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  • 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

  • Dog.jpg PPHS and MWAS working together to save lives

    The Mineral Wells Animal Shelter is currently full and is working diligently with the Palo Pinto Humane Society to remedy the situation.

    March 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • 22-minute chase ends in crash

    The Mineral Wells Police Department is on the lookout for suspects involved in an early morning chase through Mineral Wells, Tuesday.

    March 13, 2014

  • National Vietnam War Museum fundraiser Saturday March 29



    Mineral Wells has long and deep ties with the military, at one time during the Vietnam War serving as the US Army’s Primary Helicopter Training Facility. Thousands of chopper pilots came through Fort Wolters preparing for war.


    On Saturday, March 29,  The National Vietnam War Museum’s Friends of the Museum will host the 13th annual spring fundraiser at the Parker County Sheriff’s Posse in Weatherford. 

    March 13, 2014

  • Roddy1.jpg Hanging up his helmet

    Looking back over his 25 years of service with the Mineral Wells Fire Department, Mineral Wells Fire Captain Roddy Coquat has truly enjoyed his time on the clock. Although he has put out the fire on his career with MWFD, his fire is far from burning out.

    March 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • Rehab and Wellness receives new equipment thanks to auxiliary

    With the growth Palo Pinto General Hospital Rehabilitation and Wellness Center has experienced over the past few years and the constant beating workout equipment takes on a daily basis, PPGH Director of Therapy Kody Wallace felt that it was time to get some new materials. Enter PPGH Auxiliary.

    March 12, 2014

  • Friday wrecks send three to hospital

    Three accidents occurred in Mineral Wells, Friday, leading to the transport of three individuals to hospitals. 

    March 12, 2014

  • Bomstad1.jpg Cocoon Pregnancy Center in unique role

    Nearly a decade ago, one woman with the backing of her church saw a need in Mineral Wells to aide women pregnant or with young children. Since then, the desire to serve the community has grown.

    March 11, 2014 1 Photo

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