phillips College received a piece of great news in being listed as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for according to a survey conducted by â€śThe Chronicle of Higher Education.â€ť
The honors didnâ€™t stop there as FPC also was listed in The Chronicleâ€™s Honor Roll as one of the top twelve community colleges in the nation.
The results were based on a survey of nearly 44,000 employees at over 300 colleges and universities throughout the United States.
The Borger police department responded to a vehicle fire in the 200 Block of North Harvey Street. The fire was reported on the morning of Wednesday July 13th, 2011, at approximately 4:30am. After the fire was announced contained the emergency response team located a burnt rag that was located hanging from the vehicles gas tank opening. This incidence led Borger officers to investigate it as arson.
Lucas Miller brings his blend of science-oriented songs and stories to Hutchinson County Library on July 28. He is recognized as an American Masterpiece by the National Endowment for the Arts. Miller is a â€śsinging zoologistâ€ť that performs at multi-media events for almost one hundred thousand children annually at schools, libraries and family concerts. Miller has been a independent artist and educator since 1994. Based in Austin, Texas, he has performed at the Texas state capitol, the National Zoo, the Austin City Limits Music Festival, Moody Gardens and hundreds of elementary schools.