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Crews to investigate head-on crash that killed 13 in Texas

March 30, 2017

CONCAN (AP) — Federal investigators will get their first look Thursday at the scene of a head-on collision between a pickup truck and small church bus in southwest Texas that crumpled the front of the bus and killed 13 senior adults returning from a church retreat.

The Texas Department of Public Safety refused to speculate on the cause of the Wednesday afternoon crash outside Garner State Park, about 75 miles (120 kilometers) west of San Antonio, although one spokesman says the truck driver appears to have crossed the center line.…

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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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U.S. Drought Monitor: Dry Conditions Continue to Expand in Region

March 28, 2017

The spring winds which weave their way out of the mountains of West Texas and southeastern New Mexico and across the South Plains and Permian Basin region have made their presence known in the early stages of the 2017 spring season.

Paired with just 1.50 inches of rainfall through the first quarter of the 2017 calendar year and above-average temperatures, drought-like conditions have grown — both within the region and in Gaines County, specifically.…

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2018 Farm Bill Keynote Event, Roundtable Slated for Friday

March 28, 2017

Area Congressmen, Former Ag Chair to Converge on Seminole for Discussions

Western Peanut Growers Assoc. officials are anticipating a large turnout Friday at the Seminole Conference Center, as the group will play host to an agriculture roundtable featuring three sitting members of the U.S. House of Representatives and a former chairman of the U.S.…

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Hospital: Phase II Completion Targeted for ‘August to Sept. 1’

March 28, 2017

SHD Board Approves 3rd Floor Plans for Clinical Offices

Following an at-length discussion Monday evening, members of the Seminole Hospital District’s Board of Directors approved of a base floor plan related to the district’s planned physician’s clinic construction associated with the medical district’s $48.5 million bond project.

Monday’s unanimous vote, according to SHD Interim Chief Executive Officer William Weldon, places the projected completion date for Phase II of the project for “an August to Sept.…

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Seminole Woman Booked on Aggravated DWI, Child Abuse Charges

March 28, 2017

Woman Spits Out Dime During Deprivation Period

HOBBS, N.M. — A Seminole woman picked up 10 charges, including child abuse and intoxicated driving, Saturday morning after a Hobbs police officer pulled her over after witnessing her vehicle drift side to side. Two children inside the vehicle were not wearing restraints.

According to the Hobbs News-Sun, Rocio Tarango-Barragan, 31, of Seminole, was charged with two counts of abandonment or abuse of a child, a fourth-degree felony; aggravated driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor, possession of open container of alcohol in motor vehicle, driver must be licensed, display of plates, driving on roadways laned for traffic, insurance required and two counts of child restraint, all of which are misdemeanors.…

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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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SEDC Appreciation Banquet Honors Local Business Ventures

March 24, 2017

Under the auspices of the Seminole Economic Development Corporation (SEDC), the Seminole small business community celebrated itself with the first Seminole Business Appreciation Banquet at a gleaming new Seminole Community Center Thursday evening. More than 200 business and community leaders and guests attended a night of awards, food, music, and fundraising.…

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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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Gaines’ Job Numbers Increase in February; Unemployment Slides Up to 4-Pct.

March 24, 2017

Gaines County saw increases in the number of employed persons and its available workforce in the month of February.
Additionally, Gaines County saw increases in the number of persons who qualified for unemployment benefits and its related unemployment rate, as the county’s jobless rate reached the 4-percent mark for the first time since June 2016, according to figures released by the Texas Workforce Commission on Friday.…

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