Seminole/Gaines County News

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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Matters of Record — April 29 – May 1

Seminole Police Dept.

Apr. 29 — Officers with the Seminole Police Department were dispatched to the 800 block of NW 8th St. in reference to a domestic disturbance. A report was taken and an investigation is underway.

Apr. 29 — Officers with the Seminole Police Department met with a male subject on CR 400L in reference to a threat.…

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A View From the Bridge” Highlights Evening of Fine Arts at SHS

The Seminole High School Performing Arts Center filled to near capacity Monday evening as the best and brightest talents from the school’s Fine Arts departments put on display the speech and theatrical performances that will take them into state UIL competition in late May. The evening culminated in a near flawless performance of an adaptation of Arthur Miller’s tragic “A View from the Bridge”.…

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Associated Press News

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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Apple has created over 2,000 Austin jobs since 2012

AUSTIN (AP) — Apple has created more than 2,000 new jobs in Austin since 2012 and is on track to meet the area hiring goals it promised in exchange for millions of dollars in public incentives, according to documents filed with the city.

The technology giant is set to receive $35 million in tax incentives over the next several years from the city of Austin, Travis County and the state of Texas for an expansion of its operations in central Texas, the Austin American-Statesman reported (http://bit.ly/1NMgvvD ).…

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Free News Briefs

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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‘Mennonites in Texas: The Quiet in the Land’ Exhibit to be Featured in Seminole

  • Seminole Elementary to Play Host to Traveling Exhibit May 10

The Seminole Elementary School campus will play host to a unique exhibit featuring a key aspect of the Gaines County community.

On the evening of May 10, the public school campus will present “Mennonites in Texas: The Quiet in the Land,” an exhibition produced by The Dolph Briscoe Center of America History at The University of Texas at Austin, presented in partnership with Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.…

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