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SEDC Board Plans to Respond to Mayor’s Proposal to Disban Corporation

January 19, 2018

Members of the Seminole Economic Development Corporation’s Board of Directors are anticipated to host a discussion to “consider (a) response to proposal to call for reallocation of SEDC funding from Economic Development to (City of Seminole’s) Street Maintenance,” in their monthly meeting slated for Monday afternoon at Seminole’s City Hall.

Monday’s meeting, which is open to the general public, is slated for a 5 p.m.…

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Belcher Announces Bid for Seminole Mayor’s Post

January 19, 2018

A Seminole businessman has formally announced his intention to seek the office of Mayor for the City of Seminole, subject to the May 5 municipal election process.

John Belcher, 51, made his announcement through a press release submitted to the Seminole Sentinel on Thursday.

City of Seminole officials confirmed on Friday Belcher had filed for the Mayor’s position earlier this week.…

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Voter Registration Deadline for March 6 Primaries Looms

January 18, 2018

Over 8,700 Local Residents Registered Thus Far

Just over two weeks remain before a February 5 voter registration deadline for participation in the March 6 Gaines County Democratic/Republican Party Primary election process, according to an election calendar provided by the Texas Secretary of State’s Office.

Gaines County voters will begin the voting process with a Feb.…

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Gaines County Public Records — Jan. 18, 2018

January 18, 2018

Marriage Licenses
Jesus Eduardo Medina, 21 and Ashley Hope Blair, 22.
William Joseph Pointer, 37 and Rochelle Marie Wallace, 44.
Enrique Wolf Fehr, 48 and Margaret Neufeld Loewen, 48.

Gaines Co. Filings
State of Texas vs. Michael Trenaine Dillard, possession of marijuana.
State of Texas vs. Irene G. Salinas, theft of property.…

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Matters of Record: Jan. 18, 2018

January 18, 2018

Seminole Police Dept.
Jan. 11 — Officers were dispatched to th Seminole Police Dept. in reference to a subject wishing to file a forgery report. A report was taken and an investigation is underway.

Jan. 13 — Officers were dispatched to the 300 block of East Avenue A in reference to a subject with warrants.…

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Gaines’ Drought Designation Remains Unchanged This Week

January 18, 2018

Little change was observed this week in Gaines County’s “moderate drought” designation, according to a Thursday report from the U.S. Drought Monitor.

“Moderate Drought” conditions continue to encompass a vast majority of Gaines County in this week’s report, as the county is on the southern edge of the lowest drought designation for the South Plains region.…

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Gaines Leaders Terminate Contract with Airport Manager

January 18, 2018

Gaines County Commissioners voted unanimously Wednesday afternoon to sever ties with a longtime contractor serving as the manager of the Gaines County Airport.

The 5-0 vote of the Gaines County Commissioners Court in the emergency meeting, held at the Gaines County Courthouse, saw the immediate termination of a service contract with Seminole resident Lex Hinds on grounds the former airport manager and private fixed-based operator at the Gaines County Airport had obligated contracted work projects to the facility without approval from Gaines County leaders.…

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GCSO Investigating Early Sunday AM Shooting Incident

January 18, 2018

Gaines County Sheriff’s Office officials are currently investigating a Jan. 14 shooting incident southwest of the Seminole city limits.

According to a press briefing by the GCSO released on Thursday, at 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 14, GCSO deputies were dispatched to a call of a shooting in the 300 block of PR 308-D.…

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Seminole ISD Trustees Hear Preliminary ‘A-F’ Rating Report Monday

January 17, 2018

A preliminary report indicates Seminole ISD would be rated a “C” in one portion of the Texas Education Agency’s “A-F Rating System,” recently implemented by the Texas Legislature and expected to be fully unveiled in August of this calendar year.

Dr. Sylvia Suarez, Asst. Superintendent of Instruction for Seminole ISD, presented the preliminary findings and offered an insight of the “A-F Rating System” to members of the Seminole ISD Board of Trustees in their regular monthly meeting held Monday evening at the Seminole ISD Administration Building.…

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Seminole ISD’s Enrollment Dips to 2,856 in Early January Report

January 17, 2018

A continued decline of total student population was observed between December 2017 and January 2018 enrollment reporting dates, according to figures released by Seminole ISD officials.

On Jan. 11, Seminole ISD officials reported 2,856 total students enrolled in classes among the district’s six educational campuses, which was down from 2,880 students reported by the district in their early December report.…

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