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Locals Enjoy Views of ‘Great American Solar Eclipse’

August 23, 2017

Through partly cloudy skies, a vast Gaines County residents craned their necks upward and peered into the midday sun, as a rare solar eclipse provided a celestial show that many would consider a “once-in-a-lifetime” show.

Locally, up to 75-percent of the sun’s surface was blocked by the passing moon, between the 11 a.m.…

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Seminole ISD Board Receives Report on 2016-2017 Testing Results

August 22, 2017

With the first official day of the 2017-2018 school year complete, the Board of Trustees for the Seminole Independent School District held it’s scheduled August meeting at the school administrative offices Monday evening. Among other scheduled agenda items, the Board received a presentation of 2016-2017 testing results from students at each of the district’s campuses.…

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‘December’ Target Date Now in Sights for $48.5M Hospital Bond Project, Phase II Completion

August 22, 2017

Construction work related to the Seminole Hospital District’s $48.5 million expansion/renovation bond project continues to move toward a 2017 calendar year completion.

However, an exact target date related to the completion of work related to the project has been moved back from quoted Oct. 1 completion to a Dec. 1 target date.…

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Hospital Board Works Through Housekeeping Issues Monday

August 22, 2017

In relation to the recent addition of a new Chief Executive Officer to the Seminole Hospital District, members of the SHD Board of Directors approved of a six housekeeping measures related to regular district business, in the Board’s regular monthly meeting held Monday evening.

In a unanimous vote, SHD Directors approved of adding new CEO James Parrish as an authorized signer for 27 financial accounts for the medical district.…

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Pecos Area Hit with 3 Earthquakes Sunday, Monday

August 22, 2017

MIDLAND (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey recorded three earthquakes near Pecos in a 15-hour period on Sunday and Monday.

According to the USGS, a 3.2 magnitude earthquake took place 23.6 mikes southeast of Pecos at 4:44 a.m. Monday. The quake followed two 2.7 magnitude quakes within six minutes of each other on Sunday afternoon.…

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Man with Seminole Ties Dies Following Friday AM Central Lubbock Shooting

August 21, 2017

LUBBOCK — A 26-year-old man with ties to the Seminole community passed away early Friday morning following a shooting incident in central Lubbock.

According to a press release from the Lubbock Police Dept., Michael Dorado, 26, was identified as one of two victims from last Friday morning’s incident, which was reported to LPD officers at around 12:15 a.m.…

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Seminole ISD Students to Return to Class Monday

August 18, 2017

While the summer season may not be officially over as far at the meteorological calendar is concerned, it is for Seminole ISD’s school calendar, as an estimated 2,800 students are expected to make their way into classrooms bright and early Monday morning.

Monday marks the official start of SISD’s 2017-2018 school year, a year which will see student attend attend 82 days of classroom instruction in the 2017 fall semester, followed by 88 days of instruction in the 2018 spring semester.…

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Seminole Hospital Board to Host Regular Meeting Monday PM

August 18, 2017

Newly employed Seminole Hospital District CEO Jim Parrish will lead members of the Seminole Hospital District’s Board of Directors through his first public meeting with the local medical district, as the seven-member director panel will meet in their regular monthly meeting on Monday evening.

The SHD’s board meeting, which is open to the general public, is slated for a 7 p.m.…

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Seminole EDC Launches New Website

August 18, 2017

The Seminole Economic Development Corporation has recently launched a revamp of its website: www.seminoleedc.org.  

According to SEDC officials in a press release issued to the Seminole Sentinel on Friday, the new website “provides several venues for local businesses as well as prospects to learn more about the Seminole community.”

The Seminole Economic Development Corporation focuses on recruiting new businesses, retaining and expanding opportunities for local businesses, training the Seminole workforce and quality-of-life projects.…

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Seminole ISD to Host August Regular Board Meeting Monday PM

August 18, 2017

A light, business agenda with several housekeeping issues is set to be addressed by members of the Seminole ISD Board of Trustees, as they will host their regular monthly meeting Monday evening.

The public meeting, which will be held inside the SISD Administration Building’s Boardroom, is slated for a 7 p.m.…

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