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Gaines Appraisal District Board to Meet in Tuesday AM Meeting

January 13, 2017

Members of the Gaines County Appraisal District’s Board of Directors will host their regular, quarterly business meeting this Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 8:30 a.m. at the GCAD offices, per a business agenda obtained by the Seminole Sentinel.

Tuesday’s meeting is open to the public and will be held at the GCAD Office’s conference room.…

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Few Local Operations to Cease for MLK Holiday Monday

January 13, 2017

Some local operations will cease on Monday in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, according to a polling conducted by the Seminole Sentinel.

Seminole’s three financial institutions — Commercial State Bank, First United Bank and West Texas National Bank — will all observe Monday’s federal holiday with closures at their respective locations.…

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NWS: Wet Weekend Appears on Horizon

January 13, 2017

MIDLAND — Rain chances as high as 70-percent remain in this weekend’s forecast for the Seminole community, as a complex weather system makes its way into the southwestern region.

According to forecast models from the National Weather Service, the storm system will cross the Texas South Plains late this weekend, bringing with it the potential of up to 2-inches of rain fall in some portions of the South Plains and Permian Basin.…

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Property Taxes on Farms, Ranches Could Be Reduced with Productivity Appraisal

January 12, 2017

Texas Farmer and Ranchers may be eligible for property tax relief on their land. They may apply to the Gaines County Appraisal District for agricultural productivity appraisal and for a lower appraisal of their land based on what the land will produce rather than what it would sell for on the open market.…

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GCAD Reminds Taxpayers of Delinquent Tax Deadline

January 11, 2017

The 2016 taxes become delinquent February 1st. State law requires a six percent penalty and one percent interest to be added to the tax beginning February 1st. The penalty and the interest increases by one percent each month until the taxes are paid.

If you have any questions concerning your taxes please contact the Gaines County Appraisal District at 302 S.E.…

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NWS: Wet Weekend Could be on Horizon for Region

January 10, 2017

After starting the work week with near record high temperatures, the end of the week appears to be heading to more seasonable temperatures and a chance of precipitation.

According to Tuesday forecast models from the National Weather Service, a 10-percent chance of rain is possible Thursday evening, increasing to 40-percent on Friday.…

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CASA of West Texas Continues to Seek Local Volunteers

January 10, 2017

“Out with the old and in with the new” is a phrase often used by those who make a list of resolutions at the start of every New Year.  

Some resolve to kick bad habits like smoking or eating junk food; others may want to lose weight or spend less money.  Resolutions are different for everyone, but they all serve the same objective — to make life changes for the better.…

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3 Performances of ‘Annie’ Set for This Week by SHS Theatre Dept.

January 10, 2017

The Seminole High School Theatre Dept. will host performances of the hit Broadway musical, “Annie” beginning this Saturday evening at the Seminole High School campus’ Performing Arts Center.

Show times are 7 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 14), 3 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 15), and 7 p.m. Monday (Jan. 16). Ticket prices are $5 per performance or $12 for all three shows.…

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Seminole, State Gasoline Prices Rise

January 5, 2017

For the first time in months, the cost of a gallon of low-grade unleaded gasoline will not cost consumers in the Seminole community is not listed at $2.29.

In fact, it rose six-cents in cost over the last several days to $2.35 per gallon, according to observations by the Seminole Sentinel.…

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Llano Estacado Water District Offers Valuable Program

January 5, 2017

Landowners in the Southern High Plains of Texas who use groundwater from the Ogallala Aquifer for irrigation farming may claim a cost in water depletion allowance on their federal income tax return, according to a press release issued by the Llano Estacado Underground Water Conservation District on Thursday.  

According to the press release, the LEUWCD has offered this service since 2003.…

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