Seminole/Gaines County News

American flight makes unplanned Lubbock stop due to disruption

DALLAS (AP) — A passenger was removed from an American Airlines flight to Dallas after causing a disruption that led pilots to make an unplanned stop in Lubbock.

The airline said other passengers helped flight attendants restrain the man during the redeye flight Thursday morning from Ontario, California.

Airport and law enforcement officials said that 24-year-old Jerry Ba Nguyen, of San Jose, California, was taken to a local hospital and then to the Lubbock County jail and charged with making terror threats.…

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SEDC Board to Consider Business Recruitment Firm Contract Extension

Board directors with the Seminole Economic Development Corp. will consider whether or not to renew an agreement with an Austin-based retail recruitment firm for the continued advocating of business opportunities in the Seminole community, in their  upcoming Monday afternoon meeting.

The SEDC’s Board of Directors meeting, which is open to the general public, is slated for a 5 p.m.…

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Seminole ISD Enrollment Solid in Mid-September Report

Student enrollment numbers continue to hold steady for the Seminole Independent School District, according to a recent report released by SISD officials.

According to a Sept. 13 enrollment count by the district, 2,826 students were enrolled in classes at Seminole ISD for the 2016-17 school year, which was down slightly from 2,835 students in a Sept.…

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Satellite-based radar confirms man-made Texas earthquakes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists used radar from satellites to show that five Texas earthquakes, one reaching magnitude 4.8, were caused by injections of wastewater in drilling for oil and gas.

In 2012 and 2013, earthquakes — five of them considered significant — shook East Texas near Timpson. A team of scientists for the first time were able to track the uplifting ground movements in the earthquake using radar from satellites.…

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El Paso lawyer faces up to 330 years for fraud-related crime

EL PASO (AP) — A West Texas lawyer earlier sentenced to 20 years in a $600 million drug money case faces up to 330 more years in prison for fraud and other financial crimes.

Marco Antonio Delgado was convicted Wednesday in El Paso of three counts of wire fraud, seven counts of money laundering and nine counts of engaging in monetary transactions of criminally derived property.…

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Supplier: No listeria in product before going to Blue Bell

HOUSTON (AP) — A supplier of cookie dough that Blue Bell Creameries blamed for a possible listeria contamination of some of its ice cream said Thursday that its product tested negative for the pathogen before it was sent to the Texas-based company.

Blue Bell announced Wednesday it was recalling select flavors of ice cream distributed across the South and made at its Sylacauga, Alabama, plant after finding chocolate chip cookie dough from a third-party supplier — Iowa-based Aspen Hills Inc.…

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2nd ‘Powder Puff’ Fundraiser Slated for Nov. 2 at Wigwam

The second annual Seminole High School “Powder Puff” football game is scheduled to be held on the evening of Friday, November 4, at 7 p.m. at Seminole ISD’s Wigwam Stadium.

“Powder Puff” is where Seminole High School girls play flag football and SHS boys will cheer and coach. In addition to the fundraising ballgame, the event will also crown the 2016 “Powder Puff Football King” at halftime of the game.…

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Seminole EDC to Host ‘Eggs and Issues’ Forum Oct. 4

Seminole business leaders and those interested in the local business climate are encouraged to take part in a unique opportunity to learn more about the West Texas business climate and some of its upcoming challenges, in a scheduled Oct. 4 breakfast event at the City of Seminole’s Ambassador Room.

State Rep.…

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Seminole PD Hosting Gun Raffle

Officers with the Seminole Police Dept. are hosting a gun raffle to help raise money for a trio of youth-based programs the department hosts annually.

At $20 per ticket, the department is raffling a chance for winners to receive either a Smith and Wesson M&P AR-15 rifle, a Glock 19 Gen 4 9 mm handgun, or a Mossberg 12 ga.…

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