Seminole/Gaines County News

SISD Board Approves Property Insurance Buy-Downs, Personnel Matters

Seminole ISD Board Trustees approved of a buyback opportunity on the district’s property and casualty insurance policy, which came to the tune of $437,324, in action taken in a special Thursday morning meeting held at the Seminole ISD Administration Building.

Earlier this month, Seminole ISD Board Trustees approved of a renewal of the school district’s property and casualty, auto, general liability and school board liability insurance for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year at a quoted price of $362,831.85.…

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Engineering Firm Hired as Oversight of SISD Athletic Facility Projects

Addressing a housekeeping measure Thursday morning, Seminole ISD Board Trustees approved of a third-party construction oversight firm for a trio of SISD athletic facility renovations currently being taken on by the district.

In a unanimous 6-0 vote of the board, SISD Trustees approved of the recommendation of employing the firm of Tait-Pitkin Sports Engineers as the third party consultant between Seminole ISD and Hellas Construction, Inc.…

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Regular Business Agenda Awaits Gaines Commissioners on Wednesday

A total of 15 business items are scheduled to be addressed by members of the Gaines County Commissioners Court, who will meet in their regular, semi-monthly business meeting on Wednesday morning at the Gaines County Courthouse.

Wednesday’s regular meeting is scheduled for a 9 a.m. start and is open to the general public, for those local residents who wish to attend.…

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Associated Press News

Confusion Swirls on Border After Trump Reversal on Families

McALLEN (AP) — Immigration enforcement on the U.S.-Mexico border was plunged deeper into chaos over President Donald Trump’s reversal of a policy separating immigrant children from parents, causing uncertainty for both migrant families and the federal agencies in charge of prosecuting and detaining them.

A senior Trump administration official said that about 500 of the more than 2,300 children separated from their families at the border have been reunited since May.…

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Trump tells GOP to ‘stop wasting their time’ on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday told his fellow Republicans in Congress to “stop wasting their time” on immigration legislation until after November, dismissing his party’s struggle to surmount internal divisions.

Trump’s tweets come just days after he insisted Congress act to resolve the problems at the U.S.-Mexico border.…

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Cruz Introduces Legislation to Keep Immigrant Families Together

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz announced emergency legislation Monday evening to keep immigrant families together after they cross the border into the United States.

The legislation follows comments Cruz made on Saturday that essentially called for more resources to adjudicate asylum claims. He also called for keeping immigrant kids with their parents as long as those adults are not associated with criminal activity.…

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Free News Briefs

Label Use Reminder for Enlist, Xtend

Applicators are encouraged to review label requirements before applying Enlist (2,4-D) and Xtend (Dicamba).

It is a violation of federal law to use the products in a manner inconsistent with the label.

The Texas Department of Agriculture encourages the following:
• Be aware of surrounding crops
• Know the buffer zone requirements
• Watch weather conditions, such as wind speed, temperature and cloud cover
• Do not apply if drift could occur to food or forage
• Be aware of nozzle requirements and operating pressures listed on the product
• Be aware of low-level temperature that could cause inversion and product drift
• Use clean equipment sprayers
• Do not aerially apply these products
• Do not apply through irrigation
• Review the label and rules with all individuals who might be applying product.…

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Nominations for County Committee Members Underway

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) encourages America’s farmers and ranchers to nominate candidates to lead, serve and represent their community on their local county committee. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) is currently accepting nominations for county committee members, according to a press release issued to the Seminole Sentinel.

Producers across the country are already serving on committees where they play a critical role in the day-to-day operations of FSA, making important decisions on programs dealing with disaster and conservation, emergencies, commodity price loan support, county office employment and other agricultural issues.…

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Seminole HS Mini-Cheer Camp Scheduled for July 30-Aug. 2

The Seminole High School varsity and junior varsity cheerleaders will be hosting their 2018 Mini-Cheer Camp, which is slated to be held the week of July 30 through Aug. 2.

Cost of the camp is $45 per child, and is available for incoming kindergarten through sixth grade students at Seminole ISD.…

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