Cooler Temps Forecast for Wednesday

March 29, 2017

While no measurable rainfall totals were reported by the Texas Tech mesonet weather monitoring system at their station northeast of Seminole, nor at the Gaines County Airport south of the city, a couple of bands of rain showers marched over the community Tuesday evening.

Measured wind gusts of 54 mph was reported shortly after 6 p.m.…

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Windy, Possibly Stormy Tuesday on Horizon for West Texas Region

March 27, 2017

MIDLAND — A fire weather watch has been issued by the National Weather Service for Gaines County for Tuesday, as wind speeds averaging 20-to-25 mph are anticipated to blow through the region, according to the latest forecast models released on Monday morning.

Additionally, NWS Midland officials stated Gaines County residents — along with others in the Permian Basin region — could see severe storms on Tuesday.…

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Texas isn’t alone in rainy day fund fight

March 27, 2017

AUSTIN (AP) — Is it raining in Texas? That depends on who you ask.

The rainy day fund contains $10-plus billion at a time when slumping oil prices have left the state facing a potential $6 billion shortfall just to maintain current spending levels in the 2018-2019 budget the Legislature is now devising.…

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Lawmakers Geared to Participate in Seminole Farm Bill Discussions

March 24, 2017

Area Congressional leaders say they are eager to hear the concerns of West Texas and southeastern New Mexico farmers, ranchers and agriculture insiders as they begin the process of developing a new federal Farm Bill.

One such venue for Congressmen Mike Conaway (R-Midland), Jodey Arrington (R-Lubbock) and Steve Pearce (R-Hobbs, N.M.) to hear those concerns will take place this coming Friday, as they are scheduled to be in attendance of a roundtable agriculture discussion hosted by the Western Peanut Growers Association at the Seminole Community Center.…

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Seminole Residents Urged to Keep Eye Out for ‘Suspicious Activity’ After Recent Burglaries

March 21, 2017

Seminole city residents are being warned to keep a closer eye on their property, after a pair of recent home burglaries.

Seminole Police Dept. Chief Bernie Kraft said two residences, located in the 200 block of S.W. Ave. B, were burglarized “either Saturday or early Sunday,” which warranted the warning from the law enforcement agency.…

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Correct E-Edition of March 19, 2017 Newspaper

March 20, 2017

Due to a communication mishap, the Seminole Sentinel had several pages in this past Sunday’s edition — Sunday, March 19, 2017 — that were not correct.

To correct the problem as best as we can, we are offering our correct, Sunday March 19 edition for free.

Read the entire Seminole Sentinel online

March 19, 2017

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Review: Gaines Co. Possesses 38 Registered Sex Offenders

March 16, 2017

Two of Gaines County’s 38 registered sex offenders are classified as being at “high risk level,” in an observation of the Texas Dept. of Public Safety’s registration database this past week.

Those interested in observing the public database may do so at the following website address: .

Pursuant to Texas Code of Criminal Procedure (Art.…

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Arrington Announces Service Academy Forum Dates

March 16, 2017

WASHINGTON  — Texas Dist. 19 Congressman Jodey Arrington (R-Lubbock) has  announced he will be hosting two U.S. Service Academy Forums open to all students who are interested in learning about attending one of the U.S. Service Academies.  According to a press release issued by the Congressman’s Washington D.C. office, Liaison Officers from each military academy will be on hand to answer questions from students and parents about the nomination process.…

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SEDC to Host Business Appreciation Banquet March 23

March 16, 2017

The Seminole Economic Development Corporation will host its first annual Business Appreciation Banquet, on the evening of Thursday, March 23.
The event, slated for a 7 p.m. start, will be held at the at the City of Seminole’s new Seminole Community Center, located in the 800 block of N. Main St.…

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Tax Assessor/Collector’s Offices in Seminole, Seagraves to be Closed March 13 for Computer Upgrades

March 6, 2017

Computer upgrades by the Texas Dept. of Motor Vehicle at the Seminole and Seagraves branches of the Gaines County Tax Assessor/Collector’s Office will force the closure of the offices this coming Monday, March 13, according to office officials.

Susan Shaw, Gaines County Tax Assessor/Collector, confirmed of the offices’ closure on Monday, March 13, and stated she hopes the closure will only last for one day.…

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