Seminole/Gaines County News

Gaines Commissioners to Meet in Monday Regular Meeting

Gaines County Commissioners will address a 13-item business agenda as part of their regular, semi-monthly meeting slated for Monday morning at the Gaines County Courthouse.

The meeting, open to the public, is slated for a 10 a.m. start inside the Commissioners’ Courtroom at the Gaines County Courthouse, 101 S. Main St.…

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New Cotton Technologies Add to Grower Responsibilities

LUBBOCK – From a cotton farming standpoint, it may be more important now than ever to know your surroundings, said a pair of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialists at Lubbock.

In the past, farmers used to plant brown bag seed and had few postemergence herbicide options, said Dr. Seth Byrd, AgriLife Extension agronomist.…

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SISD Trustees Approve Non-Probationary Contracts for 2017-18 School Year

Seminole ISD School Board Trustees approved of the renewal of 179 non-probationary educator contracts and five non-certified professional contracts as part of the district’s annual employee evaluation process following an executive session discussion held this past Monday evening.

SISD officials additionally moved to accept the resignation of two dual-assignment term contracts from a pair of district employees, and the issuance of single assignment, non-probationary contracts to those same two employees for the 2017-18 school.…

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Associated Press News

House sets risky health care vote after Trump demands it

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a gamble with monumental political stakes, Republicans set course for a climactic House vote on their health care overhaul after President Donald Trump claimed he was finished negotiating with GOP holdouts and determined to pursue the rest of his agenda, win or lose.

House Speaker Paul Ryan set the showdown for Friday, following a nighttime Capitol meeting at which top White House officials told GOP lawmakers that Trump had decided the time for talk was over.…

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Trump administration approves Keystone XL pipeline

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration issued a permit Friday to build the Keystone XL pipeline, reversing the conclusion of the Obama administration and clearing the way for the $8 billion project to finally be completed.

The decision caps a years-long fight between environmental groups and energy industry advocates over the pipeline’s fate that became a proxy battle over global warming.…

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Texas Capitol Highlights — March 22, 2017

AUSTIN (AP) — Several city officials and sheriffs around the United States said Tuesday that a Trump administration report aimed at shaming them over so-called “sanctuary” policies includes wrong or misleading information about recent arrests of immigrants or the policies in their local jails.

The pushback was not just from liberal local governments that are at odds with President Donald Trump over immigration crackdowns and his promise to deport “bad dudes” living legally in the United States.…

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Free News Briefs

Seminole Residents Urged to Keep Eye Out for ‘Suspicious Activity’ After Recent Burglaries

Seminole city residents are being warned to keep a closer eye on their property, after a pair of recent home burglaries.

Seminole Police Dept. Chief Bernie Kraft said two residences, located in the 200 block of S.W. Ave. B, were burglarized “either Saturday or early Sunday,” which warranted the warning from the law enforcement agency.…

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Correct E-Edition of March 19, 2017 Newspaper

Due to a communication mishap, the Seminole Sentinel had several pages in this past Sunday’s edition — Sunday, March 19, 2017 — that were not correct.

To correct the problem as best as we can, we are offering our correct, Sunday March 19 edition for free.

Read the entire Seminole Sentinel online

March 19, 2017

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Review: Gaines Co. Possesses 38 Registered Sex Offenders

Two of Gaines County’s 38 registered sex offenders are classified as being at “high risk level,” in an observation of the Texas Dept. of Public Safety’s registration database this past week.

Those interested in observing the public database may do so at the following website address: https://records.txdps.state.tx.us/sexoffender/PublicSite/Application/Search/Caveats.aspx?SearchType=County .

Pursuant to Texas Code of Criminal Procedure (Art.…

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