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Tornadoes touch down in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas

May 19, 2017

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Tornadoes touched down in three Plains states on Thursday during nasty spring storms featuring ominous cloud formations but there were no reports of major damage, serious injuries or deaths.

The National Weather Service logged nearly 20 reports of tornadoes from the states of Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas and numerous reports of high winds and hail.…

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16 Receive GED Certificates Through SISD Adult Education Center

May 18, 2017

The Seminole ISD Adult Education Center honored 16 General Educational Development graduates for the 2017 spring semester in a ceremony held this past Tuesday evening at the Seminole Community Center.

General Educational Development, also known as GED, measure proficiency in science, mathematics, social studies, reading, and writing. Passing the GED test gives those who do not complete high school, or who do not meet requirements for high school diploma, the opportunity to earn their high school equivalency credential, also called a high school equivalency diploma or general equivalency diploma.…

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Carnes, Jones to Lead Seminole ISD Class of 2017

May 18, 2017

A pair of longtime Seminole ISD students will lead 2017 graduate candidate peers in receiving their high school diplomas on the evening of May 26, as they were named valedictorian and salutatorian following an awards ceremony held Thursday at the Seminole High School campus.

SHS senior graduate candidates Alyssa Carnes and Bethany Jones were respectively named to their honors and will lead a combined senior class composed of 169 senior candidates who attended classes at either the Seminole High School and Seminole Success Center campuses.…

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Study: Seminole Among Safest Towns in Texas

May 18, 2017

WASHINGTON — A recently released report by the National Council for Home Safety (NCHSS) and Security ranked the City of Seminole as the 39th safest city in the State of Texas.

The NCHSS, a trade association comprised of home security professionals across the United States, said they based their assessment of Texas’ cities upon combined data from the most recent Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Crime Reports, population data and “their own research” to create the report.…

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Matters of Record: May 17, 2017

May 17, 2017

The following police incident reports are released by either the Seminole Police Dept. or Gaines County Sheriff’s Office, and pertain to responded calls of service. The releases are made available through a standing open records request between the Seminole Sentinel and the agencies.

Seminole Police Dept.
May 8 — Officers with the Seminole Police Dept.…

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Drilling Activity Continues to Increase in Permian; Gaines Rig Count to 7

May 15, 2017

Late last week, oil industry giant Baker Hughes stated 712 oil rigs were active in the United States, of which 357 were active within the Permian Basin region of West Texas and southeastern New Mexico.

A far cry from the company’s report from one year ago, where the U.S. possessed 406 oil drilling rigs scattered about the countryside.…

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Gaines, Region Remain Drought Free in Latest Monitor Reports

May 15, 2017

Timely rains over the past several weeks have helped alleviate “abnormally dry” conditions within the western South Plains region, which included a majority of the land inside of the Gaines County boundaries.

According to a Thursday release of the weekly U.S. Drought Monitor — which is overseen by a four-agency governmental effort which includes the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) — “abnormally dry” conditions were non-existant in the South Plains and Permian Basin regions of Texas, as well as the southeastern portion of New Mexico in their May 9 study release.…

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Seminole ISD Student Enrollment at 2,840 in Early May

May 15, 2017

The Seminole Independent School District reported a three student increase between the months of April and May, according to the latest enrollment report released by school district officials last week.

As of SISD’s May 3 enrollment count, the district had 2,840 total students enrolled among its six educational campuses, which was up from 2,837 students reported on April 10.…

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Spiller, Wilkins to Lead Seagraves HS Class of 2017

May 15, 2017

SEAGRAVES — Thirty-nine graduate candidates from the Seagraves High School class of 2017 will be led by a pair of 18-year-old honor graduates, as the school district has recently announced their valedictorian and salutatorian.

Seagraves HS’ Taylor Spiller, 18, and William Wilkins, 18, will respectively lead the Class of 2017 in graduation commencement exercises slated for this Sunday afternoon (May 21) at the Seagraves High School Auditorium.…

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IHS Markit: Rising Costs Loom for Permian Basin Oil Producers

May 12, 2017

HOUSTON — Exploration and production (E&P) companies that successfully acquired Permian Basin acreage in the red-hot ‘land-grab’ market of 2016, are now faced with the challenge of maintaining premium valuations while meeting high-growth expectations in a rising cost environment, according to new research by IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO), a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions.…

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