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Hospital Board Addresses Citizen Concerns on $48.5M Bond Project

May 23, 2017

Directors with the Seminole Hospital District’s Board addressed public concerns raised just over a month ago in a late April meeting of the SHD regarding the hospital district’s $48.5 million expansion/renovation, in the board’s regular, semi-monthly meeting held a the Memorial Hospital campus.

Before a room full of concerned citizens, SHD Board President Geoff Gray — speaking on behalf of the seven-member municipal panel — addressed those recent concerns brought forth by district taxpayers,  defending the methods and actions of the SHS.…

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Golf: Robledo Finishes with 83 in 4A State Tourney’s Opening Round

May 23, 2017

HORSESHOE BAY — Three shots over par at the turn in Monday’s opening round, Seminole senior Aaron Robledo shot an 8-over par 44 on the back nine of Horseshoe Bay Resort’s Apple Rock Golf Course to finish with a final tally of 83 in the opening round of the 2017 UIL Class 4A State Golf Championships.…

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GSCO: Alleged Armed Robbery Investigation Leads to 2 Men Jailed

May 22, 2017

A pair of Seminole men remain in the custody of Gaines County Law Enforcement Center officials after they were arrested Friday in connection with an alleged armed robbery case being investigated by the Gaines County Sheriff’s Office.

Higinio Hernandez, 28, of Seminole was charged with one count of aggravated robbery, classified as a first degree felony under the Texas Penal Code while 26-year-old James Michael Nelson of Seminole was charged with one count of robbery, a second degree felony.…

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Texas lawmakers send texting while driving ban to governor

May 22, 2017

AUSTIN (AP) — A statewide ban on texting while driving is headed to Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk after being defeated repeatedly over the last decade.

The House first approved a ban in March. The Senate version pre-empted local texting bans while allowing for using satellite navigation systems.

House lawmakers then voted Sunday night to accept those changes.…

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Agenda: Hospital District ‘At-Large’ Trustee Could Resign Monday

May 19, 2017

One of three “At-Large” Seminole Hospital District Trustees could be stepping down from their elected positions, according to a two-page agenda obtained by the Seminole Sentinel on Friday.

The business action item is one of 21 set to be faced by the SHD Board of Directors in their regular, semi-monthly meeting slated to be held on Monday evening at the Memorial Hospital campus’ boardroom.…

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SHD to Address $48.5M Bond Project Cost Concerns in Monday Forum

May 19, 2017

Seminole Hospital District Board Directors plan on hosting a presentation on their $48.5 million expansion/renovation bond project and addressing recent concerns brought forth by district taxpayers, in their scheduled Monday evening public meeting.

The SHD’s regular, semi-monthly meeting is slated for a 7 p.m. start inside Memorial Hospital’s Boardroom, located at 209 N.W.…

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16 Receive GED Certificates Through SISD Adult Education Center

May 18, 2017

The Seminole ISD Adult Education Center honored 16 General Educational Development graduates for the 2017 spring semester in a ceremony held this past Tuesday evening at the Seminole Community Center.

General Educational Development, also known as GED, measure proficiency in science, mathematics, social studies, reading, and writing. Passing the GED test gives those who do not complete high school, or who do not meet requirements for high school diploma, the opportunity to earn their high school equivalency credential, also called a high school equivalency diploma or general equivalency diploma.…

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Carnes, Jones to Lead Seminole ISD Class of 2017

May 18, 2017

A pair of longtime Seminole ISD students will lead 2017 graduate candidate peers in receiving their high school diplomas on the evening of May 26, as they were named valedictorian and salutatorian following an awards ceremony held Thursday at the Seminole High School campus.

SHS senior graduate candidates Alyssa Carnes and Bethany Jones were respectively named to their honors and will lead a combined senior class composed of 169 senior candidates who attended classes at either the Seminole High School and Seminole Success Center campuses.…

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Golf: Maidens Rally to Secure Silver at 4A State Tournament

May 17, 2017

MARBLE FALLS — Several pieces of University Interscholastic League hardware found a new home in Gaines County following Tuesday’s second round of the 2017 Girls Class 4A State Golf Tournament, as the Seminole Maidens captured team runner-up honors following two days of play at Slick Rock Golf Course, part of the Horseshoe Bay Resort.…

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Drilling Activity Continues to Increase in Permian; Gaines Rig Count to 7

May 15, 2017

Late last week, oil industry giant Baker Hughes stated 712 oil rigs were active in the United States, of which 357 were active within the Permian Basin region of West Texas and southeastern New Mexico.

A far cry from the company’s report from one year ago, where the U.S. possessed 406 oil drilling rigs scattered about the countryside.…

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