The real purpose of this letter is to say “thank you” to all of those who made “Palo Pinto County on Tour” a huge success this year. Palo Pinto County has a rich and colorful history. I am so grateful that so many people are realizing how much fun it is to celebrate it. And somehow, I think those who have gone before us are cheering, too. People did come to our “field of dreams” and they will come again.
Mike A. Smiddy, Palo Pinto County Judge
Seeing the picture of the Schneider/Shewmake family standing proudly with the sign designating the Patsy Schneider baseball/softball complex at West City Park brought back strong memories of Patsy and the times we little leagued together.
Patsy was still Patsy when the little league board, some 10 years ago or better decided to ask the city council to name the complex after her, not last year. That board, most of us in our third or fourth years, as best I recall, consisted of Moss Dickerson, Rhonda Schroeder, Billie Tam, Sheree Patterson, myself, and Mrs. Schneider, and others I can't recall at this minute.
Patsy was a giant in Mineral Wells when it came to giving back to her town. A fundraiser without equal, few could turn her down. Her extended illness kept her from us who loved and appreciated her, and her recent passing caused sadness to all who know her.
Her service to the Mineral Wells Little League was one of her great joys, and, I am so glad we were able to honor her while she was still with us. She would be so happy with the restoration of her sign.
Michael Ward, Mineral Wells