Updates and Breaking News

Obama asking Congress for emergency funding to combat Zika

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is asking Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to help fight the Zika virus. In an announcement Monday, the White House said the money would be used to expand mosquito control programs, speed development of a vaccine, develop diagnostic tests and improve support for low-income pregnant women.…

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Slow Municipal Filing Process Seen by Local Entities

  • Candidate Deadline for Municipal Offices Slated Feb. 19

With 10 business days left ahead of a Feb. 19 deadline, the filing process for municipal offices up for consideration in the 2016 election cycle has been sluggish.

“It’s been slow,” said Cindy Therwhanger, Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent for Seminole ISD in a Friday morning telephone interview with the Seminole Sentinel.…

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2016 Sandyland Ag Conference Slated for Feb. 23 in Seminole

The Seminole community will once again play host to an area agricultural meeting, according to officials with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.

On Tuesday, Feb. 23, the 2016 Sandyland Agricultural Conference will be held at the Gaines County Civic Building, which will focus on various agricultural topics which is slated to include: Peanut and Cotton Disease Management and Production, Weed Resistance in Sandy Soils/New Cotton Technology and Spray Concerns, Pesticide-Free Marketing Outlook and Strategies, Nematodes, IPM Strategies and Applied Research Trials and Results.  Other topics include Insect Pest Management, Pesticide Applicator License Requirements, Pesticide Laws and Regulations, and industry updates.…

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Sports Updates

Swimming: Maidens Finish 12th at Regional Meet

ANDREWS — Seminole’s Madi Werner finished eighth overall in the Girls 100 Butterfly and 15th overall in the 50 Freestyle events, helping pace the way for a 12th place finish in girls competition for the Maidens at the 2016 UIL Class 5A, Region I Swimming and Diving Championships, held at Andrews High School.…

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Maiden, Indian Golf Squads Claim 2nd Finishes at Sandhills Invitational

MONAHANS — In their first tournament action of the 2016 spring season, the Seminole Maiden and Indian varsity golf squads garnered solid finishes at the 2016 Sandhills Invitational, with both squads taking second place within their respective divisions.

In girls play, SHS’ Lauren Franco finished second individually while Alyssa Garcia placed fifth overall to help lead the Maidens to a 373-372 –745.…

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New Wigwam Stadium Playing Surface Slated for February Install

A new playing surface for Seminole ISD’s Wigwam Stadium is slated to be installed in mid-February, according to school district administration officials on Friday.
Jesse Greenfield, Director of Operations for SISD, confirmed officials with FieldTurf — A Tarket Sports Company — will be in Seminole on Feb. 15 to begin the process of removing the current playing surface and installing the new 83,852 sq ft surface approved by Seminole ISD Board Trustees in their Dec.…

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Area News

Seminole Jr. High Honor Band Places at All Region

Members of the Seminole Jr. High Honor Band participated with the ATTSSB All Region Middle School Honor Band held on Friday and Saturday, January 29 and 30 at the Lubbock Civic Center along with other area school band students. Placing in the All Region Band were (in no particular order): Whitlee Tate, clarinet; Aaron Salazar, clarinet; Marcela Guevara, clarinet, Kaylee Garcia, clarinet, Itzel Quinonez, alto sax, Miguel Arreola, alto sax, Kevin Gasca, bari sax, Jaedyn Gates, French horn, Ariel Wiebe, trombone, Kolten Sinclair, baritone, Anthony Wilson, tuba, Nathan Gates, tuba and Ember Webb, percussion.…

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Shain Places First at SISD Spelling Bee

The Seminole Elementary 2016 Spelling Bee was held Wed., Jan. 27 at Seminole Elementary Multipurpose Room.

When the Bee was complete Londyn Shain, a 4th grader, came out on top as the Elementary Champion; Dylan Wiebe was runner-up.

Fourth grade individual placements were: 1st place – Londyn Shain; 2nd Place  –  Daniel Lapusan, 3rd Place   –  Heidy Friessen, 4th Place   –  Jacob Crothers, 5th Place   –  Kamdyn Garcia, 6th Place   – Chloe Guenther.…

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Seminole Council to Consider ‘No Cell Phone’ Ordinance for SISD School Zones

A proposed ordinance banning the use of a wireless communication device in a designated Seminole ISD school zone will be considered by members of the Seminole City Council Monday evening, according to an agenda obtained by the Seminole Sentinel on Thursday.

The ordinance is one of four business items slated to be discussed by the seven-member municipal panel in their regular, semi-monthly meeting, which is slated for a 7 p.m.…

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