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Football: Complete Domination

September 15, 2017

Tribe Shines in ’17 Home Opener

In their team breakfast Friday morning, members of the Seminole Indian football team were challenged to build whatever their life’s paths or endeavours may be upon a solid foundation.

On the field Friday night, the Indians did just that, taking advantage of two converted first quarter on-side kicks and solid play both offensively and defensively to secure a 40-0 non-district win over the Class 4A, Div.…

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No Public Comments Fielded in Hospital District’s 2nd FY 2018 Tax Rate Hearing

September 15, 2017

No public comments were fielded Friday afternoon, as members of the Seminole Hospital District’s Board of Directors hosted the second of two required public hearings related to their proposed FY 2018 taxing rate.

SHD officials are proposing a 43.5809-cent per $100 valuation tax rate for the district’s upcoming 2018 fiscal year, according to documentation recently provided by the Gaines County Appraisal District, is 4.494765-percent above the district’s proposed effective tax rate for FY 2018, which was quoted at being 41.7063-cents per $100 valuation.…

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Hurricane Harvey: In Their Words

September 15, 2017

Local First Responders Recall Time Spent in Recent Relief Efforts Along Texas Gulf Coast

In the evening hours of Aug. 25, residents along the Texas Gulf Coast region braced for the damage to come, as Hurricane Harvey made landfall as a Category 4 storm.

Packing winds of 130 mph during the height of the storm’s landfall, Harvey hammered the region with torrential rainfall totals that could be measured in feet, not just inches.…

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Gaines’ August Jobless Rate Quoted at 3.2-Pct.

September 15, 2017

Gaines County employers reported an increase in full-time equivalent staff positions in the month of August 2017, compared to the month prior, as officials with the Texas Workforce Commission released their latest monthly report Friday.

According to August figures, Gaines County’s employed workforce was quoted at 8,489 persons for the month, which was up from 8,373 persons reported n the month of July.…

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Gaines Commissioners Adopt FY 2018 Tax Rate

September 15, 2017

Gaines County Commissioners adopted their proposed total taxing rate of 59.3967-cents per $100 valuation to fund the entity’s recently adopted 2018 fiscal year budget, in a Friday morning special meeting held at the Gaines County Courthouse.

The FY 2018 fiscal year tax rate, according to Seminole Sentinel statistics, is down FY 2017 budget tax rate of 60.5445-cents per $100 valuation.…

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North Korea fires missile over Japan in longest-ever flight

September 15, 2017

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea conducted its longest-ever test flight of a ballistic missile Friday, sending an intermediate-range weapon hurtling over U.S. ally Japan into the northern Pacific Ocean in a launch that signals both defiance to its rivals and a big technological advance.

Since President Donald Trump threatened the North with “fire and fury” in August, Pyongyang has conducted its most powerful nuclear test, threatened to send missiles into the waters around the U.S.…

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Improvised bomb injures 22 on London subway train

September 15, 2017

LONDON (AP) — A homemade bomb exploded on a packed London subway train during rush hour on Friday, leaving 22 people injured, police and health officials said. None of the injured is thought to be seriously hurt.

Police say the explosion was a terrorist attack, the fifth in Britain this year.…

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Details of Seminole HS’ 2017 Homecoming Parade Released

September 14, 2017

Details of the 2017 Seminole High School homecoming parade have been released by SHS officials ahead of Thursday’s planned event.

The theme for the 2017 SHS Homecoming parade is: “All Roads Lead to Home — Texas.”

As in years past, the 2017 SHS Homecoming parade will begin at 6 p.m. from the back (south) parking lot of the

Seminole High School campus.…

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Chevron Sells Slice of Permian in West Texas to Sabinal, Kayne Unit

September 14, 2017

Deal Includes Portions of Gaines, Terry, and Hockley County Assets

HOUSTON — Chevron U.S.A. Inc. has sold 66,500 net acres in West Texas to Sabinal Energy LLC and Kayne Private Energy Income Fund LP., according to a Wednesday report from Natural Gas Intelligence’s Shale Daily website.

The property, now producing 7,500 boe/d, is in Hockley, Terry and Gaines counties in the Permian Basin, within the Central Basin Platform and Northern Shelf.…

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Near 100-Degree Temps Anticipated for Area Thursday

September 14, 2017

NWS: Slight Chance of Thunderstorms Possible Thursday, Increasing Chances Friday

MIDLAND — An upper level,  high pressure system anticipated to pass over the West Texas region on Thursday is anticipated to lead to temperatures around 10 degrees warmer than normal, according to forecast models from the National Weather Service’s regional offices in Midland and Lubbock.…

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