Seminole/Gaines County News

Gaines County Public Records — Oct. 30

Marriage License

Michael Andrew Barrientes, 27 and Shaye D. Ussery, 26.

County Court Filings

State of Texas vs. Dakota Mike Blagg, terroristic threat of family household, resisting arrest/search/transport and assault causing bodily injury.

State of Texas vs. Jacqueline Guevara, theft of property.

State of Texas vs. Pedro Wall Thiessen, driving while intoxicated 2nd.…

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Matters of Record — Oct. 25-26

Seminole Police Dept.

Oct. 25 — Officers with the Semiole Police Dept. conducted a traffic stop in the 100 block of North Main. Further investigation led to a female subject being arrested for tampering with evidence., possession of a dangerous drug and failure to identify. Amana R. Gutierrez, 29 of Midland was booked into the Gaines County Jail.…

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California Man Runs Through Gaines to Raise Veteran PTSD Awareness

George Chmiel left his home in San Diego, Calif. on his way to New York City to finish his trip at Ground Zero averaging 50 miles per day. His plan is to run on foot all the way, and this is a long way to run, over 3,000 miles.

Chmiel, a self-described “ultra runner” made his way through Gaines County this past week on his quest to pay homage to our Veterans and drive awareness of the serious issues they face upon returning home from the battlefield.…

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Associated Press News

Hobbs PD investigating death of a man found in a home

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — Police in Hobbs say they are investigating the death of a man found in a home.

They say officers were on [auth] patrol about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday when they were directed to a residence in reference to an unresponsive subject.

Upon arrival, police say they discovered 32-year-old Thomas May unresponsive.…

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Bankruptcy Documents Filed by Key Energy

HOUSTON — Key Energy Services Inc., an oil-well servicer, filed for chapter 11 protection on Monday after securing its creditors’ support for a debt-restructuring deal.

Key said in court papers that its restructuring plan, which is subject to the approval of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Del., will cut its $1 billion in liabilities to about $250 million so it can emerge from chapter 11 with a “manageable debt load.”

Court papers show that Key filed a so-called prepackaged restructuring, which all of its term loan lenders and nearly all of its senior bondholders have agreed to support.…

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Basic Energy Files for Bankruptcy This Week

FORT WORTH — A bankruptcy judge has approved a quicker-than-normal bankruptcy path for Fort Worth-based Basic Energy Services that may allow the court to give final approval to a debt-cutting plan on Dec. 9.

The oilfield services company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in Wilmington, Delaware earlier this week after announcing that it had reached a deal with creditors on a prepackaged reorganization to reduce its debtload.…

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Free News Briefs

AAA Texas Offers Halloween Safety Tips

COPPELL — Halloween is a time for frightening fun but if you’re not careful it could be a time for scary and preventable traffic crashes. This year Halloween will fall on Mon., Oct. 31.  AAA Texas reminds drivers that pedestrians will likely be out between the hours of 4:00 p.m. through midnight on that day.…

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DPS Offers Halloween Safety Tips for Texans

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding parents, drivers and children that Halloween can be fun without sacrificing safety. Adults and kids can avoid a variety of potential dangers by adhering to basic safety practices and using extra caution in areas where trick-or-treaters will be celebrating.

“As we head into the weekend before Halloween, we are calling on Texans to take security and safety seriously,” said DPS Director Steven McCraw.…

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Optimist to Host Turkey Shoot Nov. 12

The Seminole Optimist Club will once again be hosting their annual Turkey Shoot fundraiser on the afternoon of Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Gaines County Law Enforcement Shooting Range.

The event will begin at 11 a.m. and run until dark at the facility, located two miles west of U.S. Hwy. 62/385, on CR 216.…

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