HOUSTON — President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, are in Texas to survey damage caused by severe winter weather and to encourage people to get their coronavirus shots.
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.
AUSTIN — All the groceries spoiled and the water was out for days. Then Melissa Rogers, a believer in the Texas gospel that government should know its place, woke up to a $6,000 energy bill before the snow and ice even melted.
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.
AUSTIN — The recent blackouts that left 4 million Texas customers without electricity and heat during a deadly winter freeze also unplugged plants that could have generated more power, which was urgently needed as the state's grid reached the breaking point, the head of a major energy corpor…
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.
Key committees in both chambers of the Texas Legislature will meet Thursday to discuss what went wrong with the state's power infrastructure during last week's winter storm.
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.
Early estimates from three top South Texas citrus-producing counties indicate the state will suffer significant citrus crop losses due to the recent ice storm and freezing weather.
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.
A Chambers County resident filed a class-action lawsuit against electricity retailer Griddy on Monday, accusing the provider of price gouging customers during last week’s freeze. She is seeking $1 billion in relief for affected customers.
Gov. Greg Abbott and Texas lawmakers are promising relief for Texans hit with massive electric bills after a winter storm bludgeoned the state’s power grid, leaving millions of residents freezing without electricity.
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.
Four board members of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, the entity that manages and operates the electricity grid that covers much of Texas, will resign on Wednesday, according to a notice to the Public Utility Commission.
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will visit Texas on Friday as the state begins its recovery from a devastating winter storm that caused serious damage to homes and businesses across the state and left many without power or clean water for days.
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.
Mineral Wells said its system sustained water main breaks overnight Sunday, resulting in low water pressure and tank levels.
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 (AP) — The U.S. airline industry is pledging to expand the practice of asking passengers on flights to the United States for information that public health officials could use for contact tracing during the pandemic.
NEW YORK (AP) — Efforts to vaccinate Americans against COVID-19 have been stymied by a series of winter storms and outages that have hobbled transportation hubs and highways in parts of the country not used to extreme cold weather.
Winterize. That’s the directive Gov. Greg Abbott gave to power companies and lawmakers Thursday when he called for a law and funding to better prepare Texas’ essential power infrastructure for the kind of extreme winter weather that created multiple crises this week.
DALLAS (AP) — With the snow and ice clearing in Texas after days of unusually cold temperatures, bodies are being found of people who likely froze to death as they struggled to stay warm after electricity was cut to millions of homes
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.
FORT WORTH - Lead House Appropriations Republican Kay Granger (TX-12) joined Texas congressional leaders Friday in sending a letter to President Biden requesting the immediate approval of Gov.Greg Abbott’s Major Disaster Declaration for the State of Texas.
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.
Hard times have a way of bringing people together, and residents in Parker and Palo Pinto counties this week did exactly that, with neighbor helping neighbor through issues brought on this week by the winter storms.
President Joe Biden also said he has directed multiple federal agencies to assist people in the state.
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.
Parker County has established two locations where residents can take wet debris that has been removed from their homes.
Freezing temperatures, little to no water and power outages wreaked havoc across the area this week, and even after temperatures reached the mid to high 30s Friday, many residents were left dealing with lingering issues caused by the winter storms.
This Week's Circulars
- WISD mourning the loss of Hall Middle School student
- Harbor Freight to open location in Mineral Wells
- STEPPING UP WITH A PLATE: Businesses team up for meals, towing and motels during storm
- Why some Texans are getting sky-high energy bills
- Mineral Wells remains under boil water notice
- Four ERCOT board members who live outside of Texas resign in the aftermath of the power outage, winter storm
- ESD 1, hospital district break ground on Possum Kingdom facility
- Mineral Wells urges residents to limit non-essential water use
- Mineral Wells remains under boil water notice after water leaks
- Water distribution continues in Mineral Wells
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