Here are our top 10 stories from 2019.
In an event years – really decades – in the making hundreds of people gathered June 20 in front of the Baker Hotel to cheer and celebrate the announcement of the property’s sale and the official beginning of a historic three-year restoration project.
Mineral Wells ISD officials rejoiced in August after the district received an overall grade of B from the Texas Education Agency for its 2019 school accountability grade. The district’s B was an improvement from the C it received in 2018.
Mayor Christopher Perricone in July brought to city council an ordinance to make Mineral Wells a “sanctuary city for the unborn.”
The National Weather Service confirmed an EF-1 tornado – with estimated winds of 85-110 mph – followed a northeasterly path from about the Cantex plant on S.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Street to about Parker-Hannifan at Wolters Industrial Park off U.S. Highway 180 East, damaging buildings and signs the morning of March 13.
Former Canyon City Manager Randy Criswell was named in March to the same position in Mineral Wells, largely on the strengths of his overseeing downtown redevelopment and an economic turnaround in his former Panhandle city just outside Amarillo, and hoping he will do the same in Mineral Wells.
This Week's Circulars
Funeral services for Lucille Lewis, who passed away February 6, will be Saturday, February 15 at 10AM at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Crockett, Texas. Burial at Jiles Huntly Cemetery in Crockett.
Funeral services for Fredrick English, who passed away February 6, will be Saturday, February 15 at 1PM at Lone Star Baptist Church, Trinity Texas. Burial at Trinity Community Cemetery, Trinity under the direction of Emanuel Funeral Home.
- Grapeland coach arrested for sexual abuse
- Warrant out for L.G. Gray
- City moves to widen internet access
- PPD motorcycle officer injured in wreck
- Homeless man shot in face
- James “Stick” Jackson's funeral Saturday
- City Council elections cancelled
- Soul food: A history of delicious
- Chick-Fil-A bringing 100 jobs to Palestine
- BEN CAMPBELL: GUEST OPINION: Railroad's move to scrap contract unwarranted