Seminole/Gaines County News

Seminole Fuel Prices See No Change This Week

Local Consumers Still Paying 20-Plus Cents Over National Average

COPPELL — Seminole gasoline prices remained at their usual mark, some 20-plus cents higher than the Texas state average, as the AAA released their weekly gas price watch report.

According to the website GasBuddy.com and observations by the Seminole Sentinel, the price of low-grade unleaded gasoline was $2.29 per gallon at most commercial fueling stations within the Seminole community as of Thursday afternoon.…

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GCSO: Tuesday Standoff Results in Seminole Man’s Arrest

Stateline Incident Saw Response from Area Law Agencies

A roughly two hour stand-off between law enforcement officers and male subject identified as a 23-year-old Seminole resident ended shortly before midnight on Tuesday evening with the man’s arrest.

According to a press release issued by the Gaines County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday morning, Tyler Ray Aguilar-Newman, 23, of Seminole, was charged with a third-degree felony chare of assault on a public servant and a Class A misdemeanor charge of criminal mischief following Tuesday altercation, which took place at a residence in the 2500 block of CR 251 — also known as Stateline Rd.…

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Dallas priest named new bishop of Lubbock Catholic diocese

LUBBOCK (AP) — Pope Francis has selected the pastor of a Roman Catholic parish in northern Dallas to be the new bishop of the Lubbock Catholic diocese.

The Vatican announced the resignation of Lubbock Bishop Placido Rodriguez and the selection of Rev. Robert Coerver as his successor. Rodriguez is 75, the Vatican’s retirement age for bishops.…

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Associated Press News

Massive Texas district isn’t big enough for either candidate

AUSTIN (AP) — A West Texas congressional district sprawls 58,000-plus square miles and two time zones, from San Antonio to just outside El Paso. Yet neither the Republican who represents it nor the Democrat trying to reclaim the seat actually lives there.

The home of first-term Republican Rep. Will Hurd, 39, is in the San Antonio suburb of Helotes, just outside the borders of a district that is larger in land area than 29 states.…

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Congress rebukes Obama, overrides veto of 9/11 legislation

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a resounding rebuke, Democrats joined with Republicans Wednesday to hand Barack Obama the first veto override of his presidency, voting overwhelmingly to allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. courts for its alleged backing of the attackers.

Both the House and Senate voted decisively to reverse Obama’s decision to scuttle the legislation.…

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Texas Lawmakers to Highlight Education Spending Divide

The state’s escalating dependence on local tax dollars to fund public schools — and, at least indirectly, other government services — will be a “big focus” during a joint hearing of two House committees Wednesday and Thursday, according to the chairman of one of the panels.

“Clearly, there are points where the state is benefitting from appraisal value increases and schools aren’t,” said state Rep.…

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Free News Briefs

2nd ‘Powder Puff’ Fundraiser Slated for Nov. 2 at Wigwam

The second annual Seminole High School “Powder Puff” football game is scheduled to be held on the evening of Friday, November 4, at 7 p.m. at Seminole ISD’s Wigwam Stadium.

“Powder Puff” is where Seminole High School girls play flag football and SHS boys will cheer and coach. In addition to the fundraising ballgame, the event will also crown the 2016 “Powder Puff Football King” at halftime of the game.…

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Seminole EDC to Host ‘Eggs and Issues’ Forum Oct. 4

Seminole business leaders and those interested in the local business climate are encouraged to take part in a unique opportunity to learn more about the West Texas business climate and some of its upcoming challenges, in a scheduled Oct. 4 breakfast event at the City of Seminole’s Ambassador Room.

State Rep.…

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Seminole PD Hosting Gun Raffle

Officers with the Seminole Police Dept. are hosting a gun raffle to help raise money for a trio of youth-based programs the department hosts annually.

At $20 per ticket, the department is raffling a chance for winners to receive either a Smith and Wesson M&P AR-15 rifle, a Glock 19 Gen 4 9 mm handgun, or a Mossberg 12 ga.…

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