Updates and Breaking News

Seminole ISD Board Approves Sale of Two Route Buses, Call of May Election

With no public involvement on Monday evening, members of the Seminole ISD Board of Directors breezed through the regular business session of their monthly meeting, held at the SISD Administration Building’s Boardroom.

In the roughly 30-minute open session, SISD Trustees allowed for school district administration to begin the process of publicly selling two buses from the school district’s route fleet.…

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Obama to release $4 trillion-plus budget for 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is unveiling his eighth and final budget, a $4 trillion-plus proposal that’s freighted with liberal policy initiatives and new and familiar tax hikes — all sent to a dismissive Republican-controlled Congress that simply wants to move on from his presidency.

The budget will be released Tuesday morning, the same day as the New Hampshire primary when it’s likely to get little attention.…

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Gaines Employee Gun Policy Change Tabled Monday

For the present time, Gaines County employees will remain under the policy of not allowing the carry of firearms while in their respective duties for the county.

But, the policy could possibly change in the not-to-distant future following discussions held by Gaines County Commissioners on Monday morning.

In a unanimous 5-0 vote, Gaines County leaders opted to table a draft policy proposal related to the allowance of Gaines County employees to openly or conceal carry hand guns while on the job for the governmental entity.…

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Sports Updates

Boys BB: Tribe Clinches Playoff Berth with Rout of Pecos

PECOS — Another postseason berth was added to the history books of the Seminole Indian basketball program Tuesday evening, as SHS cruised past the Pecos Eagles in a 63-32 District 4-4A victory at Pecos High School.

Seminole sophomore Reese Moore finished with a game high 18 points and five blocks, while senior guard Elijah Villarreal and sophomore post Carter Laramore both finished with 11 points apiece as the Indians moved to 8-0 in District 4-4A play.…

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Girls BB: Maidens Claim Share of 4-4A Title Friday

PECOS — The Seminole Maidens end the 2015-16 regular season with a share of the District 4-4A title and a chance to claim the district’s top playoff seeding following a 37-29 victory over the Pecos Lady Eagles in play held Tuesday evening at Pecos High School

Seminole (20-11 overall, 9-1 in 4-4A) will take on co-district champion Midland Greenwood (21-11, 9-1) in a seeding game slated for 6 p.m.…

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Swimming: Maidens Finish 12th at Regional Meet

ANDREWS — Seminole’s Madi Werner finished eighth overall in the Girls 100 Butterfly and 15th overall in the 50 Freestyle events, helping pace the way for a 12th place finish in girls competition for the Maidens at the 2016 UIL Class 5A, Region I Swimming and Diving Championships, held at Andrews High School.…

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Area News

Seminole Jr. High Honor Band Places at All Region

HONOR BAND
Members of the Seminole Jr. High Honor Band participated with the ATTSSB All Region Middle School Honor Band held on Friday and Saturday, January 29 and 30 at the Lubbock Civic Center along with other area school band students. Placing in the All Region Band were (in no particular order): Whitlee Tate, clarinet; Aaron Salazar, clarinet; Marcela Guevara, clarinet, Kaylee Garcia, clarinet, Itzel Quinonez, alto sax, Miguel Arreola, alto sax, Kevin Gasca, bari sax, Jaedyn Gates, French horn, Ariel Wiebe, trombone, Kolten Sinclair, baritone, Anthony Wilson, tuba, Nathan Gates, tuba and Ember Webb, percussion.…

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Shain Places First at SISD Spelling Bee

The Seminole Elementary 2016 Spelling Bee was held Wed., Jan. 27 at Seminole Elementary Multipurpose Room.

When the Bee was complete Londyn Shain, a 4th grader, came out on top as the Elementary Champion; Dylan Wiebe was runner-up.

Fourth grade individual placements were: 1st place – Londyn Shain; 2nd Place  –  Daniel Lapusan, 3rd Place   –  Heidy Friessen, 4th Place   –  Jacob Crothers, 5th Place   –  Kamdyn Garcia, 6th Place   – Chloe Guenther.…

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Watching for the Zika

  • Local Medical District Monitoring Signs of Potentially Dangerous Virus

It was only within the past week that any mention of the Zika virus has come to the American public’s attention, but it is an old foe, with now an alarming new twist. Conscious of the accusations of foot-dragging that accompanied the Edola outbreak of 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) has acted swiftly to declare the virus “an extraordinary event that merits being declared an international emergency.…

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