White bikes dapple Texas roadways. These “ghost bikes” serve as memorials to fallen cyclists – either riders who have been killed, like Iris Stagner last September, or severely injured when hit by a motor vehicle. This photo of the ghost-bike tribute to Stagner was taken just days after her death. It rests near a tree, alongside U.S. Highway 180 West, at the northwestern edge of the Brazos River bridge. The tribute evolves as people bring flowers and mementos. Pictured hanging from the white bike are some of Stagner's cycling awards. This weekend's bicycle races are a memorial to Stagner, who not only raced, but worked hard to bring races to Palo Pinto County, races which continue to benefit citizens and businesses.
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Mineral Wells, area ISDs will be closed Monday
Due to continous hazardous road conditions from the recent ice storm Mineral Wells ISD, along with Millsap, Santo, Graford, Garner, Strawn, Gordon, Palo Pinto and Perrin-Whitt ISDs and Community Christian School have announce their schools will be closed on Monday.
Delivery of Friday, Sunday print editions again delayed
Ongoing icy road conditions have forced another delay in the production and delivery of the Index's Friday and Sunday print editions.
Weather continues to cause print edition delivery problems
Due to the major ice storm that hit the area hard, Friday's print editions of the Mineral Wells Index, along with sister publications the Weatherford Democrat and Cleburne Times-Review, all printed in Weatherford, could not be delivered because of hazardous road conditions caused by an area-wide layer of up to 3 inches of ice and sleet.
Mineral Wells Merchants Community Christmas Parade postponed
Due to anticipated icy conditions and below-freezing temperatures, the annual Mineral Wells Merchants Community Christmas Parade, scheduled for Saturday, will be postponed until Dec. 14.
Constable Morris arrests two at gunpoint
Constable Gary Morris arrested two men at gunpoint Tuesday afternoon in connection with a stolen truck and a brief chase.
Tour of Homes features Lone Oak house
As part of a continuing series, the Index is highlighting each property on Zonta’s 28th annual Christmas Tour of Homes, Dec. 8. Next up is the Mahan family’s home on Lone Oak.
MWPD respond to auto thefts and other traffic incidents
The Mineral Wells Police Department had a relatively quiet Thanksgiving week, but did have to deal with a number of vehicle-related crimes, including thefts, accidents and other incidents.
Local merchants enjoy lucrative ‘Black Friday’
The Black Friday crowds have waned, and in the aftermath of the national shopping frenzy, local businesses are counting their money after a lucrative Thanksgiving weekend.
CareFlight Pink Shirt campaign nets $1,487 for American Cancer Society
Each October, CareFlite encourages its crews to wear a pink T-shirt to support the effort to find a cure for breast cancer.
County looking to lure ammo factory to city
PALO PINTO – If all goes according to plan, Mineral Wells could soon be the home of Texas Ultra Precision Ammunition’s new ammunition production facility.
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