Seminole/Gaines County News

Seminole, Seagraves Communities Receive Measureable Rains

A weekend with cooler temperatures was capped by welcomed rainfall, as reports of one to three inches of precipitation was recorded in Gaines County and the region late Sunday evening and early Monday morning.

According to tabulations by Texas Tech University’s mesonet weather monitoring system, the Seagraves community received 1.34 inches of rainfall from a passing line of thunderstorms early Monday morning.…

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Independence Day Celebration Slated for June 30, July 1 at GCP

A reminder to Gaines County residents: added changes are in place for patrons wishing to visit the 2017 Seminole Area Chamber of Commerce’s Independence Day Celebration, as organizers released the details of those plans just weeks ahead of this week’s June 30 and July 1 showcase.

The 1 1/2 day event, which is anticipated to feature over 100 local and area vendors and live entertainment, is free to the public and will be held at the Gaines County Park, located seven miles north of the Seminole community, just west of U.S.…

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Road Design Okayed for Planned SEDC Business Park

A proposed plan for the development of a business park off of CR 103 just east of Seminole got some new life with a decision by the Board of Directors of the Seminole Economic Development Corporation last Tuesday. It is a plan whose roots had been planted some time ago, but it was largely put on a back burner amid forecasts of a slowing local economy.…

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Associated Press News

Budget office: Senate health bill adds 22 million uninsured

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Republican health care bill would leave 22 million more Americans uninsured in 2026 than under President Barack Obama’s health care law, the Congressional Budget Office estimated Monday, complicating GOP leaders’ hopes of pushing the plan through the chamber this week.

Minutes after the report’s release, three GOP senators threatened to oppose a pivotal vote on the proposal this week, enough to sink it unless Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., can win over some of them or other GOP critics.…

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AP sources: Senate GOP health bill would reshape Obama law

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans would cut Medicaid, end penalties for people not buying insurance and erase a raft of tax increases as part of their long-awaited plan to scuttle President Barack Obama’s health care law, congressional aides and lobbyists say.

After weeks of closed-door meetings that angered Democrats and some Republicans, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell planned to release the proposal Thursday.…

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AAA predicts record heavy travel over July 4th weekend

DALLAS (AP) — Americans are expected to put down the TV remote and hit the road in record numbers for the July 4th weekend.

Auto club AAA said Thursday that it expects 44.2 million people will travel at least 50 miles (80 kilometers) from home, a 2.9 percent increase over last year’s record for the holiday.…

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Free News Briefs

Seminole EMS to Host Annual Golf Tournament July 7

Individual players and teams are being sought for the 10th annual Seminole EMS Golf Tournament, slated to be held on the afternoon of July 7, at the Gaines County Golf Course.

Entry is $320 for a four-person team, or $80 per individual player. Individual players will be placed on four-man teams for the tournament.…

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Seminole PD: Ordinance Prohibits Setting Fireworks Off Inside City Limits

With Saturday being the first official day local fireworks vendors can sell their goods for the upcoming July 4 Independence Day celebration, Seminole Police Dept. officials are reminding local residents it could cost up to a $500 fine if those fireworks are set off within the city limits.

“This is a reminder to the community that it is against city ordinance to set off fireworks within the city limits,” said Bernie Kraft, Chief of the Seminole Police Dept.…

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GCSO Seeks Info into Check Forgery Case

Representatives with the Gaines County Sheriff’s Office are seeking public assistance in identifying two subjects who are wanted by the department in connection with an investigation of a check forgery case.

According to the GCSO in a press release issued Monday afternoon, on June 5-6, two individuals cashed forged checks at several bank locations in Midland County, and one location in Denver City.…

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