Seminole/Gaines County News

Matters of Record — Dec. 7-Dec. 10, 2017

Seminole Police Dept.
Dec. 7 — Officers with the Seminole Police Dept. stopped a vehicle in the 100 block of SW Ave F for a traffic violation. An investigation revealed that the passenger had an outstanding warrant out of Gaines County. The passenger, Jerry Joe Romero of Seminole was transported to the Gaines County Jail where he was booked in on his warrant.…

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Cruz Wins’ ‘Seminole’s Got Talent’ Competition

Kamryn Cruz, an 18-year-old resident of Brownfield, was named winner in the finale of “Seminole’s Got Talent” finale Saturday night, following competition and judging held at the Seminole Community Center.  

Cruz is currently attending South Plains College to pursue a career in nursing but took time out of her busy schedule to wow the audience with two outstanding vocals which netted her the grand prize of $500.…

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Seminole Surpasses $2M in Allocations for 2017

The City of Seminole surpassed the $2 million mark for sales tax allocations received in the 2017 calendar year, according to a report issued last week by the Texas Comptroller’s Office.

Officially, the City of Seminole had received $2.17 million in allocation payments, which included a $175,045 payment for the month of December 2017.…

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Associated Press News

More Texans may be left without health insurance after end of open enrollment

Open enrollment for health care under former President Barack Obama’s health care law ends Dec. 15, and while current Texas enrollment numbers are up from this time last year, new restrictions under the Trump administration may mean more uninsured Texans.

Under the Affordable Care Act, individuals who are not insured through an employer can buy plans through the federal government during the open enrollment period.…

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Price hikes push health insurance shoppers into hard choices

Margaret Leatherwood has eight choices for health insurance next year but no good options.

The cheapest individual coverage available in her market would eat up nearly a quarter of the income her husband brings home from the oilfields.

The Bryson, Texas, couple makes too much to qualify for Affordable Care Act tax credits that help people buy coverage.…

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Start the clock for Trump, GOP in last push on taxes, budget

WASHINGTON (AP) — Start the countdown clock on a momentous two weeks for President Donald Trump and the GOP-run Congress.

Republicans are determined to deliver the first revamp of the nation’s tax code in three decades and prove they can govern after their failure to dismantle Barack Obama’s health care law this past summer.…

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Free News Briefs

AgriLife Annual Lighted Christmas Parade Scheduled for Thursday

Santa to Meet, Greet Local Youth on Courthouse Grounds

You better not pout. You better not cry. Santa Claus will be making his way to the Seminole community on Thursday evening to serve as the grand finale of the 27th annual Gaines County 4-H lighted Christmas parade.

The parade will begin around 6:30 p.m.…

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2017 Holiday Gift Guide

2017 Holiday Gift Guide

Christmas Guide

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Seminole ISD Trustees to Face December Regular Meeting Monday PM

A light business agenda awaits members of the Seminole ISD Board of Trustees, as they will host their regular monthly meeting this coming Monday evening.

Monday’s agenda is slated for a 7 p.m. start inside the SISD Administration Building’s Boardroom, 207 S.W. 6th St. The meeting is open to those in the general public, who wish to attend.…

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