MINERAL WELLS — Around 150 cyclists had a staggered take off Saturday morning for the annual Rotary Crazy Kicker Bike Ride.
At almost 100 years old, U.S. Army veteran Roy “Hank” Brooks has accomplished a lot, and even now, as a resident of Lakewell Place in Mineral Wells, is still sharp as a tack.
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.
PALO PINTO — The newly created Palo Pinto County First Responder Organization (FRO) started service this week in the Lake Palo Pinto Fire District.
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.
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.
Early voting for the Nov. 3 election begins Tuesday and amongst other local elections includes the race for Parker County sheriff.
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, …
The guy who played point guard for Dimmitt High School in the state championship game in 1978 and then coached the Brock Eagles to state basketball titles in 2002 and 2003 is now looking to lead the Graford Jackrabbits to the big dance.
Serving in the U.S. Air Force for just under 20 years, Major Cody Wilton, a Mineral Wells native, has been flying high as part of the A-10C Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team out of Arizona.
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.
The Texas Department of State Health Services this week published school district COVID-19 data reported for Sept. 21-27.
The COVID-19 pandemic didn’t stop the Mineral Wells Area Chamber of Commerce from putting on quite the show for its 95th annual Chamber Banquet Thursday night, which was held virtually.
The Parker County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for any information leading to an arrest in a case of credit card abuse - elderly.
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.
Brock and Millsap scored points o’plenty while shutting out their opponents, and Springtown won a teeth-grinder in the first overtime game ever played at Porcupine Stadium.
Every fall, millions of monarch butterflies make their way from the U.S. down to central Mexico, stopping along at waystations to get the necessary resources to sustain their migration.
A Tuesday evening candidate forum hosted by the Cooke County chapter of the League of Women Voters of Texas looked a bit different than your typical political gathering.
The Parker County Sheriff’s Office recently arrested Nathaniel Dane Phillips, 23, of Mineral Wells, on suspicion of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and deadly conduct, discharging a firearm.
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.
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…
The annual Palo Pinto Livestock Association PRCA Rodeo kicked off in Mineral Wells Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, featuring saddle bronc and bareback bronc riding, team roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing, bull riding, tie down roping and a special entry by retired Army Sgt. Dana Bowman.
Early voting for a specially called election to fill Sen. Pat Fallon’s Texas Senate District 30 seat kicks off Monday, and registered voters can choose one of six candidates on the ballot — five Republicans and one Democrat.
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.
School districts will now be required to report data to state agencies on a weekly basis in order to track and monitor COVID-19 cases.
The Palo Pinto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Clinton Boren Spence, 42, of Mineral Wells, on Friday following an animal cruelty investigation.
MINERAL WELLS — Charges against a Mineral Wells man have been upgraded to capital murder after the death of a 7-month-old infant.
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.
This Week's Circulars
- Pedestrian lying in roadway killed by passing vehicle
- Parker County impacted by computer security attack
- PISD reports zero cases of COVID; Super says district will not report illnesses out
- PCSO busts illegal game operation
- Parker County sheriff's race heats up; Early voting for Nov. 3 election begins Tuesday
- Sheriff’s office continues search for missing teen
- Aledo resident angry after not being able to vote on mayoral race
- PCSO deputy awarded Purple Heart
- Weatherford rings L.D.’s Bell, Springtown melts Hirschi, Brock frolics and other football highlights
- Parker, Palo Pinto counties opt in to bars reopening