Seminole/Gaines County News

Gaines County Public Records — April 20, 2018

Marriage Licenses
Eduard Loewen Rempel, 25 and Mina Harms Fehr, 21.
Abe Klassen Wiebe, 19 and Tina Neustaeter Schmitt, 19.
David Redekop Wiebe, 20 and Anna Hildebrand Martens, 18.
Alexis Gonzalez, 22 and Elizabeth Aranda, 24.
Steven Oneal Hicks, 57 and Rita Christine Smith, 50.

Gaines Co. Filings
State of Texas vs.…

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AgTexas Farm Credit recognizes AgYouth honorees

LUBBOCK — Outstanding 4-H and FFA high school students are earning prominent recognition for their dedication to agriculture through AgTexas Farm Credit Services’ AgYouth of the Month program at a banquet on Tuesday evening, April 24, at the Kitalou Gin in Lubbock at 6:30 p.m.

“We are honoring some of the best and brightest young minds in Texas with this program,” says AgTexas Farm Credit CEO Tim McDonald.…

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Matters of Record — April 21, 2018

Seminole Police Dept.
Apr. 16 — Officers with the Seminole Police Dept. were dispatched to the 700 block of South Main St. in reference to a theft. Officers took a report and an investigation is underway.
Apr. 18 — Officers stopped a vehicle in the 400 block of East Avenue A.…

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Associated Press News

Texas redistricting fight returns to the U.S. Supreme Court. Here’s what you need to know.

In a case that could reshape political districts across the state, the U.S. Supreme Court this week will consider whether Texas for years has been conducting elections under maps that were drawn with the intent to discriminate against voters of color.

The high court on Tuesday will consider the state’s appeal of a lower court ruling that found Texas lawmakers diminished the voting strength of Hispanic and black voters when they drew the boundaries for congressional and state House districts.…

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Farm Bill Clears House Ag Committee Vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bitterly-divided House panel Wednesday approved new work and job training requirements for food stamps as part of a five-year renewal of federal farm and nutrition policy.

The GOP-run Agriculture Committee approved the measure strictly along party lines after a contentious, five-hour hearing in which Democrats blasted the legislation, charging it would toss up to 2 million people off of food stamps and warning that it will never pass Congress.…

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NTSB: Blown Southwest jet engine showed ‘metal fatigue’

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A preliminary examination of the blown jet engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that set off a terrifying chain of events and left a businesswoman hanging half outside a shattered window showed evidence of “metal fatigue,” according to the National Transportation Safety Board.

Passengers scrambled to save the woman from getting sucked out the window that had been smashed by debris.…

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Free News Briefs

Tennis: Gibbons, Klassen Finish 3rd in Regionals

LUBBOCK — The Seminole High School girls duo of Caanon Gibbons and Jasmin Klassen are on the outside looking in of a Class 4A State Tournament berth.

So close, yet so far away, as the team finished third overall in tournament play associated with the UIL’s 2018 Class 4A, Region I Tennis

Championships, held Wednesday and Thursday at Texas Tech University’s McLeod Tennis Center.…

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Gressett Memorial Scholarship Game Slated for May 8

A May tradition honoring the life of a beloved Seminole High School basketball standout will be held on the evening of Tuesday, May 8. A tradition which helps remind local youth the importance of safety behind the wheel of a motor vehicle while helping local graduating seniors with small scholarships.

At 6:30  p.m.…

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‘Meet the Candidates’ Forum Slated This Evening for May 5 Municipal Races

Candidates from three Seminole governmental taxing entities have are scheduled to take part in a free, public forum event this evening.

Hosted by the Seminole Area Chamber of Commerce, a “Meet the Candidates” event is slated to be held at the Seminole High School campus’ Performing Arts Center, 2100 N.W. Ave.…

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