Seminole/Gaines County News

SEDC Adopts Local Loan Programs

In a regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Directors for the Seminole Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) Monday night at City Hall, the Board unanimously approved a package of loan agreements designed to address a variety of small business finance issues. The adoption of the new measures followed a second public hearing that the Board offered.…

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County to Seek ‘Shaper,’ Sand Bids for Proposed GCGC Greens Project

A proposed project eyeing the construction of new putting green surfaces for the original nine holes and practice putting green at the Gaines County Golf Course took another step forward Monday, as Gaines County Commissioners opted to seek a pair of bids related to the project.

In separate, unanimously approved votes, Gaines County Commissioners opted to seek bids toward the possible purchase of 3,000 tons of sand — deemed suitable to be used in the construction of a putting green surface — and bid proposals for an individual or individuals to serve as a “greens shaper,” per specifications outlined by Gaines County officials.…

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GSCO: Alleged Armed Robbery Investigation Leads to 2 Men Jailed

A pair of Seminole men remain in the custody of Gaines County Law Enforcement Center officials after they were arrested Friday in connection with an alleged armed robbery case being investigated by the Gaines County Sheriff’s Office.

Higinio Hernandez, 28, of Seminole was charged with one count of aggravated robbery, classified as a first degree felony under the Texas Penal Code while 26-year-old James Michael Nelson of Seminole was charged with one count of robbery, a second degree felony.…

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Associated Press News

Texas Senate attaches voucher plan to school finance fix

AUSTIN (AP) — The Texas Senate voted Monday to attach a modest voucher plan to a sweeping, bipartisan school finance bill that already cleared the House — potentially dooming an effort to pump an extra $1.6 billion into classrooms and begin overhauling the troubled way the state pays for public education.…

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Texas Capital Highlights — May 22, 2017

AUSTIN (AP) — Each morning, Joanna Smith’s 7-year-old son pulls on a T-shirt and shorts, boasts how fast he can tie his sneakers and heads to school. An honor-roll student who loves science and spelling, he often stays after class to run on the playground with his large group of friends.…

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UK blast: Blood, horror as bomber strikes young crowd

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — For the young crowd of music fans, the Ariana Grande concert was supposed to be a night of high-energy candy pop and fun on a school night. The scene quickly turned into sheer terror when a bomb went off at the end, sending terrified parents into a desperate search for their loved ones.…

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Free News Briefs

SPD to Host Bicycle Rodeo this Saturday

The Seminole Police Dept. will be hosting their annual “Bicycle Rodeo” this coming Saturday (May 13), from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Seminole ISD’s Wigwam Stadium.

The cost is free and is open to local youth who are currently enrolled in pre-kindergarten through fourth grade levels of education.

All participants in Saturday’s SPD “Bicycle Rodeo” will be entered in a chance to win a new bicycle from a drawing set to be held during the event.…

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2017 Seminole Optimist T-Ball Registration Begins May 8

Registration for the 2017 Seminole Optimist Club’s summer t-ball league will be held beginning this coming Monday (May 8) and running through Friday, June 9, according to league organizers.

The league is open to local girls and boys between the ages of 3 1/2 to 7 years of age, who have not already participated in a summer softball/baseball league this year, such as the Seminole Girls Fastpitch League or the Cal Ripken Baseball League.…

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Gaines’ Seminole Museum to Host Annual Children’s Paleontology Program

The Seminole division of the Gaines County Museum is currently taking reservations for their annual “Paleontology at the Museum” program, which will be held on three different occasions during the upcoming summer break.

The program, available for children ages 6-to-12, is free of charge and are filled on a first come, first serve basis.…

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