Seminole/Gaines County News

Texas Statewide Fuel Average Declines; Seminole Fuel Prices Remain $2.59

COPPELL — Gasoline prices for this week (Feb. 12-16, 2018) remained at the $2.59 mark at most commercial fueling locations in Seminole, while the statewide gas price average in Texas was quoted at being $2.30 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch.

According to AAA Texas, the statewide average price is five cents less than last week and is 20 cents more per gallon compared to this day last year.…

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Lengthy Agenda Awaits SHD Board for Monday PM

Reports and new business items await members of the Seminole Hospital District’s Board of Directors, as they will host a regular meeting this coming Monday evening.

Open to the general public, the SHD meeting is slated for a 7 p.m. start inside the SHD Boardroom, located on the campus of Seminole’s Memorial Hospital.…

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GCSO Investigates ‘Shots Fired’ Call in Western Gaines County

No injuries were reported and information remains limited in relation to a Valentine’s Day evening report of shots fired in an area located in far western Gaines County commonly referred to as the “Stateline community.”

According to information provided by the Gaines County Sheriff’s Office, officials with the Gaines County Law Enforcement Center’s dispatch center received a call shortly before 11 p.m.…

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Associated Press News

Texas adds 14 rigs as US rig count jumps to 975

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 29 this week to 975.

That exceeds the 741 rigs that were active this time a year ago.

Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes reported Friday that 791 rigs drilled for oil this week and 184 for gas.…

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1 dead, 3 wounded after stabbing at Texas church service

DALLAS (AP) — One man has died after he and three others were stabbed during a church service at a private home in Texas, police said Thursday.

As many as 20 people were in the home Wednesday night when an apparent member of the congregation pulled a knife and stabbed four men, said Corpus Christi police Lt.…

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Trump signs budget deal, government to reopen

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday signed a $400 billion budget deal that sharply boosts spending and swells the federal deficit, ending a brief federal government shutdown that happened while most Americans were home in bed and most government offices were closed, anyway.

The House and Senate approved a bill to keep the government funded through March 23, overcoming opposition from liberal Democrats as well as tea party conservatives to endorse enormous spending increases despite looming trillion-dollar deficits.…

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‘Meet the Candidates’ Forum Slated for Thursday at Seminole’s Old JHS Auditorium

Gaines County residents will have an opportunity to meet and ask pointed questions with prospective candidates slated to appear on the rapidly approaching March 6 party election ballots, as a “Meet the Candidates” event will be held this Thursday evening in Seminole.

The free event, open to all interested parties,is slated for a 6 p.m.…

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Seminole Education Foundation Accepting ‘Grants for Great Ideas’ Applications

The application process for the Seminole Education Foundation’s “Grants for Great Ideas” is currently taking place, according to SEF officials in a recent release of information to the Seminole Sentinel.

“Grants for Great Ideas (GGI) is designed to encourage, facilitate, recognize and reward innovative and creative instructional approaches to the accomplishment of program objectives,” said the SEF on their GGI website,…

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