Jennifer Wycoff went six days — many of those in pitch-black darkness — without running water in her home.
During last week’s winter storm, law enforcement not only responded to their “normal” calls for service but assisted in other ways to help protect residents and businesses.
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.
MINERAL WELLS – Mineral Wells police early Friday morning responded to a motorist's call of a small child walking alone down SW 5th Avenue around 6:30 a.m.
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 Palo Pinto County Jail has water again after last week’s winter storm left it without.
Gov. Greg Abbott said Thursday that Texas is looking at when it will be able to lift all statewide orders related to the coronavirus pandemic and that an announcement is forthcoming.
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.
Palo Pinto Emergency Services District 1 and Palo Pinto County Hospital District broke ground on the Possum Kingdom East Ambulance Station and Medical Clinic Wednesday afternoon.
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.
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.
When last week’s winter storm hit, it left people without water, electricity and trapped inside their homes.
With water pressure and tank levels remaining low, the city of Mineral Wells is urging residents to curtail using water for all non-essential uses.
Gov. Greg Abbott on Saturday held a meeting with other state leaders to discuss the spikes some Texans are seeing in their energy bills following a massive winter storm that prompted dayslong power outages across the state.
With the city of Mineral Wells still under a boil water notice, Mineral Wells ISD will not be having in-person learning Monday or Tuesday, Superintendent John Kuhn said.
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.
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.
With the city of Mineral Wells under a boil water notice and residents in the Millsap area still without water, school districts are trying to determine their next steps.
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.
The city of Mineral Wells was still experiencing water issues Thursday, with low water storage tank levels resulting in low water pressure to the city.
Winter storm Uri that swept through Texas has put a temporary halt on COVID-19 vaccinations and dose shipments this week.
The Electric Reliability Council of Texas Thursday has made significant progress overnight restoring customer power, although some outages still remain throughout the state, according to its latest update Thursday morning.
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 …
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.
AUSTIN – The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) continues to restore power as quickly and safely as possible. During the overnight hours, ERCOT was able to restore approximately 3,500 MW of load, which is roughly 700,000 households.
“We’re in it alone”: Power outages leave millions of Texans desperate for heat and safety
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.
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.
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.
Making school history at Millsap High by earning All-State band honors in 2020 made Lexie Cheek feel triumphant.
Laura and Brian Marsh not only have a love for each other, but a love for small business and have deep roots in the Mineral Wells community after their parents ran local operations for decades.
After a fire uprooted a Mineral Wells family of seven, donations and volunteers are being sought to help get them back on their feet.
During a Thursday press conference, Gov. Greg Abbott said that more announcements are likely “coming soon” about relaxing COVID-19 restrictions in Texas as cases and hospitalizations continue to drop.
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.
Mineral Wells native Millie Hughes-Fulford accomplished a lot in her career while blazing a trail in history.
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.
Vinmark Roofing and Construction of Mineral Wells was awarded the Palo Pinto County Courthouse and Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace projects Monday morning.
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…
M&C Fonseca Construction was awarded the Mineral Wells Downtown Revitalization project for a total of $503,027.25, and the city council approved an additional $6,527.25 to cover Tuesday night.
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.
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.
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.
This Week's Circulars
- WISD mourning the loss of Hall Middle School student
- Small child found walking alone in downtown Mineral Wells
- Harbor Freight to open location in Mineral Wells
- STEPPING UP WITH A PLATE: Businesses team up for meals, towing and motels during storm
- ESD 1, hospital district break ground on Possum Kingdom facility
- Why some Texans are getting sky-high energy bills
- Four ERCOT board members who live outside of Texas resign in the aftermath of the power outage, winter storm
- Mineral Wells urges residents to limit non-essential water use
- Parker County now operating at 75% capacity
- Water distribution continues in Mineral Wells
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