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FFA and 4-H high school seniors in the Parker County area are completing their nomination applications for the 6th Annual AgYouth of the Month scholarship program, which has already awarded over $100,000 in scholarships. The online nominations are due Friday, Oct. 23.

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Executive Director of Curriculum Carey Carter broke down the Mineral Wells ISD bilingual/ESL program evaluation, presenting information Monday night about testing, which was impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Palo Pinto County commissioners are planning to bring in some experts before going out for bid on the courthouse roof project following discussion at Tuesday morning’s meeting.


Weatherford opens district play this Friday against a team that has struggled to win games in recent years and is off to another slow start. L.D. Bell’s Blue Raiders have been singing the blues for a while now. In the past five years, the team has compiled district records of 1-5, 0-6, 0-7, …

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A part time job without pay may not sound appealing — but when it's used to help a child, the payout is worth more than any monetary amount.

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The Texas Department of State Health Services this week published school district COVID-19 data reported for Sept. 21-27.

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Mineral Wells is well on its way to becoming a destination city, despite some recent effects from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Parker County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for any information leading to an arrest in a case of credit card abuse - elderly.

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Many of the small schools are beginning district play. Larger schools have finally began their football seasons. The Mineral Wells Rams are back in action after a two-week layoff due to COVID-19 cases.

The Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers investigated a one-vehicle fatality crash on Union Hill Road northwest of Mineral Wells at around 1:45 p.m. Friday afternoon.

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Large schools begin their seasons this week, and the game on most locals’ minds will be played not in Parker or Palo Pinto counties but farther east in Arlington. The rivalry between the 6A Weatherford Kangaroos and 5A Aledo Bearcats, who just happen to be the current state champs, is legendary.

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Mineral Wells High School will be closed and go to full remote learning starting Tuesday because of a spike in COVID-19 cases, according to the district. Classes are scheduled as normal today. 

Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers were investigating a two vehicle fatality crash on U.S. Highway 281, 10 miles south of Mineral Wells that occurred about Sept. 20, at approximately 9:30 p.m. 

Education of the young is one of the greatest tools a society has for ensuring the prosperity of future generations. Research conducted by Nobel laureate James Heckman has shown that “every dollar spent on high-quality, birth-to-five programs for disadvantaged children delivers a 13% per ann…

With the deadline to withdraw candidacy for the upcoming election expired, two unopposed positions will be declared elected following canvassing of Nov. 3 votes after approval of an ordinance Tuesday night by the Mineral Wells city council.

The Mineral Wells ISD trustees unanimously approved adoption of the 2020-21 budget and 2020 tax rate during a special meeting Thursday. 

MINERAL WELLS — This fall, Carter BloodCare is counting on community blood drives outside of schools, to maintain the blood supply that hospitals require for patient transfusions. There is no substitute for blood. It cannot be manufactured.