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Seminole EMS to Host Annual Golf Tournament July 7

June 23, 2017

Individual players and teams are being sought for the 10th annual Seminole EMS Golf Tournament, slated to be held on the afternoon of July 7, at the Gaines County Golf Course.

Entry is $320 for a four-person team, or $80 per individual player. Individual players will be placed on four-man teams for the tournament.…

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Seminole PD: Ordinance Prohibits Setting Fireworks Off Inside City Limits

June 22, 2017

With Saturday being the first official day local fireworks vendors can sell their goods for the upcoming July 4 Independence Day celebration, Seminole Police Dept. officials are reminding local residents it could cost up to a $500 fine if those fireworks are set off within the city limits.

“This is a reminder to the community that it is against city ordinance to set off fireworks within the city limits,” said Bernie Kraft, Chief of the Seminole Police Dept.…

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GCSO Seeks Info into Check Forgery Case

June 19, 2017

Representatives with the Gaines County Sheriff’s Office are seeking public assistance in identifying two subjects who are wanted by the department in connection with an investigation of a check forgery case.

According to the GCSO in a press release issued Monday afternoon, on June 5-6, two individuals cashed forged checks at several bank locations in Midland County, and one location in Denver City.…

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Gaines Remains Under Heat Advisory; 108-Degrees Anticipated for Saturday’s Daytime High

June 17, 2017

MIDLAND — Another round of 100-plus degree temperatures are anticipated for the West Texas and southeastern New Mexico region on Saturday, as calendar year record highs are projected across the region, according to the latest models from the National Weather Service.

“Very hot temperatures are expected this afternoon, with highs above 100 degrees everywhere but the higher elevations of the mountains,” said NWS Midland officials on their Midland regional website Saturday morning.…

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Hot Weather Settles into Region

June 16, 2017

NWS: Heat Advisory Issued for Friday, Possible for Saturday

Hello, Summer!

Graced with a heat advisory on Friday and the potential for the National Weather Service weather warning this weekend, it’s safe to say the 2017 summer season is in full swing for the West Texas and southeastern New Mexico region.…

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Seminole Teen Killed in Wednesday Auto Accident

June 8, 2017

A recent Seminole ISD graduate was killed in a two-vehicle accident south of the Seminole city limits on Wednesday evening.

According to a preliminary accident report released by the Texas Dept. of Public Safety (DPS) on Thursday, 19-year-old Lesa Elias of Seminole was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, which occurred near the intersection of U.S.…

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‘The Little Mermaid’ to be Featured in Chamber’s First ‘Splash-in Movie’ of 2017

June 8, 2017

For its second straight summer, the City of Seminole’s SplashPad water feature — located at M.S. Doss City Park — will play host to a trio of “Splash-In Movie” nights, hosted by the Seminole Area Chamber of Commerce.

The first of the three scheduled movie nights is slated for Friday, June 9, beginning at 8 p.m.…

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Xcel Energy offers tips to stay cool, lower summer bills

June 7, 2017

AMARILLO — While the 2017 summer season doesn’t officially begin for another two-plus weeks, with the kids out of school and afternoon temperatures rising, air conditioners around the region are already getting a workout.

Home cooling can account for half or more of a summertime electric bill, and the best way customers can keep that bill from climbing too high is to practice some basic conservation and efficiency habits that help maintain household comfort without stressing family budgets.…

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3 People Sought for City’s Board of Adjustment Alternates

June 2, 2017

The City of Seminole is seeking three individuals to serve as alternate members of the Board of Adjustment, according to a press release issued by the municipality this week.

Alternate candidates may be called upon to serve at any meeting of the Board of Adjustment, if an absence or a vacancy occurs.…

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Annual Gaines ‘Character Camp’ Registration Underway

June 1, 2017

Planning is currently underway for Character Camp 2017.  The camp is sponsored by the Gaines County Community Resource Group.  

This year, the camp is scheduled for July 18-20 and marks the 19th year of the camp, which is open to Gaines County youth ages 11-15 at no cost to them.…

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