Seminole/Gaines County News

SEDC Board to Revisit Retail Recruitment Firm Contract Monday

Members of the Seminole Economic Development Corporation’s Board of Directors are anticipated to revisit a tabled business item as part of their light monthly business meeting slated for Monday afternoon at Seminole’s City Hall.
The SEDC’s Board of Directors meeting, which is open to the general public, is set for a 5 p.m.…

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AAA: Seminole Gas Price 25-Cents Above TX Average This Week

COPPELL — Commercial customers purchasing fuel in the Seminole community were paying an average of 25-cents above the Texas state average as of Thursday morning, according to the latest weekly report from AAA Texas

The statewide gas price average in Texas is now $2.04 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch.…

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Seminole Hospital Board Approves $6M ‘Capital Lease’ Loan Deal with FUB

Money to be Used for Purchase of Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment Associated with $48.5M Bond Project

Wishing to “maintain cash liquidity,” members of the Seminole Hospital District’s Board of Directors voted Monday evening to approve a capital lease loan — up to $6 million in value — through First United Bank, in action taken by the seven-member governmental panel Monday evening.…

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Associated Press News

Analysis: Rising local school property taxes ease state budget woes

It would not be completely accurate to say billions in local school tax money is being used for general state spending.

But it wouldn’t exactly be wrong, either.

Property-rich school districts in Texas hate sending money to the state to help property-poor school districts. But the state has little incentive to change that system: Every dollar the rich districts send in is a dollar the state itself doesn’t have to spend.…

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Nearly $90K in stolen beer found at Texas farm, 2 arrests

DALE (AP) — Police say about $90,000 worth of beer stolen from a Central Texas distributor has been recovered from a farm where two men were arrested on alcohol violations.

Austin police Sgt. Maurice Forshee (muh-REES’ for-SHAY’) said Thursday that more arrests are expected in a ring allegedly trying to sell stolen beer online.…

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Texts show lawmakers wanting to help Texas AG’s legal woes

AUSTIN (AP) — Five Republican lawmakers supportive of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who is charged with two felony counts of securities fraud, discussed through text messages ways to stop court-ordered payments to prosecutors in the criminal case, a newspaper reported Thursday.

The messages obtained by The Dallas Morning News ( show the lawmakers strategizing about whether a county judge could be persuaded to stop paying three special prosecutors, who have made $300-an-hour over the past year while trying to bring Paxton to trial.…

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Free News Briefs

NWS: Cold Front to Drop Thursday, Friday Daytime Temps

MIDLAND — Cooler temperatures will be experienced in the West Texas region today, as the week’s second cold front moved through the area overnight.

“It will be breezy and cooler areawide today,” said National Weather Service officials on their Midland regional website Thursday morning. “There is a chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly in and near the Davis Mountains.”

Locally, in Seminole, highs on Thursday were expected to be near 70 degrees, with a low Thursday evening around 41 degrees.…

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Seminole Ministerial Alliance to Pray Over November Election in Oct. 23 Event

The Seminole Ministerial Alliance is inviting local residents to bring your lawn chair, your reading glasses and meet on the Gaines County Courthouse lawn Sun., Oct 23 at 5 p.m.

“Early voting of our nation’s next president will begin the day after we meet,” said the group in a press release issued to the Seminole Sentinel.…

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Author, Seminole Native Manning to Speak in Local Event Oct. 25

Throughout her 40-year career, native Seminole resident Dr. Tyra Manning dreamed of bringing hope to people struggling with mental illness. That dream is becoming a reality with the publication of “Where the Water Meets the Sand,” which describes the devastation of losing a loved one, the time Dr. Manning spent in a psychiatric hospital, and the love and support that enabled her perseverance through the darkest of times.…

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