MINERAL WELLS — The timing was right for both parties when Mineral Wells hired City Manager Randy Criswell in May 2019.
MINERAL WELLS — Randy Criswell, who guided Mineral Well as city manager for more than two years, resigned Tuesday night, Mayor Regan Johnson reported.
A Millsap teenager was arrested on a charge of assault causing bodily injury Thursday, roughly two weeks after video began circulating of an incident involving another Millsap student.
WEATHERFORD — Though Texas is averaging about 5,900 new COVID cases per month, those numbers have slowed in recent months, a drop from about 16,000 recorded cases in early August.
MINERAL WELLS — An upbeat night mapping a promising future for Mineral Wells Regional Airport and the approval of a gift from city leaders-in-training shifted Tuesday night when Fire/EMS Chief Ryan Dunn told the city council his staff level is shrinking as the city grows.
Parker County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division is actively investigating a murder which occurred in the 100 block of Cedar Creek Drive in Azle, Parker County Tuesday evening. Parker County Sheriff Russ Authier said the incident was reported as a person with a weapon call shortly af…
PALO PINTO — County commissioners on Monday rejected the proposed budget of the Palo Pinto Appraisal District, citing pay raises for its 14-member staff that Chief Appraiser Donna Epperson wrote into the annual spending plan.
A panel of lawmakers on Tuesday advanced draft maps of the Texas Senate and State Board of Education, sending both to the full upper chamber for further debate.
MINERAL WELLS — Feral hogs have again invaded Holiday Hills Golf Course, prompting the Mineral Wells City Council to open a 30-day window for armed hunters to run the invasive animals from the fairways and greens.
Today is North Texas Giving Day, an 18-hour online giving event by the Communities Foundation of Texas, designed to offer people the opportunity to give back to their community by supporting nonprofits and causes they care about.
MINERAL WELLS — Mineral Wells council members Tuesday authorized a resolution to allow for firearm discharge on the property of Holiday Hills Golf Course after receiving word that feral hogs are gathering after dark and damaging the property.
On Sept. 14, 2021 at approximately 11:10 p. m., Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers investigated a two-vehicle fatality crash on Farm-to-Market Road 2257 (Jay Bird Lane) in the city of Reno in northern Parker County.
MINERAL WELLS — The U.S. Census Bureau has provided 2020 Census numbers to the Texas Legislature. Surprisingly, Palo Pinto County officially showed very little population growth from the last Census count. Census numbers are used by the Legislature to redistrict its House and Senate district…
PALO PINTO — County commissioners on Monday amended their hotel/motel tax collection agreements across the county to allow the levy collected from overnight visitors to be spent in support of tourism.
MINERAL WELLS — Jack Houghton and Dana Price were standing on South Oak Avenue Saturday morning, watching as some 60 civilians gathered across the street to honor heroes at a downtown 9/11 ceremony.
MINERAL WELLS — A new school year was just starting to roll one Tuesday morning when the word went out at Mineral Wells High School to turn on the TV.
When the Mineral Wells Rams came running out onto the field Friday night, several of them carried American flags, a tribute to those who perished in the 9/11 attacks 20 years ago.
MINERAL WELLS — Bids will go out shortly for $788,100 in water and sewer line upgrades in downtown Mineral Wells after the city council on Tuesday OKed the next stage of the significant infrastructure project.
The news is promising at the Parker County Special Utility District, where the water supplier for much of the county’s southwest corner is poised to expand a unique treatment plant and hopefully end a 3-year-old ban on new service.
The Mineral Wells Rams cashed in early on Cougar miscues in Friday’s 38-20 win over the Western Hills Cougars and held a lead throughout the Homecoming night game when the Fort Worth squad came within 11 points midway through the fourth quarter.
After dipping a bit the week prior, hospitalizations in Palo Pinto County rose over the last seven days, with the ICU unit at Palo Pinto General Hospital now at almost 78 percent full of COVID patients.
Retired Army Lt. Col. Michael Tachias knows his way around Afghanistan, where he recruited and trained over 5,000 translators and now plans to return to spirit his friends to freedom.
School trustees in Mineral Wells approved a balanced budget for the new school year on Thursday, dropping their tax rate by 11 cents thanks to new properties on the tax roll in the growing 4A district.
AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today ordered Texas flags across the state to be lowered to half-staff to honor the U.S. service members who lost their lives during an attack at the airport yesterday in Kabul, Afghanistan.
SANTO — The fire hall in Santo is likely to be standing room only Tuesday when residents of a three-community emergency services district are expected to face down five appointed commissioners who will decide whether to levy a 10-cent tax for ambulance services.
Parker County Sheriff’s investigators are still seeking the location of a man in connection with a homicide investigation involving a woman found dead in her front yard on Aug. 7.
The Texas Supreme Court lightened the load for school leaders who face battles on multiple fronts courtesy of coronavirus and its Delta variant.
PALO PINTO — County commissioners in Palo Pinto are set to approve a $19.8 million spending plan on Monday for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1.
WEATHERFORD — COVID-19 cases have continued to rise, and with them, concerns over hospital capacity, particularly in Mineral Wells.
If you get sick in Iraan, a West Texas town with a population of about 1,300, there is a hospital — with 14 beds. There is no critical care, meaning the most that hospital workers can do is stabilize patients and transfer them to a bigger hospital.
Texas school districts must now notify teachers, staff and students’ families of positive COVID-19 cases in classrooms or extracurricular or after-school programs, the Texas Education Agency announced in updated public health guidance Thursday.
This Week's Circulars
- Mineral Wells city manager resigns; Criswell to remain on staff through Nov. 12
- Weatherford approves library fees for non-residents
- Abbott's new executive order prohibits vaccine mandates by any entity
- Murder suspect arrested in Mexico
- Reno opts to move forward in 'separation agreement' with police chief
- Local scout completes Eagle Scout project at Camp Holland
- Outgoing city manager remarks on city's transition from listless to lively
- Millsap teen arrested on assault charge
- Brock horticulture students plan a green spring
- Mineral Wells council dips into reserves for firefighters
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