By CLINT FOSTER
The Great Texas Warrant Roundup of 2014 has begun and law enforcement officials across the Lone Star State are making a concerted effort to collect unpaid fines and make arrests on all those with outstanding warrants. The long arm of the law extends to Mineral Wells, where the City of Mineral Wells Municipal Court is encouraging citizens to pay now or
suffer the consequences.
The City of Mineral Wells currently has over 5,000 outstanding warrants on the books, valued at over $900,000. The Index has dedicated four pages of the Sunday paper to list those with outstanding warrants.
The City of Mineral Wells Municipal Court and Mineral Wells Police Department will join forces with more than 300 law enforcement agencies across the state to arrest individuals with unpaid fines. According to a press release, police will go to homes, places of work or wherever they might find those who have avoided their responsibility to the court.
It would behoove anyone with outstanding warrants to take advantage of the opportunity to pay their fines immediately.
The Municipal Court Staff will work with those who have not paid fines to get their accounts cleared up without going to jail. The Municipal Court – located in Mineral Wells City Hall at 211 SW 1st Ave. – is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
For more information concerning how to pay your fines, contact the Municipal Court at 940-328-7733 or visit the City’s website at www.mineralwellstx.gov.