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MILLSAP – Acme Pressed Brick Company was established in Parker County by George E. Bennett in 1891, and is still going strong in its operation 128 years later.

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ARLINGTON – Deep in the recesses of Jerry World on Wednesday the No. 1 Strawn Greyhounds (13-2) celebrated their second straight and fourth all-time UIL Six-Man state title after a one half mercy-rule, 48-0, victory over the No. 2 Follett Panthers (12-3).

NORMAN, Okla. -- The relationship between OU President James Gallogly and his predecessor, David Boren, has crumbled amid threats and feuding over the financial status of the university and other issues, according to multiple sources within the university community.

UVALDE, Tex. – A Sam Houston University student couple died in a helicopter crash in the hill country of south Texas early Sunday within hours of their wedding, authorities reported. The pilot of the craft also died.

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With a hotly contested U.S. Senate race hanging in the balance, incumbent Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz and his Democratic opponent, Congressman Beto O'Rourke, weighed in on Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation.

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Fort Worth-based musician Michael Lee will be getting a lot of local support when he appears on "The Voice." With a lot of family from and still living in Mineral Wells, Lee spent so much time here growing up he is as good as a local son.

The NFL season kicks off when the defending champion Philadelphia Eagles take on the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday, Sept. 6.

ABILENE – It was a dream season for the Mineral Wells Lady Rams 9-11-year-old Little League team as the girls capped off an impressive postseason run with the first ever state title in town history on Tuesday.

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PALO PINTO – There remains a long way to go but fire crews have been able to make progress on containing and eventually extinguishing the “Surprise Fire” burning west of Palo Pinto.

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PALO PINTO – Following a briefing Wednesday afternoon at the Palo Pinto County Courthouse, Texas A&M Forest Service Public Information Officer Victoria Cruz provides an update on the wildfires in Palo Pinto County on July 4, 2018.

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PALO PINTO – Eleven members of the Palo Pinto County Bar Association take turns reading the Declaration of Independence outside the Palo Pinto County Courthouse on Tuesday, July 3, 2018. 

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After a one-year hiatus, the amphitheater at Rocker B Ranch between Graford and Possum Kingdom Lake next week will once again fill up with thousands of country music fans ready to enjoy a two-day lineup of bands.

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The Weatherford firefighter who died Sunday fighting a large fire in West Texas is identified as Andy Loller. According to a report he suffered a medical condition on scene.The Flower Mound Fire Department identified Loller, 42, in a Facebook post on Sunday:

Young girls around the country watched in awe as the Strawn High School football player and only girl on the field set multiple records under the bright lights of AT&T Stadium.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Tim Tadlock and Chris Beard, two of Texas Tech’s most popular athletic figures, shared an enlightening moment earlier this month when detailing the stark contrast between the draft process in their respective sports.

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PARKER COUNTY – It was fitting that this year Memorial Day weekend was the time to add more names to the local Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall at the National Vietnam War Museum.

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PALO PINTO – The Native American flute has been reported to be one of the oldest known musical instruments in the world. Archeologists have found bone flutes dating back over 60,000 years.

A state prosecutor announced Thursday any evidence collected by authorities regarding female gymnasts being subjected to abuse at the former site of the national training facility in Texas will be turned over to a grand jury to determine if criminal charges are warranted.

BOSTON, MASS. – Along with surprise winners Desiree Linden, the first American woman to win since 1958, and Yuki Kawauchi, Japan's first men's winner since 1987, the abhorrent weather conditions that featured temperatures in the 30s and wind gusts approaching 40 MPH were the talk of the 2018…

AUSTIN – A dream sought after by many but achieved by few, the list of professional athletes from the Mineral Wells area just got a little bit longer.

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The thousands and thousands of soldiers and helicopter pilots who were sent to Mineral Wells to train at Camp Wolters or Fort Wolters before deployment to fight in World War II or the Korean and Vietnam wars are all heroes worthy of praise and thanks.

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On a warm summer night at the Summer Concerts in the Garden in Fort Worth several years ago, country music legend Ricky Skaggs was performing when suddenly he called a fellow up from the audience to join him on stage.

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Camp Wolters and Fort Wolters has had an outstanding role in the military training of our nation’s soldiers and helicopter pilots since 1927, when General Wolters chose Camp Wolters (located at the present Mineral Wells High School) as headquarters for all training of the mounted cavalry in the state guard of Texas.

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MILLSAP – Millsap High School senior Angela Casarez is preparing to take her pick from more than 20 universities.

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Congressman Michael Conaway enjoyed some Crazy Water and a visit to the local company Thursday as part of a tour across his 11th Congressional District.

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John B. White, 72, passed away January 9, 2020, in Mineral Wells. He was born October 14, 1947 in Comanche, Texas the son of Walter and Ethel Drake White. There will be a memorial visitation from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, January 14, in the Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Chapel. He is survived by his wife:…

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