Seminole/Gaines County News

Seminole Council Schedules Regular Meeting for Monday PM

Two business items await members of the Seminole City Council, as City of Seminole officials released their agenda related to the Monday (June 26) public meeting to the Seminole Sentinel.

Monday’s meeting, which is open to the general public, is slated for a 7 p.m. start inside the Council’s Chambers at Seminole City Hall, 302 S.…

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Texas oil company opens regional headquarters in Hobbs

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — A Texas-based oil company has opened a new regional headquarters in southeastern New Mexico as activity in the Permian Basin heats up.

Officials with Mewbourne Oil say the new office represents the company’s commitment to the region and its interest in expansion in the years to come.…

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Missing Hikers Found Dead Near Carlsbad Caverns

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a Corpus Christi man and his son reported missing on a hike in the area of the Carlsbad Caverns National Park have been found dead.

New Mexico State Police say the search for 57-year-old of Robert Stuart Pluta and his 21-year-old son Robert Jr. began Monday.…

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Associated Press News

AP sources: Senate GOP health bill would reshape Obama law

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans would cut Medicaid, end penalties for people not buying insurance and erase a raft of tax increases as part of their long-awaited plan to scuttle President Barack Obama’s health care law, congressional aides and lobbyists say.

After weeks of closed-door meetings that angered Democrats and some Republicans, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell planned to release the proposal Thursday.…

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AAA predicts record heavy travel over July 4th weekend

DALLAS (AP) — Americans are expected to put down the TV remote and hit the road in record numbers for the July 4th weekend.

Auto club AAA said Thursday that it expects 44.2 million people will travel at least 50 miles (80 kilometers) from home, a 2.9 percent increase over last year’s record for the holiday.…

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Lawyers: Trump administration may back Texas immigration law

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Attorneys trying to halt a Texas law that would crackdown on “sanctuary cities” say the U.S. Justice Department has asked to weigh in on the case.

Luis Vera is a lawyer with the League of United Latin American Citizens. Vera believes the notice sent Monday to parties in the case including his group signals the administration of President Donald Trump will back the Texas law signed in May by Republican Gov.…

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Free News Briefs

GCSO Seeks Info into Check Forgery Case

Representatives with the Gaines County Sheriff’s Office are seeking public assistance in identifying two subjects who are wanted by the department in connection with an investigation of a check forgery case.

According to the GCSO in a press release issued Monday afternoon, on June 5-6, two individuals cashed forged checks at several bank locations in Midland County, and one location in Denver City.…

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Gaines Remains Under Heat Advisory; 108-Degrees Anticipated for Saturday’s Daytime High

MIDLAND — Another round of 100-plus degree temperatures are anticipated for the West Texas and southeastern New Mexico region on Saturday, as calendar year record highs are projected across the region, according to the latest models from the National Weather Service.

“Very hot temperatures are expected this afternoon, with highs above 100 degrees everywhere but the higher elevations of the mountains,” said NWS Midland officials on their Midland regional website Saturday morning.…

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Hot Weather Settles into Region

NWS: Heat Advisory Issued for Friday, Possible for Saturday

Hello, Summer!

Graced with a heat advisory on Friday and the potential for the National Weather Service weather warning this weekend, it’s safe to say the 2017 summer season is in full swing for the West Texas and southeastern New Mexico region.…

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