Seminole/Gaines County News

Light Business Agenda Slated for Seminole EDC Board on Monday

Just two regular business items await members of the Seminole Economic Development Corporation’s Board of Directors, as they will host their regular monthly meeting Monday afternoon at Seminole’s City Hall.

The meeting, which is open to the general public, is slated for a 5 p.m. start inside the Council’s Chambers at the facility, located at 302 S.…

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Seminole Fuel Prices 43-Cents Above Texas AAA’s Weekly Average

COPPELL – Fuel prices in the Seminole community continued to average at $2.69 per gallon on Thursday at most local, commercial locations, which is 43-cents higher than Texas’ statewide gas price average  of $2.26 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch.

This week’s Texas AAA average price is six cents less than last week’s report and is 22 cents more per gallon compared to this day last year.…

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Seminole’s Downtown Christmas Lights To Be Upgraded

With a vote by the Seminole City Council at City Hall on Monday night, Seminole’s downtown area and the new Community Center will have a different look when the lights come on this Christmas. The new lighting system, focusing more on color than traditional design, will be a departure from what area residents have become accustomed to.…

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Associated Press News

Bush condemns Trump-era America: ‘Bigotry seems emboldened’

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President George W. Bush on Thursday denounced bigotry in Trump-era American politics, warning that the rise of “nativism,” isolationism and conspiracy theories have clouded the nation’s true identity.

The comments, delivered at a New York City conference hosted by the George W. Bush Institute, amounted to an indirect critique from a former Republican president who has remained largely silent during President Donald Trump’s unlikely rise to power.…

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McKinney back sets Texas HS record with 592 yards rushing

MCKINNEY (AP) — McKinney High School running back Matt Gadek set the Texas single-game rushing record with 592 yards in a 63-50 victory against Plano East on Thursday night.

With a 31-yard run on the second-to-last play, Gadek broke the record of 587 yards rushing by Somerville’s Daryl Ellis in 1998, according to Texas Football magazine.…

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Sheriff: Smoke inhalation killed Texas woman, 5 children

SILSBEE (AP) — Autopsy results show that a woman and her five children died from smoke inhalation in a Southeast Texas house fire.

Hardin County Sheriff Mark Davis disclosed the results in a statement Thursday.

Thirty-one-year-old Ashley Pickering and her children — 3-year-old son Camden, 4-year-old twin sons Cash and Cavence, 6-year-old daughter Serenity and 11-year-old son Cristian — died early Wednesday when flames swept through their home near Silsbee, about 80 miles (130 kilometers) northeast of Houston.…

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Veterans Day Ceremony Slated for Nov. 11 at Gaines Veterans Memorial

A Veterans Day ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. on Veterans Day — Saturday, Nov. 11 — at the Gaines County Veterans Memorial, according to local event organizers in information recently provided to the Seminole Sentinel.

Texas Dist. 83 State Representative Dustin Burrows (R-Lubbock) will serve as the guest speaker in the event, which is open to the general public.…

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2017 Seminole Chamber Banquet Slated for Nov. 15

Wednesday, Nov. 15 has been tabbed as the official date of the Seminole Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Membership Banquet, in a release of information this week.

This year’s program, entitled “The Changing Seasons of Seminole,” will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Gaines County Civic Building in Seminole.…

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Citizen, ‘Keenager’ of the Year Nominations Sought by Chamber

The Seminole Area Chamber of commerce is currently seeking nominations for the 2017 Citizen and Keen-Ager of the Year awards.  

Nominations are due in writing by 5 p.m. on Nov. 3, according to a recent press release issued by the CoC.  

Nomination forms can be obtained by visiting the Seminole Area Chamber of Commerce’s office, located at 119 S.E.…

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