The Seminole Sentinel (Seminole, Tex.), Vol. 87, No. 64, Ed. 1 Sunday, June 5, 1994 Page: 1 of 14
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Vol. 87, No. 64
Seminole (Gaines County), Texas 79360 © 1994
Sunday, June 5,1994
14 Pages -1 Section
One hundred and fifty
Gaines County residents have
been called as prospective
jurors in 106th District Court
at the Gaines County
Prospective jurors should
report to the courtroom at
A Seminole All-School
Reunion, "The Great
Comeback," will take place
July 1-3, in conjunction with
the Seminole Area Chamber
of Commerce Fourth of July
More information on the
reunion can be obtained by
contacting the chamber office,
The Seminole Ministerial
Alliance (SMA) is sponsoring
Operation Kidsteem which
offers selected children a $50
voucher to be redeemed for
school clothes and supplies at
a designated retailer. SMA
will then pay the retailer for
the vouchers that are
A goal of $12,000 has been
set by SMA. Without the
support of the community.
This project cannot succeed.
Civic organizations are urged
to make Operation Kidsteem a
part of their yearly endeavor.
All contributions should be
sent to Seminole Ministerial
Alliance, P. O. Box 74,
\Spirit Wind: a youth
choir sponsored by the
Northwest Texas United
Methodist Conference, will be
in concert at 7 p.m. at First
United Methodist Church, on
Thursday, June 9.
Two Seminole students,
Mikki Rodriguez and Sara
Rixon have been selected to
be a part of Spirit Wind ’94.
For further information
call, the church office at 758-
The public is invited to
Tax protest hearings
to be held June 21-22
Taxpayers in the Gaines County
Appraisal District will have an
opportunity to present evidence
concerning their mineral property
to the Appraisal Review Board
(ARB) Tuesday, June 21, while the
real estate and personal property
hearings will take place the
following day, Wednesday, June 22.
The notice of appraised values
were mailed May 2 and the deadline
for filing protests was this past
Wednesday, June 1. Taxpayers who
filed a protest will be notified of
their scheduled time to meet with
Members of the ARB are not on
the side of either the Chief
Appraiser or the Property Owner.
Their role is to settle disputes that
property owners or taxing units may
have with the appraisal district. The
ARB is a group of citizens who live
in the appraisal district and are
appointed by the district’s directors.
Their responsibilities are outlined
by the Texas Constitution.
Taxpayers have the right to
protest the following at an ARB
-The appraised value of property
if the taxpayer believes it is
-Unequal appraisal of property
in comparison to the median
appraisal level of other property in
-Inclusion of property on
-Denial of partial or whole
-A determination that property
does not qualify for special
-Identification of the taxing unit
in which the property is taxable;
—Determination of ownership;
-Any other appraisal district
action that applies to a property,
owner and adversely affects the
Anyone with questions
concerning the process should
contact the Gaines County
Appraisal District Office at 302 SE
Ave. B or call 758-3263.
School board discusses
suit options with attorney
The Seminole School Board met
in executive session with its
attorney Tuesday night to discuss
the recent ruling by District Judge
George Hansard in the suit against
the board filed by Seminole resident
In a letter to attorneys for both
The Seminole City Council
and the Hospital District Board
will meet Monday.
The Council’s regular session
will begin at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
In addition to regular reports,
the council will conduct a public
hearing on closure of a portion of
the right of way in the 500 block
of East Avenue A and then
consider the closure, consider
water automation^ids^ a contract
for engineering services, options
on an amended Waste Water
Treatment Plant permit and a
request to prepare specifications
and obtain bids for a landfill
An executive session to review
the positions of Fire Marshall and
City Attorney will take place,
followed by an open session to
take action relative to the
executive session, if any. That
will be followed by a budget
The special meeting of the
Hospital Board will begin at 6:30
p.m. in the Hospital Board Room.
The only item on the agenda will
be a closed session regarding
Two more grand
released this week
Two more persona indicted by
the Gaines County Grand Jury were
served with their indictments this
Ramon Saucedo, who was true-
billed for driving while intoxicated-
subsequent offense is currently free
on $5,000 bond, while Felipe
Garcia, Jr., jeharged with the same
offense, is currently in custody on
charges in Runnels County.
parties in the suit dated May 20,
Hansard ruled in favor of Harvey
stating, "I am of the opinion that the
record in this case reflects that the
defendant Board of Trustees has
violated the Texas Open Meetings
Act and the Texas Open Records
Act, and will enter a Declaratory
Judgement to that effect."
The suit was originally Filed in
1991, when Harvey accused the
school board of numerous violations
of the Open Meetings Act.
Andy Chance of the Austin law
firm of Hcnslcc, Ryan and Groce,
which has represented the board in
the litigation, advised the board of
its various options, including an
appeal if desired, during the
Tuesday closed session, although
no final decision was made.
The Declaratory Judgement has
not been signed, with Judge
Hansard waiting for Harvey’s
attorney, Mike Carper of Lubbock,
to prepare an order to the judge’s
decision;—When that is done,
Hansard said he would sign the
Judgement, and any action by the
board would be discussed at that
sues for rat
in green beans
Mary and Glen Godsey last
week filed a suit for damages
against Del Monte Corp. in 106th
District Court, alleging that they
found part of a rat with fur in a
can of Blue Lake French Style
According to the petition, the
incident occurred on June 3,
1992. The couple claims they
opened a can of green beans,
cooked them and began eating
when, they said, the impurities
were discovered and immediately
made them nauseous. They are
seeking up to $50,000 in damages
for mental anguish and emotional
Godsey, a Seminole resident,
is nearing retirement as Director
of Missions for the Permian
The suit was filed May 31 by
the Godseys* attorney, Forrest
Bowers of Lubbock.
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previous 24 hours.)
Total rainfall for May.... 4.28"
Total rainfall for 1994.... 6.32"
(Jan. .52", Feb. .09", Mar. .19",
Apr. 1.24", May 4.28")
Date, '93 Hi Low
May 30 87 56
May 31 92 61
June 1 87 61
June 2 100 59
June 3 99 63
Total rainfall June *93 ...
Total rainfall, 1993.......
Record June High, 1957
Record June Low, 1975.
Average June High.......
Average June Low .......
Average June rainfall ...
Greatest daily rainfall.79 2.61”
Greatest June rainfall,'86 10.16"
Avg. June days 32* A under .. 0
Avg. June days 90* A over .. 23
(Official NWS reoords are maintained fay
Iota B. Moffatt. Records are for the per-
The 75-member Lubbock
Youth Symphony Orchestra
(top), under direction of Dr.
Eric Fried, presented a
concert in the City Park
during the noon hour
Wednesday. A local
musician, Aaron Sims, at
right, is shown playing his
French horn in a brass
quintet. (Below) Local
people gathered at the park
to enjoy the concert and
sack lunches prepared by
the Seminole Junior Study
Club. Ann and Walker Sims
were local sponsors for the
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Dow, M. Gene. The Seminole Sentinel (Seminole, Tex.), Vol. 87, No. 64, Ed. 1 Sunday, June 5, 1994, newspaper, June 5, 1994; Seminole, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth804503/m1/1/: accessed February 20, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Gaines County Library.