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Chamber’s 4th Celebration Slated for Friday, Saturday at GCP

June 27, 2017

Gaines County residents looking forward to revel in the upcoming Independence Day holiday will have to look no further than the Gaines County Park, as  1 1/2 days of festivities are scheduled in association with the Seminole Area Chamber of Commerce’s Independence Day Celebration.

Festivities with the Chamber’s annual July 4th celebration are scheduled to kickoff Friday afternoon, according to officials with the local chamber.…

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Gaines Leaders Trim FY 2018 Budget Requests; Eye 3-Pct. Pay Increase for Employees

June 26, 2017

Gaines County employees could see a 3-percent increase in their salaries beginning at the start of the 2018 fiscal year, following discussion held by Gaines County Commissioners in association with their second budget workshop held Monday.

The proposal was one of several Gaines County leaders worked through in their roughly one-hour work session, which saw over $407,000 in budget requests knocked down to the neighborhood of $152,700 following Monday’s session.…

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Gaines Leaders Approve Work Bids Associated with GCGC Greens Project

June 26, 2017

A pair of bids totaling $177,000 in value were approved for work associated with a redevelopment project for the original 10 greens for the Gaines County Golf Course, following action taken by the Gaines County Commissioners Court Monday morning.

In two separate votes, Gaines Commissioners approved of a $48,000 bid for 3,000 tons of “golf grade” sand from PB Materials, based out of Slaton, and a $129,000 contract with Greensmith Texas and “greens shaper” Greg Smith, for overseeing the redevelopment project at the 18-hole facility, located between the Seminole and Seagraves communities, adjacent to the Gaines County Park.…

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Census: Gaines’ 2016 Median Age Increases Slightly

June 26, 2017

Median Age Quoted at 28.4-Years Old; Youth Demographics Lead the Way

The median age in Gaines County remains well below the United States average for the 2016 estimate year, according to expanded U.S. Census Bureau figures released late last week.

According to figures observed by the Seminole Sentinel, the median age in Gaines County was quoted at 28.4 years of age for the 2016 estimate year, which is slightly up from the 28.2 years of age estimate quoted in the 2015 estimate year.…

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Independence Day Celebration Slated for June 30, July 1 at GCP

June 24, 2017

A reminder to Gaines County residents: added changes are in place for patrons wishing to visit the 2017 Seminole Area Chamber of Commerce’s Independence Day Celebration, as organizers released the details of those plans just weeks ahead of this week’s June 30 and July 1 showcase.

The 1 1/2 day event, which is anticipated to feature over 100 local and area vendors and live entertainment, is free to the public and will be held at the Gaines County Park, located seven miles north of the Seminole community, just west of U.S.…

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Local Leaders Warn of Firework Use this Independence Day Holiday

June 23, 2017

As the 10-day period related to the sale of fireworks in association with the Independence Day Holiday began Saturday, Gaines County leaders are urging county residents to use “extreme caution” in their use of the annual July 4th tradition.

“With it being as hot and dry as it has been the past few weeks, we’d like to get the word out to residents about the potential fire dangers associated with fireworks,” said Robert Barrett, Gaines County Emergency Management Coordinator.…

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Amid Texas nuclear waste site’s financial woes, judge blocks merger

June 22, 2017

Court Issues Ruling Involving Andrews County Facility on Wednesday

A federal judge has blocked a Salt Lake City-based company’s purchase of Waste Control Specialists, further jeopardizing the Dallas company’s plans to expand the nuclear waste dump it operates in West Texas.

U.S. District Judge Sue L. Robinson of Delaware on Wednesday sided with the federal government in blocking a $367 million merger between EnergySolutions and the radioactive site’s parent company.…

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GCSO Seeks Info into Check Forgery Case

June 19, 2017

Representatives with the Gaines County Sheriff’s Office are seeking public assistance in identifying two subjects who are wanted by the department in connection with an investigation of a check forgery case.

According to the GCSO in a press release issued Monday afternoon, on June 5-6, two individuals cashed forged checks at several bank locations in Midland County, and one location in Denver City.…

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Fed: Oil, Gas Industry Growth Continues in Texas

June 19, 2017

Increased oil and gas production continued to be a trend observed by the Federal Reserve Bank in Dallas, as they released their recent June 2017 report related to energy indicators last week.

U.S. oil and gas employment rose in April by 3,800 jobs to roughly 390,900, of which Texas oil and gas employment accounts for 55-percent, the report stated.…

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Hess to Sell $600 Million in Assets to Occidental

June 19, 2017

A major Seminole and Gaines County oilfield player is planning to sell $600 million in assets to another, according to press releases issued Monday by both Hess Corp. and Occidental Permian.

Hess Corp. announced early Monday morning via their issued press release of their plans to sell its stake in enhanced oil recovery assets in the Permian Basin for $600 million to Occidental Petroleum Corp.…

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