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Hutchinson County Commissioners make decision on Borger Library

County commissioners have decided to update and renovate the current library building. There had been discussions to build a new library or purchase an existing building to remodel. The decision wasn't hasty. Commissioners sought engineering data to avoid costing the county millions and wisely use tax dollars.

Now the public can weigh in on the decision. The commissioners meet regularly at the Stinnett Courthouse. What comments or feedback would you offer concerning the library decision?

Tips for returning Christmas Gifts. Give us your feedback.

According to the National Retail Federation, consumers will return up to $63 billion in gifts received during the holidays or nearly 10 percent of all holiday sales. We have a few good tips for our readers. First, don't fight the crowds. Wait a day or two. Secondly, always have a sales slip or gift receipt. Thirdly, return the item in new condition, unopened and with all packing material. Lastly, if you have a problem returning a gift, ask for the store manager or the customer service department.

Are you listening to tonight's Christmas radio drama on KQTY?

The Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol, will be performed on live radio Tuesday, December 22. Borger's own KQTY radio (1490 AM or 106.7 FM) will carry the live on-air performance. Area actors will perform the live radio drama. The show begins at 7:00 p.m.

Tell us what you enjoyed most as you listened to the timeless take of Ebeneezer Scrooge.

Rodriguez announces campaign for Justice of the Peace

Local resident Yadi Rodriguez announced she is running for Justice of the Peace. Currently, she is the Head Pharmacy Technician at CVS Pharmacy in Borger. Rodriguez is active in several civic organizations and is a member of Grace Fellowship Church.

The primary election is Tuesday, March 1, 2016. To register to vote and for more information visit

Christmas Coloring Contest

The Borger News-Herald (BNH) has brought back a popular feature, our annual Christmas Coloring Contest. The Christmas Coloring Contest is open to children ages 3-11. Entries are divided into two age groups, 3-6 and 7-11. Coloring contest entry forms are printed in the Monday, December 14 edition of the BNH and are available at our office thru Thursday, December 17. The contest is sponsored by Provenance Consulting.

2016 Adopt-A-Beach Children's Art Contest Opens

Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is calling for entries in the 20th annual Adopt-A-Beach "Treasures of the Texas Coast" Children's Art Contest. The contest is open to Texas students in grades K-6. Only one entry per student is allowed, and all entries must have a completed parental release form. The forms are available for the Land Office website at All entries must be postmarked by Tuesday, March 1, 2016.

E. coli outbreak expands to more than 12 states

A recall stemming from an E. coli scare has expanded to more than a dozen states. The recall has been traced to contaminated celery produced by Taylor Farms Pacific Inc. of Tracy, California. Nineteen people in California, Colorado, Missouri, Montana, Utah, Virginia and Washington have reported falling ill from eating the celery products, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Harris announces bid for County Judge

Local attorney Amanda Harris has announced she's running for Hutchinson County Judge. Harris grew up in Stinnett, Texas. She graduated from West Texas High School in 1997. She received her bachelor's degree at Texas Tech University and later graduated from Texas Tech School of Law in May of 2004.

Munoz announces candidacy for Hutchinson County Sheriff

Longtime Hutchinson County Sheriff's Deputy Efren Munoz has announced he'll run for the Sheriff's position. Munoz graduated from Borger High School in 1995. He also graduated from the Panhandle Regional Law Enforcement Academy in Amarillo. Since 2007 he's served as a Sheriff's deputy in Hutchinson County. I believe that we don't do enough community policing," said Munoz, who also has concerns about making street addresses easier to see. "If we could help citizens get clear addresses on their homes, it could reduce our response time and save lives," he explained.

Borger's Biblical Wellness Center celebrates first ever graduation

The Biblical Wellness Center (BWC) in Borger holds their first ever graduation ceremony on Sunday, November 29. The ceremony begins at 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Baptist Church at 305 Deahl St. The graduation celebration is a milestone event for the men in the faith based program. The BWC goal is to transform men who have faced many challenges to become valuable members in their communities. For more information call (806) 273-2355.