Seminole/Gaines County News

Seminole Council Awards Seal Coat Bid

Meeting at City Hall on Monday night, the Seminole City Council accepted a bid from an Aspermont Company to begin work on a project to provide a seal coat on Seminole’s city streets. With a bid that was considerably lower than the amount allocated for the project in the city’s budget, the city’s Street Department will be able to expand the scope of the project over a wider area.…

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Seminole OAP Cast, Crew Claims 3rd at State Competition

ROUND ROCK — A fourth state title eluded the cast and crew of Seminole High School’s one-act play troupe, as SHS finished third overall at the University Interscholastic League’s Class 4A State OAP competition Monday.

Performing scenes from “A Streetcar Named Desire,” SHS finished behind 2018 4A State Champion Crandall High School’s performance of scenes from “The Book of Everything,” and second place finisher Melissa HS.…

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After brief relief, forecasts indicate drought will continue

Dry weather will prolong the wildfire threat through summer in the southwestern United States, even though weekend showers temporarily relieved drought conditions in parts of the area, forecasters said Monday.

The drought is rooted in a dry spell that began in October and is considered “extreme” from southern California to central Kansas.…

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Associated Press News

Trump’s tariffs risk jobs and profits in working-class areas

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s escalating dispute with China over trade and technology is threatening jobs and profits in working-class communities where his “America First” agenda hit home.

The Commerce Department has received more than 2,400 applications from companies seeking waivers from the administration’s tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, which may result in duty payments of millions of dollars for larger businesses.…

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Spokesman: George HW Bush “responding and recovering”

HOUSTON (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush was “responding and recovering” to treatment at a Houston hospital on Tuesday for an infection that had spread to his blood, according to a family spokesman.

Bush has been hospitalized since Sunday, a day after attending the funeral of his wife, Barbara, who died last week at age 92.…

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Drought, wildfires force ranchers to scramble for feed

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Ongoing drought and wildfires have cattle ranchers in at least five Southwestern U.S. states scrambling for hay or pastureland, while others are selling off some of their herds.

Extreme and exceptional drought conditions have contributed to wildfires in Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico, delaying the growth of or destroying grass and wheat used to feed cattle in spring.…

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Free News Briefs

Tennis: Gibbons, Klassen Finish 3rd in Regionals

LUBBOCK — The Seminole High School girls duo of Caanon Gibbons and Jasmin Klassen are on the outside looking in of a Class 4A State Tournament berth.

So close, yet so far away, as the team finished third overall in tournament play associated with the UIL’s 2018 Class 4A, Region I Tennis

Championships, held Wednesday and Thursday at Texas Tech University’s McLeod Tennis Center.…

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Gressett Memorial Scholarship Game Slated for May 8

A May tradition honoring the life of a beloved Seminole High School basketball standout will be held on the evening of Tuesday, May 8. A tradition which helps remind local youth the importance of safety behind the wheel of a motor vehicle while helping local graduating seniors with small scholarships.

At 6:30  p.m.…

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‘Meet the Candidates’ Forum Slated This Evening for May 5 Municipal Races

Candidates from three Seminole governmental taxing entities have are scheduled to take part in a free, public forum event this evening.

Hosted by the Seminole Area Chamber of Commerce, a “Meet the Candidates” event is slated to be held at the Seminole High School campus’ Performing Arts Center, 2100 N.W. Ave.…

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