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Littlefield Man, 25, Identified as Victim of Thursday Gaines County Fatal Wreck

May 25, 2018

An 25-year-old Littlefield man was pronounced dead at the scene of a two-vehicle accident Thursday morning, which occurred roughly two miles north of the Andrews-Gaines County line, on Farm-to-Market Road 1788.

Shortly after 8:30 a.m. Thursday morning, first responders from the Seminole EMS, Seminole Volunteer Fire Dept., Gaines County Sheriff’s Office and the Texas Dept.…

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Seminole EDC Discusses Traffic Portion of Strategic Plan

May 25, 2018

The Board of Directors of the Seminole Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) came together in a regular meeting at City Hall last Tuesday to revisit the city’s strategic plan for the future. Of primary interest to the Board is a long-discussed issue of providing at least a partial bypass of the city of Seminole to alleviate a growing issue of traffic congestion in the city limits.…

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GCAD: Gaines’ 2018 Notice of Appraisals Reflect Increases

May 24, 2018

Continued Growth, Land Development Among Projected Property Value Increases Seen by Locals

A majority of real estate property values within Gaines County appear to be on the rise again for the 2018 calendar year, as property owners across the county received their notice of appraised values for the 2018 calendar year earlier this month from the Gaines County Appraisal District.…

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Seminole Council to Discuss, Possibly Consider Action Related to SEDC Board Positions

May 24, 2018

Seminole City Council members are anticipated to meet in a Tuesday evening executive session to discuss the “appointment of Seminole Economic Development Corp. board members,” per a business agenda of the Council obtained by the Seminole Sentinel this week.

Tuesday evening’s meeting is slated for a 7 p.m. start inside the Council’s Chambers at Seminole’s City Hall, 302 S.…

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DPS Conducting Investigation on Thursday AM Fatal Gaines County Accident

May 24, 2018

An unidentified person was pronounced dead at the scene of a two-vehicle accident Thursday morning, which occurred roughly two miles north of the Andrews-Gaines County line, on Farm-to-Market Road 1788.

Shortly after 9 a.m. Thursday morning, first responders from the Seminole EMS, Seminole Volunteer Fire Dept., Gaines County Sheriff’s Office and the Texas Dept.…

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Area Parishioners Respond to Weeping Statue of Virgin Mary in Hobbs

May 24, 2018

HOBBS, N.M. — Laura Cisneros noticed something different when she and her family sat down for the Sunday noon Mass at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

“I turned to my husband and asked him, ‘Does the Virgin Mary have tears?’” she said.

Her husband initially thought it was a reflection of the light, but later in the Mass he could see the statue crying.…

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Democratic Runoff: Valdez Carries Gaines County; Wins Texas’ Nomination for Governor

May 23, 2018

Just 29 Gaines County residents cast ballots in Tuesday’s 2018 Democratic Party Primary runoff election — reflecting a 0.33-percent voter turnout — in an election which featured no local contested races.

In the lone ballot decision, former Dallas County Sheriff, Lupe Valdez, easily defeated Houston businessman Andrew White by a 22-to-7 voting margin, which amounted to a 75.86-percent victory.…

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Seminole Juvenile Apprehended Following Andrews Pursuit Sunday AM

May 22, 2018

ANDREWS — A Sunday morning vehicle pursuit involving local law officers ended after a successful spike deploy on U.S. Highway 385 and resulted in the arrest of a 13-year-old minor from Seminole, according to Andrews Police Chief Ronny McCarver.

The juvenile is facing an evading charge in Andrews County and a stolen vehicle charge from Gaines County, the police chief said.…

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Seminole HS Students Receive Awards Ahead of 2018 Graduation

May 22, 2018

Seminole High School seniors Lacy Jackson and Randy Knelsen were named the 2017-18 Seminole High School campus’ “Miss and Mr. SHS,” respectively, during an awards ceremony held last week at the Seminole High School campus.

To be bestowed the honor, votes come from members of the SHS graduating senior class. Students are chosen for the honor based upon their popularity, involvement, cooperation and friendliness.…

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Seminole ISD Board Approves a New Look for Marching Band

May 22, 2018

The Board of Trustees of the Seminole Independent School district approved the purchase of two big-ticket items to expand or improvement its current fleet of vehicles. A third large acquisition will update and enhance the appearance of the Seminole High School marching band.

The Board approved, at a cost of $67,987.00, new band uniforms for the band.…

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