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Seagraves Mayor-Elect, Vuicich, Dead at 62

May 21, 2018

PD Chief: No Foul Play Suspected, Natural Causes Indicated as Cause of Death

SEAGRAVES — Weeks following the election of a new top elected position upon the Seagraves City Council, the City of Seagraves and Seagraves City Council will be looking to fill the vacancy following the weekend death of it’s Mayor-elect.…

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TWC: April Jobs Report Shows 2.4-Pct Unemployment Rate for Gaines County

May 21, 2018

Gaines County tied its lowest jobless rate on record in the month of April, as officials with the Texas Workforce Commission reported a 2.4-percent jobless rate in the month, according to a release of figures late last week.

Friday’s monthly report from the Texas Workforce Commission also marked the 55th consecutive month that Gaines County’s unemployment rate fell below the 4.0-percent rate, which is a rate a rate commonly referred to by many economists as being the threshold of a “fully employed” area.…

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NASS: Gaines Ranks 2nd Nationally in Cotton Production for 2017

May 18, 2018

“King Cotton” thrived in the Texas High Plains region in the 2017 calendar year, especially in Gaines County, where federal figures projected 380,200 bales of cotton were produced as part of the 2017 crop season.
Officials with the National Agricultural Statistics Service — a sub-department of the U.S. Department of Agriculture — recently released the national cotton growth figures, which stated counties configures within the Texas High Plains region — which includes Gaines County — had produced about  5.4 million bales of cotton in 2017.…

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Conservative revolt over immigration sinks House farm bill

May 18, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) — In an embarrassment for House Republican leaders, conservatives on Friday scuttled a bill that combines stricter work and job training requirements for food stamp recipients with a renewal of farm subsidies popular in GOP-leaning farm country.

Hard-right conservatives upset over the party’s stalled immigration agenda opposed the measure, which failed by a 213-198 vote.…

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May 5 Election Results Become Official for Seminole Hospital District

May 18, 2018

In a brief, two-minute meeting Thursday afternoon, the election results from the May 5 uniform municipal election process for the Seminole Hospital District became official.

In a 4-0 vote, Seminole Hospital District Directors adopted the revised May 5 election totals, which saw challengers Sam Kantar, Lee Stone and Chad McGehee emerge as the top-three vote recipients out of an eight candidate field for three available at-large seats upon the seven-member municipal board.…

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Farm Bill Moves Over Major House Hurdle, Scheduled to Face Friday Floor Vote

May 18, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — West Texas farmers saw another step in the right direction taken on Thursday toward the implementation of a favorable farm bill, as members of the U.S. House — backing the U.S. sugar industry — won an easier-than-expected victory over food processors, soft drink manufacturers and candy makers.

A a decisive 278-137 victory vote in amendment hearings held on Capitol Hill in which opposition supporters were trying to rewrite the government’s much-criticized sugar program, a web of price supports, loans and tariffs that props up prices for the commodity, spearheaded by Rep.…

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Gaines County Public Schools Name 2018 Valedictorians, Salutatorians

May 17, 2018

As the 2017-18 public school year comes to a close, three Gaines County school districts have announced their top students slated to lead their respective graduating classes in commencement exercises slated for this coming weekend.

In Seminole, Seminole High School seniors Lacy Jackson and Katie Spradlin were officially named as the Seminole ISD Class of 2018’s valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, following an awards ceremony held Thursday afternoon at the SHS campus.…

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Seminole Man Killed in Yoakum Co. Wreck Tuesday

May 15, 2018

YOAKUM COUNTY — A 39-year-old Seminole man was pronounced dead at the scene of a two-vehicle accident rural, eastern Yoakum County, according to Texas Dept. of Public Safety officials on Tuesday afternoon.

At approximately 8:40 a.m. Tuesday morning, Texas DPS officials were dispatched to the incident on U.S. 380, roughly one mile west of Farm-to-Market Rd.…

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Salinas, Former Seminole ISD Athletic Director/HFC, Passes at 73

May 15, 2018

A former head of the Seminole ISD Athletic Dept. and head football coach of the Indian football program through the 1990s and early 2000s passed away last week at the age of 73.

Army Salinas, 73, passed away last Thursday following an illness.

Salinas compiled a 60-72-2 overall record at the helm of the Indian football program, where he served as head coach from 1991 through the 2003 season.…

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Hospital Board to Canvass May 5 Election Results Thursday PM

May 15, 2018

Seminole Hospital District Board Directors will meet in a special Thursday afternoon meeting where they will consider just one business item: the canvass of election votes cast in the May 5 municipal election process.

According to an agenda observed by the Seminole Sentinel, Thursday’s special meeting is slated for a 5:30 p.m.…

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