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MINERAL WELLS — Newly promoted Deputy Chief Dusty Benthall said he knew he had found his home within the first week he started with the Mineral Wells Fire Department in 2008.

MINERAL WELLS — Following a 10-year lease of the former Texas National Guard facility, Perone Industries LLC has purchased the property from the Mineral Wells Industrial Foundation. 

MINERAL WELLS– On June 14, 2021, Mineral Wells Police arrested Randy Wayne Ellerbrook, 60, of Mineral Wells for Possession with Intent to Promote Child Pornography, a second degree felony in the State of Texas.

AUSTIN – The Electric Reliability Council of Texas  is asking Texans to reduce electric use as much as possible through Friday, June 18. A significant number of forced generation outages combined with potential record electric use for the month of June has resulted in tight grid conditions.

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PALO PINTO — An individual has been approved to add finishing touches to the Mineral Wells Annex. However, due to a delay on the electrical, the completion date is unknown at this time.

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Following concerns that the Weatherford College Fire Academy might be in jeopardy, roughly 15 individuals — mostly current or former instructors and cadets of the Weatherford College Fire Academy — showed up at the college's monthly board meeting to express their support of the program.

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MINERAL WELLS — Mineral Wells residents had the chance to voice their concerns and questions on federal issues before U.S. Rep. August Pfluger as part of a town hall Wednesday morning at Brazos Market & Bistro.

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WEATHERFORD — There has been no resolution for a landlocked resident who has been unable to access his property in about six years.

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Mineral Wells High School has announced Zaniya Pruitt as the Class of 2021 valedictorian and Mackenzie Lawhon as the salutatorian.

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A revamp of Southeast Park is much-needed and will have some inclusiveness, but will not be a true inclusive play park due to its location, Mineral Wells council members were told Tuesday.

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An emotional speech was given by Mineral Wells councilwoman and former interim Mayor Tammy Underwood as she parted from her council position after 10 years Tuesday night.

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MINERAL WELLS — Community Christian School has announced Elizabeth Blevins as the valedictorian and Hena Spahic as the salutatorian of the Class of 2021.

The Santo High School Class of 2021 is preparing to take the stage, with graduation scheduled for Saturday. Walking among those students will be valedictorian Holli Richards and salutatorian Marissa Perry.

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MINERAL WELLS – The Mineral Wells Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitor's Bureau Monday announced David May as its new president and chief executive officer.

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Following a marathon debate Thursday night inside the Texas House of Representatives last week, which included the passage of Senate Bill 7, State Rep. Phil King, R-Weatherford, called it a “huge victory” for Republicans.

The Mineral Wells Police Department arrested Rusty Krause, 27, on the offense of possession with intent to promote child pornography on April 29 after receiving a cyber tip from a national center.

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Three samaritans and five first responders were presented the Lifesaving Award last month for heroic actions in helping a young girl who recently had a cardiac episode at a volleyball game in Mineral Wells.

Carlos Maldonado, Doyle Light, Brian Shoemaker and Glen Mitchell were looking good, according to early Palo Pinto County voting numbers, in their races for Mineral Wells city council seats.

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