Seminole/Gaines County News

WCS Files Application for High-Level Nuclear Waste Storage at Andrews Co. Site

DALLAS (AP) – A Dallas-based company has submitted an application to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for a license to construct and operate an interim storage site in West Texas for high-level nuclear waste from around the country.

Waste Control Specialists, which submitted the application Thursday, had notified the NRC last year of its plan to seek the license to build the facility in rural Andrews County that would store spent fuel rods from power plants.…

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NMJC Training, Outreach Program Earns Second Straight Top Honor

HOBBS, N.M. — New Mexico Junior College’s Training and Outreach (T&O) Division has solidified its place in the State of New Mexico as the number one school in workforce training for total number of students trained two years in a row.

“This is great honor to be recognized for the very important work we are doing,” said T&O Vice President Jeff McCool.…

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Charles Medlin to be Honored for Outstanding Contributions to the Texas Soil and Water Conservation Program

Charles Medlin of Seagraves will be honored for outstanding contributions to the Texas soil and water conservation program at a Conservation Awards Banquet for Area 1 on May 3. The banquent will be held at 7:00 p.m. in Plainview.

Area 1 consists of 49 counties in the Texas Panhandle.

Categories in which awards may be presented include Outstanding Conservation District; Runner-Up Conservation District; Resident Conservation Farmer; Friend of Conservation; Conservation Teacher and Wildlife Conservationist.…

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Associated Press News

Smartphone health: Apple releases software for medical apps

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple is edging its way a little further into health care with the release of new iPhone apps that patients can use to manage their own medical conditions — from diabetes to pregnancy and even depression.

While there are hundreds of health-related apps on the market, Apple wants to put its stamp on a new ecosystem of treatment programs.…

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5 educators arrested in El Paso schools fraud scheme

EL PASO (AP) — Five veteran El Paso school district educators were arrested Wednesday after a federal grand jury indicted them on conspiracy charges in an alleged scheme to rig the district’s high-stakes test scores by removing low-performing students from classrooms.

The five named in a six-count federal indictment unsealed Wednesday include a former associate superintendent and a former principal and assistant principals at an El Paso high school.…

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Man arrested after wife’s body pulled from North Texas lake

FORT WORTH (AP) — The estranged husband of a woman whose body was pulled last week from a North Texas lake has been arrested in her death.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram ( ) reports that 31-year-old Rodolfo Arellano was arrested on a capital murder warrant Tuesday. Fort Worth police Sgt.…

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Free News Briefs

Retirement Party Planned for Outgoing Gaines Museum Director

The public is invited to join the Friends of the Gaines County Museum, Seminole Branch, in the celebration of the career and the retirement of iconic Seminole educator and Gaines County Museum Director, Roy Barnes.  Barnes has officially announced his retirement from the Museum.

The party begins on Friday, May 6th, from 2:00-4:00 p.m.…

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Boys Golf: Moore Inks With Hobbs’ USW

Holding back tears, Seminole High School senior Branson Moore offered gratitude to all those who had supported him in his endeavors.

Including one such endeavor, which will see one of the key members of the 2016 Seminole Indian state tournament qualifying golf team play at the collegiate level in neighboring Hobbs, N.M.…

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Sales Tax Holiday on Emergency Preparation Supplies This Weekend

AUSTIN — With the potential for severe weather approaching this spring, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds Texans they can purchase certain supplies tax-free during the Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday this weekend, April 23-25.

“The severe weather, fire and flooding we had last year provided a stark reminder that Texans should be prepared for any emergency,” Hegar said.…

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