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SISD Board Approves Property Insurance Buy-Downs, Personnel Matters

June 22, 2018

Seminole ISD Board Trustees approved of a buyback opportunity on the district’s property and casualty insurance policy, which came to the tune of $437,324, in action taken in a special Thursday morning meeting held at the Seminole ISD Administration Building.

Earlier this month, Seminole ISD Board Trustees approved of a renewal of the school district’s property and casualty, auto, general liability and school board liability insurance for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year at a quoted price of $362,831.85.…

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Engineering Firm Hired as Oversight of SISD Athletic Facility Projects

June 22, 2018

Addressing a housekeeping measure Thursday morning, Seminole ISD Board Trustees approved of a third-party construction oversight firm for a trio of SISD athletic facility renovations currently being taken on by the district.

In a unanimous 6-0 vote of the board, SISD Trustees approved of the recommendation of employing the firm of Tait-Pitkin Sports Engineers as the third party consultant between Seminole ISD and Hellas Construction, Inc.…

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Regular Business Agenda Awaits Gaines Commissioners on Wednesday

June 22, 2018

A total of 15 business items are scheduled to be addressed by members of the Gaines County Commissioners Court, who will meet in their regular, semi-monthly business meeting on Wednesday morning at the Gaines County Courthouse.

Wednesday’s regular meeting is scheduled for a 9 a.m. start and is open to the general public, for those local residents who wish to attend.…

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Gaines Commissioners to Conduct FY 2019 Budget Workshop Monday

June 22, 2018

Gaines County Commissioners will dig into departmental budget requests associated with Gaines County’s upcoming 2019 fiscal year in a Monday morning special meeting of the Gaines Commissioners Court.

The special budget workshop, according to an agenda obtained by the Seminole Sentinel, is slated for an 8:15 a.m. start inside the Commissioners Courtroom at the Gaines County Courthouse, 101 S.…

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Seminole Council to Host Regular Business Meeting Monday PM

June 22, 2018

Five business items await members of the Seminole City Council, as they will host a regular business meeting this Monday evening at Seminole City Hall.

Monday’s meeting, scheduled for a 7 p.m. start inside the Council’s Chambers at City Hall, 302 S. Main St., is open to the general public, for those local residents who wish to attend.…

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Seminole HS Friends Earn District FFA, SkillsUSA Leadership Roles

June 22, 2018

As they enter their final year at Seminole High School, two students, seniors Carly Winfrey and Sydney Spence, will do so with the added perspective of new leadership roles and the new responsibilities that come with them. And, as it happens, they are also best friends.

On Thursday, under the guidance of FFA Instructor and mentor Chad Orum, Carly ended a three-day Future Farmers of America (FFA) leadership camp in San Angelo for the area 2 FFA chapter.…

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GOP-Led House Narrowly Passes Farm Bill Proposal Thursday

June 22, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led House narrowly passed a sweeping farm bill Thursday that would toughen work requirements for food stamp recipients. The bill passed by a vote of 213-211. Democrats unanimously opposed the measure, saying it would toss too many people off government food assistance. But 20 Republicans also voted no, giving GOP leaders a brief scare in what was their second attempt to pass a farm bill.…

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Texas to Propose New Plan to Protect Threatened Lizard

June 22, 2018

Texas hopes to unveil a new strategy to protect the threatened dunes sagebrush lizard by the end of next month. And the endangered species expert managing the remake for the state says the new approach will not only work but stand the test of time — unlike its predecessor.

“It will be a lot better,” said Robert Gulley, the director of economic growth and endangered species management at the state comptroller’s office, which oversees species protection.…

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Gaines Youth Experience Learning of ‘Restless Natives’ Exhibit

June 21, 2018

“Restless Natives,” a program presented by the Science Spectrum Center of Lubbock, introduced approximately 200 Seminole, Seagraves, and Loop residents to a variety of animals commonly found in West Texas and Eastern New Mexico.

Hosted by the Gaines County Library and sponsored by the Seminole Lion’s Club,  the event was held this past Wednesday at the Gaines County Park Community Building.…

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Recent Rains Help Improve Gaines, Area’s Drought Designation

June 21, 2018

Slow, soaking rainfall associated with last weekend’s introduction of tropical moisture in the West Texas region helped improve drought conditions within the area, including in Gaines County, according to the latest information from the U.S. Drought Monitor.

Released on Thursday, portions of Gaines County saw its drought designation fall to moderate levels — the second level of designation assessed by the multi-agency forum.…

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