Seminole/Gaines County News

Gaines County Public Records — May 1

Marriage Licenses

Johnathan George Rodriguez, 23 and Janell Delores Rangel, 22.

Abraham Froesse, 27 and Helena Enns, 17.

Juan Luis Cruz, 45 and Guadalupe Brito Hernandez, 52.

Michael Goertzen Heide, 25 and Adriana Letkeman, 19.

County Court Filings

State of Texas vs. Sammy Esquivel, criminal trespass.

State of Texas vs. Bryan Keith Hernandez, possession of a dangerous drug.…

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NMJC Training, Outreach Program Earns Second Straight Top Honor

HOBBS, N.M. — New Mexico Junior College’s Training and Outreach (T&O) Division has solidified its place in the State of New Mexico as the number one school in workforce training for total number of students trained two years in a row.

“This is great honor to be recognized for the very important work we are doing,” said T&O Vice President Jeff McCool.…

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Charles Medlin to be Honored for Outstanding Contributions to the Texas Soil and Water Conservation Program

Charles Medlin of Seagraves will be honored for outstanding contributions to the Texas soil and water conservation program at a Conservation Awards Banquet for Area 1 on May 3. The banquent will be held at 7:00 p.m. in Plainview.

Area 1 consists of 49 counties in the Texas Panhandle.

Categories in which awards may be presented include Outstanding Conservation District; Runner-Up Conservation District; Resident Conservation Farmer; Friend of Conservation; Conservation Teacher and Wildlife Conservationist.…

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Associated Press News

Smartphone health: Apple releases software for medical apps

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple is edging its way a little further into health care with the release of new iPhone apps that patients can use to manage their own medical conditions — from diabetes to pregnancy and even depression.

While there are hundreds of health-related apps on the market, Apple wants to put its stamp on a new ecosystem of treatment programs.…

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5 educators arrested in El Paso schools fraud scheme

EL PASO (AP) — Five veteran El Paso school district educators were arrested Wednesday after a federal grand jury indicted them on conspiracy charges in an alleged scheme to rig the district’s high-stakes test scores by removing low-performing students from classrooms.

The five named in a six-count federal indictment unsealed Wednesday include a former associate superintendent and a former principal and assistant principals at an El Paso high school.…

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Man arrested after wife’s body pulled from North Texas lake

FORT WORTH (AP) — The estranged husband of a woman whose body was pulled last week from a North Texas lake has been arrested in her death.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram (http://bit.ly/1WT13zP ) reports that 31-year-old Rodolfo Arellano was arrested on a capital murder warrant Tuesday. Fort Worth police Sgt.…

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Free News Briefs

Retirement Party Planned for Outgoing Gaines Museum Director

The public is invited to join the Friends of the Gaines County Museum, Seminole Branch, in the celebration of the career and the retirement of iconic Seminole educator and Gaines County Museum Director, Roy Barnes.  Barnes has officially announced his retirement from the Museum.

The party begins on Friday, May 6th, from 2:00-4:00 p.m.…

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‘Mennonites in Texas: The Quiet in the Land’ Exhibit to be Featured in Seminole

  • Seminole Elementary to Play Host to Traveling Exhibit May 10

The Seminole Elementary School campus will play host to a unique exhibit featuring a key aspect of the Gaines County community.

On the evening of May 10, the public school campus will present “Mennonites in Texas: The Quiet in the Land,” an exhibition produced by The Dolph Briscoe Center of America History at The University of Texas at Austin, presented in partnership with Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.…

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NWS: Slight Chance of Isolated T-Storms in Thursday Forecast

MIDLAND — A fifth straight day of potential wildfire danger could give way to an evening of isolated thundershowers, according to a Thursday morning forecast model from the National Weather Service.

“Temperatures will warm around 10 degrees above normal this afternoon, and could aid thunderstorm development along a dryline over the eastern Permian Basin.…

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