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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.

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.

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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.

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Parker County will now operate at 75% capacity after meeting the criteria under Gov. Greg Abbott's executive order issued in October.

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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…

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.

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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. 

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.

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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.

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Mineral Wells said its system sustained water main breaks overnight Sunday, resulting in low water pressure and tank levels.

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After unusual icy weather left millions of Texans without power, some are facing another crisis: Sky-high electricity bills.

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.

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.

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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.  

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Areas of Springtown were up and running with water again Friday afternoon as the city continued to work on restoring the facilities to all residents. 

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.

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