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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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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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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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Supreme Court puts redrawing of Texas political maps on hold

September 13, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court has dealt a serious setback to those hoping Texas would see new congressional and House district maps ahead of the 2018 elections.  

In separate orders issued Tuesday, the high court blocked two lower court rulings that invalidated parts of those maps where lawmakers were found to have discriminated against voters of color.…

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New Fan, Community Experience to Come to Wigwam Friday Nights

September 12, 2017

Live, outdoor sporting events and the act of tailgating are an inseparable duo.

From the youth ranks on up through the professional levels of play, it is common to see smoke billowing from a wood-fired grill, portable awnings sprawled across parking lots and people mingling about with paper plates full of finger foods and the sorts in their hands.…

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Gaines Leaders Stand Behind Employee Cross Display in DPS Offices

September 11, 2017

Commissioners Agree to Future Legal Council if Needed in Relation to FFRF Removal Request

Before a crowded room of onlookers, Gaines County Commissioners chose to allow the continued display of decorative crosses inside an office space in the Gaines County Courthouse.
And, if needed, county leaders also gave their formal agreement for the future hiring of legal council to represent Gaines County in the event legal action is ever pursued in relation to the non-removal of the crosses.…

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New school buses to have seat belts under Texas law

September 11, 2017

Starting this month, Texas school districts in the market for new school buses must ensure they have shoulder-to-lap seat belts for all riders.

The three-point seat belt law replaces a 2007 law that offered money to districts that opted to install seat belts in their school buses. Few districts took advantage of the funding, leaving most Texas school buses belt-less.…

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Football: Tribe’s ‘D’ Shines in Idalou Rout

September 9, 2017

Seminole Forces 4 Turnovers in 36-10 Victory Over Wildcats

IDALOU — The Seminole Indian defense set the tone for their second-week showdown against Class 3A, Div. I regional power Idalou early Friday evening, as a fumbled Wildcat football was scooped up by senior DB Jeremiah Morales and returned 44 yards for the game’s opening score.…

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