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Longtime Brownfield News, Seminole Sentinel Publisher Passes at Age 70

October 16, 2017

BROWNFIELD — The West Texas and Texas newspaper communities lost one of its most fervent supporters over the weekend with the death of Brownfield News and Seminole Sentinel Publisher Lynn Brisendine, following a lengthy battle with cancer.

Brisendine, 70, passed away Saturday morning in his home with his family at his side.…

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Texas AG Office Collects Over $2M in Gaines Child Support Cases in FY 2017

October 16, 2017

Over $2.08 million in child support payment collections were gathered within the last state fiscal year from cases stemming from Gaines County court orders.

According to a letter from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton addressed to 106th District Judge Carter T. Schildknecht, recently obtained by the Seminole Sentinel, $2,083,938 in child support payments had been collected through the Texas Attorney General Office’s Child Support Division in FY 2017.…

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Seagraves High Plays Tribute to its ‘Music Man’

October 16, 2017

Band Hall Named in Honor of Bill, Myrna Woods Saturday

SEAGRAVES — Seagraves High School faculty, administrators, alumni, and students gathered at the SHS Auditorium on Saturday to pay tribute to one of their most beloved educators, Bill Woods. By the end of the day, those warm feelings toward the teacher, and the wife who stood by him throughout his career, were immortalized with a permanent inscription that reads “Bill and Myrna Woods Band Hall” on the north side of the campus.…

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Area’s Population Growth Reflected in Recent Report

October 16, 2017

Population growth within the Permian Basin region, thanks in part to a steady oil production economy, was recently reflected in a recent national study.

According to WalletHub, a website specializing in financial advice, Midland ranked as the fourth fastest-growing mid-sized city in the United States, in a study of 515 U.S.…

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Seminole Hospital Board to Consider Smoking, Dress Code Policies Monday

October 13, 2017

A pair of policy considerations will be placed before members of the Seminole Hospital District’s Board of Directors, according to a business agenda observed by the Seminole Sentinel on Friday.

The considerations are two of seven agenda action items set to be faced by the seven-member board as part of their regular monthly meeting, scheduled for a 7 p.m.…

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Fall Festival Scheduled for Oct. 27, 28 at Doss City Park

October 13, 2017

Fall is in the air, and it is a reminder to Rachel Hernandez that the time is drawing near for her third special event of the year in Gaines County, the first annual “Seminole Fall Festival.”

The event is slated for Oct. 27 and 28 at the M.S. Doss City Park.…

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Council to Consider Request for Picnic Shelter, Table Upgrades at City Park

October 12, 2017

Seminole City Council members will consider the possibility of entertaining bids for new picnic tables and shelters for the M.S. Doss City Park on Monday evening.

The business item is one of five scheduled to be addressed by the seven-member municipal council as part of their regular October meeting, slated for a 7 p.m.…

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Burnt Motor Prompts Brief Evacuation of Seminole HS Campus Wednesday AM

October 12, 2017

Students and staff members at the Seminole High School campus had a real-life fire drill experience on Wednesday morning, as a burned electrical motor prompted a response from local first responders and the temporary evacuation of over 800 people to the outer grounds of the campus.

Seminole ISD Superintendent Gary Laramore, in a telephone conversation with the Seminole Sentinel, said smoke was observed in a teacher workroom on Wednesday morning, which prompted an SHS administrator to activate the campus’ fire alarm system.…

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Seminole’s 2017 Allocations Up 8.33-Percent from ’16 in Latest Report

October 12, 2017

The City of Seminole is rapidly closing in on the $2 million mark for 2017 calendar year sales tax allocations reimbursed back to the municipality for sales transactions which occur within the city’s limits.

According to the Texas Comptroller’s Office on Wednesday, the City of Seminole has received $1.798 million in sales tax allocation payments through the month of October.…

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Abilene police investigate 3 apparent drug overdose deaths

October 11, 2017

ABILENE (AP) — Police in Abilene are investigating three apparent overdose deaths on the same day and trying to determine where the victims got the drugs.

Abilene police on Monday didn’t immediately say what drugs allegedly were used by the victims. A police statement says all died within an 11-hour period on Friday.

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