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  • Roving trustee nabbed in Mineral Wells

    PALO PINTO – After a brief walkabout Wednesday, Gary Michael Wooten, 32, is back behind bars at the Palo Pinto County Jail.

    March 20, 2014

  • train.jpg Model Train Show rolling in March 29-30

    Whether you're a train aficionado, a model collector or just a curious individual, Clark Garden's Spring Festival will have all you need to get your model train fix.

    March 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Hay.jpg Hay, Beef & Forage Day March 26

    Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Services of Palo Pinto, Young, Jack, Stephens counties and the Young County Farm Bureau Board invite all agricultural producers and the public to take part in the annual Hay, Beef and Forage Day.

    March 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • WALK ACROSS TEXAS: Kickstart your journey to better health

    With a modest increase in daily activity, most individuals can improve their health, Palo Pinto County Extension Agent Lynette Babcock said.

    March 18, 2014

  • bree.jpg Unique WWII Fort Wolters scrapbook gifted to library

    Recently, Boyce Ditto Public Library Director Palin Bree received a Facebook message from someone she had never met. The lady's name was Shirley Sanders, hailing from Michigan. She had a special scrapbook concerning the history of Old Fort Wolters from WWII.

    March 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Samantha 2.jpg She’s one in 60,000!

    If someone told you that you had a one in 60,000 chance to win something, would you even enter? Mineral Wells High School Junior Samantha Gray did and won a once-in-a-lifetime trip to go see pop singer Miley Cyrus in Miami.

    March 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • ARM gains another arm to battle addiction and facilitate recovery

    To further the ministry's reach, Addiction Recovery Ministries officially opened its third location on Feb. 23 at Possum Kingdom Lake. The other two locations are at 112 South Oak Avenue, Mineral Wells, Texas 76067, which is “home office,” and at Lone Camp.

    March 16, 2014

  • photo.JPG How low can they go?

    It doesn't take a scientist to interpret the meaning of current local water levels. With Possum Kingdom Lake at 64.3 percent capacity and Lake Palo Pinto at a striking 26.2 percent capacity, according to Water Data for Texas, Palo Pinto County has been in a drought for some time.

    March 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sales tax revenue up

    AUSTIN – The office of the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts has announced that it will distribute $553 million in sales tax revenue to local governments across the state for the month of March – a figure up 4.1 percent when compared to March of 2013.


    Of that $553 million, Palo Pinto County and its incorporated cities are set to receive a total net payment of $395,094.48. The county and each city in the immediate area, except Graford, have all seen a positive percentage change when compared to last March's payment as well as 2014 payments to date compared to last year.

    March 14, 2014

  • clack pic.jpg Career nomad ends up at local hospital

    Choosing a career might seem like one of the hardest moments in anyone's life. From finding what will suit one's economic needs to job satisfaction, a vast gamut of factors exist. But sometimes all variables are taken out and a career picks the person.


    Palo Pinto General Hospital Dietician Shane Clack did not know what he wanted to pursue until life got in the way, which ended in him pushing back.

    March 14, 2014 1 Photo

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