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.
On Monday and Tuesday, the Borger Bulldogs Boys Golf Teams' quest for a trip to the state tournament came up short with the Borger A team finishing in seventh place, with a 671, and the Borger B team in 15th place, with a 754, at the 3A Region I Golf Tournament at the Bentwood Country Club in San Angelo.
Dylan Coffer led all Borger golfers by shooting a 85-77-162.
Andrews won the boys team title by shooting a 640 followed by second place Big Spring with a 648. The two teams advance to the 3A State Golf Tournament.
On Tuesday evening, the Borger Bulldogs pulled out the 10-7 win over the Dalhart Golden Wolves in District 1-3A play in Dalhart.
The win by the Bulldogs and the Perryton Rangers 6-5 win over the Pampa Harvesters has set up a big showdown between the Rangers and Bulldogs at Huber Park on Saturday at noon.
After run-ruling the Wolves in their first two district games, the Bulldogs found themselves in a tougher fight on Tuesday.
A walk off 2 RBI double by Taylor Kirksey in the bottom of the seventh inning, gave the West Texas Lady Comanches a 10-9 win over first place Clarendon yesterday. Erin Summers got the win for the WT on the mound. The win moves the Lady Tribe into a tie for first with the Lady Broncos. West Texas has one game left this Saturday in Booker. Clarendon has 3 games left, some are make up games due to the weather.
On Tuesday evening, the Borger Lady Bulldogs softball team kept their playoff hopes alive by defeating the Dalhart Lady Wolves 9-3, in District 1-3A action in Dalhart.
The win allowed the Lady Bulldogs to win the district series with Dalhart and potentially clinch a playoff berth on Saturday with a win over Perryton or a Dalhart loss to Pampa.
The Lady Bulldogs got on the scoreboard early, when Alex Lopez crossed home plate on a passed ball in the top of the first inning.
On Tuesday morning, several members of the community came out for the dedication of LINN Energy Field, home of the Frank Phillips College Softball team.
In the spring of 2011, LINN Energy made a $106,000 donation to the Frank Phillips College Softball program to help in the renovations on the lower softball field in the Johnson Park area that included improving the bleachers and dugouts, and adding a restroom and concession stand building.
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.