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Local Entities, Institutions to Observe Presidents’ Day Holiday

February 17, 2017

A number of governmental entities and financial institutions will observe Monday’s Presidents’ Day federal holiday, according to a polling conducted by the Seminole Sentinel.

The following are local closures obtained by the Sentinel:
• Gaines County Courthouse;
• Seminole City Hall;
• U.S. Post Offices: Seminole, Seagraves and Loop
• West Texas National Bank;
• Commercial State Bank;
• First United Bank: Seagraves and Seminole;

Students attending Seminole ISD will have classes at their regularly scheduled time on Monday, as the district will not be observing the federal holiday.…

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Seminole Woman Arrested at US, Mexico Border with Over $20K of Meth

February 16, 2017

EAGLE PASS – A 19-year-old Seminole woman was arrested at the U.S.-Mexico border by officers with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection late last month, as she was allegedly in the process of making a shipment of narcotics into the United States.

According to a CBP press release, on Jan. 31, “a 19-year-old woman requested admission into the United States to the CBP officers at the Eagle Pass International Bridge,  walking in the pedestrian lane from Mexico,” said the press release.…

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‘Fibfest’ Slated for Thursday at Gaines County Courthouse Lawn

February 16, 2017

It’s been a goal for Gaines County head librarian Jane Bering for some time now, having been inspired by similar events that highlight Americans’ and Europeans’ colorful history of storytelling. Now, the first annual “Fibfest” becomes a reality in Seminole on Thursday the 16th on the Gaines County Courthouse lawn.

The event is a collaborative effort between the library, the Seminole Friends of the Arts, Friends of the Library, and the Seminole Economic Development Corporation.…

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Open House Slated for Seminole Community Center Today

February 16, 2017

The City of Seminole will host a grand opening ceremony for its newest public facility this afternoon (Thursday).

From 4-to-7 p.m. (Feb. 16), the Seminole Community Center will be open and available for the public to view. The facility is located at 801 N. Main St.

According to City of Seminole officials, a small presentation will be held at the beginning of Thursday afternoon’s ceremony.…

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LEUWCD Essay Scholarship Contest Deadline Approaching

February 14, 2017

A “final call” for entries in the Llano Estacado Underground Water Conservation District’s annual scholarship essay contest has been issued by LEUWCD officials, according to a press release from the municipal entity this week.

All LEUWCD area seniors who are seeking to advance their education are encouraged to submit an essay entry.  Principals, counselors, and teachers were notified in October of the upcoming contest topic as well as submission guidelines.  One first place and one second place winner will be selected from qualifying entries received from each high school within each district, with the  LEUWCD awarding $1,000 for first place and $500 for second place to winners from each high school.…

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Local Skywarn Severe Weather Class Slated for March 2

February 7, 2017

Each year, the National Weather Service in Midland conducts Skywarn spotter training courses across portions of west Texas and southeast New Mexico.  

Seminole and Gaines County residents interested in participating in the annual training course will have the opportunity to do so on the evening of March 2, according to NWS officials in a news release issued on their Midland regional website.…

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Seminole Youth Soccer League Registration Underway

February 3, 2017

Registration is currently underway for the 2017 Seminole Youth Soccer Association’s spring league.

The league is open for local girls and boys, Pre-Kindergarten through sixth grade, according to league organizers.

Registration forms can be picked up at Brown’s Ace Hardware, 119 E. Ave. A, and must be returned back to the retailer by March 1.…

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USDA-NRCS Announces RCPP Funding Availability

February 2, 2017

LUBBOCK — The United States Department of Agriculture – Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS) has announced an estimated $300,000 in annual funding for the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) in the Panhandle-South Plains region.

High Plains Underground Water Conservation District (HPWD) in Lubbock will serve as the lead partner for the five-year program (2016-2020).…

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Will Texas become final resting place for high-level nuclear waste?

January 30, 2017

A controversial radioactive waste dump in far West Texas is one step closer to being able to accept high-level nuclear waste.  

After requesting additional information from Waste Control Specialists, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission this week agreed to review the Dallas-based company’s application to expand its 14,000-acre facility in Andrews County to store up to 5,000 metric tons uranium of spent nuclear fuel from power plants across the county.…

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Local AA Meeting Site Changed

January 19, 2017

Those local residents struggling with alcohol issues and who are seeking help can do so through a locally revamped group of Alcoholics Anonymous.

The local group meets each Wednesday evening, at 8 p.m. at 104 S.W. 7th St., according to local organizers.

Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem.…

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