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What's the process for appointing a Supreme Court justice? Here's a quick primer.

With the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia, President Obama has pledged to nominate a candidate to fill the vacancy Scalia's passing created. The process is called "vetting" and has become increasingly difficult. There are nearly a dozen potential nominees being discussed publicly. But going from nominee to confirmed will be very difficult for whoever the president nominates.

Time for spring cleaning projects? Remember to take care of your lower back.

Thinking about spring cleaning projects? Most of us are this time of year. As you prepare your "to do" list, remember to take care of your back. According to AARP, four out of five people will experience low-back pain during their lifetime. It's one of the most common causes of disability and doctor visits. Check out these five surprising ways your back gets out-of-whack, and tips for keeping it in line.

New Hampshire Primary results add credibility to Trump and Sanders campaigns

Pundits and experts agree the results from last week's Iowa caucuses altered both Republican and Democratic presidential races. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz surprised Donald Trump and Sen.Bernie Sanders nearly pulled-off an upset over Hillary Clinton. Tuesday's primary results from New Hampshire continued to shake-up American politics.

Texas DSHS officials dismiss Zika virus in Panhandle region

Due to the Zika virus, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a "public health emergency of international concern." It's just the fourth time in history the WHO has made such a declaration. The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) doesn't believe the virus posses much, if any concern, for the Panhandle region.

Confused about the what the Iowa Caucus is? Your not alone. Here's a quick caucus primer.

The Iowa Caucuses, held on Monday, February 1 this year, are the first formal electoral event of the 2016 presidential nominating calendar. It is unique and very different from the more common primary election systems used by most states such as Texas.

Did you attend the free gun law workshops last week at Frank Phillips College or the Borger Chamber office?

As of January 1, 2016, individuals can carry a handgun openly or concealed as long as they are licensed by Texas or a state with reciprocity. The Borger Police Department and Chamber of Commerce presented three free gun law workshops last week at Frank Phillips College and the chamber office to educate the public about the recent changes. Each workshop was designed to inform citizens and businesses in Borger concerning new open carry gun laws, active shooter response awareness, and answer other related gun law questions.

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 www.votetexas.gov.