Updates and Breaking News

Cotton: 2 Gaines Gins Remain in Operation; Bale Count Passes 439K

All but two Gaines County gins have ceased operations for the 2015 harvest season, according to a Thursday bale count polling conducted by the Seminole Sentinel.

As of 10 a.m. Thursday morning, Gaines County’s eight local gins had processed 439,658 bales of cotton for the 2015 harvest. Thursday’s tally is up from 405,819 processed bales recorded by the Sentinel on January 25.…

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Seminole Fuel Prices Drop 10-Cents Over 1 Week Period

COPPELL — The price of low-grade, unleaded fuel fell another five cents — on average — across the state of Texas and dropped 10-cents locally within the past week, according to the latest report from AAA Texas.In their weekly report, AAA Texas reported the statewide gas price average in the Lone Star State  is now $1.53 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel.…

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NWS: Seminole Skywarn Weather Spotter Class Slated for March 3

MIDLAND — Each year, the National Weather Service in Midland conducts Skywarn spotter training courses across portions of west Texas and southeast New Mexico.

Seminole and Gaines County residents interested in participating in the annual training course will have the opportunity to do so on the evening of March 3, according to NWS officials in a news release issued on their Midland regional website.…

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Sports Updates

Youth Fastpitch Softball Registration Underway

Registration is currently underway for the 2016 Seminole Youth Fastpitch Softball league.

The league is open to Seminole girls, ages 5-to-14 years old, according to league organizers.

Entry fee for the league is $60 per player and forms may be picked up and returned to Browns Ace Hardware, 119 E. Ave.…

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Boys BB: Tribe Clinches Playoff Berth with Rout of Pecos

PECOS — Another postseason berth was added to the history books of the Seminole Indian basketball program Tuesday evening, as SHS cruised past the Pecos Eagles in a 63-32 District 4-4A victory at Pecos High School.

Seminole sophomore Reese Moore finished with a game high 18 points and five blocks, while senior guard Elijah Villarreal and sophomore post Carter Laramore both finished with 11 points apiece as the Indians moved to 8-0 in District 4-4A play.…

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Girls BB: Maidens Claim Share of 4-4A Title Friday

PECOS — The Seminole Maidens end the 2015-16 regular season with a share of the District 4-4A title and a chance to claim the district’s top playoff seeding following a 37-29 victory over the Pecos Lady Eagles in play held Tuesday evening at Pecos High School

Seminole (20-11 overall, 9-1 in 4-4A) will take on co-district champion Midland Greenwood (21-11, 9-1) in a seeding game slated for 6 p.m.…

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Area News

All State Choir Honor

After beginning the All-State Choir process in August of last year, one student from Seminole High School’s A-capella Choir has accomplished his goal. Austin Shortes (Bass 2), the son of Beverly and Scott Shortes, has made it through the Region audition in October, music qualifications throught the All-Region Choir in November, countless hours of preperation in a practice room, and finally the State audition at Abilene Cooper High School on Sat., Jan.…

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Science and Engineering Fair Held Recently, Duncan Earns Top Honor

Forty-four counties from the Texas Panhandle and High Plains were represented by more than 600 science fair projects displayed and demonstrated at the South Plains Regional Science and Engineering Fair at the United Marketplace Spirit Arena on the Texas Tech campus in Lubbock on Fri., Feb. 5.
The regional awards were presented at 9:30 a.m.…

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Three Loop Band Members Place at All-Region Tryouts

Recently three member of Loop High School’s Band auditoned for All-Region and earned spots with their chosen instruments.

Tessa Jeffries auditoned on French Horn and placed 18th out of 45. Gaby Aranda auditioned on Tuba and placed 16th out of 54 and M’Kenzie Scott played the flute and placed 12th out of 122, earning herself a spot in the top symphonic band.…

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