Seminole/Gaines County News

County Leaders to Revisit FY 2017 Budget Monday

Gaines County Commissioners are anticipated to conduct one final workshop before placing their proposed 2017 fiscal year budget on display before county taxpayers ahead of a July 31 deadline, according to a business agenda of the Commissioners Court obtained by the Seminole Sentinel.

The budget workshop, one of 13 business items set to be faced by Gaines County Commissioners, will be held in the Court’s regular, semi-monthly meeting slated for Monday morning at the Gaines County Courthouse.…

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Matters of Record — July 12 – 19

Seminole Police Dept.

July 19 — Officers were dispatched to the 2200 block of Hobbs Highway in reference to a domestic disturbance. One subject involved was placed under arrest for possession of marijuana and the other was placed under arrest for possession of drug paraphernalia. William Treadwell, 38 of Powell, TN and Brianna Antonette Collins, 22 of Lubbock were transported to the Gaines County Jail.…

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Yard of the Month

Angie and Javier Chavez were chosen for the honor of “Yard of the Month” for July. The honor was bestowed on the couple by Shirley Jameson, representing the Seminole Garden Club.

History of the Yard: Angie and Javier planted grass approximately 30 years ago by planting sod plugs which took off with runners creating their yard.…

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Associated Press News

Court finds Texas voter ID law ‘discriminatory.’ What now?

AUSTIN (AP) — An appeals court has dealt the strongest blow yet to Texas’ strict voter ID law, ruling that it violates federal protections against discrimination at the ballot box and must be reshaped before November so as not to unfairly harm poor and minority Texas residents.

The U.S. 5th Circuit Court in New Orleans found Wednesday that the law violates provisions of the Voting Rights Act.…

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The Latest: Pence: Trump would stand by US’s NATO allies

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest on the Republican National Convention (all times EDT):

8:11 a.m.

Mike Pence says he’s confident that GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump would stand by the nation’s NATO allies, but insisted those countries “must pay their fair share.”

The vice presidential nominee on Thursday was reacting to Trump’s comments that if Russia attacked the Baltic States, he would consider defending them only after reviewing whether those nations “have fulfilled their obligations to us.” Trump’s comments were published in Thursday’s New York Times.…

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Ted Cruz booed lustily as he refuses to endorse Donald Trump

CLEVELAND (AP) — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz tried to link arms with Republicans at the party’s national convention but was booed lustily by delegates when he ended his speech without offering Donald Trump his endorsement — or even saying he would vote for the New York billionaire.

As he appeared on stage Wednesday night, Cruz basked in a minute-long standing ovation.…

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Free News Briefs

Monday’s 106th Jury Duty Call Canceled

Gaines County residents who were called for jury duty service this coming Monday (July 25th) have been dismissed from their duties.

According to Sharon Taylor, 106th District Clerk — Gaines County, those local residents who had received a jury summons for Monday’s originally planned session do not need to report to the Gaines County Courthouse as originally requested.…

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Juanita Cochran, 92

Juanita Cochran, 92, of Seminole and formerly of Snyder and mother of Fay Terry of Seminole, died Friday, July 15, 2016 in Seminole.

Funeral services for Mrs. Cochran were held Sunday, July 16, 2016 with Jim Sullenger officiating. Burial followed at Fluvanna Cemetery under the direction of Bell-Cypert-Seal Funeral Home.

Juanita Cochran was born on March 4, 1924 in Knapp to Robert and Maggie (Burney) Warren.…

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Texas Sales Tax Holiday is Aug. 5-7

AUSTIN — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds shoppers they can save money on certain items priced for less than $100 during the state’s annual sales tax holiday. This year, the sales tax holiday is scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 5-7.

The law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced below $100 from sales tax, saving shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend during the weekend.…

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