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Gaines County Public Records — May 18, 2018

May 18, 2018

Marriage Licenses
Juston Will Barbee, 34 and Jolie Rene Maples, 27.
Robert Lee Flowers, 66 and Thelma Turner Wilson, 64.
Telesforo Y. Jimenez, 68 and Anita Lambert Goolsby, 69.

Gaines Co. Filings
State of Texas vs. Ramon Reyes Catano, theft of property.
State of Texas vs. Johnny Soto Rocha, displaying fictitious motor vehicle registration.…

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NASS: Gaines Ranks 2nd Nationally in Cotton Production for 2017

May 18, 2018

“King Cotton” thrived in the Texas High Plains region in the 2017 calendar year, especially in Gaines County, where federal figures projected 380,200 bales of cotton were produced as part of the 2017 crop season.
Officials with the National Agricultural Statistics Service — a sub-department of the U.S. Department of Agriculture — recently released the national cotton growth figures, which stated counties configures within the Texas High Plains region — which includes Gaines County — had produced about  5.4 million bales of cotton in 2017.…

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Conservative revolt over immigration sinks House farm bill

May 18, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) — In an embarrassment for House Republican leaders, conservatives on Friday scuttled a bill that combines stricter work and job training requirements for food stamp recipients with a renewal of farm subsidies popular in GOP-leaning farm country.

Hard-right conservatives upset over the party’s stalled immigration agenda opposed the measure, which failed by a 213-198 vote.…

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May 5 Election Results Become Official for Seminole Hospital District

May 18, 2018

In a brief, two-minute meeting Thursday afternoon, the election results from the May 5 uniform municipal election process for the Seminole Hospital District became official.

In a 4-0 vote, Seminole Hospital District Directors adopted the revised May 5 election totals, which saw challengers Sam Kantar, Lee Stone and Chad McGehee emerge as the top-three vote recipients out of an eight candidate field for three available at-large seats upon the seven-member municipal board.…

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Farm Bill Moves Over Major House Hurdle, Scheduled to Face Friday Floor Vote

May 18, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — West Texas farmers saw another step in the right direction taken on Thursday toward the implementation of a favorable farm bill, as members of the U.S. House — backing the U.S. sugar industry — won an easier-than-expected victory over food processors, soft drink manufacturers and candy makers.

A a decisive 278-137 victory vote in amendment hearings held on Capitol Hill in which opposition supporters were trying to rewrite the government’s much-criticized sugar program, a web of price supports, loans and tariffs that props up prices for the commodity, spearheaded by Rep.…

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Gaines County Public Schools Name 2018 Valedictorians, Salutatorians

May 17, 2018

As the 2017-18 public school year comes to a close, three Gaines County school districts have announced their top students slated to lead their respective graduating classes in commencement exercises slated for this coming weekend.

In Seminole, Seminole High School seniors Lacy Jackson and Katie Spradlin were officially named as the Seminole ISD Class of 2018’s valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, following an awards ceremony held Thursday afternoon at the SHS campus.…

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Treasurer: County’s Investments Highest Since 2008

May 16, 2018

Interest rates continue to show improvement, reflected by the amount of interest earned by Gaines County’s investments, Gaines County Treasurer Michael Lord reported to the Gaines County Commissioners Court on Wednesday.

As part of his quarterly report, Lord stated Gaines County’s invested monies earned $119,345.86 in interest for the second quarter of the entity’s 2018 fiscal year.…

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Seminole Man Killed in Yoakum Co. Wreck Tuesday

May 15, 2018

YOAKUM COUNTY — A 39-year-old Seminole man was pronounced dead at the scene of a two-vehicle accident rural, eastern Yoakum County, according to Texas Dept. of Public Safety officials on Tuesday afternoon.

At approximately 8:40 a.m. Tuesday morning, Texas DPS officials were dispatched to the incident on U.S. 380, roughly one mile west of Farm-to-Market Rd.…

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Matters of Record — May 16, 2018

May 15, 2018

Seminole Police Dept.
May 10 — Seminole Police Dept. officers were dispatched to the 100 block of West Ave A in reference to a theft that had occurred. Information was gathered and a report was taken.
May 10 — Seminole Police officers were dispatched to the 700 block of SE 4th in reference to a civil disturbance.…

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Salinas, Former Seminole ISD Athletic Director/HFC, Passes at 73

May 15, 2018

A former head of the Seminole ISD Athletic Dept. and head football coach of the Indian football program through the 1990s and early 2000s passed away last week at the age of 73.

Army Salinas, 73, passed away last Thursday following an illness.

Salinas compiled a 60-72-2 overall record at the helm of the Indian football program, where he served as head coach from 1991 through the 2003 season.…

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