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Littlefield Man, 25, Identified as Victim of Thursday Gaines County Fatal Wreck

May 25, 2018

An 25-year-old Littlefield man was pronounced dead at the scene of a two-vehicle accident Thursday morning, which occurred roughly two miles north of the Andrews-Gaines County line, on Farm-to-Market Road 1788.

Shortly after 8:30 a.m. Thursday morning, first responders from the Seminole EMS, Seminole Volunteer Fire Dept., Gaines County Sheriff’s Office and the Texas Dept.…

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Seminole EDC Discusses Traffic Portion of Strategic Plan

May 25, 2018

The Board of Directors of the Seminole Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) came together in a regular meeting at City Hall last Tuesday to revisit the city’s strategic plan for the future. Of primary interest to the Board is a long-discussed issue of providing at least a partial bypass of the city of Seminole to alleviate a growing issue of traffic congestion in the city limits.…

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GCAD: Gaines’ 2018 Notice of Appraisals Reflect Increases

May 24, 2018

Continued Growth, Land Development Among Projected Property Value Increases Seen by Locals

A majority of real estate property values within Gaines County appear to be on the rise again for the 2018 calendar year, as property owners across the county received their notice of appraised values for the 2018 calendar year earlier this month from the Gaines County Appraisal District.…

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Golf: Maidens Finish 4th in 4A State Tournament

May 23, 2018

Seminole’s Garcia Places 9th Individually

HORSESHOE BAY — A repeat in bringing home some hardware from the University Interscholastic League’s Class 4A State Golf Championships came up short for the 2018 edition of the Seminole Maidens, as they finished fourth in a field of 12 teams following two-rounds of competition held Monday and Tuesday.…

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Democratic Runoff: Valdez Carries Gaines County; Wins Texas’ Nomination for Governor

May 23, 2018

Just 29 Gaines County residents cast ballots in Tuesday’s 2018 Democratic Party Primary runoff election — reflecting a 0.33-percent voter turnout — in an election which featured no local contested races.

In the lone ballot decision, former Dallas County Sheriff, Lupe Valdez, easily defeated Houston businessman Andrew White by a 22-to-7 voting margin, which amounted to a 75.86-percent victory.…

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Seminole Juvenile Apprehended Following Andrews Pursuit Sunday AM

May 22, 2018

ANDREWS — A Sunday morning vehicle pursuit involving local law officers ended after a successful spike deploy on U.S. Highway 385 and resulted in the arrest of a 13-year-old minor from Seminole, according to Andrews Police Chief Ronny McCarver.

The juvenile is facing an evading charge in Andrews County and a stolen vehicle charge from Gaines County, the police chief said.…

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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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