White bikes dapple Texas roadways. These “ghost bikes” serve as memorials to fallen cyclists – either riders who have been killed, like Iris Stagner last September, or severely injured when hit by a motor vehicle. This photo of the ghost-bike tribute to Stagner was taken just days after her death. It rests near a tree, alongside U.S. Highway 180 West, at the northwestern edge of the Brazos River bridge. The tribute evolves as people bring flowers and mementos. Pictured hanging from the white bike are some of Stagner's cycling awards. This weekend's bicycle races are a memorial to Stagner, who not only raced, but worked hard to bring races to Palo Pinto County, races which continue to benefit citizens and businesses.
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Election winners sworn in as new council takes shape
Votes from city elections held May 11 were canvassed at Tuesday night’s city council meeting, a step necessary to officialize reported results.
Benavides, Prestwood tapped 2013 Elite Rams
At the 20th Mineral Wells High School’s Hall of Honor induction ceremony, the Ram choir almost stole the show before the substance of the program began.
Four groups team up for final Petsense adoption
A number of area animal advocacy groups will converge Saturday for the last adoption event at the Mineral Wells Petsense store.
Troopers out in force over holiday weekend
The Department of Public Safety wants motorists to be prepared for a greater highway patrol presence on the state’s roadways in coming days.
Expert explains causes behind recent severe weather
Following last week’s devastating local storms, the nation’s midsection took a beating over the weekend with serious damage reported in Oklahoma and Kansas.
Know your sirens
Mineral Wells police dispatchers were inundated with calls Wednesday evening after the city’s weather sirens sounded ahead of a devastating storm.
Have storm damage?
Insurance claims continued to pour in following Wednesday evening’s devastating hailstorm and one local agent provided tips for those with damage.
Two arrested in auto theft
Hours after receiving a stolen vehicle report, Mineral Wells police investigators arrested two individuals in connection with the crime.
Wicked weather wreaks havoc
An estimated 10 tornados touched down across North Texas Wednesday night with reports of softball-sized hail throughout Palo Pinto County.
Rodeo sent home many winners, some unsuspecting
The 76th annual Palo Pinto County Livestock Association Pro Rodeo came to a close Saturday night and left several winners with some extra cash in their hands.
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