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Decision 2018: Huffaker Announces Bid for 106th Judge’s Post

November 15, 2017

TAKOKA — W. Calloway Huffaker, longtime Tahoka Attorney, has filed as a Republican candidate for the 106th Judicial District Court Judge in the 2018 March primary. The 106th Judicial District is comprised of Dawson, Gaines, Garza, and Lynn Counties.

Huffaker believes his varied 30 plus years of experience combined with his work ethic make him a strong candidate for the 106th Judicial District Court Judge.…

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Decision 2018: Keyes Announces Re-Election Bid for County Judge

November 14, 2017

Gaines County Judge Tom N. Keyes, announced Tuesday morning with the Seminole Sentinel, that he recently filed with the Republican Chairman of Gaines County to be a candidate for County Judge of Gaines County on the March 2018 Republican ticket.

Keyes served one term as Gaines County Judge, from January 2007 through December 2010.…

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Decision 2018: 5 Local Candidates Officially File for March Primaries

November 14, 2017

The official start of the 2018 political season is off to a brisk pace, as five Gaines County Republicans officially filed their respective political intentions.

In a mid-week polling conducted by the Seminole Sentinel on Tuesday morning, Gaines County Republican Party leaders confirmed the following candidates filings: Tom Keyes, Gaines County Judge; Calvin Sellers, Gaines Co.…

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Seminole Community Honors Area Veterans

November 14, 2017

Area veterans, their families, and other members of the community gathered on a chilly Saturday morning to honor, in a special Veteran’s Day ceremony, those who have served in the military. The site for this and every such future event was the new Veteran’s Memorial just off of 11th Street in Southwest Seminole.…

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Seminole Council: School Truancy May Come With a Cost

November 14, 2017

In light of a recent uptick in the number of child truancy cases, the Seminole City Council met in regular session and addressed a recent proposal by the Municipal Court to levy a court cost if a child has been ruled to have been engaged in truant conduct. With a unanimous vote, the council agreed that Resolution number 552 of the city’s Family Code, section 65.107, would allow for $50 in court costs to be levied against person(s) responsible for the child’s support.…

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Gaines Leaders, First Responders Briefed on FirstNet Program

November 14, 2017

Developed in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the American homeland, Gaines County leaders were guided through a roughly 35-minute presentation on a national initiative to provide better communication infrastructure for first responders.

Kelly Smith, a communications specialist with the Texas Dept. of Public Safety, briefed Gaines County Commissioners and representatives of several Gaines County first responder agencies of the FirstNet program, which was suggested by the federal government at the suggestion of Congressional leaders following the completion of the 9/11 Commission Report.…

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SEDC: Workforce Training Courses Being Eyed in Seminole Through OC

November 13, 2017

In an effort to further develop the available workforce within the Seminole and Gaines County, the Seminole Economic Development Corp. has reached a “memo of understanding” with Odessa College for the possible offering of specialized training and workforce development education training.

If minimal enrollment requirements are met, courses could be held in the Seminole community as early as January 2018, according to SEDC officials in an announcement issued last week.…

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Volleyball: Maidens Sweep 2017 2-4A District Awards

November 10, 2017

The 2017 edition of the Seminole Maidens were well represented for their play during the District 2-4A stretch of the season, as post-season accolades were released on Wednesday of this week by member head coaches.

Seminole senior setter/outside hitter Taylor Roberts was named as the 2017 District 2-4A Most Valuable Player, as voted upon by the district’s head coaches, while eight other members of Maidens varsity squad were named to positions on the all-district roster.…

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2017 Seminole Chamber Banquet Slated for Wednesday

November 9, 2017

Seminole’s two highest civic honors are anticipated to be awarded this coming Wednesday, as the Seminole Area Chamber of Commerce will host its annual membership banquet at the Gaines County Civic Building.

Festivities associated with the 2017 membership banquet, entitled “The Changing Seasons of Seminole,” will begin with a catered luncheon at 11:30 a.m, followed by the banquet around 12-noon.…

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Decision 2018: Clark Opts Not to Seek Re-Election to JP 1 Office

November 9, 2017

A veteran Gaines County elected official confirmed with the Seminole Sentinel on Thursday she would not be seeking re-election to her position in 2018.
The Hon. Tammy Clark, Gaines County Justice of the Peace, Pct. 1, made the announcement through a press release issued to the newspaper publication, stating she plans to end her political service at the end of her term on Dec.…

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