Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

Top Stories

January 18, 2013

MWISD keen on safety, preparing for luncheon

By LIBBY CLUETT

Mineral Wells ISD Superintendent Gail Haterius gave school trustees an update Tuesday on the district's emergency management protocol, one month after the tragic killing of 26 young students and staff at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Conn.

“We are very cognizant of what has gone on in Newtown and we have been reviewing all protocols,” she told trustees. “We plan to be very proactive in planning and updating our programs.”

Haterius said she checked with the state and said MWISD is up-to-date on its security audit.

“Safety is one of the most important things we can do for students and staff,” she said, adding that  police and fire-department leaders will meet with MWISD officials at the district's next administrative meeting.

“We have been working on these things and continue to,” she said.

Haterius also gave trustees an update on the progress of a random drug-testing policy for MWISD students, to be implemented in the 2012-13 school year.

She announced the district's School Health Advisory Committee will conduct two open-forum informational meetings. The first meeting is Jan. 31, at Mineral Wells High School, and the second is Feb. 4, at the junior high. Both meetings begin at 6 p.m.

The committee encourages parents to attend to learn about drug use and drug testing students, she said.

Haterius then announced the district will host a community luncheon at Holiday Hills Country Club on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

The luncheon will feature Dr. Bonnie Lesley, an educator, and Linda Etheridge, former Waco mayor, discussing legislative issues facing public schools, which includes school funding and vouchers.

For information and a reservation, call Judy Brown at (940) 325-6404 or 325-5103 by Jan. 29.

In addition, Lesley will speak on school funding at an informational meeting for MWISD employees. This meeting will take place at MWHS at 4:15 p.m., also on Feb. 5.

Text Only
Top Stories
  • Fire update 3.jpg Electrical system fault cited as cause of sausage plant blaze

    PALO PINTO COUNTY – Investigators have determined that a fault in the electrical system caused last month’s fire that ravaged the warehouse of the Kennedy Sausage plant off Interstate 20 and U.S. Highway 281 South, said Palo Pinto County Fire Marshal Buddy Harwell.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Training to begin for CASA child advocates

    Although National Child Abuse prevention month is quickly coming to a close, the fight against child abuse is far from won.

    April 22, 2014

  • Genesys2.jpg S-TEC now piloted locally

    Roger Smith, CEO of Genesys Aerosystems, and his management team, saw a great opportunity for growth with the acquisition through a managed buyout of Chelton Flight Systems Inc. and S-TEC Corporation, doing business as Cobham Avionics, from Cobham.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Rains bring end to burn ban – for now

    PALO PINTO – Weekend rains led Palo Pinto County Judge David Nicklas on Tuesday to temporarily lift the countywide burn ban.

    April 22, 2014

  • paperclip patent.jpg Paperclip invented locally?

    It is a staple of the office – the paper clip, a simple but elegant tool, a couple of bends of thin wire that helps keep us organized.

    April 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • bat workers.jpg New bat sanctuary to be ready in June

    Sometime around June, area bats will have a new place to hang out.

    April 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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

Featured Ads
SmugMug


Click on a photo to see our SmugMug photos

Seasonal Content
AP Video
U.S. Paratroopers in Poland, Amid Ukraine Crisis US Reviews Clemency for Certain Inmates Raw: Violence Erupts in Rio Near Olympic Venue Raw: Deadly Bombing in Egypt Raw: What's Inside a Commercial Jet Wheel Well Raw: Obama Arrives in Japan for State Visit Raw: Anti-Obama Activists Fight Manila Police Motels Near Disney Fighting Homeless Problem Michigan Man Sees Thanks to 'bionic Eye' Obama to Oso: We'll Be Here As Long As It Takes Bon Jovi Helps Open Low-income Housing in Philly S.C. Man Apologizes for Naked Walk in Wal-Mart New Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees Named 'Piles' of Bodies in South Sudan Slaughter SCOTUS Hears Tv-over-Internet Case Chief Mate: Crew Told to Escape After Passengers
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

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

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.