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POLICE CALLS: March 7-14

Following are reported filed by Mineral Wells police based on calls for service for the period March 7-14. Not all calls for service result in a filed report. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7 ARREST - 2500 block of S.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Street, 9:07 a.m. James T. Myers, 66, of Mineral Wells, was arrested o

MINERAL WELLS INDEX - 2018-03-15 21:30:00

Grass fire breaks out on Highway 51 and County Road 243 Thursday afternoon

Several homes were threatened Thursday afternoon when a grass fire broke out between Hamby and Albany on Highway 51 and County Road 243. The fire started at about 4 on Thursday afternoon and several volunteer fire departments responded to the blaze, along with the Texas A&M Forest Service. Fire offi

KTXS.COM - 2018-03-15 18:48:46

Motel stabbing suspect dies in custody

PALO PINTO - The man held for allegedly stabbing a motel clerk last week died Tuesday evening in custody. James Richard Little, 73, was reportedly found slumped over in his Palo Pinto County Jail holding cell around 5:40 p.m. He was taken to Palo Pinto General Hospital and pronounced dead. PALO PINT


Woman sentenced to 25 years for role in meth trafficking ring

Christina Victoria Cruz, 35, of Mineral Wells, pleaded guilty Thursday before 29th State District Court Judge Michael Moore to the charge and was sentenced to 25 years in prison. PPCSO PALO PINTO - A fifth person has been sentenced to prison as part of a ring of seven indicted in July 2016 for first


Historic bridge brings Netflix to town

Living history is popping up south of Newcastle once again, however this time it isn't Fort Belknap drawing a crowd, but rather the old Highway 380 bridge. Construction of the 850-foot bridge was finished in 1933 and has seen more coyotes than cars in three decades now. The bridge was bypassed and c

OLNEYENTERPRISE.COM - 2018-03-15 16:08:51

Glidewell challenges Tomlin for Ward 1 city council seat

Pastor Jerrel Tomlin was appointed to the Ward 1 seat for Mineral Wells City Council in November 2016 to complete the unexpired term of Thomas Lively, who stepped down when he joined the police department. Now Tomlin hopes to win election to the southeast quadrant seat, but faces a challenge from Te

MINERAL WELLS INDEX - 2018-03-17 00:00:00

War hero-turned-bank robber whose getaway vehicle was a helicopter dies in Texas jail

A convicted bank robber infamous for using a helicopter to quickly escape heists in the 1980s died Tuesday in the Palo Pinto County Jail. Jim Little, 73, was locked up last week for stabbing a motel clerk after trashing his room in Mineral Wells, according to the local newspaper. Little died Tuesday


BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Father, son team up to open auto care and service center

While your tires might squeal if you slam on your brakes too hard, your brakes shouldn't be squealing at all. If you hear grinding or squealing, it might be time to get your brakes checked out. A good place to do so is Texas Brakes & Automotive Service at 1208 E. Hubbard St. in Mineral Wells. Father

MINERAL WELLS INDEX - 2018-03-15 14:30:00

Clyde Police Department searching for missing K9 dog

CLYDE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - The Clyde Police Department is on the hunt for its missing K9 Achilles. The department posted to social media Tuesday afternoon in hopes of finding the dog. "Our police K9 Achilles has been missing since late last night. He is wearing a dark grey collar and was last seen