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70-Plus Days Without Rain and Counting

February 16, 2018

Drought Conditions Continue to Worsen in Gaines, Region

Some Gaines County residents might have woke up Friday morning with dust-spotted windshields, which showed a glimmering hope that some precipitation had fell during the overnight hours on an already parched landscape.

However, no measurable rainfall was officially reported as of presstime Friday out of the best possible rain chances — 15-percent forecasted overnight between Thursday evening and Friday morning — seen by the Seminole area in several weeks.…

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Texas Statewide Fuel Average Declines; Seminole Fuel Prices Remain $2.59

February 16, 2018

COPPELL — Gasoline prices for this week (Feb. 12-16, 2018) remained at the $2.59 mark at most commercial fueling locations in Seminole, while the statewide gas price average in Texas was quoted at being $2.30 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch.

According to AAA Texas, the statewide average price is five cents less than last week and is 20 cents more per gallon compared to this day last year.…

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Lengthy Agenda Awaits SHD Board for Monday PM

February 16, 2018

Reports and new business items await members of the Seminole Hospital District’s Board of Directors, as they will host a regular meeting this coming Monday evening.

Open to the general public, the SHD meeting is slated for a 7 p.m. start inside the SHD Boardroom, located on the campus of Seminole’s Memorial Hospital.…

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Forums Kick Off Early Voting Process

February 16, 2018

Early Voting Begins Tuesday for March 6 Party Primaries

Bright and early Tuesday morning, a portion of the anticipated wait will be over, as seven locally contested county-level and above political races will be officially placed before voters as part of the nine-day, early voting process associated with the March 6 Democratic/GOP party primary elections.…

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GCSO Investigates ‘Shots Fired’ Call in Western Gaines County

February 15, 2018

No injuries were reported and information remains limited in relation to a Valentine’s Day evening report of shots fired in an area located in far western Gaines County commonly referred to as the “Stateline community.”

According to information provided by the Gaines County Sheriff’s Office, officials with the Gaines County Law Enforcement Center’s dispatch center received a call shortly before 11 p.m.…

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Duncan to Seek Election to Seminole ISD Board of Trustees

February 15, 2018

A Seminole businessman and SHS graduate of 1993 has formally announced his intentions to seek election to the Seminole ISD Board of Trustees.

Trey Duncan, 43, of Seminole announced his election intentions in a Thursday afternoon conversation with the Seminole Sentinel.

“Ten years ago, my wife and I made the decision to leave a great job with a wonder future in Lubbock in order to get our kids in Seminole schools and come home,” said Duncan, in his announcement.…

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Matters of Record — February 15, 2018

February 15, 2018

Seminole Police Dept.
Feb. 21 — Officers stopped a vehicle in the 700 block of SW Ave D. The driver was found to have a warrant. The subject, Jennifer Marie Rodriguez of Seminole was arrested on the warrant.

Feb. 12 — Officers stopped a vehicle in the 300 block of SW 11th St.…

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Retired School Employees Group Hosts Yarbrough in Recent Meeting

February 15, 2018

Members and guests of Andrews and Gaines Counties Retired School Employees met recently at the Andrews Country Club for a delicious buffet luncheon and business meeting.  

After dining from the variety of fresh vegetables, choices of meat entrees, and cleverly crafted desserts, President Darlene Peel welcomed everyone.

Guest speaker Sara Yarbrough, director of the Rainbow Room for several local and  surrounding counties, then gave the program, explaining the purposes and functions of that distribution site.  She detailed recent statistics about those being served in various ways through the items collected.  Through local drives for coats, school supplies, toys, hygiene and other personal care items, assistance is given to those in foster care, making a huge impact in our community for those in need.…

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Former Seminole ISD Coach Arrested on Child Porn Charge in Central Texas

February 15, 2018

KYLE — A former Seminole ISD coach and current interim athletic coordinator in the Texas Hill Country was arrested by Kyle Police Wednesday after he allegedly asked for, and received, a nude photo from a juvenile via text message, according to an affidavit.

Jonathan Proud, 29, of Kyle, was charged with one count of child pornography, which is a third degree felony.…

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Seminole PD Investigating Rash of Business Burglaries

February 15, 2018

Local Businesses Being Urged to Take Precautionary Measures

Seminole business owners are being placed on notice: “be sure to check that any security system or cameras at their business are in working order, and, please (do) not leave any cash at the business.”

The warning comes after six business burglary investigations have been undertaken by the Seminole Police Dept.…

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