FROM STAFF REPORTS
Law enforcement officers responding to a shots fired call Tuesday afternoon in the 1300 block of S.W. 12th Street found a dog shot and killed by a county resident who said the canine and another were chasing and attacking his goats.
According to Pct. 5 Constable Gary Morris, the shooter’s property is located west of S.W. 13th Avenue on county property, just outside city limits, and therefore will not be charged with discharging a firearm.
Nearby resident Haley Stephenson said she found a Siberian husky and a German shepherd roaming the streets earlier Tuesday. She said her family was holding the animals in an attempt to find their owners.
“We were going to give it a few more days before taking them to the pound,” she said.
Both dogs managed to escape a perimeter fence, Stephenson said, and a short time later she heard “a shot and a yelp” and realized one of the animals was probably injured or killed.
She found the German shepherd in a neighbor’s yard but the Husky was already dead, she explained.
The man who shot the dog told the Index he arrived home and quickly realized something was wrong with his goat herd. He investigated and said he saw the dogs chasing and attacking his goats. He fired once at the Husky, killing it. The German shepherd was captured and taken to the Mineral Wells Animal Shelter.
The man said he regretted killing the animal but said he had to protect his goats, at least one of which was seriously injured. He said he has recently lost several goats to coyotes or large stray dogs.
FROM STAFF REPORTS
- Local News
Fires blot Mineral Wells on and around Thanksgiving
While the rest of the city was preparing, eating or digesting their turkey, Mineral Wells firefighters responded to three fires on and around Thanksgiving.
Local Bed and Breakfast featured on Tour of Homes
In anticipation of the Mineral Wells Zonta Club’s 28th annual Christmas Tour of Homes, the Index is featuring each of the six properties that will be on display during this year’s tour on Dec 8, from 2 to 5 p.m.
Holiday reminder: Safe practices can prevent car theft
The holiday shopping season has officially arrived and there is no better time to remind readers of the importance of safe practices to prevent car burglaries and thefts.
The story of the Nickerson family is one of achieving great success and giving back to the community and those who helped them so much along the way.
Break on through (not quite to the other side)
The Mineral Wells Police Department responded to a hit-and-run accident that did more than put a dent in a vehicle – it did some damage to the outer wall of a building.
Santo student competing in Miss Teen of Texas Pageant
MaKaylee Dawn Steiner, 14-year-old daughter of Dieter and Misty Steiner, of Mineral Wells, and granddaughter of Edwin and Debbie Fowler and Dieter K. & Stevie Jo Steiner, also of Mineral Wells, has been selected as a candidate in the 2013 Miss Teen of Texas Scholarship and Recognition Pageant.
‘Black Friday’ has local businesses and shoppers seeing green
Thanksgiving is fast approaching and the very next day is one of the biggest sales holidays of the entire year.
PPC Juvenile Board meets
PALO PINTO – The Palo Pinto County Juvenile Board met in a regular meeting Thursday morning in the Palo Pinto County Courthouse.
DEA charges 32 in area drug bust
Thirty-two people have been charged as a result of a Drug Enforcement Administration-led investigation into methamphetamine trafficking in Stephenville and surrounding counties, including Parker County.
Friends book sale and raffle planned
The Friends of the Boyce Ditto Library (FOBDL) have a large book sale planned for this week.
- More Local News Headlines
- Fires blot Mineral Wells on and around Thanksgiving