Seminole/Gaines County News

Matters of Record — Sept. 18 – 26

Seminole Police Dept.

Sept. 22 — Officers were dispatched to Walmart in reference to shoplifters. Officers met with Asset Protection and were informed that two subjects had stolen items from the store. The two subjects, Tristan William Tate, 20 of Seminole and Phillip James Forrester, Jr., 28 of Marlin Falls were issued citations for theft and released.…

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Gaines County Public Records — Oct. 2

Marriage License

Joseph Andy Guenther, 22 and Christina Wieler Teichroeb, 21.

Paul Nava, 20 and Paola Gonzalez, 18.

Josue Bustamante, 23 and Debbie Enriquez, 24.

Peter Andrew Neufeld Wiebe, 18 and Laura Anne Redecop, 21.

County Court Filings

State of Texas vs. Belen Caballero, theft by check.

State of Texas vs.…

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Seminole Fuel Prices See No Change This Week

Local Consumers Still Paying 20-Plus Cents Over National Average

COPPELL — Seminole gasoline prices remained at their usual mark, some 20-plus cents higher than the Texas state average, as the AAA released their weekly gas price watch report.

According to the website and observations by the Seminole Sentinel, the price of low-grade unleaded gasoline was $2.29 per gallon at most commercial fueling stations within the Seminole community as of Thursday afternoon.…

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Associated Press News

Texas Lottery announces record $5B in fiscal 2016 sales

AUSTIN (AP) — The Texas Lottery has topped more than $5 billion in annual sales for the first time since the various games began in 1992.

Lottery officials on Thursday announced the figure for sales during fiscal 2016. Records show statewide lottery game sales in fiscal 2015 exceeded $4.5 billion.

Authorities say this year’s lottery sales will lead to nearly $1.4 billion contributed to Texas.…

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Nearly 150K Wells Fargo accounts in Texas possibly affected

WASHINGTON (AP) — The CEO of Wells Fargo says nearly 150,000 Texas accounts possibly were affected in the banking scandal that’s drawn the attention of Congress.

Chief Executive John Stumpf testified Thursday before the House Financial Services Committee that the bank is expanding its review of accounts and roles of executives.…

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Texas prison records show more than 330 transgender inmates

AUSTIN (AP) — Texas prison system records show the number of inmates identifying themselves as transgender is at an all-time high amid greater awareness of gender issues and criminal justice reforms.

The Dallas Morning News ( ) reported Wednesday that 333 inmates currently identify themselves as transgender. Texas Department of Criminal Justice records show that compares to 67 inmates identifying themselves as transgender in September 2014.…

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Free News Briefs

Voter Registration Deadline for November Election Looms

Eligible, unregistered voters residing within Gaines County have less than a two weeks to sign up to take part in the Nov. 8 general elections process, if they wish to have a say in the outcome of the 2016 US presidential election, as well as several state and area level offices.…

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2nd ‘Powder Puff’ Fundraiser Slated for Nov. 2 at Wigwam

The second annual Seminole High School “Powder Puff” football game is scheduled to be held on the evening of Friday, November 4, at 7 p.m. at Seminole ISD’s Wigwam Stadium.

“Powder Puff” is where Seminole High School girls play flag football and SHS boys will cheer and coach. In addition to the fundraising ballgame, the event will also crown the 2016 “Powder Puff Football King” at halftime of the game.…

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Seminole EDC to Host ‘Eggs and Issues’ Forum Oct. 4

Seminole business leaders and those interested in the local business climate are encouraged to take part in a unique opportunity to learn more about the West Texas business climate and some of its upcoming challenges, in a scheduled Oct. 4 breakfast event at the City of Seminole’s Ambassador Room.

State Rep.…

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