By Libby Cluett | email@example.com
Local Casey James fans will be happy to hear that their aural drought – of hearing him perform live – can soon come to an end.
James was in the national spotlight on “American Idol,” and on many local televisions, a year ago. According to mom, Debra James, Casey James will be back performing in his first hometown, post-Idol gig on July 1 at Billy Bob’s Texas in Fort Worth.
Tickets went on sale Monday and are going fast.
James said her son has been opening for Sugarland and working on his CD with Sony Nashville and various writers, with hopes for a CD coming out in late summer or the fall.
His July 1 concert in Fort Worth will likely include original music, according to Debra James, including songs that might be on Casey’s forthcoming CD.
She said songs like “Bulletproof” – which he cowrote with Delbert McClinton – “Show Me a Bridge” and “Drive” have been popular on her son’s tour with Sugarland.
While on tour, Casey has written a song with Sugarland’s Kristian Bush, according to Debra James. For more updates on the former “American Idol” contestant, she suggests fans visit thecaseyjamesblog.com or www.sonymusicnashville.com/artists/casey-james.
Sony Nashville recording artist and 2010 'American Idol' sensation on tour that will bring him to Fort Worth July 1
By Libby Cluett | firstname.lastname@example.org
- News Toppers
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.Continued ...
Social media part of PD’s varied arsenal
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Safe, but not home yet: Mineral Wells' baseball team walks, plays by faith
"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.Continued ...
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.Continued ...
- David May named Index general manager-editor
- Local News
Palo Pinto A&M Club Unites for ‘Aggie Muster’
Former students of Texas A&M University will assemble in Mineral Wells on April 21 for the annual Texas Aggie Muster to honor all Texas Aggies who have passed away within the last year.
It's not hard to have an eggs-cellent Easter egg hunt.
Blue Bonnet Garden Club’s Monthly Meeting
The Blue Bonnet Garden Club met recently for its regular monthly meeting.
Police arrest 2 on different charges
A Mineral Wells Police Department investigation Friday, April 11, of an unauthorized use of a motor vehicle report led to the arrest of two men on theft and drug charges.
- Palo Pinto A&M Club Unites for ‘Aggie Muster’
- Local Sports
Kennedale edges out Lady Rams, 3-0, on senior night
Despite a brilliant defensive effort that kept the game locked at 1-0 until the final frame, the Mineral Wells Lady Rams found themselves so close, yet so far away, falling to the second-ranked team in the state, the Kennedale Wildcats, for the second time this year, 3-0, Friday night.
How sweet it is
The Mineral Wells Rams have climbed another mountain.
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.
13 Rams, Lady Rams advance to regionals after solid Area Track Meet
SPRINGTOWN – Track and Field season marches on for the Rams and Lady Rams of Mineral Wells High School, who will send 13 athletes to the Regional Track Meet in Lubbock, April 25-26, after a strong showing at the District 5 and 6-3A Area Track Meet in Springtown, Wednesday.
- Kennedale edges out Lady Rams, 3-0, on senior night
Travis Sixth-Grader Conquers Johnson Peak
Every year Travis Elementary sixth-graders spend a week of outdoor education at Camp Grady Spruce and every year is full of stories and memories.
Mineral Wells High School captures One Act Play District Championship for 4th consecutive year!
Mineral Wells High School’s One Act Play has advanced to the next round of competition.
Groups partnering with MWISD
Tuesday night's Mineral Wells ISD School Board meeting was dynamic, filled with presentations, awards and various agenda items up for approval.
MWISD School Board learns the virtues of chess
Who said learning can't be fun? Better yet, why not make it a game?
- Travis Sixth-Grader Conquers Johnson Peak
- Online Only
Why do wolves howl?
Of all the myths that dog the wolf, none is more widely accepted than the idea that wolves howl at the moon. Images of wolves with their heads upturned, singing at the night sky, are as unquestioned as a goldfish's three-second memory or a dog's color-blindness (both also myths).
Smartphone kill switches are coming
Smartphones need kill switches. It's a relatively easy solution to the pricey (and irritating) problem of smartphone theft. But who would have thought that the big carriers would team up with Apple, Google, Microsoft, Nokia, Samsung and lots of other manufacturers to voluntarily begin adding the technology by July 2015? The cooperative spirit! It makes so much sense!
Biggest student loan profits come from grad students
This week, the Congressional Budget Office projected that the federal government would earn roughly $127 billion from student lending during the next 10 years.
Paint, doodle and sketch: 3 apps for art lovers
In the absence of a palette of watercolors and a sketchpad, these three apps can fill in as your art supplies of choice.
- Why do wolves howl?
Mineral Wells Wednesday Bible Study Club
Lynn Waddy and Phyllis Lister hosted the April 9th meeting of the Wednesday Bible Study Club. The meeting was opened with prayer by Lynn. Nikki Murphy brought the lesson from Acts, Chapter 8.
Holy Week Schedule
With Palm Sunday already over and Easter coming this Sunday, Mineral Wells Ministerial Alliance is taking advantage of Holy Week, the week between the two holidays, and spreading the good news as much as possible.
Hallelujahs to Hisses
I graduated from Baylor University in 1983.
- Mineral Wells Wednesday Bible Study Club