Seminole/Gaines County News

Gaines County Public Records — Oct. 30

Marriage License

Michael Andrew Barrientes, 27 and Shaye D. Ussery, 26.

County Court Filings

State of Texas vs. Dakota Mike Blagg, terroristic threat of family household, resisting arrest/search/transport and assault causing bodily injury.

State of Texas vs. Jacqueline Guevara, theft of property.

State of Texas vs. Pedro Wall Thiessen, driving while intoxicated 2nd.…

Continue Reading

Matters of Record — Oct. 25-26

Seminole Police Dept.

Oct. 25 — Officers with the Semiole Police Dept. conducted a traffic stop in the 100 block of North Main. Further investigation led to a female subject being arrested for tampering with evidence., possession of a dangerous drug and failure to identify. Amana R. Gutierrez, 29 of Midland was booked into the Gaines County Jail.…

Continue Reading

California Man Runs Through Gaines to Raise Veteran PTSD Awareness

George Chmiel left his home in San Diego, Calif. on his way to New York City to finish his trip at Ground Zero averaging 50 miles per day. His plan is to run on foot all the way, and this is a long way to run, over 3,000 miles.

Chmiel, a self-described “ultra runner” made his way through Gaines County this past week on his quest to pay homage to our Veterans and drive awareness of the serious issues they face upon returning home from the battlefield.…

Continue Reading

Associated Press News

Hobbs PD investigating death of a man found in a home

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — Police in Hobbs say they are investigating the death of a man found in a home.

They say officers were on [auth] patrol about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday when they were directed to a residence in reference to an unresponsive subject.

Upon arrival, police say they discovered 32-year-old Thomas May unresponsive.…

Continue Reading

Basic Energy Files for Bankruptcy This Week

FORT WORTH — A bankruptcy judge has approved a quicker-than-normal bankruptcy path for Fort Worth-based Basic Energy Services that may allow the court to give final approval to a debt-cutting plan on Dec. 9.

The oilfield services company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in Wilmington, Delaware earlier this week after announcing that it had reached a deal with creditors on a prepackaged reorganization to reduce its debtload.…

Continue Reading

US intel chief: Getting NKorea to give up nukes ‘lost cause’

WASHINGTON (AP) — National Intelligence director James Clapper said Tuesday that the U.S. goal of persuading North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons is probably a “lost cause” and the best hope is to cap its capability.

Clapper’s comments come amid mounting concern that the North is moving closer toward having a nuclear-tipped missile that could reach the American mainland.…

Continue Reading

Free News Briefs

AAA Texas Offers Halloween Safety Tips

COPPELL — Halloween is a time for frightening fun but if you’re not careful it could be a time for scary and preventable traffic crashes. This year Halloween will fall on Mon., Oct. 31.  AAA Texas reminds drivers that pedestrians will likely be out between the hours of 4:00 p.m. through midnight on that day.…

Continue Reading

DPS Offers Halloween Safety Tips for Texans

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding parents, drivers and children that Halloween can be fun without sacrificing safety. Adults and kids can avoid a variety of potential dangers by adhering to basic safety practices and using extra caution in areas where trick-or-treaters will be celebrating.

“As we head into the weekend before Halloween, we are calling on Texans to take security and safety seriously,” said DPS Director Steven McCraw.…

Continue Reading

Optimist to Host Turkey Shoot Nov. 12

The Seminole Optimist Club will once again be hosting their annual Turkey Shoot fundraiser on the afternoon of Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Gaines County Law Enforcement Shooting Range.

The event will begin at 11 a.m. and run until dark at the facility, located two miles west of U.S. Hwy. 62/385, on CR 216.…

Continue Reading