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Voter Registration Deadline for March 6 Primaries Looms

January 18, 2018

Over 8,700 Local Residents Registered Thus Far

Just over two weeks remain before a February 5 voter registration deadline for participation in the March 6 Gaines County Democratic/Republican Party Primary election process, according to an election calendar provided by the Texas Secretary of State’s Office.

Gaines County voters will begin the voting process with a Feb.…

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Lawmakers struggled to stay on track in Trump’s first year

December 29, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s unpredictable, pugnacious approach to the presidency often worked against him as Republicans navigated a tumultuous but ultimately productive year in Congress.

Trump’s major accomplishments, confirmation of conservative Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch and a historic tax cut, actually came with relatively little drama. But Republicans often struggled to stay on the rails, particularly with a big pratfall on health care and repeated struggles to accomplish the very basics of governing.…

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Decision 2018: Ratliff Announces County Judge’s Candidacy

December 15, 2017

A longtime resident of the Seminole community has announced his intentions to seek the office of Gaines County Judge, subject to the March 2018 Republican Party primary election.

Troy Ratliff, owner of Ratilff Funeral Homes of Seminole, Denver City and Seagraves, announced his election intentions in a press release issued to the Seminole Sentinel on Friday morning.…

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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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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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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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Decision 2018: Phillips to Not Seek Re-Election to Gaines County Clerk’s Post

December 6, 2017

A veteran Gaines County employee and elected official has announced she will not be seeking re-election to her post, in a press release issued to the Seminole Sentinel on Wednesday.

Vicki Phillips, Gaines County Clerk, stated she would not seek re-election to her current position, which is up for consideration in the 2018 election cycle.…

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Decision 2018: Landry Officially Files Intentions for 83rd Texas House Seat

November 28, 2017

LUBBOCK — A Democratic Party challenger to Texas’ 83rd House Seat formally filed his election intentions for the 2018 cycle on Monday, according to a press release issued to the Seminole Sentinel.

Drew Landry, an assistant professor of Government at South Plains College, officially filed his Democratic Party candidacy requirements for Texas’ House of Representatives District 83, which contains part of Lubbock County, and all of Terry, Gaines, Lynn Borden, Scurry and Mitchell counties.…

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Decision 2018: Filley Files for 106th District Judge’s Post

November 20, 2017

TAHOKA — A practicing lawyer within the 106th Judicial District has officially filed his intentions to seek the 106th Judge’s position, subject to the March 2018 Republican Party primary election process.

Reed Filley, a Tahoka resident, announced through a press release issued to the Seminole Sentinel via an e-mail on Sunday.…

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Decision 2018: Burrows to Seek Re-Election to 83rd Seat

November 15, 2017

LUBBOCK — The incumbent state representative for the 83rd District of Texas, which includes Gaines County, formally announced his intentions to seek re-election, subject to the March 2018 Republican Party primary election process.

State Rep. Dustin Burrows (R-Lubbock) issued the announcement Wednesday to the Seminole Sentinel, through a press release.

“I am announcing my intention of running for re-election to the Texas House of Representatives, House District 83.…

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