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March 2018 Party Primary Filing Deadline Looms

December 8, 2017

Prospective Candidates Have Until 6 PM Monday to File

Two 11th-hour filings were confirmed to the Seminole Sentinel on Friday, as the candidate filing deadline for the March 2018 Gaines County Democratic/Republican Party primary election process looms.

Local residents wishing to seek one of 12 local and area offices up for consideration will have until 6 p.m.…

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Seminole HS’ Winfrey Wins State FFA Competition, Qualifies for Nationals

December 8, 2017

There are many important components within the National FFA Organization, however, people often associate the program with only livestock shows and agriculture. Carly Winfrey, a junior at Seminole High School, knows that FFA is a avenue to so much more.

Under the division of Student Leadership in the organization, participants have the opportunity to compete in a large number of contests which include: Conduct of Chapter Meetings Leadership Development; Creed Speaking, Employment Skills, Extemporaneous Public Speaking, Parliamentary Procedure, and Prepared Public Speaking.…

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Decision 2018: Gandy-Penner to Seek 106th District Clerk’s Post

December 8, 2017

A life-long resident of Seminole has announced her intentions to seek the 106th District Clerk’s position, subject to the 2018 Gaines County Republican Party primary election process.

Cheryl Gandy-Penner, 54, made her announcement to the Seminole Sentinel on Friday morning.

“I am very excited to announce my intent to run for election for the District Clerk of the 106th Judicial District, subject to the 2018 Republican Primary,” said Gandy-Penner in a press release.…

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UIL: Tribe to Move Back to 4A, Div. I Football Ranks in 2018

December 7, 2017

The Seminole Indians’ two-year stint in the Class 4A, Div. II football ranks will not be extended for another two years.

Instead, the Indians will return to the Class 4A, Div. I ranks beginning in the 2018 football season, following a release of conference cut off and football division numbers by the University Interscholastic League on Wednesday.…

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Continuances Push High Profile Gaines Cases into 2018 Calendar Year

December 7, 2017

Philip Mack Furlow originally hoped to have four, high-profile Gaines County criminal cases tried before a jury of peers or dismissed by the end of the 2017 calendar year. The first year of office in his freshman term as the 106th District Attorney.

However, granted continuances in relation to the cases by 106th District Judge Carter T.…

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Decision 2018: Arrington Announces Bid for Congressional Re-Election

December 7, 2017

Weeks following the filing of his re-election bid for the 19th Congressional Seat of Texas, Rep. Jodey Arrington (R-Lubbock) formally announced his bid.

Through a press release issued to the Seminole Sentinel earlier this week, Arrington announced his 2018 campaign, subject to the March party primary election process.

“I made three key commitments to the people of West Texas when I asked for their vote,” said Arrington in the release.…

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Wednesday AM Structure Fire Ruled Accidental

December 7, 2017

A Seminole residence was deemed a loss following a Wednesday morning fire, which prompted the response of Seminole Volunteer Fire Dept. crew members.

Shortly after 8 a.m. Wednesday morning, SVFD and other Seminole first responders were dispatched to the single-wide trailer house fire, located in the 300 block of N.W. Ave.…

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Decision 2018: Phillips to Not Seek Re-Election to Gaines County Clerk’s Post

December 6, 2017

A veteran Gaines County employee and elected official has announced she will not be seeking re-election to her post, in a press release issued to the Seminole Sentinel on Wednesday.

Vicki Phillips, Gaines County Clerk, stated she would not seek re-election to her current position, which is up for consideration in the 2018 election cycle.…

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Outgoing Seminole EDC Exec Hired to Andrews EDC Post

December 6, 2017

ANDREWS — The Andrews Economic Development Corporation didn’t have to look far in naming a new executive director following an executive session last week.
In fact, the search led just down the road some 28 miles north on U.S. Highway 385 to Seminole.

The board on Nov. 29 approved hiring “the person we discussed in executive session,” which is present Seminole EDC Director Chris Jones.…

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Hospital’s New Addition Remains on Target for Early 2018 Inspection, Possible Opening

December 5, 2017

A project official associated with the construction of the second phase of the Seminole Hospital District’s $48.5 million expansion and renovation project remains confident that portion of the venture will be completed and awaiting a review of the Texas Dept. of State Health Services (TDH) shortly after the first of the 2018 calendar year.…

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