Seminole/Gaines County News

New County Subdivision Regulations to be Considered Monday

Gaines County Commissioners will entertain public comments concerning a proposed, new, Gaines County Subdivision Regulations document and consider possible action related to the item during the Court’s regular, semi-monthly meeting slated for Monday morning at the Gaines County Courthouse.

Monday’s meeting is scheduled for a 10 a.m. start, according to an agenda obtained by the Seminole Sentinel, and is open to the general public for those who wish to attend.…

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Council Expected to Revisit Street Seal Coat Project Bids Monday

Seminole City Council members will take a second look at bids and possibly consider awarding a contract on the municipality’s annual street seal coach project in their upcoming Monday regular meeting, according to an agenda packet obtained by the Seminole Sentinel.

The business item is one of five slated to be addressed by the City Council in Monday’s meeting, which is slated for a 7 p.m.…

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Seminole Fuel Prices Remain Above State Average

AAA: Texas Drivers Now Paying $2 Per Gallon, on Average, at Pumps

COPPELL — While Texas’ statewide gas price average reached the $2-per-gallon mark this week for regular unleaded fuel, Seminole customers have been paying well above the state’s average, according to a survey conducted recently by the Seminole Sentinel.
According to the Texas AAA, this week’s average price is seven cents more than last week and 40 cents less per gallon than last year.…

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Associated Press News

Texas policeman accused of sexually assaulting girl

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Authorities say a five-year veteran of the San Antonio Police Department is suspected of sexually assaulting a girl on a nearly weekly basis for about four years.

Sgt. Jesse Salame said 47-year-old Juan Ruiz-Carrillo was arrested Monday night and charged with sexually assaulting a child. Online court records do not list an attorney for Ruiz-Carrillo who could comment on his behalf.…

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Texas part of ‘Click It or Ticket’ national seat belt push

AUSTIN (AP) — The Texas Department of Transportation has taken its “Click It or Ticket” seat belt enforcement effort on the road.

TxDOT events were planned this week in San Antonio, Laredo and Harlingen as part of the national effort to get travelers to buckle up or face getting tickets.

Law enforcement agencies across Texas are part of the enforcement push from May 23 through June 5 — including Memorial Day weekend.…

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Energy explorers Halliburton and Baker Hughes abandon merger

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two companies crucial to the business of U.S. energy exploration, Halliburton and Baker Hughes, have abandoned their planned merger in the face of opposition by regulators who said it would hurt competition.

Prospects for the merger, which was valued at nearly $35 billion when it was announced in 2014, seemed especially bleak after the Justice Department sued to block the deal on April 6.…

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Free News Briefs

Bradley Gressett Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser Slated for May 17

The annual Bradley Gressett Memorial Basketball Scholarship fundraiser has been slated for the evening of Tuesday, May 17, at the Seminole High School Gymnasium, according to information provided by event organizers.   The 2016 game will begin at 6 p.m.. All proceeds from the fundraiser will be devoted to the Bradley Gressett Scholarship Fund.

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NWS: T-Storms Possible this Weekend in WT Area

MIDLAND — A chance of thunderstorms could be possible over the weekend, according to a Wednesday forecast model produced by the National Weather Service.

“A large upper level storm system will develop over the desert southwest late this week, and slowly move east,” said NWS officials in an infograph posted Wednesday on the Midland regional NWS website.…

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Optimist T-Ball Registration Begins Monday, May 9

Registration for the 2016 Seminole Optimist Club’s summer t-ball league will be held beginning this coming Monday (May 9) and running through Friday, June 10, according to league organizers.

The league is open to local girls and boys between the ages of 3 1/2 to 7 years of age, who have not already participated in a summer softball/baseball league this year.…

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