Seminole/Gaines County News

DPS Enhances Enforcement During Memorial Day Weekend

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will join law enforcement efforts across the state during the Memorial Day weekend to help keep Texas roadways safe. From Friday, May 26, through Monday, May 29, DPS Troopers will be on the lookout for intoxicated drivers, and drivers violating speed limit, seat belt and other traffic laws.…

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Seminole Council Okays Use of Tourism Funds for Cal Ripken League, EMS Events

As it met for its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday night, the Seminole City Council considered and approved two requests for funding for a pair of events that their supporters say will bring a considerable number of out-of-town visitors to Seminole. The funding, provided by the city’s Tourism office, comes from a half-cent sales tax that is earmarked for such occasions.…

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SEDC Adopts Local Loan Programs

In a regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Directors for the Seminole Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) Monday night at City Hall, the Board unanimously approved a package of loan agreements designed to address a variety of small business finance issues. The adoption of the new measures followed a second public hearing that the Board offered.…

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Associated Press News

‘We can use peace’: Trump and Pope Francis meet

VATICAN CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump and Pope Francis, two leaders with contrasting styles and differing worldviews, met at the Vatican on Wednesday, setting aside their previous clashes to broadcast a tone of peace for an audience around the globe.

Trump, midway through a grueling nine-day, maiden international journey, called upon the pontiff in a private, 30-minute meeting laden with religious symbolism and ancient protocol.…

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Texas Senate attaches voucher plan to school finance fix

AUSTIN (AP) — The Texas Senate voted Monday to attach a modest voucher plan to a sweeping, bipartisan school finance bill that already cleared the House — potentially dooming an effort to pump an extra $1.6 billion into classrooms and begin overhauling the troubled way the state pays for public education.…

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Texas Capital Highlights — May 22, 2017

AUSTIN (AP) — Each morning, Joanna Smith’s 7-year-old son pulls on a T-shirt and shorts, boasts how fast he can tie his sneakers and heads to school. An honor-roll student who loves science and spelling, he often stays after class to run on the playground with his large group of friends.…

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Free News Briefs

SPD to Host Bicycle Rodeo this Saturday

The Seminole Police Dept. will be hosting their annual “Bicycle Rodeo” this coming Saturday (May 13), from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Seminole ISD’s Wigwam Stadium.

The cost is free and is open to local youth who are currently enrolled in pre-kindergarten through fourth grade levels of education.

All participants in Saturday’s SPD “Bicycle Rodeo” will be entered in a chance to win a new bicycle from a drawing set to be held during the event.…

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2017 Seminole Optimist T-Ball Registration Begins May 8

Registration for the 2017 Seminole Optimist Club’s summer t-ball league will be held beginning this coming Monday (May 8) and running through Friday, June 9, according to league organizers.

The league is open to local girls and boys between the ages of 3 1/2 to 7 years of age, who have not already participated in a summer softball/baseball league this year, such as the Seminole Girls Fastpitch League or the Cal Ripken Baseball League.…

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Gaines’ Seminole Museum to Host Annual Children’s Paleontology Program

The Seminole division of the Gaines County Museum is currently taking reservations for their annual “Paleontology at the Museum” program, which will be held on three different occasions during the upcoming summer break.

The program, available for children ages 6-to-12, is free of charge and are filled on a first come, first serve basis.…

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