Seminole/Gaines County News

Seminole Council Awards Seal Coat Bid

Meeting at City Hall on Monday night, the Seminole City Council accepted a bid from an Aspermont Company to begin work on a project to provide a seal coat on Seminole’s city streets. With a bid that was considerably lower than the amount allocated for the project in the city’s budget, the city’s Street Department will be able to expand the scope of the project over a wider area.…

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After brief relief, forecasts indicate drought will continue

Dry weather will prolong the wildfire threat through summer in the southwestern United States, even though weekend showers temporarily relieved drought conditions in parts of the area, forecasters said Monday.

The drought is rooted in a dry spell that began in October and is considered “extreme” from southern California to central Kansas.…

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Gaines County Public Records — April 20, 2018

Marriage Licenses
Eduard Loewen Rempel, 25 and Mina Harms Fehr, 21.
Abe Klassen Wiebe, 19 and Tina Neustaeter Schmitt, 19.
David Redekop Wiebe, 20 and Anna Hildebrand Martens, 18.
Alexis Gonzalez, 22 and Elizabeth Aranda, 24.
Steven Oneal Hicks, 57 and Rita Christine Smith, 50.

Gaines Co. Filings
State of Texas vs.…

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Associated Press News

Spokesman: George HW Bush is eager to get well, go to Maine

HOUSTON (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston with an infection, just after attending the funeral of his wife, Barbara, a spokesman said.

Jim McGrath said Monday on Twitter that the 93-year-old Bush is “responding to treatments and appears to be recovering.” He was admitted Sunday morning to Houston Methodist Hospital after an infection spread to his blood, McGrath said.…

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Motive elusive after van driver kills 10 on Toronto sidewalk

TORONTO (AP) — Police in Canada’s biggest city are piecing together witness accounts and surveillance video trying to determine why a driver plowed a rented van along a crowded sidewalk, killing 10 people and injuring 15 in what many said seemed a deliberate attack.

A 25-year-old suspect was quickly captured in a tense but brief confrontation with officers a few blocks away from where his van jumped the sidewalk Monday and continued for a mile, leaving people bloodied and dead in his wake.…

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Texas redistricting fight returns to the U.S. Supreme Court. Here’s what you need to know.

In a case that could reshape political districts across the state, the U.S. Supreme Court this week will consider whether Texas for years has been conducting elections under maps that were drawn with the intent to discriminate against voters of color.

The high court on Tuesday will consider the state’s appeal of a lower court ruling that found Texas lawmakers diminished the voting strength of Hispanic and black voters when they drew the boundaries for congressional and state House districts.…

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Free News Briefs

Tennis: Gibbons, Klassen Finish 3rd in Regionals

LUBBOCK — The Seminole High School girls duo of Caanon Gibbons and Jasmin Klassen are on the outside looking in of a Class 4A State Tournament berth.

So close, yet so far away, as the team finished third overall in tournament play associated with the UIL’s 2018 Class 4A, Region I Tennis

Championships, held Wednesday and Thursday at Texas Tech University’s McLeod Tennis Center.…

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Gressett Memorial Scholarship Game Slated for May 8

A May tradition honoring the life of a beloved Seminole High School basketball standout will be held on the evening of Tuesday, May 8. A tradition which helps remind local youth the importance of safety behind the wheel of a motor vehicle while helping local graduating seniors with small scholarships.

At 6:30  p.m.…

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‘Meet the Candidates’ Forum Slated This Evening for May 5 Municipal Races

Candidates from three Seminole governmental taxing entities have are scheduled to take part in a free, public forum event this evening.

Hosted by the Seminole Area Chamber of Commerce, a “Meet the Candidates” event is slated to be held at the Seminole High School campus’ Performing Arts Center, 2100 N.W. Ave.…

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