Seminole/Gaines County News

Gaines County Public Records — Nov. 23- Nov. 30, 2016

Marriage License
Devan Wayne Vogel, 29 and Maria Fernanda Prendiz, 27.
Johan Enns, 26 and Susana Redekopp Redecop, 24.
Abraham Wieler, 36 and Agatha Wiens, 39.

County Court Dispositions
State of Texas vs. Monteymayor-Lopez Nazario, driving while intoxicated, sentenced to $392.00 court costs and three days in jail.
State of Texas vs.…

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Gaines County Matters of Record — Nov. 19 – Nov. 27, 2016

Seminole Police Dept.
Nov. 22 — Seminole Police Officers conducted a traffic stop in the 700 block of S. Main. The driver was found to have a warrant out of Gaines County. The driver, April Sotelo, 35 of Seminole was placed under arrest and transported to the Gaines County Law Enforcement Center.…

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Savage Speaks of Seminole FFA Program with Garden Club

Seminole Garden Club met Wed., Nov. 16 at 11:45 a.m. at the Commnity Chapel Garden Club.

The club met for a business meeting; a program with Mary Savage, the high school agricultural teacher and a luncheon provided by Pat Lacy and Wylma Langford, hostesses.

Lacy and Langford served the luncheon from a white covered table containing ham and cheese hoagies, chips and dip, pumpkin chocolate chip cake with whipped cream.…

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Associated Press News

Texas lawmakers set a spending cap they likely won’t reach

The Legislative Budget Board on Thursday set the state’s growth rate, a number that in flush times looms large over lawmakers haggling over state spending.

But these are not flush times.

The 10-member board — chaired by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and House Speaker Joe Straus — picked 8 percent as the growth rate in the state’s two-year budget, capping how much lawmakers can spend in what promises to be a tight-fisted legislative session kicking off in January.…

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Feds to appeal ruling that blocks expansion of overtime pay

AUSTIN (AP) — The Obama administration says it will challenge a federal court’s decision to block implementation of a regulation that would make an estimated 4 million more higher-earning workers eligible for overtime pay.

The U.S. Labor Department filed a notice of appeal Thursday, the same day the administration’s rule had been set to take effect nationwide.…

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Trump to nominate retired Gen. James Mattis to lead Pentagon

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump says he will nominate retired Gen. James Mattis to be his defense secretary.

Mattis, 66, is a Marine Corps general who retired in 2013 after serving as the commander of the U.S. Central Command.

Trump made the announcement Thursday night at a post-election victory rally in Cincinnati.…

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Free News Briefs

CASA: Holiday giving season offers opportunities to give back

It’s easy to get caught up in the commercialism of the holidays, shopping for gifts and fueling anticipation of the new toys, clothes and other goodies that lie ahead. CASA of West Texas encourages Gaines County residents to delight in the season by also celebrating the joys of giving back.

“Kids and adults alike deserve to experience the fun of ‘getting’ during the holidays, but giving can be just as fulfilling,” says Executive Director Patty Pisklak.…

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Gaines Museum’s Seminole Division to Host Dec. 5 Open House

Locally developed artwork, a “Dickens Christmas Village,” and a performance from the Seminole High School’s “Jazz Brigade” will all be on display this coming Monday evening, as the Gaines County Museum’s Seminole division will host their annual “Open House.”

The event, which is free of charge, is slated to be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.…

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‘Operation Read’ Book Drive Currently Underway in Gaines Co.

Gaines County Library System is currently hosting its 7th annual “Operation Read” book drive for the Christmas Holidays.
New, unwrapped books should be delivered to the Seagraves library branch no later than Wednesday, Dec. 7, while he last day to drop off new books to the main library branch in Seminole is Thursday, Dec.…

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