Seminole/Gaines County News

Xcel Plans to Invest $1.6B in Wind Energy for South Plains, New Mexico Region

AMARILLO —  Xcel Energy projects it can save Texas-New Mexico customers $2.8 billion over a 30-year period by displacing higher-cost energy with an additional 1,230 megawatts of wind energy – enough electricity to power more than 440,000 typical homes.

Most of the new megawatts of wind energy would be generated at two facilities constructed and owned by the company at sites located in eastern New Mexico and in the Texas South Plains region.…

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Seminole ISD Board Approves $359K in Student, Staff Technology Purchases

In keeping with their goal of being a 1-to-1 initiative district, where each student has access to either a school-owned laptop computer or electronic tablet device for use in the classroom or at home, Seminole ISD Board of Directors approved of the routine purchase of $359,587 in electronic devices on Monday evening as part of a yearly technology rotation schedule.…

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Seminole ISD Trustees Officially Cancel May Election

In two motions Monday evening, the 2017 May 6 municipal election process of the Seminole Independent School District came to a close, as SISD Trustees adopted a Certification of Unopposed Candidate for the Place 1 and Place 2 SISD Board positions, and the cancellation of the 2017 SISD Trustee Election.

SISD Board President Ben Royston, representing Place 2, and SISD Trustee Janelle Sullivan of Place 1 both re-filed their re-election intentions in the month-long filing period held recently for the May 6 general election process.…

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Associated Press News

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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GOP health bill on the brink hours from House showdown vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP’s long-promised legislation to repeal and replace “Obamacare” stood on the brink just hours before Republican leaders planned to put it on the House floor for a showdown vote. Short of support, GOP leaders looked to President Donald Trump to close the deal with a crucial bloc of conservatives, in the first major legislative test of his young presidency.…

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Texas Capital Highlights — March 21, 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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