Seminole/Gaines County News

Lavender to Seek Re-Election to Seminole Hospital Board

A lifelong resident of Seminole and current “At-Large” member of the Seminole Hospital District’s Board of Directors, has announced his re-election intentions for the May 5 municipal election process.

James Lavender, 32, formally announced his intentions Monday through a press release issued to the Seminole Sentinel.

“I am seeking re-election because our hospital district needs strong leaders that will make a decision no matter how difficult or unpopular it may be, but will have a positive outcome for the hospital district,” said Lavender, who has five years of board experience with the SHD.…

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Gaines Commissioners to Meet in Wednesday Regular Meeting

A nine-item business agenda awaits members of the Gaines County Commissioners Court, as they will meet in a Wednesday regular meeting at the Gaines County Courthouse.

The meeting is slated for a 10 a.m. start from inside the Commissioners Courtroom at the Gaines County Courthouse, for those local residents who wish to attend.…

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SEDC to Host Wednesday Special Meeting at Commercial State Bank

Members of the Seminole Economic Development Corporation’s Board of Directors will host a special Wednesday meeting this week, according to an agenda obtained by the Seminole Sentinel.

The meeting, slated for a 12-noon start Wednesday, will be held at Seminole’s Commercial State Bank branch location, 505 N. Main St.

According to the agenda, SEDC Board members will call their meeting to order and immediately move into an executive session, which is closed to the public, to “discuss business prospects that the Seminole Economic Development Corp seeks to have locate, stay, or expand in or near the City of Seminole, Texas and discuss possible incentives.”

Upon that closed session discussion, SEDC officials are anticipated to reconvene into open session and “take any action necessary from closed session.”

The SEDC, which was founded in 2002 and serves as a division of the City of Seminole, works under a 4B corporation status as defined by the Development Corporation Act of 1979.…

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Associated Press News

Few states let courts take guns from people deemed a threat

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The warnings around Nikolas Cruz seemed to flash like neon signs: expelled from school, fighting with classmates, a fascination with weapons and hurting animals, disturbing images and comments posted to social media, previous mental health treatment.

In Florida, that wasn’t enough for relatives, authorities or his schools to request a judicial order barring him from possessing guns.…

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Trump stays quiet on shooting victims, fumes over Russia

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump spent the holiday weekend hunkered down at his Florida estate, watching cable television news, grousing to club members and advisers and fuming over the investigation of Russian election meddling.

In a marathon series of furious tweets from Mar-a-Lago, Trump vented about Russia, raging at the FBI for what he perceived to be a fixation on the Russia investigation at the cost of failing to deter the attack on a Florida high school.…

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Texas adds 14 rigs as US rig count jumps to 975

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 29 this week to 975.

That exceeds the 741 rigs that were active this time a year ago.

Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes reported Friday that 791 rigs drilled for oil this week and 184 for gas.…

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Crucial Dicamba Training Slated for Wednesday in Seminole

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently revised pesticide labels for three dicamba products including Engenia, FeXapan, and XtendiMax, approved for use on dicamba-tolerant cotton varieties last fall.  

One of these label changes included a mandate that anyone making applications of one of these dicamba products must receive auxin-specific training prior to applying them.…

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‘Meet the Candidates’ Forum Slated for Thursday at Seminole’s Old JHS Auditorium

Gaines County residents will have an opportunity to meet and ask pointed questions with prospective candidates slated to appear on the rapidly approaching March 6 party election ballots, as a “Meet the Candidates” event will be held this Thursday evening in Seminole.

The free event, open to all interested parties,is slated for a 6 p.m.…

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