Palo Pinto County Health Officer Dr. Ed Evans said Tuesday that while the hospital has been able to immunize hundreds per day, the county is still awaiting additional COVID-19 vaccine doses from the state.
A partnership between Parker County Emergency Services District 7, Weatherford College and Millsap ISD has resulted in a trial of a county high school fire academy.
Below is a list of superlative awards as well as a roster that includes some of the top players from Palo Pinto County’s UIL-sanctioned high schools. The UIL All-Palo Pinto County team is determined by coaches’ nominations, all-district lists and input from Weatherford Democrat employees.
MINERAL WELLS – A 41-year-old Mineral Wells man was arrested following a domestic argument after which a woman was shot, according to MWPD.
Parker County recently reached a grim milestone in COVID-19 numbers this week, surpassing the 100 mark for fatalities.
Mineral Wells ISD has named coaches Seth Hobbs and Anthony Raffaele as the new athletic directors — Hobbs over the boys' programs and Raffaele over the girls' programs.
December brought an end to what many described as a challenging year, but despite the pandemic and its effects on communities and businesses, the Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle Campaign still managed to bring in some much-needed funding for the community.
Below is a list of superlative awards as well as first- and second-team rosters composed of players from all five UIL-sanctioned high schools from Palo Pinto County.
Combining their years of medical experience, Mineral Wells sisters Maria Cantu and Gaby Ruiz have teamed up to open Simply Health Mobile Clinic that offers a variety of services, including COVID-19 testing.
With the conclusion of the Palo Pinto County Livestock Show Saturday, the Palo Pinto County Fair is gearing up to go virtual this year with online entries being accepted Jan. 10-23 and winners announced on Feb. 1.
As of Thursday, Parker County had 2,014 in phases 1A and 1B who had received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 83 who have now been fully vaccinated.
As the COVID-19 vaccine continues to be administered to communities’ most vulnerable, a Weatherford nursing home received its first round of the vaccine while a Mineral Wells nursing home is set to get its first dose on Jan. 21.
With the pandemic completely shifting the way students are learning, a new initiative has been launched to help ease the complications of virtual learning — an online tutoring website by the Texas Retired Teachers Foundation.
Doses of the COVID-19 vaccine began arriving in Texas in mid-December, marking a significant milestone in the battle against the virus. But it will be months before vaccine doses are widely available, and the rollout is leaving eligible Texans with more questions than answers.
The Parker County and Palo Pinto County hospital districts have been listed on Week 3 of the Texas Department of State Health Services COVID-19 vaccine distribution.
Following the rejection of bids on Dec. 14, Palo Pinto County is rebidding the courthouse roof as a replacement-only project.
The Texas Department of State Health Services rolled out its Week 2 recipients of the COVID-19 vaccine, which includes six locations in Parker County.
MINERAL WELLS — Genesys Aerosystems has been purchased by Moog Inc. Genesys will remain at its locations in Mineral Wells and Anchorage, Alaska, and will continue doing business as Genesys Aerosystems, part of Moog’s Aircraft Controls segment.
Early voting for the special runoff election between Republicans Rep. Drew Springer and Shelley Luther may have ended earlier this week, but there will be one more opportunity to cast your vote for the Senate District 30 seat.
Tattoo and body piercing studios in Mineral Wells will now be allowed to operate under a specific use permit following council approval of an amendment to the city's zoning ordinance.
Mineral Wells athletic director and head football coach Gerald Perry announced his resignation today after seven years at the school and four playoff visits.
After reviewing three bids on the Palo Pinto County Courthouse roof repair or replacement, the commissioners court rejected those so the county could rebid for replacement only.
The Texas Department of State Health Services has published “Week 1” of its COVID-19 vaccine allocations, but as of that date, Parker and Palo Pinto counties have not made the list.
AUSTIN – The Texas Education Agency announced today that A-F ratings would be paused for 2020-21 school year due to the ongoing disruptions associated with COVID-19. The STAAR test will proceed for the 2020-21 school year in order to provide critically important information about individual …
The Mineral Wells community has stepped up in a big way to make this year’s annual Tommy’s Angel Tree Toy Run one of the most successful ever.
With roughly three weeks left before the special election runoff for the Senate District 30 seat, poll workers will be setting up for the start of early voting, which begins Dec. 9.
The kid from Strawn is small in real life — about 5-and-a-half-feet tall, maybe 145 pounds. Project his image onto the 30-foot tall screen at Film Alley in Weatherford, however, and a star is born.
There were at least 9,151 hospitalized patients in Texas with confirmed COVID-19 infections on Thursday, as reported by The Texas Tribune, but nailing down the numbers locally has proven difficult.
The number of patients hospitalized in North Texas because of COVID-19 has risen to force restrictions to again be placed on area businesses.
It’s that time of year and although some things look a little different this year, the holidays can still be celebrated with upcoming events around the area.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a tough time for some families with school closures and job loss, and local child advocate organizations said the cases they usually see have become more severe.
With 660 individuals signing a petition on change.org, residents spoke out in opposition to an RV resort set to be constructed at Possum Kingdom Lake during Monday’s Palo Pinto County commissioners court meeting.
Lake Palo Pinto Area Water Supply Corporation requested the county sponsor a grant application for infrastructure improvement at the lake.
The final game of Millsap’s 2020 football season will remain a special memory for Head Coach Jake Johnson. Six years ago, he took over the athletic program at the 3A school. The kids starting junior high football back then are now set to graduate high school and head out into the world as adults.
Texas has now hit more than one million COVID-19 cases, with at least one confirmed case in all 254 counties, according to The Texas Tribune.
This Week's Circulars
- Parker County Hospital District designated as rural vaccine hub
- Domestic dispute results in woman being shot, suspect arrested
- Parker County locations set to receive COVID-19 vaccine
- Parker County tops 100 COVID deaths; Registration underway for vaccinations
- Locals weigh in on Trump's second impeachment
- Meet the UIL 2020 All-Palo Pinto County football team; Strawn workhorse wins MVP
- PPGH to assist in COVID vaccines; Registration form now online
- City officials say deadlines need to be made clear in bypass project
- GALLERY: Faces of Champions
- POLICE CALLS: Jan. 9-16, 2020
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