Just two days after a downpour, yet one day after a dry front blew through, a fire ignited a field and burned several acres south of Mineral Wells, on Fairview Road. The wind appeared to scoot the fire quickly across the pasture grass. Property owners said the fire, called in shortly before 1 p.m. Thursday, started at the top of an oil production battery when the production leaseholder was pouring fluid in the tank. Palo Pinto County Fire Marshall Buddy Harwell said he believes the fire started with some kind of static electricity build up, which he said could have happened with Thursday's dry and low-humidity conditions.
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Marshes onboard with Baker comeback
Ever since the Baker Hotel's final closing, the center of “main and main,” has been rotting out.
Truck rollover dumps flammable liquids
A tractor-trailer rollover on southbound U.S. Highway 281 sent the truck's driver to the hospital and resulted in a spill of more than 5,200 gallons of combustible petroleum distillates into a ditch.
From a Winter Victorian Evening to a Spring BOOKNANZA!
In December, the Friends of the Boyce Ditto Library (FOL) invited members of various groups who had supported the organization, such as the library advisory board, the library staff and the Brazos Foundation, to a dinner held in the library.
Despite high winds, Go Blue! balloon release a big GO!
April is National Child Abuse prevention month, and all month long Palo Pinto County Child Welfare Board, PPC Children's Alliance Center and CASA along with other organizations, have banded together in an effort to promote awareness on the largest scale possible.
Commissioners reinstate burn ban
Monday morning, Palo Pinto County Commissioners approved a motion to reinstate the countywide burn ban, which had been lifted in late March.
It’s All in the Family
Any organization is a reflection of its employees.
Dowsing for Flight 370
Bill Farmer thinks of Philip Wood, the Keller man who was onboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which has been missing since March 8.
Index publisher to retire this month
In 1990, I enrolled in a few classes at Weatherford College, one of them being Speech. The class changed the course of my life.
Project graduation skeet shoot Saturday
The Mineral Wells High School Class of 2014 Project Graduation will be co-hosting a sporting clay shoot in partnership with the Palo Pinto County Sheriff’s Posse on Saturday, April 12.
It’s taken some time and a lot of work, but Ted Minor has joined the world of NASCAR.
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