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Hospital Board Addresses Citizen Concerns on $48.5M Bond Project

May 23, 2017

Directors with the Seminole Hospital District’s Board addressed public concerns raised just over a month ago in a late April meeting of the SHD regarding the hospital district’s $48.5 million expansion/renovation, in the board’s regular, semi-monthly meeting held a the Memorial Hospital campus.

Before a room full of concerned citizens, SHD Board President Geoff Gray — speaking on behalf of the seven-member municipal panel — addressed those recent concerns brought forth by district taxpayers,  defending the methods and actions of the SHS.…

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Dugger Steps Down from Hospital Board

May 23, 2017

Former SHD Director Lambert Appointed to ‘At-Large’ Seat

Citing increased “constraints” to his time schedule, Seminole Hospital District “At-Large” Board Director Gary Dugger submitted his letter of resignation to fellow SHD Board Trustees on Monday evening.

SHD Directors unanimously approved of Dugger’s resignation request in Monday evening’s regular, semi-monthly meeting of the seven-member governmental panel, which was held at the SHD Boardroom, located on the campus of Memorial Hospital.…

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Golf: Robledo Finishes with 83 in 4A State Tourney’s Opening Round

May 23, 2017

HORSESHOE BAY — Three shots over par at the turn in Monday’s opening round, Seminole senior Aaron Robledo shot an 8-over par 44 on the back nine of Horseshoe Bay Resort’s Apple Rock Golf Course to finish with a final tally of 83 in the opening round of the 2017 UIL Class 4A State Golf Championships.…

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GCSO: Child, 4, Pinned Between Backhoe, Pickup Saturday

May 22, 2017

Injured Child Flown to UMC, Listed by GCSO as ‘Stable’

A four-year-old Gaines County boy was airlifted to University Medical Center in Lubbock on Saturday afternoon, after being struck by a backhoe and pinned between the heavy machinery his father was operating and a pickup.

According to an incident report obtained by the Seminole Sentinel, the boy — who will not be identified by the publication at this time due to his minor status — was transported by private vehicle to Seminole’s Memorial Hospital shortly after the incident, which according to Gaines County Sheriff’s Office reports, occurred on CR 304-C.…

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‘Late June’ Opening Anticipated for GCP’s Community Center

May 22, 2017

Originally targeted for a late-May opening, Gaines County leaders — on Monday — stated a “late June” completion date is being eyed for their new $1.58 million Gaines County Park Community Center, located inside the Gaines County Park grounds.

“According to the Level 5 Design group, (the construction completion) is looking like it will be late-June, if all goes well,” said Tom Keyes, Gaines County Judge in Monday’s regular meeting of the Gaines County Commissioners Court, who cited curing on some cement work associated with the project has taken longer than expected.…

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GSCO: Alleged Armed Robbery Investigation Leads to 2 Men Jailed

May 22, 2017

A pair of Seminole men remain in the custody of Gaines County Law Enforcement Center officials after they were arrested Friday in connection with an alleged armed robbery case being investigated by the Gaines County Sheriff’s Office.

Higinio Hernandez, 28, of Seminole was charged with one count of aggravated robbery, classified as a first degree felony under the Texas Penal Code while 26-year-old James Michael Nelson of Seminole was charged with one count of robbery, a second degree felony.…

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Texas lawmakers send texting while driving ban to governor

May 22, 2017

AUSTIN (AP) — A statewide ban on texting while driving is headed to Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk after being defeated repeatedly over the last decade.

The House first approved a ban in March. The Senate version pre-empted local texting bans while allowing for using satellite navigation systems.

House lawmakers then voted Sunday night to accept those changes.…

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Agenda: Hospital District ‘At-Large’ Trustee Could Resign Monday

May 19, 2017

One of three “At-Large” Seminole Hospital District Trustees could be stepping down from their elected positions, according to a two-page agenda obtained by the Seminole Sentinel on Friday.

The business action item is one of 21 set to be faced by the SHD Board of Directors in their regular, semi-monthly meeting slated to be held on Monday evening at the Memorial Hospital campus’ boardroom.…

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SHD to Address $48.5M Bond Project Cost Concerns in Monday Forum

May 19, 2017

Seminole Hospital District Board Directors plan on hosting a presentation on their $48.5 million expansion/renovation bond project and addressing recent concerns brought forth by district taxpayers, in their scheduled Monday evening public meeting.

The SHD’s regular, semi-monthly meeting is slated for a 7 p.m. start inside Memorial Hospital’s Boardroom, located at 209 N.W.…

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Gaines’ Jobless Rate Improves to 3.3-Percent in April

May 19, 2017

Gaines County’s jobless rate for the month of April 2017 dropped five-tenths of a percentage point, from 3.8-percent reported in March to 3.3-percent reported by the Texas Workforce Commission in their monthly study released publicly on Friday.

April’s report comes in as the lowest unemployment rate for Gaines County in the 2017 calendar year and the lowest monthly jobless rate since a 3.2-percent rate reported in December 2015.…

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