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D.C. Conference Is All About Leadership For SHS SkillsUSA Students

September 22, 2017

On Saturday, the same day that former Seminole High School students were in town for the triennial “Great Comeback” All-School reunion to celebrate the past, four SHS students were outbound, with their eyes on the future. Seniors Jaqueline Chavarria, Katie Spradlin, Alondra Gonzalez, and Kimberly Carnero will be this year’s picks to represent SHS at the annual SkillsUSA Washington Leadership Training Institute from September 24th through the 27th.…

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Gaines Commissioners to Meet in Monday AM Regular Meeting

September 22, 2017

A lengthy business agenda awaits members of the Gaines County Commissioners Court, as they will meet this coming Monday morning in their regularly scheduled semi-monthly meeting.

The meeting, which is open to the public, will be held inside the Commissioners’ Courtroom at the Gaines County Courthouse, 101 S. Main St. Monday’s meeting is slated for a 10 a.m.…

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Seminole Council to Vote on Proposed FY 2018 Tax Rate Monday

September 22, 2017

Seminole City Council members will consider adoption of their proposed 54.02-cent per $100 valuation total taxing rate for the 2018 fiscal year on Monday evening, according to a business agenda obtained Thursday by the Seminole Sentinel.

The meeting, slated for a 7 p.m. start inside the Council’s Chambers at the facility, 302 S.…

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Seminole Council to Discuss, Consider HOT Funds Changes Monday

September 22, 2017

Possible Change in Maximum Amount Given in HOT Fund Requests on the Slate

Seminole City Council members are scheduled to discuss and consider amending the maximum amount of grant monies to be received by local organizations who seek funds for various ventures, as part of a four-item business agenda scheduled for Monday evening.…

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5 Honored at 2017 Ag, Oil Appreciation Day

September 21, 2017

Five Gaines County agriculture producers were bestowed honors on Thursday in association with the 2017 Gaines County Ag/Oil Appreciation Day Celebration, held at the Gaines County Civic Building.

Gaines County farmer Benny Teichroeb took home Thursday’s top agricultural honor, as he was named the 2017 Farmer of the Year.

Other award winners from Thursday’s awards ceremony included: Peter Bergen, Peanut Farmer of the Year; Nicholas and James Neufeld, Young Farmers of the Year, and; Brett Wood, Soil Conservationist of the Year.…

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Wood Mac: Permian could top out in 2021 unless tech overcomes geology

September 21, 2017

HOUSTON (AP) — The world’s hottest oil field could run out of steam in just a few years if shale drillers can’t overcome the natural constraints of the region’s geology, a new study says.

Reported by the Houston Chronicle  on Thursday, the report states that by 2021, oil production could peak in Permian Basin, as rapid drilling and fracking exhaust underground pressure in the most prolific areas of the West Texas play, according to one scenario outlined by energy research firm Wood Mackenzie.…

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106th District Judge Receives Public Reprimand from SCJC

September 20, 2017

The longtime sitting judge of the 106th Judicial District was recently issued a public reprimand by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct following a review of allegations made by a former 106th District Attorney.

Judge Carter T. Schildknecht (R-Lamesa) received the reprimand from the SCJC in late August, following proceedings held by the state agency in relation to allegations by former 106th District Attorney Michael Munk that the Judge “failed to be patient, dignified and courteous,” while in courtroom proceedings, deemed a violation of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct.…

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Triennial Seminole ‘Great Comeback’ All-School Reunion Scheduled for Friday, Saturday

September 19, 2017

Seminole High School alumni of all ages will converge on their former stomping grounds this week, as the Seminole Area Chamber of Commerce will host its triennial “Great Comeback” All-School Reunion this Friday and Saturday.

Set to coincide with Seminole High School’s 2017 Homecoming festivities, the “2017 Great Comeback” all school reunion will kick off officially at 12:30 p.m.…

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Annual Ag, Oil Appreciation Day Slated for This Thursday

September 19, 2017

The Seminole community will be a happening place later this week, as two major community events will take place.

Beginning at 8 a.m. Thursday morning, the 2017 Gaines County Ag/Oil Appreciation Day Celebration will be held at the Gaines County Civic Building. Hosted annually by the Seminole Area Chamber of Commerce, the day-long event honors two of Gaines County’s most prominent economic drivers.…

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Seminole Hospital Board Adopts FY 2018 Tax Rate, $40.37M Operations Budget

September 19, 2017

New Budget Includes Requested Funding for Seminole EMS Dept. for FY ’18

Seminole Hospital District Board Directors unanimously adopted their 2018 fiscal year budget and supporting tax rates Monday evening, in separate action items voted upon in the board’s regular monthly meeting held at the Memorial Hospital campus.

Following their required public hearing process, SHD Board Directors adopted a total proposed taxing rate of 43.5809-cents per $100 valuation for the FY 2018 budget cycle.…

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