The coronavirus pandemic has burdened businesses with steep losses in revenue. The Mineral Wells Index is no exception. It has forced us to rethink our operations and make some difficult decisions.

Today is the last edition of the Mineral Wells Index and its website. Next week, it will merge with our nearby sister newspaper, the Weatherford Democrat. The Democrat will undertake coverage of both communities

Current Index subscribers will receive a sample edition of next Saturday’s Weatherford Democrat, along with a special offer to subscribe to the merged newspaper.

In addition, Index subscribers can sample the Weatherford Democrat’s website that contains local, regional and state news about the COVID-19 virus and other news and sports of interest to readers in the region.

We hope the experience of this expanded information will result in you subscribing to the merged newspaper and its website.

If not, Mineral Wells Index subscribers can choose to receive a refund for the remainder of their subscription. Email Robyn Bailey at

These are stressful times for you, and for us. We thank our Mineral Wells Index subscribers and advertisers for their support over the years, and ask that you continue to embrace our journalism in print and online at the Weatherford Democrat.

If you have questions about the merger, please contact me at or 817-594-7447.

We pray you stay well and stay safe.

Publisher Lisa Chappell

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