Seminole/Gaines County News

Gaines County Public Records — Jan. 18, 2018

Marriage Licenses
Jesus Eduardo Medina, 21 and Ashley Hope Blair, 22.
William Joseph Pointer, 37 and Rochelle Marie Wallace, 44.
Enrique Wolf Fehr, 48 and Margaret Neufeld Loewen, 48.

Gaines Co. Filings
State of Texas vs. Michael Trenaine Dillard, possession of marijuana.
State of Texas vs. Irene G. Salinas, theft of property.…

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Matters of Record: Jan. 18, 2018

Seminole Police Dept.
Jan. 11 — Officers were dispatched to th Seminole Police Dept. in reference to a subject wishing to file a forgery report. A report was taken and an investigation is underway.

Jan. 13 — Officers were dispatched to the 300 block of East Avenue A in reference to a subject with warrants.…

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Gaines’ Drought Designation Remains Unchanged This Week

Little change was observed this week in Gaines County’s “moderate drought” designation, according to a Thursday report from the U.S. Drought Monitor.

“Moderate Drought” conditions continue to encompass a vast majority of Gaines County in this week’s report, as the county is on the southern edge of the lowest drought designation for the South Plains region.…

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Associated Press News

Texas ‘Tourniquet Killer’ set to be 1st US execution in 2018

HUNTSVILLE (AP) — A man who became known as Houston’s “Tourniquet Killer” because of his signature murder technique on four female victims more than two decades ago is set to become the nation’s first prisoner executed in 2018.

Texas prison officials Thursday evening are scheduled to give Anthony Allen Shore, 55, lethal injection for the 1992 strangling of a 21-year-old woman whose body was dumped in the drive-thru of a Dairy Queen in Houston.…

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Federal responsibility in nuclear attack alerts is unclear

HONOLULU (AP) — A timeline shows Hawaii officials botched efforts to immediately correct a false missile alert over the weekend, taking more than 20 minutes to contact federal authorities for approval they didn’t need and then taking another 15 minutes to cancel the alert that was sent to mobile devices statewide.…

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Trump denies he used vulgarity to describe African countries

WASHINGTON (AP) — In bluntly vulgar language, President Donald Trump questioned Thursday why the U.S. would accept more immigrants from Haiti and “shithole countries” in Africa rather than places like Norway, as he rejected a bipartisan immigration deal, according to people briefed on the extraordinary Oval Office conversation. Trump on Friday denied using that language.…

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Free News Briefs

2018 Gaines County Junior Livestock Show Results — Rabbits, Pigs

A set of champions were crowned on Thursday, as the opening day of judging for the 2018 Gaines County Junior Livestock Show was held at the Gaines County Civic Building and Show Barn.

On Thursday evening, Angela Alvidrez displayed the supreme grand champion swine — a heavyweight WOPB barrow — following roughly eight hours of judging  for the 2018 Swine Show.…

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Going further than prior proposals, Abbott unveils a plan to slow Texas property tax growth

HOUSTON — Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday unveiled a plan to “rein in skyrocketing property taxes” in Texas, looking to lay down a marker in a debate that dominated the legislative sessions last year and promises to remain front and center through the 2018 primaries and his re-election campaign.

“Enough is enough,” Abbott said at a news conference flanked by Republican Lt.…

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Seminole HS Theatre Dept. to Perform ‘High School Musical’ This Weekend

If the performances of the winter musical at Seminole High School (SHS) are half as captivating as the rehearsals, it will be almost impossible to sit through the shows without tapping, swaying,or even humming along with the cast members.

Under the direction of drama teacher Reed Chappell, an ambitious and talented team of actors, vocalists, and dancers are set to perform “High School Musical” January 20-23 at the school’s performance theater.  Performances are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m on Saturday, 3 p.m.…

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