Seminole/Gaines County News

Dallas priest named new bishop of Lubbock Catholic diocese

LUBBOCK (AP) — Pope Francis has selected the pastor of a Roman Catholic parish in northern Dallas to be the new bishop of the Lubbock Catholic diocese.

The Vatican announced the resignation of Lubbock Bishop Placido Rodriguez and the selection of Rev. Robert Coerver as his successor. Rodriguez is 75, the Vatican’s retirement age for bishops.…

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Sunoco Buys Permian Oil System From Vitol for $760 Million

Sunoco Logistics Partners shares plunged the most since March after an announcement that it’s buying a Texas pipeline network to expand its position in one of the few places in the U.S. where oil producers are still eager to drill.

The company paid the Vitol Group $760 million plus working capital for a Midland crude terminal and a gathering system in the Permian Basin, according to a statement Monday.…

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Gaines Oil Wells Produce 1.86 Million Barrels in July

Gaines County oil wells accounted for just under 2.5-percent of Texas’ 75.46 million barrels of oil produced during the month of July, according to a preliminary production report released by the Texas Railroad Commission (RRC) late last week.

According to preliminary figures, Gaines County’s oil wells produced 1.86 million barrels of crude oil during the month of July, which is up from 1.75 million produced barrels recorded in the month of June — the 2016 calendar year’s lowest producing month thus far.…

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Associated Press News

Texas Lawmakers to Highlight Education Spending Divide

The state’s escalating dependence on local tax dollars to fund public schools — and, at least indirectly, other government services — will be a “big focus” during a joint hearing of two House committees Wednesday and Thursday, according to the chairman of one of the panels.

“Clearly, there are points where the state is benefitting from appraisal value increases and schools aren’t,” said state Rep.…

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Debate reaches 84 million viewers, toppling record

NEW YORK (AP) — The showdown between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump was the most-watched presidential debate ever, with 84 million viewers.

The Nielsen company said the viewership, over 13 different networks, toppled a record that had stood for 36 years. The previous record for presidential debate viewership was the 80.6 million people who saw the only debate in 1980 between incumbent Democrat Jimmy Carter and his Republican challenger Ronald Reagan.…

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As Clinton cheers, Donald Trump digs in after debate

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A defensive Donald Trump gave Hillary Clinton plenty of fresh material for the next phase of her presidential campaign on Tuesday, choosing to publicly reopen and relitigate some her most damaging attacks.

The day after his first general election debate, Trump blamed the moderator and a bad microphone and said he was holding back to avoid embarrassing Clinton.…

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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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Seminole PD Hosting Gun Raffle

Officers with the Seminole Police Dept. are hosting a gun raffle to help raise money for a trio of youth-based programs the department hosts annually.

At $20 per ticket, the department is raffling a chance for winners to receive either a Smith and Wesson M&P AR-15 rifle, a Glock 19 Gen 4 9 mm handgun, or a Mossberg 12 ga.…

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