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Commissioners Work Through Tuesday’s Regular Meeting

October 10, 2017

Gaines County Commissioners approved of the donation of numerous materials from the Gaines County Library System to the “Friends of the Gaines County Library” organization for sale in their upcoming book sale, following action taken Tuesday morning.

Gaines County Librarian, Jane Bering, stated over 9,000 items have been designated for the non-profit’s annual fall book sale, slated to be held Oct.…

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Upcoming Flu Season Could be Busy One

October 10, 2017

Flu season is at our doorsteps and medical professionals are warning this year’s flu season could be a particularly bad one.
Experts are sounding the alarm, saying this flu season could be a dangerous one.

So far, officials with the Seminole Hospital District have not reported any official cases of the flu locally.…

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Seminole ISD Awarded ‘Superior’ FIRST Rating for 2015-16 Financials

October 10, 2017

Seminole ISD received a “Superior” rating related to the handling of its finances for the 2015-16 school year, according to a report provided by district administrators to members of the SISD Board of Trustees on Monday evening.

In its 15th year of implementation by the Texas Legislature, Seminole ISD once again received the highest available honor a Texas public school district could receive in association with the Texas Education Agency’s School Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST) program.…

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Tech Student Charged with Capital Murder After Shooting, Killing Police Officer

October 10, 2017

LUBBOCK (AP) — A 19-year-old Texas Tech University student was charged early Tuesday with capital murder of a peace officer in the fatal shooting of a police officer at the campus police station, where he was being questioned in a drug-related case, authorities said.

According to a Texas Tech University statement, campus police made a student welfare check Monday evening and, upon entering the room, found evidence of drugs and drug paraphernalia.…

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NWS: Cooler, Fall-Like Temps Anticipated this Coming Week

October 6, 2017

Fall-like temperatures will make their way into the West Texas and southeastern New Mexico region on Tuesday, as what is being described as the “fall season’s strongest cold front, to date,” is anticipated to roll over the area.

After seeing daytime highs of near 90 degrees on Sunday and near 80 degrees on Monday, Tuesday’s daytime high is expected to dip near 63-degrees, according to the latest forecast models from the National Weather Service’s Midland regional office.…

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Seminole PD Warns Locals of Recent Counterfeit Product Scam

October 6, 2017

Fake iPhone Device Exchanged Following Social Media Transaction

Scams of all different deceptions have been come a common practice in this day and time.

Earlier this week, officials with the Seminole Police Dept. issued a release via their Facebook social media page in relation to a new scam alert taking place within the Seminole area, related to the recent sale of a “knock off” cellular phone device.…

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Gaines Co. Schools Offer Self-Assessment in 2017 Community, Student Engagement Ratings

October 5, 2017

AUSTIN — The Texas Education Agency released the 2017 Community and Student Engagement ratings for the state’s school districts, charters, and campuses Monday.

The Texas Education Code requires all districts and charters to evaluate their own performance, as well as that of each of their campuses, in community and student engagement.…

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Report: Gaines Ranked 58th in 2017 Texas Health Outcomes Study

October 5, 2017

Based upon the study of 243 of Texas’ 245 counties, Gaines County ranked 58th based upon the overall ranking in health outcomes, according to a release of 2017 figures by the County Health Rankings and Roadmaps.

A function of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation program, the overall rankings in health outcomes represent how healthy counties are within the state.…

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Occidental Petroleum Provides Hurricane Harvey Business Impact Update

October 5, 2017

HOUSTON — Earlier this week, Occidental Petroleum Corporation announced its projected third quarter 2017 business impacts of Hurricane Harvey, as the company’s operations have returned to pre-storm levels.

According to a press release issued by the corporation on Tuesday, overall, the storm caused minimal disruptions to operations and Occidental expects this one-time financial and production impact to be limited to the third quarter.…

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Seminole Memorial Looking to Become Surgical Hospital

October 3, 2017

With a vote by the Board of Directors of the Seminole Hospital District Monday evening, Gaines County residents will have an alternative to traveling to larger regional hospitals to undergo surgery.

The new expanded hospital facility, in the final phases of construction as part of the SHD’s $48.5 million expansion/renovation bond project,  will become the home to a fully staffed round-the-clock surgical unit.…

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