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Seminole Surpasses $2M in Allocations for 2017

December 11, 2017

The City of Seminole surpassed the $2 million mark for sales tax allocations received in the 2017 calendar year, according to a report issued last week by the Texas Comptroller’s Office.

Officially, the City of Seminole had received $2.17 million in allocation payments, which included a $175,045 payment for the month of December 2017.…

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Seminole ISD Trustees to Face December Regular Meeting Monday PM

December 8, 2017

A light business agenda awaits members of the Seminole ISD Board of Trustees, as they will host their regular monthly meeting this coming Monday evening.

Monday’s agenda is slated for a 7 p.m. start inside the SISD Administration Building’s Boardroom, 207 S.W. 6th St. The meeting is open to those in the general public, who wish to attend.…

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Gaines Commissioners to Meet in Wednesday Regular Meeting

December 8, 2017

Eight new business items await members of the Gaines County Commissioners Court, as they will host their regular, semi-monthly meeting this coming Wednesday morning.

According to an agenda obtained by the Seminole Sentinel, Wednesday’s meeting is slated for a 10 a.m. start inside the Commissioners Courtroom at the Gaines County Courthouse, 101 S.…

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March 2018 Party Primary Filing Deadline Looms

December 8, 2017

Prospective Candidates Have Until 6 PM Monday to File

Two 11th-hour filings were confirmed to the Seminole Sentinel on Friday, as the candidate filing deadline for the March 2018 Gaines County Democratic/Republican Party primary election process looms.

Local residents wishing to seek one of 12 local and area offices up for consideration will have until 6 p.m.…

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Seminole HS’ Winfrey Wins State FFA Competition, Qualifies for Nationals

December 8, 2017

There are many important components within the National FFA Organization, however, people often associate the program with only livestock shows and agriculture. Carly Winfrey, a junior at Seminole High School, knows that FFA is a avenue to so much more.

Under the division of Student Leadership in the organization, participants have the opportunity to compete in a large number of contests which include: Conduct of Chapter Meetings Leadership Development; Creed Speaking, Employment Skills, Extemporaneous Public Speaking, Parliamentary Procedure, and Prepared Public Speaking.…

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Decision 2018: Gandy-Penner to Seek 106th District Clerk’s Post

December 8, 2017

A life-long resident of Seminole has announced her intentions to seek the 106th District Clerk’s position, subject to the 2018 Gaines County Republican Party primary election process.

Cheryl Gandy-Penner, 54, made her announcement to the Seminole Sentinel on Friday morning.

“I am very excited to announce my intent to run for election for the District Clerk of the 106th Judicial District, subject to the 2018 Republican Primary,” said Gandy-Penner in a press release.…

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Continuances Push High Profile Gaines Cases into 2018 Calendar Year

December 7, 2017

Philip Mack Furlow originally hoped to have four, high-profile Gaines County criminal cases tried before a jury of peers or dismissed by the end of the 2017 calendar year. The first year of office in his freshman term as the 106th District Attorney.

However, granted continuances in relation to the cases by 106th District Judge Carter T.…

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Decision 2018: Arrington Announces Bid for Congressional Re-Election

December 7, 2017

Weeks following the filing of his re-election bid for the 19th Congressional Seat of Texas, Rep. Jodey Arrington (R-Lubbock) formally announced his bid.

Through a press release issued to the Seminole Sentinel earlier this week, Arrington announced his 2018 campaign, subject to the March party primary election process.

“I made three key commitments to the people of West Texas when I asked for their vote,” said Arrington in the release.…

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Wednesday AM Structure Fire Ruled Accidental

December 7, 2017

A Seminole residence was deemed a loss following a Wednesday morning fire, which prompted the response of Seminole Volunteer Fire Dept. crew members.

Shortly after 8 a.m. Wednesday morning, SVFD and other Seminole first responders were dispatched to the single-wide trailer house fire, located in the 300 block of N.W. Ave.…

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SEDC Purchase Moves Seminole ISD Welding Program Forward

December 7, 2017

The Board of Directors of the Seminole Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) met in a regular session at City Hall Monday evening. Along with a number of items that were up for discussion, the Board approved an expenditure that will help to move forward a plan to upgrade the welding program at the

Seminole Independent School District, a part of Executive Director Chris Jones’ overall plan for the development of the area’s workforce.…

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