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Reckless Driver Call Results in Saturday AM Chase, Arrest of Mexican Nationals

February 20, 2018

A report of a vehicle driving in the wrong lane of traffic in northwestern Gaines County resulted in the arrest of two Mexican nationals and their pending U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention hold, according to a press release issued Tuesday by the Gaines County Sheriff’s Office.

At round 2:49 a.m.…

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GCSO: Midland County Main Jailed for Alleged Connection to Gaines Copper Wire Thefts

February 20, 2018

Sheriff: ‘More Arrests, Charges Pending’ From Investigation

A Midland County man remains behind bars at the Gaines County Law Enforcement Center in Seminole after he was arrested in connection with a pair of copper wire thefts within the Gaines County boundaries.

Steven Jordan Smitch, 28, was arrested on Friday following an executed search and arrest warrant process in Midland County, ending an almost month-long investigation, according to a press release issued by the Gaines County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday.…

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Hospital Board Hears Dining Room Management Proposal

February 20, 2018

With a boardroom filled to near capacity, the Board of Directors for the Seminole Hospital District met in a scheduled session Monday night to hear a presentation from Unidine Corp. Business Development Representative Chad Cantwell. Cantwell described his company’s services to the hospital industry.

Unidine is a Boston-based firm that manages food and dietary services at hospitals in 27 states.…

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3 Arrested for Possible Link to Seminole Burglaries

February 19, 2018

Three Seminole residents arrested Friday morning just across the Oklahoma/Texas state line Friday are believed to be connected to a recent rash of business burglaries being investigated by the Seminole Police Dept.

According to a press release issued Monday by the SPD, the department received information related to a stolen silver-colored, 2010 Chevrolet Suburban believed to be connected with the recent business burglaries, was located in Wuarika, Okla., located in Jefferson County, Okla., just across the Red River from Wichita Falls.…

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Lavender to Seek Re-Election to Seminole Hospital Board

February 19, 2018

A lifelong resident of Seminole and current “At-Large” member of the Seminole Hospital District’s Board of Directors, has announced his re-election intentions for the May 5 municipal election process.

James Lavender, 32, formally announced his intentions Monday through a press release issued to the Seminole Sentinel.

“I am seeking re-election because our hospital district needs strong leaders that will make a decision no matter how difficult or unpopular it may be, but will have a positive outcome for the hospital district,” said Lavender, who has five years of board experience with the SHD.…

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6 Candidates File Late for Seminole Hospital Board

February 19, 2018

3 Seminole Entities to See May 5 Elections

It was a mad dash to the May 5 candidate filing deadline for one Seminole taxing entity, as six candidates filed their election intentions ahead of Friday’s 5 p.m. cutoff.

According to officials with the Seminole Hospital District’s administrative offices, a total of eight candidates will be considered for three “At-Large” seats upon the SHD’s Board of Directors.…

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Basketball: Maidens Shoot Past Fabens in Area Playoff, 68-41

February 16, 2018

Playing inside the familiar confides of the Seminole High School gymnasium, in front of their home base, the Seminole Maidens played relaxed, yet, relentless basketball, as they rolled to a 68-41 Class 4A Area Championship playoff victory over the Fabens Lady Cats in play held Friday evening.

With the win, the Maidens (21-13 overall) advanced to the University Interscholastic League’s Class 4A Regional Quarterfinal round of the playoffs, where they will face off with District 2-4A rival Levelland.…

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70-Plus Days Without Rain and Counting

February 16, 2018

Drought Conditions Continue to Worsen in Gaines, Region

Some Gaines County residents might have woke up Friday morning with dust-spotted windshields, which showed a glimmering hope that some precipitation had fell during the overnight hours on an already parched landscape.

However, no measurable rainfall was officially reported as of presstime Friday out of the best possible rain chances — 15-percent forecasted overnight between Thursday evening and Friday morning — seen by the Seminole area in several weeks.…

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Forums Kick Off Early Voting Process

February 16, 2018

Early Voting Begins Tuesday for March 6 Party Primaries

Bright and early Tuesday morning, a portion of the anticipated wait will be over, as seven locally contested county-level and above political races will be officially placed before voters as part of the nine-day, early voting process associated with the March 6 Democratic/GOP party primary elections.…

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Crucial Dicamba Training Slated for Wednesday in Seminole

February 16, 2018

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently revised pesticide labels for three dicamba products including Engenia, FeXapan, and XtendiMax, approved for use on dicamba-tolerant cotton varieties last fall.  

One of these label changes included a mandate that anyone making applications of one of these dicamba products must receive auxin-specific training prior to applying them.…

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