The assisted living portion of the Crazy Water Retirement Hotel in downtown Mineral Wells is being closed Friday after the state pulled the facility's operating license. All assisted living residents are being moved immediately, according to state and local officials.

Mineral Wells Health Inspector Donna Robbins said she received a call from a woman with the Department of Aging and Disability Services Friday morning who told her the license for the assisted living facility had been pulled and the state would be moving residents out Friday and Saturday as they find places for them.

Some residents will reportedly be moved to a facility in Fort Worth, according to Robbins.

The state agency requested the city provide trash bags in which to move residents' belongings, Robbins said.

Some 19 or 20 assisted living area residents are believed to be affected.

Cecilia Fedorov, spokesperson for DADS, confirmed the assisted living facility closure and said more information would be provided later Friday.

Mineral Wells Mayor Mike Allen, City Manager Lance Howerton, Building Official Robert Turk and Robbins entered the facility shortly after 9 a.m. Friday morning for a general inspection of the property.  

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