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MWISD hires new principal
Mineral Wells ISD trustees approved hiring Jon Almeida as the new leader for Mineral Wells High School.
CCA facility set to close
Despite the best efforts of local leaders and state representatives, the Mineral Wells Pre-Parole Transfer Facility is headed toward closure.
Courthouse updates approved
County commissioners voted this week to approve a contract with a company tasked with updating the courthouse’s electrical system.
Surprise performer among Buckets and Boots headliners
GRAFORD – Many of the stars lined up to take the stage at the third incarnation of Buckets and Boots have been announced, though organizers aren’t revealing everything just yet.
ESD project moves forward
Santo Fire Chief David Hubbard once again presented information Tuesday to county commissioners concerning the creation of a second county emergency services district.
Driver arrested after colliding with residence
The driver of a vehicle that crashed into a house last week escaped significant injury but faces two criminal charges.
Judge allowed to temporarily rescind county burn ban
Despite weekend rains, a burn ban is currently in place for all Palo Pinto County; however, at Tuesday’s meeting, commissioners voted unanimously to permit County Judge David Nicklas to rescind an active burn ban for up to 72 hours.
Butterflies in the Garden
The typical gardener enjoys the passing of the seasons in the garden. Spring brings the renewal of life, beautiful blooms, leaves on the trees and, hopefully, green grass.
Pet adoptions to continue after retailer’s closure
When the Mineral Wells Petsense store closed May 31, the Palo Pinto County Humane Society searched for a local store to fill the gaps, namely hosting the numerous pet adoptions, which resulted in connecting 1,600 or more cats and dogs to new owners – and displaying and handling adoptions for cats and small dogs from the Mineral Wells Animal Shelter in the store’s adoption center.
Mental health: focus, attention increases locally and nationally
Mental illness has received increased attention in recent months, especially following a number of recent mass shootings.
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