Seminole/Gaines County News

Gaines County Public Records — July 31

Marriage License

Dave Guenter Klassen, 23 and Eva Loewen Fehr, 20.

Jose E. Portillo, 25 and Angelica M. Garcia, 20.

William Joseph Atkinson, 40 and Carol Michelle Brown, 39.

Evan Wane Locke, 35 and Deambar Deshea Cole, 28.

County Court Filings

State of Texas vs. Tina Froese Friesen, driving while intoxicated.…

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Presbyterian Church’s New Pastor

Meet Tommy Taylor, the new pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Seminole. He moved here from North Carolina on June 9, 2016. His wife Christiann Dykstra, stayed behind, temporarily, to take care of the business of selling their home.

This is Taylor’s first time as a solo pastor, but he has had lots of experience and education to back it with.…

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Matters of Record — July 21-27

Seminole Police Dept.

July 21 — Seminole Police Officers conducted a traffic stop in the 500 block of N. Main. Further investigation showed the passenger of the vehicle to be in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Hugo Anthony Vega, 20 of Hobbs, NM was arrested and transported to the Gaines County Law Enforcement Center and booked.…

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Associated Press News

Exxon reports smallest profit since 1999

DALLAS (AP) — Lower oil prices continue to punish Exxon Mobil Corp., which reported its weakest quarterly profit in nearly 17 years.

Exxon still earned $1.7 billion in the second quarter. It was, however, down 59 percent from a year ago, and per share income missed Wall Street expectations.

The energy giant cited lower prices for oil and gas and weaker margins from its refining operations.…

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Texas attorney general sues Austin over city hall gun ban

AUSTIN (AP) — The Texas attorney general has filed suit against Austin, accusing the state capital of violating “open carry” rules by banning guns inside city hall.

Republican Ken Paxton said in a statement Thursday that Austin’s municipal building is violating a law approved last year that allowed licensed Texans to openly carry handguns.…

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Officer says prosecutors silenced him in Sandra Bland case

DALLAS (AP) — A police officer in the small Texas town where Sandra Bland was pulled over and jailed says the county’s top prosecutors threatened to end his career if he came forward with what he says is evidence of wrongdoing, an accusation the prosecutors deny.

Among the things Prairie View officer Michael Kelley said this week that he wanted to tell a grand jury: Bland appeared to have marks on her forehead after a confrontation with state trooper Brian Encinia, who pulled her over last July for allegedly failing to signal while changing a lane; Encinia was on the phone with a supervisor after arresting her because he didn’t know what charge she should face; and the police report Encinia ultimately submitted left out key details.…

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Free News Briefs

2016 Indian Season Tickets Go On Sale Aug. 8

Season tickets for the upcoming 2016 Seminole Indian varsity football season will go on sale the week of August 8 to last year’s option holders, according to information released by SISD Athletic Dept. officials on Friday.

Option holder ticket sales will be held during the week of Aug. 8 through Aug.…

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SHS Mini-Cheer Camp Slated for Aug. 8-12

The 2016 Seminole High School Cheerleading “Mini-Cheer Camp,” will be held the week of Aug. 8-12, according to team sponsors in providing information to the Seminole Sentinel.

The mini-cheer camp is open to incoming Seminole ISD kindergarten through sixth grade students and at a cost of $45 per camper.

Registration forms can be picked up at Ace Hardware, located at 119 E.…

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Seminole VFD to Conduct ‘Fill the Boot’ Campaign Aug. 6

Members of the Seminole Volunteer Fire Dept. will participate in an annual drive to help raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

On Saturday, Aug. 6, members of the SVFD will conduct their annual “Fill the Boot” campaign at the intersection of U.S. 385 and U.S. 180, on the northwestern corner of the Gaines County Courthouse Square.…

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