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Area Businesses, Entities to Observe Thanksgiving with Closures

November 21, 2017

All Gaines County and Seminole area- governmental entities will close their administrative operations this Thursday and Friday, in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday on Thursday.

According to officials with the Gaines County Courthouse, Seminole ISD, City of Seminole and Seminole Area Chamber of Commerce, their respective offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday in observance of Thanksgiving.…

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Seagraves Man Killed in Friday PM Oilfield Accident in Andrews Co.

November 21, 2017

ANDREWS — A Seagraves man was killed Friday afternoon in an oilfield accident on a lease north of Andrews, according to Andrews County Sheriff Rusty Stewart.
Roy R. Rangel, 50, was pronounced dead after a valve fell on him at a well site, the sheriff added. The sheriff’s office is responsible for investigating the facts surrounding such industrial accidents.…

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Office Furniture Bid Approved by SHD Monday

November 21, 2017

Seminole Hospital District Board Directors, on Monday evening, approved of an $88,820 bid for the purchase of furniture to be placed upon the third floor of the local health district’s new medical facility addition to the Memorial Hospital campus.

In a 4-0 vote of the board, SHD Directors approved of the bid from Officewise Furniture and Supply, which is anticipated to be delivered and installed prior to the facility’s scheduled 100-percent occupancy inspection by the Texas Dept.…

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Teen with Seminole Ties Dies in Parmer Co. Farming Incident

November 20, 2017

A 15-year-old boy with ties to the Seminole community was laid to rest on Monday, after dying following a farming incident in Parmer County last week.

According to sources, the 15-year-old identified as being Nicholas Dyck of Muleshoe, was pronounced dead at a location off of Parmer County Rd. BB and CR 12 late Wednesday evening.…

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Decision 2018: Filley Files for 106th District Judge’s Post

November 20, 2017

TAHOKA — A practicing lawyer within the 106th Judicial District has officially filed his intentions to seek the 106th Judge’s position, subject to the March 2018 Republican Party primary election process.

Reed Filley, a Tahoka resident, announced through a press release issued to the Seminole Sentinel via an e-mail on Sunday.…

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Seagraves Bank Broken into Early Sunday AM

November 20, 2017

SEAGRAVES — The Texas Rangers are assisting the Seagraves Police Dept. with an investigation of a bank burglary at the Seagraves branch of First United Bank, according to a press release issued late Sunday.

According to the Texas Dept. of Public Safety (DPS) release, the crime occurred between 1:30 and 5:30 a.m.…

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Hospital Board to Consider Furniture Bids Monday PM

November 17, 2017

Seminole Hospital District Board Trustees are anticipated to review and consider furniture bids for the third floor of their new medical facility addition to the Memorial Hospital campus on Monday evening, according to an business agenda obtained by the Seminole Sentinel.

Monday’s consideration is one of six business items set to be considered by members of the SHD’s Board of Directors in a 7 p.m.…

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Lubbock District Game Wardens Announce Mule Deer Saturation Patrol

November 16, 2017

9 Day Gaines Mule Deer Season to Begin Saturday

LUBBOCK — Lubbock district Game Wardens will be dedicating extra patrol hours and manpower to the Mule Deer season which opens this Saturday for a nine day period in Gaines County, as well as other southwestern panhandle counties in the State of Texas.…

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Decision 2018: James Announces Bid for JP1 Position

November 16, 2017

A 25-year veteran law enforcement officer has announced his intention to seek office to the Gaines County Justice of the Peace, Pct. 1 position, subject to the upcoming March 2018 Republican Party primary process.

Jeff James, 47, of Seminole, announced his election intentions Wednesday afternoon through a press release issued to the Seminole Sentinel.…

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Decision 2018: Burrows to Seek Re-Election to 83rd Seat

November 15, 2017

LUBBOCK — The incumbent state representative for the 83rd District of Texas, which includes Gaines County, formally announced his intentions to seek re-election, subject to the March 2018 Republican Party primary election process.

State Rep. Dustin Burrows (R-Lubbock) issued the announcement Wednesday to the Seminole Sentinel, through a press release.

“I am announcing my intention of running for re-election to the Texas House of Representatives, House District 83.…

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