Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

Local News

December 11, 2012

Commissioners approve technology projects

(Continued)

In other business, commissioners:

• Discussed banning or restricting the sale and use of fireworks. County Fire Marshal Buddy Harwell explained the Keetch-Byram Drought Index was 564 as of Monday morning with a 14-day average of 572.

He explained he will be attending a class in Houston this week to discuss issues associated with fireworks and agreed to meet with commissioners Friday to possibly act on the matter.

Commissioners tabled the item until Friday.

• Discussed the active outdoor burn ban in the county. County Judge David Nicklas explained the existing ban is active for about two more months and Harwell noted little fire activity over the past week.

He said he was called out to several small grass fires, though three were extinguished prior to his arrival and none posed any significant danger.

• Approved appointments to the Palo Pinto County Historical Commission. Mike Lewis, co-chair of the commission, said a number of inactive members were replaced by new appointees.

“We think these are people that will help us grow stronger,” he said.

• Accepted sealed bids for motor fuel, road materials, and asphalt.

Wilson Lubricants was the only bidder for motor fuel and commissioners unanimously accepted the bid.

Based on three road material bids, commissioners customized their respective precinct’s providers by choosing to accept the bids of Vulcan Materials, Rob Joe Materials, Zack Burkett Co., or a combination thereof.

Commissioners voted to accept Southern Asphalt and Petroleum’s bid for asphalt, selecting Heartland Asphalt Inc. as a secondary provider. In total, the county received four asphalt bids.

• Approved setting the bond amount for elected officials, voting to maintain the current amount of $10,000 for sheriff and $1,500 per constable.

• Approved funding agreements for Gordon Library and C.A.R.E. in the amount of $2,500 each.

• Approved the year-end auditor’s report for Fiscal Year 2012. County Auditor Sharon Allen explained lower-than-expected expenditures totaling $10,049,009 allowed the county to add $237,255 to its general fund reserves, bringing its balance to $4,651,872.

Text Only
Local News
  • Lillian Peek Cottage Benefit Golf Tournament is Saturday at Canyon West

    Lillian Peek Cottage Benefit Golf Tournament hosted by The MWHS 50 Year Club is Saturday, July 26, at Canyon West Golf Club, 160 Canyon Road, Weatherford, TX 76087.

    July 24, 2014

  • Kitchen Boot Camp for kids

    PALO PINTO – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Palo Pinto County will be hosting day camps with a focus on food and fun.

    July 24, 2014

  • 0727 loc Blue heeler.jpg ADOPTABLE PET: Brighten Blue's day

    Sweet Blue is a 9-month-old female catahoula/red heeler mix. She is a laid back and quiet, a medium-sized girl searching for her forever home.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • USDA processes 106,000 payments to farmers for grazing, livestock losses

    WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently provided a 12-week progress report on U.S. Department of Agriculture disaster assistance programs, announcing that USDA has processed 106,000 payments to farmers in 40 states across the country who suffered livestock and grazing losses between October 2011 and passage of the 2014 Farm Bill.

    July 24, 2014

  • Richard Adams Sr. Hudson Oaks firefighter arrested on child sex assault charges

    HUDSON OAKS – A volunteer Hudson Oaks firefighter is in the Parker County Jail on charges he repeatedly sexually assaulted two young relatives over a several year period. Richard Frederick Adams Sr., 62, arrested Monday, faces two charges of continuous sexual abuse of a child under 14, a first-degree felony.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Nomination deadline nears for Farm Service Agency county committees

    WASHINGTON — U. S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Administrator Juan Garcia reminds farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers that Aug. 1 is the deadline for local FSA county committee nominations.

    July 23, 2014

  • Estes appointed to SWIFT Advisory Committee

    AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has appointed Sen. Craig Estes to the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT) Advisory Committee.

    July 22, 2014

  • 0722 pet Dell 1.jpg ADOPTABLE PET: Get Dell for your lap top

    If you are looking for an indoor companion or lap dog then Dell is your man. Dell is a 4-5 year old male Chihuahua. He is a quiet and laid back boy in desperate need of a place to call home.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Keffer complaint leads to lobbyist's fine

    (AP) – The Texas Ethics Commission on Monday ordered Michael Quinn Sullivan, leader of the conservative advocacy group Empower Texans, to pay a $10,000 fine for failing to register as a lobbyist in 2010 and 2011.

    July 21, 2014

  • conaway at border.jpg Conaway calls on Obama to deploy Guard to Texas border

    After spending Friday with three other congressmen near McAllen gathering information about the border crisis, U.S. Rep. Mike Conaway on Monday called on President Obama to take steps to secure the border and come up with an action plan.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

Featured Ads
Mineral Wells Index


Click on a photo to visit our SmugMug page

Front page
Seasonal Content
AP Video
Crashed Air Algerie Plane Found in Mali Israel Mulls Ceasefire Amid Gaza Offensive In Case of Fire, Oxygen Masks for Pets Mobile App Gives Tour of Battle of Atlanta Sites Anti-violence Advocate Killed, but Not Silenced. Dempsey: Putin May Light Fire and Lose Control Arizona Prison Chief: Execution Wasn't Botched Calif. Police Investigate Peacock Shooting Death Raw: Protesters, Soldiers Clash in West Bank Police: Doctor Who Shot Gunman 'Saved Lives' 'Modern Family' Star on Gay Athletes Coming Out MN Twins Debut Beer Vending Machine DA: Pa. Doctor Fired Back at Hospital Gunman Raw: Iowa Police Dash Cam Shows Wild Chase Obama Seeks Limits on US Company Mergers Abroad Large Family to Share NJ Lottery Winnings U.S. Flights to Israel Resume After Ban Lifted Official: Air Algerie Flight 'probably Crashed' TSA Administrator on Politics and Flight Bans Raw: National Guard Helps Battle WA Wildfires
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Stocks
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Must Read