On the advice of several local veterinarians, Mineral Wells City Council on Tuesday opted to not relax rabies vaccination standards in the city as recommended by its Animal Shelter Advisory Board.
Jacksonville police officials say a threat received against area schools, daycares and police agencies early Tuesday morning originated in the United Kingdom.
A Willis man — who has maintained his innocence for over 20 years — was put to death by the state of Texas Wednesday at the Huntsville “Walls” Unit. Larry Swearingen, 48, became the fourth inmate to die at the hands of the Lonestar State this year, after taking his last breath at 6:47 p.m.
Mineral Wells Mayor Christopher Perricone is spawning two more investigations, following action Tuesday evening by Mineral Wells City Council.
A Johnson County man wanted on charges of super aggravated sexual assault of a child pulled into the parking lot of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office and shot himself in the head at 12:13 p.m. today, officials said.
PALO PINTO – If state officials want to perform a security or other audits of the local elections office, they may have to come to Palo Pinto to do it.
The Mineral Wells Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau announced late Monday afternoon winning two awards at the recent Texas Association of Convention and Visitors Bureau's Idea Fair at its annual conference.
As the temperatures rise, so does our anger and fear. In light of the tragic events in El Paso and Dayton, protests around the globe, and local matters that affect us, I want to take time to pause, deeply breathe in and out, and take notice of what matters most.
The No. 1 estate planning mistake I see in my practice is failure to have an updated will or a living trust. Individuals with big incomes and/or a high net worth seem just as likely to put off estate planning as those of more modest means.
Huntsville’s public works department says over 165,000 gallons of wastewater spilled out of the Elkins Lake Dam Lift Station after a contractor lift station bypass failed.
Worries are common in the weeks leading up to starting back to school. Depending on the age and personality of the child, you might see temper tantrums, clinging, headaches or stomach aches, withdrawal/isolation, pleading, bargaining, even anger or flat refusal to go to school. It is important for the parent or caregiver to NOT give in.
Jacksonville Police Officer Quincy Hamilton was awarded a medal for heroism Tuesday night during the August city council meeting.
Recommended charitable funding amounts from the City of Mineral Wells to non-profits making requests were announced at Tuesday's fiscal year 2020 proposed budget and tax rate public hearing.
Mineral Wells ISD employees Monday were given 3.6 million reasons to be excited for the new school year. Property owners in the district were also given something to smile about.
August is National Immunization Awareness Month, an event that coincides with the kick off of a new school year in Texas, and many parents are scrambling to get their students immunized.
PALO PINTO – Supporters of a third effort to create a new emergency medical services district serving the east side of Possum Kingdom Lake presented what they thought was a compelling case to have the issue placed on the Nov. 5 ballot.
Playing basketball has been part of my life for a long time. I enjoy running up and down the court and playing with a team as we try to out score our opponents.
They served from the Vietnam era to Iraq, the seven veterans honored on Wednesday at Cleburne’s American Legion Post 50. Age and location of service differences aside, the fact that they all suffered combat wounds for which they earned Purple Heart Medals ties them together.
To be sure all students are well nourished to learn, Keene ISD recently announced that all students in the district will get free breakfast and lunch for the entire school year.
According to the National Retail Federation, this year, families are expected to spend an average of $696.70 – up from $684.79 in 2018 – in back-to-school shopping, but Texans taking advantage of the Aug. 9-11 tax-free shopping weekend will see a bit of relief.
TYLER - In light of the most recent mass shootings in Gilroy, CA, El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, Better Business Bureau Serving Central East Texas (BBB) felt it appropriate to offer the following tips on how to keep your loved ones safe should you ever be faced with an active shooter situation. It is not an easy topic to consider, but it is one which needs to be discussed and practiced. The tips come from Mark Seguin, founder and CEO of BBB Accredited Business TBG Solutions, Inc.
Last week, Johnson County elected officials and department heads delivered their budget requests for the upcoming fiscal year. Johnson County commissioners on Monday began the process of approving or denying those requests and formulating a tax rate. The county’s new budget year begins Oct. 1.
The idea that information contained in historic Cleburne newspapers may soon be of aid to someone local or even say El Paso, College Station or the world is hardly far fetched, Johnson County Genealogical Society member Marsha Bruckner said.
AUSTIN– Since July 26, the Texas Animal Health Commission has received reports of 16 new confirmed cases of vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) and 65 new suspect cases.
The Mineral Wells Index will be providing regular updates on the progress of the Baker Hotel renovation. There might not be much to update some weeks, and more in other weeks as construction work gradually ramps up.
For the first time in nearly three decades, an effort is underway to recall a Mineral Wells City Council member – this one looking to remove Mayor Christopher Perricone from office.
Continuing a process that began several years ago, first-year Mineral Wells City Manager Randy Criswell on Tuesday presented city council with a proposed 2019-2020 budget that seeks to keep moving the city moving forward.
PALO PINTO – Palo Pinto County in the last year added several hundred million dollars of property market value, spurred by growth in the southern sector along and near Interstate 20.
As part of a local initiative to provide Jacksonville school kids with necessities for the new school year, a local ministry is piggy-backing its annual clothes distribution with the Aug. 1 Back to School Fair.
Hay samples are now being accepted through Sept. 9, at the Cherokee County Extension Office (Courthouse Annex – Rusk), Farm & Ranch Feed (Jacksonville), Tri-County Livestock Market (New Summerfield), Steele’s Feed & Seed (Troup), and Hick’s Farm and Ranch (Alto).
The Sunday following our return from this year’s youth mission trip there was a plane crash in Addison, Texas. A small prop plane took off and then, because of a mechanical issue, veered to one side and stuck an empty hangar in the early morning hours. Everyone aboard died in the accident.
Officers from Dallas and DART were in attendance as the Corsicana Parks and Recreation Department joined friends and family of the late Brent Thompson to unveil a bronze statue in his honor Saturday, July 27 on the corner of Sixth Avenue and Beaton Street.
After raising four boys – one of whom was adopted – Cherokee County residents Regina and Richard Simmons decided two things: 1) they weren’t finished being parents and 2) this time they wanted girls.
This Week's Circulars
- Weatherford dentist retires after 61 years
- Close call: Multiple people walk away uninjured from major wreck
- Springtown man sentenced 70 years for branding girlfriend
- Poolville man indicted for multi-drug possession
- UDPATE: Weatherford man, Godley teen killed in Sunday night wreck
- Getting to know W'ford's new DNSD director
- Embezzling homebuilder's probation revoked; man sentenced to 50 years in prison
- SpringHill Suites by Marriott officially breaks ground in WP
- Weatherford to build new water tower
- Brock ISD approves calling bond election