Seminole/Gaines County News

Seminole Council to Consider ’16 Tax Roll Monday

Seminole City Council members will consider approval of their 2016 mineral/property tax roll as part of their four item business meeting slated to be held Monday evening at Seminole City Hall.

Monday’s regular meeting of the Seminole City Council is slated fo a 7 p.m. start inside the Council’s Chambers at Seminole City Hall, 302 S.…

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AAA Texas Offers Halloween Safety Tips

COPPELL — Halloween is a time for frightening fun but if you’re not careful it could be a time for scary and preventable traffic crashes. This year Halloween will fall on Mon., Oct. 31.  AAA Texas reminds drivers that pedestrians will likely be out between the hours of 4:00 p.m. through midnight on that day.…

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Seminole Gas Prices Again Unchanged; State Average Climbs 2-Cents

COPPELL — Unchanged since the summer months, fuel prices in the Seminole community remained at $2.29 per gallon for low-grade unleaded gasoline while Texas’ statewide average rose by two cents, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch.

The average fuel price in Texas is now $2.06 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the weekly report, up from a $2.04 average last week and eleven cents more per gallon than last year.…

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Associated Press News

US intel chief: Getting NKorea to give up nukes ‘lost cause’

WASHINGTON (AP) — National Intelligence director James Clapper said Tuesday that the U.S. goal of persuading North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons is probably a “lost cause” and the best hope is to cap its capability.

Clapper’s comments come amid mounting concern that the North is moving closer toward having a nuclear-tipped missile that could reach the American mainland.…

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Iraq battles IS in western town, far from Mosul

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi forces battled Islamic State fighters for a third day in a remote western town far from Mosul on Tuesday, but the U.S.-led coalition insisted the latest in a series of “spoiler attacks” had not forced it to divert resources from the fight to retake Iraq’s second-largest city.…

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Health: Obama administration confirms double-digit premium hikes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Premiums will go up sharply next year under President Barack Obama’s health care law, and many consumers will be down to just one insurer, the administration confirmed Monday. That’s sure to stoke another “Obamacare” controversy days before a presidential election.

Before taxpayer-provided subsidies, premiums for a midlevel benchmark plan will increase an average of 25 percent across the 39 states served by the federally run online market, according to a report from the Department of Health and Human Services.…

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Free News Briefs

DPS Offers Halloween Safety Tips for Texans

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding parents, drivers and children that Halloween can be fun without sacrificing safety. Adults and kids can avoid a variety of potential dangers by adhering to basic safety practices and using extra caution in areas where trick-or-treaters will be celebrating.

“As we head into the weekend before Halloween, we are calling on Texans to take security and safety seriously,” said DPS Director Steven McCraw.…

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Optimist to Host Turkey Shoot Nov. 12

The Seminole Optimist Club will once again be hosting their annual Turkey Shoot fundraiser on the afternoon of Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Gaines County Law Enforcement Shooting Range.

The event will begin at 11 a.m. and run until dark at the facility, located two miles west of U.S. Hwy. 62/385, on CR 216.…

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Optimist Seeking Coat Donations for Annual Christmas Program

Donations of gently used coats are currently being accepted by the Seminole Optimist Club for their annual “Give a Child a Smile” Christmas program, which is held every Christmas holiday season.

Interested persons wishing to donate to the local non-profit charity may take their gently used coats by Quality Cleaners, located in the 500 block of N.…

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