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Due to reduced water distribution system pressure, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality required the City of Mineral Wells PWS 1820001, public water system to notify all customers to boil their water prior to consumption.

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Some 1,100 members of the Texas National Guard will administer vaccines to older people in their homes in rural and isolated areas of the state in an effort to get the majority of Texans who are 65 and older inoculated against COVID-19 by the end of March, Gov. Greg Abbott said Thursday.

The city of Mineral Wells remains under a boil water notice as of Thursday morning, and is still encouraging residents to use water wisely and continue efforts to conserve.

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Bottled water distribution continued in Mineral Wells Tuesday afternoon as the city makes repairs to increase its tank levels and water pressure.

Low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to businesses and residents in Parker and Palo Pinto counties, two of 77 Texas counties covered by President Joe Biden’s major disaster declaration, U.S. Small Business Administration’s acting Administrator Tami L. Perriello said. 

Harbor Freight Tools has announced that it will be opening a new store in Mineral Wells at 194 Garrett Morris Parkway. The location is expected to open this spring, with a grand opening date announced at a later date. 

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Filing came to an end on Feb. 12 for several city and school board races that will be on the May 1 election ballot in Parker and Palo Pinto counties.

WASHINGTON -- Within less than 24 hours of receiving Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s request for a major disaster declaration, President Joseph R. Biden approved the declaration, allowing assistance for winter storm survivors in 77 counties.

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While frozen water pipes are bursting all over the area, Palo Pinto County District Attorney Kriste Burnett is warning Palo Pinto County residents to beware of plumbing scam artists who will take residents' money up front and do little to no work.  

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As the area continues to thaw out from snow storms earlier this week, the National Weather Service has issued a hard freeze warning for the north and central Texas areas from 9 p.m. Thursday to 9 a.m. Friday.

Most schools in Parker and Palo Pinto counties have announces closures through the rest of this week:

As of this morning we are still experiencing low water storage tank levels, this results in low water pressure that we are all currently struggling with. If you live at a high elevation, then your pressure will be significantly less than those that live at a lower elevation. The low tank lev…

Due to the impact of severe winter weather on roadways and concern for the safety of both the public and employees, the Texas Department of Public Safety will be closing ALL DPS offices in the North Texas Region Thursday.The 42 North Texas Region (Region 1) counties affected by this closure …

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Due to reduced distribution system pressure, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required the city of Mineral Wells public water system to notify all customers to boil their water prior to consumption.

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Parker County and all of the cities within Parker County are working together to extend a warming center for Parker County residents in response to statewide power outages due to this winter storm. Please note that the Hudson Oaks location is now closed.

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A frigid blast of winter weather across the U.S. plunged Texas into an unusually icy emergency Monday that knocked out power to more than 2 million people, closed dangerously snowy and slick highways and put the delivery of new COVID-19 vaccine shipments on hold.

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Seventeen area educators were among 35 teachers from across the region honored by Weatherford College at the 2021 Jack Harvey Academy of Exemplary Teachers celebration recently at the Doss Heritage and Culture Center.

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Palo Pinto County is trying to make its way through a 7,400-plus list of people signed up for the COVID-19 vaccine and will be getting some help from Parker County within the next week.

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Millsap senior Weston Moore signed a letter of intent to play football and attend Hardin-Simmons University. Surrounded by family, teammates and friends at the Bulldog Gymnasium on Wednesday, Moore said he owed much of the credit to the coaching staff led by Jacob Johnson.

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Vinmark Roofing and Construction of Mineral Wells was awarded the Palo Pinto County Courthouse and Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace projects Monday morning.

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More than 20 participants in the 2021 Palo Pinto County Area Spelling Bee received a few additional instructions than they have in past years. Along with the usual guidelines — speak clearly or repeat the word before spelling — participants in this year’s event had to keep in mind the new pr…

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MINERAL WELLS — A 29-year-old Mineral Wells man has been taken into custody on two charges of indecency with a child - sexual contact after police received an outcry report from a woman regarding incidents of inappropriate contact between a family member and one of her children.

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With many questions still surrounding the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine, Palo Pinto County officials are desperately reaching out for help to get more.

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Parker County Health Authority Dr. Steven Welch said they have made a good start on vaccinating residents, with about 4,000 receiving the first dose as of Friday.

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