Seminole/Gaines County News

Seminole Council to Discuss, Possibly Consider Action Related to SEDC Board Positions

Seminole City Council members are anticipated to meet in a Tuesday evening executive session to discuss the “appointment of Seminole Economic Development Corp. board members,” per a business agenda of the Council obtained by the Seminole Sentinel this week.

Tuesday evening’s meeting is slated for a 7 p.m. start inside the Council’s Chambers at Seminole’s City Hall, 302 S.…

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Democratic Runoff: Valdez Carries Gaines County; Wins Texas’ Nomination for Governor

Just 29 Gaines County residents cast ballots in Tuesday’s 2018 Democratic Party Primary runoff election — reflecting a 0.33-percent voter turnout — in an election which featured no local contested races.

In the lone ballot decision, former Dallas County Sheriff, Lupe Valdez, easily defeated Houston businessman Andrew White by a 22-to-7 voting margin, which amounted to a 75.86-percent victory.…

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Seminole Juvenile Apprehended Following Andrews Pursuit Sunday AM

ANDREWS — A Sunday morning vehicle pursuit involving local law officers ended after a successful spike deploy on U.S. Highway 385 and resulted in the arrest of a 13-year-old minor from Seminole, according to Andrews Police Chief Ronny McCarver.

The juvenile is facing an evading charge in Andrews County and a stolen vehicle charge from Gaines County, the police chief said.…

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Associated Press News

Texas appeals after a judge orders the state to implement online voter registration for drivers

The legal fight over whether Texas is disenfranchising thousands of voters by violating a federal voter registration law is on its way to federal appeals court.

Just after a federal judge gave Texas less than two months to implement a limited version of online voter registration, the state on Monday formally notified U.S.…

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CIA gets first female chief with confirmation of Gina Haspel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Veteran spy Gina Haspel will become the first female director of the CIA after six Democrats joined Republicans in a Senate confirmation vote that overrode concerns about her role in the spy agency’s harsh interrogation program after 9/11.

Thursday’s 54-45 vote split both parties, and the margin was the closest for a CIA nominee in the nearly seven decades that a nod from the Senate has been required.…

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Inmate Executed for San Antonio Lovers’ Lane Killing

HUNTSVILLE (AP) — A condemned Texas inmate who insisted he wasn’t involved in a San Antonio “lovers’ lane” killing more than 14 years ago was executed Wednesday evening for the slaying.

Juan Edward Castillo, 36, received lethal injection for the fatal shooting and robbery of a 19-year-old man that testimony showed was carried out by Castillo and several friends on a secluded road where the victim was enticed by the promise of drugs and sex.…

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SHS Volleyball ‘Boot Camp’ Scheduled June 18-20

The Seminole High School volleyball program will be hosting a summer “boot camp” June 18-20 for all incoming seventh through 12th graders of the 2018-19 school year.

Cost of the camp is $65 per player.

Camp forms for those interested in participating in the camp, which prepares players for the approaching 2018 fall season, can be obtained through SHS head volleyball coach Traci Pierce.…

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Girls Basketball Camp Sign-Ups Underway; Slated for June 11-13

The Seminole High School girls basketball program will be hosting a summer camp June 11-13 for all incoming third through ninth graders of the 2018-19 school year.

Cost of the camp is $50 per player. The camp cost includes a t-shirt, if forms are returned by May 24.

Camp forms are currently available at any Seminole ISD campus office.…

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Seminole Volleyball’s ‘Lil’ Digger Volleyball Camp’ Registration Underway

The “Lil’ Digger Volleyball Camp,” open incoming third through sixth grade girls of the 2018-19 Seminole ISD School year, will be held this May 29-31 at the Seminole High School Gymnasium.

Camp forms are currently available at any Seminole ISD campus office. The cost of the camp is $50 per camper, which includes a camp t-shirt if forms are returned by May 18.…

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