Seminole/Gaines County News

Various Updates Slated to be Heard by Seminole Hospital Board Monday

Seminole Hospital District board directors are slated to receive an update on their ongoing project, including the recent move into the Memorial Hospital campus’ newest addition, according to an agenda obtained by the Seminole Sentinel.

Those updates will be apart of the SHD Board’s regular meeting, slated for a 7 p.m.…

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SEDC Board to Meet in Regular Meeting Monday PM

A light business agenda awaits members of the Seminole Economic Development Corporation’s Board of Directors, as they will meet in their regular monthly meeting Monday afternoon.

The meeting, slated for a 5 p.m. start, will be held at Seminole’s City Hall. Monday’s meeting is open to the general public, for those local residents who wish to attend.…

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Census: Gaines’ Growth Fares Well Against Area Neighbors

In a look of the six counties immediately bordering Gaines County, Gaines County served as the lone county which saw an estimated increase in population between the 2016 and 2017 estimate years.

Albeit a slight increase.

In a release of 2017 county population estimates by the U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday, Gaines County saw an estimated 0.76-percent increase in population between the July 2016 and July 2017 calendar years.  Gaines County, in Thursday’s report, was quoted as having an estimated population of 20,638 people as of July 1, 2017.…

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Associated Press News

Investigators suspect FedEx bomb is tied to Austin bombings

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A package bomb that authorities believe is linked to the recent string of Austin bombings exploded early Tuesday inside of a FedEx distribution center near San Antonio, leaving one worker with minor injuries.

FBI Special Agent Michelle Lee said the explosion happened at around 1 a.m. at a FedEx facility in Schertz, which is just northeast of San Antonio and about 60 miles (95 kilometers) southwest of Austin.…

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New Mexico nuke repository studied for plutonium storage

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy has commissioned a national group of scientists to study the viability of diluting surplus weapons-grade plutonium and storing it permanently at the federal government’s underground repository in New Mexico.

The panel of about 15 scientists from universities, corporations and laboratories around the nation will evaluate the storage potential at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, the nation’s only facility for permanently disposing of tons of Cold War-era waste contaminated with small amounts of plutonium and other man-made radioactive elements.…

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2 injured in 4th recent explosion in Texas capital

AUSTIN (AP) — An explosion that may have been detonated by a tripwire tore through Texas’ capital and injured two people, leading police to warn nearby residents to remain indoors overnight as investigators looked for possible links to three package bombings elsewhere in the city this month.

The latest blast occurred around 8:30 p.m.…

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Free News Briefs

NWS: Gusty Winds Expected in Seminole, West Texas Region Thursday

MIDLAND — A High Wind Warning is in effect for the Guadalupe Mountains and southeastern New Mexico today, as gusty winds are expected to whip through the region, according to the latest forecast models from the National Weather Service’s Midland regional office.

As of Thursday morning, Wind Advisories are in effect for the southeast New Mexico plains, Upper Trans Pecos, Van Horn area, Davis Mountains, and Marfa Plateau.…

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Students to walk out nationwide protesting gun violence

(AP) From Maine to Hawaii, students planned to walk out of school Wednesday to protest gun violence in the biggest demonstration yet of the student activism that has emerged in response to last month’s massacre of 17 people at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

In nearly 3,000 protests nationwide, students from the elementary to college level are taking up the call in a variety of ways.…

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Skywarn Class Coming to Seminole Thursday PM

Seminole area first responders and amateur weather aficionados will have an opportunity to learn the ins and outs of severe weather spotting techniques ahead of the West Texas region’s spring storm season this Thursday evening.

Scheduled for a 7 p.m. start inside the City of Seminole’s Ambassador Room, the free Skywarn spotter training course will be presented by representatives of the Midland regional office of the National Weather Service.…

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