Seminole/Gaines County News

Seminole Realtor Bestowed Recent Honor

Dixie Lentz, owner/broker of The Real Estate Place, Inc., 201 South Main Street, has been awarded the Accredited Buyer’s Representation (ABR)® designation by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC) of the National Association of Realtors ® (NAR).

Dixie joins more than 30,000 real estate professionals in North America who have earned the ABR designation.…

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Gaines Co. Public Records: For the Week of Feb. 22, 2017

Marriage License
Peter Friesen Harder, 33 and Rosa Linda Friesen Dueck, 28.
Bernardo Guillen Saucedo, 28 and Ashley Leeann Marquez, 24.
Johnny Hiebert Martens, 23 and Judy Klassen, 18.
James Walter Idell, Jr., 23 and Devan Rae Wall, 23.
Luis H. Garcia, 25 and Rebecca Nicole Reimer, 23.
John Edward Villarreal, 44 and Susan Michelle Cardenas, 42.…

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Matters of Record: Feb. 16 – Feb. 22, 2017

Seminole Police Dept.
Feb. 16 — Officers were dispatched to the 700 block of South Main in reference to a theft. The complainant reported that the suspect took change from the employee after passing a fake $100 bill. A report was filed and the investigation is ongoing.

Feb. 16 — Officers with the Seminole Police Dept.…

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Associated Press News

US, Mexico at odds over deportation as top officials meet

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s mounting unease and resentment over President Donald Trump’s immigration crackdown are looming over a gathering of U.S. and Mexican leaders that the U.S. had hoped would project a strong future for relations between neighbors.

There is no shortage of tension points as U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly meet Thursday with top Mexican officials.…

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7 Earth-size worlds found orbiting star; could hold life

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — For the first time, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a single nearby star — and these new worlds could hold life.

This cluster of planets is less than 40 light-years away in the constellation Aquarius, according to NASA and the Belgian-led research team who announced the discovery Wednesday.…

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Trump administration lifts transgender bathroom guidance

WASHINGTON (AP) — Transgender students on Wednesday lost federal protections that allowed them to use school bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identities, as the Trump administration stepped into a long-simmering national debate.

The administration came down on the side of states’ rights, lifting Obama-era federal guidelines that had been characterized by Republicans as an example of overreach.…

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Free News Briefs

Local Entities, Institutions to Observe Presidents’ Day Holiday

A number of governmental entities and financial institutions will observe Monday’s Presidents’ Day federal holiday, according to a polling conducted by the Seminole Sentinel.

The following are local closures obtained by the Sentinel:
• Gaines County Courthouse;
• Seminole City Hall;
• U.S. Post Offices: Seminole, Seagraves and Loop
• West Texas National Bank;
• Commercial State Bank;
• First United Bank: Seagraves and Seminole;

Students attending Seminole ISD will have classes at their regularly scheduled time on Monday, as the district will not be observing the federal holiday.…

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Seminole Woman Arrested at US, Mexico Border with Over $20K of Meth

EAGLE PASS – A 19-year-old Seminole woman was arrested at the U.S.-Mexico border by officers with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection late last month, as she was allegedly in the process of making a shipment of narcotics into the United States.

According to a CBP press release, on Jan. 31, “a 19-year-old woman requested admission into the United States to the CBP officers at the Eagle Pass International Bridge,  walking in the pedestrian lane from Mexico,” said the press release.…

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‘Fibfest’ Slated for Thursday at Gaines County Courthouse Lawn

It’s been a goal for Gaines County head librarian Jane Bering for some time now, having been inspired by similar events that highlight Americans’ and Europeans’ colorful history of storytelling. Now, the first annual “Fibfest” becomes a reality in Seminole on Thursday the 16th on the Gaines County Courthouse lawn.

The event is a collaborative effort between the library, the Seminole Friends of the Arts, Friends of the Library, and the Seminole Economic Development Corporation.…

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