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POLICE CALLS: Mach 14-21

Following are reports filed by Mineral Wells police based on calls for service for the period March 14-21. Not all calls for service result in a filed report: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14 ARREST - 1203 block of N.W. 1st Avenue, 7:32 a.m. Harley L. McCown, 24, of Garland, was arrested on an outstanding count

MINERAL WELLS INDEX - 2018-03-22 19:30:00

Archer City resident arrested twice in six days

Jessica Schroeder of Archer City was arrested March 13, 2018 and charged with Burglary of a Habitation, a Felony 2 charge. According to police records, Officer Autumn Weber was dispatched to 313 W Plum for a burglary of a residence. There, she contacted the home owner who showed her surveillance vid

ARCHERCOUNTYNEWS.COM - 2018-03-22 13:00:00

Fire burns mobile home, 3 acres

Walking over the charred, blackened ground, John Erdahl peered over to the burning remains of his mobile home as firefighters chased the final remnants of fire. "All it is is starting over again. It's no big thing," Erdahl said. "It's an adventure man." Along with destroying the mobile home Erdahl

WCMESSENGER.COM - 2018-03-21 23:35:17

Olney police chief arrested for making lewd advances

OLNEY, Texas (KETK) - The interim police chief of Olney, northwest of Fort Worth, was arrested Wednesday night for making lewd advances toward a woman. Robert Cross resigned in a letter to the city council Thursday. He had also served as the town's fire marshal. The woman who made the accusation tol

EASTTEXASMATTERS.COM - 2018-03-23 02:45:39

After Being Shut Down the First Time, Free Underage Cool Kids Festival Is Back

"With the name, it all actually started as a joke," says Justin Piel, one of the event organizers. "Gabe Thompkins [another organizer] and I were driving one night and talking about setting up shows for our band, and the idea of having a festival came up somehow. "I ended up coming up with the name

DALLAS OBSERVER - 2018-03-22 09:00:00

Archer County Sheriff's Weekly Report

The Sheriff's Office received 150 Calls for Service during the past 7 day period ending Sunday, March 18, 2018. On the day of this report there were 19 individuals incarcerated in the Archer County Jail consisting of 15 men and 4 women. Around 6:30am Monday morning, a call was received from a woman

ARCHERCOUNTYNEWS.COM - 2018-03-22 13:00:00

Movie stars shoot quick scenes in Archer County for major Netflix movie

Netflix announced on February 12, 2018 that shooting was to begin on a major Netflix movie, "The Highwaymen," starring Kevin Costner and Woody Harreleson and directed by John Lee Hancock, a native Texan. The main part of the movie is to be filmed in Louisiana, but other locations include small scene

ARCHERCOUNTYNEWS.COM - 2018-03-22 13:00:00

Man who gave wife drugs that led to her freezer death is back in jail

PALO PINTO - A Mineral Wells man is back in trouble three years after he was convicted and sentenced for supplying drugs to his wife that led to her crawling inside a freezer and dying. Cecil Ray Huddleston, 53, was indicted Friday on a felony charge of possession with intent to deliver methamphetam


Fifth explosion in Texas has investigators hunting possible serial bomber

SCHERTZ,TX (RNN) - FedEx has confirmed in a statement that a package detonated at a San Antonio-area FedEx ground facility early Tuesday morning. The company also confirmed that the person responsible for sending it also shipped a second package, which has now been secured and turned over to law en


Developer to construct new AT&T office/store

The future home of a new AT&T Store at 406 E. Wise. (News photo) Building plans have been approved by City of Bowie code officials for the construction of a 1,500-square-foot office building to be located at 406 E. Wise. Code officer David Rainey said the plan was approved on March 16 and the perm


On target: Alvord archers head to state

TAKING AIM - The Alvord archery team will be heading to the state contest in Belton Wednesday and Thursday. Messenger photo by Joe Duty Roughly 50 students from Alvord elementary, middle and high school will compete at the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) state tournament in Belton Wed


Cool home destroyed in Monday fire

A home was destroyed in an early Monday morning house fire in Cool. The wood-frame, brick veneer house on Oak Lane was fully involved around 5 a.m. when engines from Millsap and Cool-Garner fire departments arrived on scene at the same time, according to ESD 7 District Chief Jeff Edwards. "The front


Bridgeport EDC board names interim

Bridgeport Economic Development Corp. board members named Leah Clark interim director at their Tuesday meeting. Clark has been the EDC's administrative assistant since 2016. Former Director Kevin Holzbog resigned from the EDC earlier this month to take a job at Poco Graphite Inc. in Decatur. Holzbo


Erin Brockovich Says She's Coming to Plano as Water District Claims Everything's Normal

Environmental activist Erin Brockovich, famous for inspiring Julia Roberts' Oscar-winning performance in Erin Brockovich, is coming to North Texas. Brockovich, who blasted the North Texas Municipal Water District last week for using a common cleaning procedure, announced on Facebook on Tuesday that

DALLAS OBSERVER - 2018-03-21 16:23:36

City manager job offer goes to longtime businessman Bert Cunningham

Tonight, the Bowie City Council voted to make a job offer to one of the previous city manager candidate finalists, Bert Cunningham, a hometown resident and longtime Bowie businessman. The action was taken after a 40-minute executive session. Mayor Gaylynn Burris asked Cunningham to stay for a moment


Couple arrested after CPS home visit

Weatherford-Parker County Special Crimes Unit arrested a Weatherford couple following a CPS (Child Protective Services) home visit. The initial investigation stemmed from an anonymous tip about drug use inside the home where a child was staying. Deputies arrived at a residence in the 5300-block of


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


Sheriff's office investigating drive-by

The Parker County Sheriff's Office is asking for help in identifying who is responsible for a drive-by shooting early Friday morning near Springtown. The sheriff's office responded shortly after 4 a.m. to a 911 call from a resident in the 300 block of Cactus View Drive, who reported that an unknown


Weatherford couple arrested after drugs found near child

A Weatherford couple was arrested and their child turned over to Child Protective Services after drugs were found in the home Thursday, Parker County Sheriff's officials said. James Robert Minshew, 33, of Weatherford, was charged with manufacture delivery of a controlled substance. Chelsea Jo Garcia


Disaster drill: Agencies train side-by-side for active shooter response

WORKING TOGETHER - Officers Trent White, Jase Reeves and Zach Berrier practice an active shooter drill at Carson Elementary School Tuesday. Messenger photo by Joe Duty Racing through the main hall of Carson Elementary School, three officers from different law enforcement agencies come to a sudden st