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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David May named Index general manager-editor
David May, a veteran newspaper executive who served 10-½ years as editor of the Mineral Wells Index, has been appointed general manager and editor of the newspaper, effective immediately.
Social media part of PD’s varied arsenal
Criminals seem to like bragging online of their misdeeds.
Safe, but not home yet
"Physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come... Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity." – 1 Timothy 4:6 and 12.
Baker 4B town hall meet set
For those on the fence about the 4B election coming up on May 10, the Mineral Wells Chamber of Commerce is hosting a “townhall” meeting on April 22, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Mineral Wells High School in the cafeteria.
Mineral Wells — Henry Ford is quoted as saying that, “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.”
Gift of a chair improves a life
On most days, Richard Calandini's dog Cricket likes to ride with him to get the mail from the mailbox.
TxDOT addressing traffic at 1821/180 intersection
Ever since Wal-Mart Supercenter came to town, things have never been the same.
Jr. History Club meets
Junior History Club of Mineral Wells met at Holiday Hills Country Club for their monthly meeting.
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.
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