Seminole/Gaines County News

Gaines County Public Records — March 16, 2018

Marriage Licenses
Franz Berg Thiessen, 24 and Tina Friesen, 21.
Abram Knelsen Hiebert, 43 and Sarah Wiebe, 37.
Jose Alvaro Rodriguez, 26 and Kendall Sage Deleon, 23.

Gaines Co. Filings
State of Texas vs. Katrina Kay Senter, possession of a controlled substance.
State of Texas vs. Brian Shelton Ottinger, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.…

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Matters of Record — March 16, 2018

Seminole Police Dept.
Mar. 8 — Officers with the Seminole Police Dept. were dispatched to the area of SW Ave G in reference to a drunk driver. Officers located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. The driver was found to be intoxicated. Jacqueline Leann Neu of Seminole was arrested and transported to the Gaines County Jail.…

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House Ag Chair to Speak at WPGA’s Annual Meeting, Conference March 28

The top ranking Agriculture Committee member of the U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to be in attendance for an annual conference hosted by the Western Peanut Growers Association, according to a press release issued by the ag advocacy organization on Wednesday.

The WPGA will host an Ag Issues Conference inviting the area to “Learn the Latest Information Regarding the 2018 Farm Bill,” on Wednesday, March 28, at the Seminole Community Center, 801 North Main Street in Seminole.…

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Associated Press News

Families of 2 Austin package bomb victims knew each other

AUSTIN (AP) — Families of two people killed by package bombs left on their doorsteps in Austin knew each other and were connected through local activism in the black community, a civic leader said Tuesday. But it was not clear how they might be tied to a third household where a package bomb also exploded.…

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Florida prosecutors seeking death penalty in school shooting

MIAMI (AP) — Prosecutors intend to seek the death penalty for the former student charged with killing 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last month even though attorneys for Nikolas Cruz indicated he would plead guilty if his life was spared.

Cruz, 19, is scheduled for formal arraignment Wednesday on a 34-count indictment, including 17 first-degree murder charges.…

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Brilliant, popular physicist Stephen Hawking dies at 76

PARIS (AP) — In his final years, the only thing connecting the brilliant physicist to the outside world was a couple of inches of frayed nerve in his cheek.

As slowly as a word per minute, Stephen Hawking used the twitching of the muscle under his right eye to grind out his thoughts on a custom-built computer, painstakingly outlining his vision of time, the universe, and humanity’s place within it.…

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Free News Briefs

NWS: Gusty Winds Expected in Seminole, West Texas Region Thursday

MIDLAND — A High Wind Warning is in effect for the Guadalupe Mountains and southeastern New Mexico today, as gusty winds are expected to whip through the region, according to the latest forecast models from the National Weather Service’s Midland regional office.

As of Thursday morning, Wind Advisories are in effect for the southeast New Mexico plains, Upper Trans Pecos, Van Horn area, Davis Mountains, and Marfa Plateau.…

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Students to walk out nationwide protesting gun violence

(AP) From Maine to Hawaii, students planned to walk out of school Wednesday to protest gun violence in the biggest demonstration yet of the student activism that has emerged in response to last month’s massacre of 17 people at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

In nearly 3,000 protests nationwide, students from the elementary to college level are taking up the call in a variety of ways.…

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Local Burglary Suspect Released Recently from Oklahoma Hospital; Apprehended in Lubbock

A 43-year-old Seminole woman accused of being associated with a recent rash of burglaries locally could soon be back in the custody of Gaines County Law Enforcement officials, after being on the lam for a brief period following her release from an Oklahoma hospital.

Seminole Police Dept. Chief Bernie Kraft confirmed on Monday that Jennifer Jo Herrera, 43, was recently apprehended in Lubbock after being released from an Oklahoma hospital for an unspecified medical issue.…

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