Seminole/Gaines County News

Road Design Okayed for Planned SEDC Business Park

A proposed plan for the development of a business park off of CR 103 just east of Seminole got some new life with a decision by the Board of Directors of the Seminole Economic Development Corporation last Tuesday. It is a plan whose roots had been planted some time ago, but it was largely put on a back burner amid forecasts of a slowing local economy.…

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Gaines Leaders to Continue FY 2018 Planning Monday

Gaines County Commissioners will dig a little deeper into the development of their upcoming 2018 fiscal year budget, as a scheduled workshop session will cap a 14-item business agenda slated for Monday morning.

The meeting, scheduled for a 10 a.m. start inside the Gaines County Courthouse, is open to the general public for those who wish to attend.…

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SHD Board to Host Closed Meetings to Mull Over Potential CEO Candidates

Seminole Hospital District Board Directors are scheduled dive into three evenings of executive session discussions pertaining to the medical district’s Chief Executive Officer’s position and potential candidates, according to a trio of agendas obtained by the Seminole Sentinel.

The meetings, slated for 6 p.m. starts, are scheduled for Monday (June 26), Tuesday (June 27) and Wednesday (June 28) at the SHD Board Room, located on the campus of Seminole’s Memorial Hospital.…

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Associated Press News

AP sources: Senate GOP health bill would reshape Obama law

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans would cut Medicaid, end penalties for people not buying insurance and erase a raft of tax increases as part of their long-awaited plan to scuttle President Barack Obama’s health care law, congressional aides and lobbyists say.

After weeks of closed-door meetings that angered Democrats and some Republicans, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell planned to release the proposal Thursday.…

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AAA predicts record heavy travel over July 4th weekend

DALLAS (AP) — Americans are expected to put down the TV remote and hit the road in record numbers for the July 4th weekend.

Auto club AAA said Thursday that it expects 44.2 million people will travel at least 50 miles (80 kilometers) from home, a 2.9 percent increase over last year’s record for the holiday.…

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Lawyers: Trump administration may back Texas immigration law

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Attorneys trying to halt a Texas law that would crackdown on “sanctuary cities” say the U.S. Justice Department has asked to weigh in on the case.

Luis Vera is a lawyer with the League of United Latin American Citizens. Vera believes the notice sent Monday to parties in the case including his group signals the administration of President Donald Trump will back the Texas law signed in May by Republican Gov.…

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Free News Briefs

Seminole EMS to Host Annual Golf Tournament July 7

Individual players and teams are being sought for the 10th annual Seminole EMS Golf Tournament, slated to be held on the afternoon of July 7, at the Gaines County Golf Course.

Entry is $320 for a four-person team, or $80 per individual player. Individual players will be placed on four-man teams for the tournament.…

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GCSO Seeks Info into Check Forgery Case

Representatives with the Gaines County Sheriff’s Office are seeking public assistance in identifying two subjects who are wanted by the department in connection with an investigation of a check forgery case.

According to the GCSO in a press release issued Monday afternoon, on June 5-6, two individuals cashed forged checks at several bank locations in Midland County, and one location in Denver City.…

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Gaines Remains Under Heat Advisory; 108-Degrees Anticipated for Saturday’s Daytime High

MIDLAND — Another round of 100-plus degree temperatures are anticipated for the West Texas and southeastern New Mexico region on Saturday, as calendar year record highs are projected across the region, according to the latest models from the National Weather Service.

“Very hot temperatures are expected this afternoon, with highs above 100 degrees everywhere but the higher elevations of the mountains,” said NWS Midland officials on their Midland regional website Saturday morning.…

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