Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

Top Stories

November 11, 2013

Leadership Mineral Wells graduates 22 in 19th class


The Mineral Wells Chamber of Commerce capped off its 19th annual Leadership Mineral Wells program on Friday, celebrating 22 graduates in a ceremony luncheon at Holiday Hills Country Club. Employees from various businesses in the community as well as city employees, including six Mineral Wells police officers, participated in this year’s program.

Leadership Mineral Wells seeks to educate citizens about what makes Mineral Wells a special place to work and live. It encourages personal and civic leadership and development in a variety of areas – from elected office to the social services sector and business community – according to the chamber’s website. It is also provides great networking opportunities.

“Everybody always is amazed at what their city has to offer in the way of businesses and community service organizations,” said Chamber Executive Director Ryan Roach. “It’s just a very eye-opening experience that you don’t realize is available until you go through the program.

Every day it’s nothing but comments like ‘I did not know that’ or ‘I learned something today.’ It’s just a great program that has huge benefits for our community.”

The 19th class featured professionals from banks, industry, Mineral Wells ISD, the City of Mineral Wells, chamber staff and more.

Chamber Director of Programs and Services Marcelinda Williams said this latest group was a “great group of community leaders from all different aspects.”

“When they first came together, they were real quiet; everybody kind of kept to themselves,” she said. “By the end of the class, they were a family. It’s great to see that transition, that growth. They’re just community–minded.”

This year’s graduation also featured alums from previous leadership courses, including nine from Class 18. Williams said reuniting old classes has been something that many have wanted to do for some time.

Text Only
Top Stories
  • 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.

    April 18, 2014

  • Social media part of PD’s varied arsenal

    Criminals seem to like bragging online of their misdeeds.

    April 18, 2014

  • Martinez cross.JPG 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.

    April 18, 2014 2 Photos

  • DSC_2415.jpg 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.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo


    Mineral Wells  — Henry Ford is quoted as saying that, “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.”

    April 17, 2014

  • wheelchair1.jpg 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.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • TxDOT addressing traffic at 1821/180 intersection

    Ever since Wal-Mart Supercenter came to town, things have never been the same.

    April 17, 2014

  • Jenny Phil and Babe.jpg Jr. History Club meets

    Junior History Club of Mineral Wells met at Holiday Hills Country Club for their monthly meeting.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • The Marshes.jpg Marshes onboard with Baker comeback

    Ever since the Baker Hotel's final closing, the center of “main and main,” has been rotting out.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • hazmat3.jpg 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.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

Featured Ads

Click on a photo to see our SmugMug photos

Seasonal Content
AP Video
Raw: More Than 100,000 Gather for Easter Sunday Raw: Greeks Celebrate Easter With "Rocket War" Police Question Captain, Crew on Ferry Disaster Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of OKC Bombing Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria Raw: Massive 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Mexico Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.