Seminole/Gaines County News

Gaines County Public Records — May 25

Marriage Licenses
Taylor Thomas Gibson, 24 and Heidi Juliet Diaz, 21.
Gary Lynn McCullough, Jr., 32 and Karla Rocio Soto De La Rosa, 29.
Jesus Steven Ontiveros, 20 and Yeslyn Noemy Escobar, 21.
Peter Siemens, 19 and Harmony Elizabeth Neufeld, 19.
Peter Loewen Enns, 24 and Helena Klassen Wieler, 20.
Jacob Wall, 20 and Elena Dyck, 18.…

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Gaines County Matters of Record — May 25

Seminole Police Dept.
May 14 — Officers were dispatched to Hwy. 214 in reference to a reckless driver. Investigation revealed the driver of this vehicle to be intoxciated. The driver, Jacobo Castillo-Vara of Seminole was arrested for driving while intoxicated.

May 14 — Seminole Police Officers were dispatched to the 2300 block of SW Ave G in reference to a burglary of a building.…

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Seminole Council to Discuss, Possibly Consider Action Related to SEDC Board Positions

Seminole City Council members are anticipated to meet in a Tuesday evening executive session to discuss the “appointment of Seminole Economic Development Corp. board members,” per a business agenda of the Council obtained by the Seminole Sentinel this week.

Tuesday evening’s meeting is slated for a 7 p.m. start inside the Council’s Chambers at Seminole’s City Hall, 302 S.…

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Associated Press News

Texas appeals after a judge orders the state to implement online voter registration for drivers

The legal fight over whether Texas is disenfranchising thousands of voters by violating a federal voter registration law is on its way to federal appeals court.

Just after a federal judge gave Texas less than two months to implement a limited version of online voter registration, the state on Monday formally notified U.S.…

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CIA gets first female chief with confirmation of Gina Haspel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Veteran spy Gina Haspel will become the first female director of the CIA after six Democrats joined Republicans in a Senate confirmation vote that overrode concerns about her role in the spy agency’s harsh interrogation program after 9/11.

Thursday’s 54-45 vote split both parties, and the margin was the closest for a CIA nominee in the nearly seven decades that a nod from the Senate has been required.…

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Inmate Executed for San Antonio Lovers’ Lane Killing

HUNTSVILLE (AP) — A condemned Texas inmate who insisted he wasn’t involved in a San Antonio “lovers’ lane” killing more than 14 years ago was executed Wednesday evening for the slaying.

Juan Edward Castillo, 36, received lethal injection for the fatal shooting and robbery of a 19-year-old man that testimony showed was carried out by Castillo and several friends on a secluded road where the victim was enticed by the promise of drugs and sex.…

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Free News Briefs

Gaines Library Branches Gear Up for Annual Summer Programs

It’s time for Gaines County Library System’s Annual Summer Reading Program. Parents can bring their children and teens, from birth through 18 years of age, to register at either library branch in Seminole or Seagraves beginning Tuesday, May 29, when the libraries open. Registration runs through Friday, June 29.

The annual kick-off party will be held in Seminole on Wednesday, June 6, from 9:00 a.m.…

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SHS Volleyball ‘Boot Camp’ Scheduled June 18-20

The Seminole High School volleyball program will be hosting a summer “boot camp” June 18-20 for all incoming seventh through 12th graders of the 2018-19 school year.

Cost of the camp is $65 per player.

Camp forms for those interested in participating in the camp, which prepares players for the approaching 2018 fall season, can be obtained through SHS head volleyball coach Traci Pierce.…

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Girls Basketball Camp Sign-Ups Underway; Slated for June 11-13

The Seminole High School girls basketball program will be hosting a summer camp June 11-13 for all incoming third through ninth graders of the 2018-19 school year.

Cost of the camp is $50 per player. The camp cost includes a t-shirt, if forms are returned by May 24.

Camp forms are currently available at any Seminole ISD campus office.…

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