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DPS Enhances Enforcement During Memorial Day Weekend

May 24, 2017

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will join law enforcement efforts across the state during the Memorial Day weekend to help keep Texas roadways safe. From Friday, May 26, through Monday, May 29, DPS Troopers will be on the lookout for intoxicated drivers, and drivers violating speed limit, seat belt and other traffic laws.…

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Seminole Council Okays Use of Tourism Funds for Cal Ripken League, EMS Events

May 24, 2017

As it met for its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday night, the Seminole City Council considered and approved two requests for funding for a pair of events that their supporters say will bring a considerable number of out-of-town visitors to Seminole. The funding, provided by the city’s Tourism office, comes from a half-cent sales tax that is earmarked for such occasions.…

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SEDC Adopts Local Loan Programs

May 23, 2017

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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Hospital Board Addresses Citizen Concerns on $48.5M Bond Project

May 23, 2017

Directors with the Seminole Hospital District’s Board addressed public concerns raised just over a month ago in a late April meeting of the SHD regarding the hospital district’s $48.5 million expansion/renovation, in the board’s regular, semi-monthly meeting held a the Memorial Hospital campus.

Before a room full of concerned citizens, SHD Board President Geoff Gray — speaking on behalf of the seven-member municipal panel — addressed those recent concerns brought forth by district taxpayers,  defending the methods and actions of the SHS.…

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Dugger Steps Down from Hospital Board

May 23, 2017

Former SHD Director Lambert Appointed to ‘At-Large’ Seat

Citing increased “constraints” to his time schedule, Seminole Hospital District “At-Large” Board Director Gary Dugger submitted his letter of resignation to fellow SHD Board Trustees on Monday evening.

SHD Directors unanimously approved of Dugger’s resignation request in Monday evening’s regular, semi-monthly meeting of the seven-member governmental panel, which was held at the SHD Boardroom, located on the campus of Memorial Hospital.…

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GCSO: Child, 4, Pinned Between Backhoe, Pickup Saturday

May 22, 2017

Injured Child Flown to UMC, Listed by GCSO as ‘Stable’

A four-year-old Gaines County boy was airlifted to University Medical Center in Lubbock on Saturday afternoon, after being struck by a backhoe and pinned between the heavy machinery his father was operating and a pickup.

According to an incident report obtained by the Seminole Sentinel, the boy — who will not be identified by the publication at this time due to his minor status — was transported by private vehicle to Seminole’s Memorial Hospital shortly after the incident, which according to Gaines County Sheriff’s Office reports, occurred on CR 304-C.…

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

May 22, 2017

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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‘Late June’ Opening Anticipated for GCP’s Community Center

May 22, 2017

Originally targeted for a late-May opening, Gaines County leaders — on Monday — stated a “late June” completion date is being eyed for their new $1.58 million Gaines County Park Community Center, located inside the Gaines County Park grounds.

“According to the Level 5 Design group, (the construction completion) is looking like it will be late-June, if all goes well,” said Tom Keyes, Gaines County Judge in Monday’s regular meeting of the Gaines County Commissioners Court, who cited curing on some cement work associated with the project has taken longer than expected.…

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GSCO: Alleged Armed Robbery Investigation Leads to 2 Men Jailed

May 22, 2017

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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Agenda: Hospital District ‘At-Large’ Trustee Could Resign Monday

May 19, 2017

One of three “At-Large” Seminole Hospital District Trustees could be stepping down from their elected positions, according to a two-page agenda obtained by the Seminole Sentinel on Friday.

The business action item is one of 21 set to be faced by the SHD Board of Directors in their regular, semi-monthly meeting slated to be held on Monday evening at the Memorial Hospital campus’ boardroom.…

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