Seminole/Gaines County News

Seminole Fuel Prices Remain Above State Average

AAA: Texas Drivers Now Paying $2 Per Gallon, on Average, at Pumps

COPPELL — While Texas’ statewide gas price average reached the $2-per-gallon mark this week for regular unleaded fuel, Seminole customers have been paying well above the state’s average, according to a survey conducted recently by the Seminole Sentinel.
According to the Texas AAA, this week’s average price is seven cents more than last week and 40 cents less per gallon than last year.…

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Texas part of ‘Click It or Ticket’ national seat belt push

AUSTIN (AP) — The Texas Department of Transportation has taken its “Click It or Ticket” seat belt enforcement effort on the road.

TxDOT events were planned this week in San Antonio, Laredo and Harlingen as part of the national effort to get travelers to buckle up or face getting tickets.

Law enforcement agencies across Texas are part of the enforcement push from May 23 through June 5 — including Memorial Day weekend.…

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A Large Crowd Attended Turnrow Prayer Meeting

About 15 years ago during a dry spring a group of farmers and interested individuals  began a tradition of having a group prayer meeting each spring. They gathered at the edge of field, so it is called the Seminole Turnrow Prayer Meeting.

This soon branched out to include a prayer meeting in the fall, called a Harvest Prayer Meeting held on Ag/Oil Day.…

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Associated Press News

Texas policeman accused of sexually assaulting girl

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Authorities say a five-year veteran of the San Antonio Police Department is suspected of sexually assaulting a girl on a nearly weekly basis for about four years.

Sgt. Jesse Salame said 47-year-old Juan Ruiz-Carrillo was arrested Monday night and charged with sexually assaulting a child. Online court records do not list an attorney for Ruiz-Carrillo who could comment on his behalf.…

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Energy explorers Halliburton and Baker Hughes abandon merger

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two companies crucial to the business of U.S. energy exploration, Halliburton and Baker Hughes, have abandoned their planned merger in the face of opposition by regulators who said it would hurt competition.

Prospects for the merger, which was valued at nearly $35 billion when it was announced in 2014, seemed especially bleak after the Justice Department sued to block the deal on April 6.…

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Texas, Feds Agree to Renew Short-Term Medicaid Funds

The Obama administration has agreed to temporarily keep some federal Medicaid money flowing into Texas to help hospitals treat uninsured patients, a relief to health care providers that feared losing the funds over state leaders’ refusal to provide health insurance to low-income adults.

State health officials said Monday they have struck a deal with the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to keep the program going for another 15 months, with hospital reimbursements remaining at their current level.…

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Bradley Gressett Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser Slated for May 17

The annual Bradley Gressett Memorial Basketball Scholarship fundraiser has been slated for the evening of Tuesday, May 17, at the Seminole High School Gymnasium, according to information provided by event organizers.   The 2016 game will begin at 6 p.m.. All proceeds from the fundraiser will be devoted to the Bradley Gressett Scholarship Fund.

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Optimist T-Ball Registration Begins Monday, May 9

Registration for the 2016 Seminole Optimist Club’s summer t-ball league will be held beginning this coming Monday (May 9) and running through Friday, June 10, according to league organizers.

The league is open to local girls and boys between the ages of 3 1/2 to 7 years of age, who have not already participated in a summer softball/baseball league this year.…

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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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