Seminole/Gaines County News

TEA Changes Force Slight Change of Seminole ISD’s 2017-18 Calendar

A slight change to the spring semester calendar of Seminole ISD’s upcoming 2017-18 school year has been made in the wake of state testing date changes with the Texas Education Agency.

The changes, according to an e-mail to Seminole ISD officials in an e-mail to the Seminole Sentinel, “affected a bad weather day and a staff development day” in the months of April and May.…

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Seminole Council Receives EMS Presentation in Advance of Budget Process

During its second of a series of Budget Workshops, the Seminole City Council got its first look at the city’s proposed 2017-2018 fiscal year budget in printed form as it met in regular session Monday evening at City Hall. The Council will be presented a balanced budget for consideration in its next meeting in three weeks.…

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Texas’ Sales Tax Weekend Slated for Aug. 11-13

AUSTIN — Texans will have three days in August to shop for clothing and back-to-school supplies without having to worry about add on a sales tax, according to a release from the Texas Comptroller’s Office.

On Monday, officials with the Comptroller’s Office stated the 2017 Texas Sales Tax Holiday as being Aug.…

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Trump’s transgender troops ban divides veterans in Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s decision to ban transgender service in the armed forces drove a wedge through military veterans in Congress, with one camp standing squarely behind the commander in chief and the other decrying his order as an ugly attack on dedicated troops.

Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., a former Army helicopter pilot who lost her legs and partial use of her right arm during the Iraq war, called Trump’s announcement discriminatory.…

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Why you still can’t ditch your cable box

NEW YORK (AP) — Not that long ago, the clunky cable box looked like it was on its way out. The federal government was pressuring cable companies to open up their near-monopoly on boxes to more competition, and industry leader Comcast promised apps that could render some boxes obsolete.

That was then.…

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Trump: Nation closer to liberation from ‘Obamacare’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Celebrating a slim but symbolic health-care win in Washington, President Donald Trump told supporters in Ohio on Tuesday night that the nation was one step closer to liberation from the “Obamacare nightmare.”

“You think that’s easy? That’s not easy,” he told a crowd of thousands just hours after the Senate took a small but hard-fought first step toward Republicans’ years-long promise to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama’s health care law.…

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SHS Boys Cross Country to Begin Practices July 31

Those incoming ninth through 12th grade Seminole High School boys interested in participating in the upcoming 2017 Cross Country season will be participating in two-a-day conditioning drills beginning July 31, according to SISD Athletic Dept. officials.

Practices will be at 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. each day at the Seminole High School campus.…

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106th District Clerk: July 24 Jury Call Cancelled

A planned jury call for a scheduled this coming Monday, July 24 trial date has been cancelled, according to officials with the 106th District Clerk’s Office in a Thursday morning statement to the Seminole Sentinel.

Those Gaines County residents who were summoned for service for Monday’s service may disregard their call to service, which was issued on a white-colored card by officials.…

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