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5 hurt in 3-vehicle crash

Department of Public Safety Trooper David Marcoux said an eastbound silver Ford pickup driven by Tyler Raby, 21, of Bridgeport struck a red Ford driven by Joshua Gomez, 27, of Decatur, which had slowed for traffic, from behind and forced it into the westbound lane. Gomez’ truck was then hit by a wes


REFLECTING ON RELIGION: Return home to Jesus

Summer is here and for many people that means vacation. Growing up, I loved to go on vacation. Our family had a pop-up camper for several years, and my mom loved to take us camping in the Big Thicket of southeast Texas.I say “my mom” took us camping because my dad’s idea of camping was Motel 6. Now,

MINERAL WELLS INDEX - 2018-06-17 10:30:00


Following are reports filed by Mineral Wells police based on calls for service for the period June 6-12. Not all calls for service result in a filed report:WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6• VEHICLE BURGLARY – 2800 block of U.S. Highway 180 East, 7:38 a.m. A wallet was reported stolen from a vehicle.


Clark takes reins of EDC

Clark, who was recently appointed Bridgeport EDC’s executive director by the city council, has learned a lot since then.


United Regional program employs personal touch, scholarships to bring doctors to the city

The physician recruitment program sent care packages from Wichita Falls bristling with much appreciated snacks. Future in the Falls, also a scholarship initiative, stayed in touch through his long years of schooling.


Steady market: New, existing home prices rise in first quarter

Last year, Mark Southard’s Malibu Homes built 15 homes. Through the first six months of this year, the custom home builder said he’s on pace to double that number.



From left, Luke Samples, Jessica Samples and Duke Samples make up the team at S&K Automotive.MINERAL WELLS INDEX


JHS girls BB lose in summer action

PARADISE – With so many things going on during the summer, including vacation, work, and other activities, it’s a wonder anything manages to get fully accomplished.


5 transported from wreck on FM 407

Five people were transported to area hospitals from a three-vehicle accident on Farm Road 407 just east of the BNSF railroad tracks near the Dollar General in New Fairview Thursday morning.A female driver of a SUV was transported with a child passenger to Wise Health System in Decatur. Two other chi


Bond sale planned for water, sewer improvements

Financial advisers from PFM attended the city council meeting Monday to discuss financing the improvement projects. The city can issue bonds up to $2.5 million, but may not exceed that amount, and if engineering costs come under $2.5 million they may issue less.


Mayor to pitch utility group buying for city

The mayor has introduced the opt-in utility aggregation, or group buying, plan to Rotary Club of Mineral Wells and last week to Mineral Wells Noon Lions.

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City says petition for vote on restaurant liquor sales good

It is all at additional costs and administrative paperwork and reporting for the restaurant, said Adrian Salazar, owner of La Taqueria Estrella.


MCTAD budgets rise just under 5.5% for 2019

Kim Haralson, chief appraiser, presented the budgets pointing to an overall increase of 5.17 percent in the appraisal district budget and 5.45 in the collections budget.


Outdoor options for the fisherman

Luke’s daughter, son-in-law and a couple of his grandkids recently enjoyed a few hours catching catfish at Texas Fishing LLC., near Caddo Mills, Texas.Photo by LUKE CLAYTON

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Former bank employee convicted of stealing nearly $40,000

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Chicken and Bread Days vendors wanted

The deadline for vendor reservations is Sept. 30. All vendor spaces are outdoor, 10 ft. x 10 ft. spaces. Vendor fees are the same as last year, with arts and crafts spaces only $20, and food vendor spaces $25. There is an additional $10 fee for electricity.


Cooling unit to be moved from courthouse

“This proposal that I’ve got in front of you pertaining to the chiller actually up there in the northwest quadrant here, we need to get that chiller out of there before we fix the courtroom because of the moisture issues,” Charlie Kearns of Komatsu Architecture told commissioners court.


WC dean admits some truth to Osina allegations

“Whether it be athletic, whether it be academic, whether it be off campus, on campus, things happen,” Jefferson said.


With World Cup coming to North America, Dallas-Fort Worth stands to score big

A joint bid from the U.S., Canada and Mexico beat out Morocco to host the 2026 World Cup. The soccer tournament will return to the U.S. for the first time in over two decades after gaining 134 votes, while Morocco got 65 at the FIFA Congress in Moscow on Wednesday.The U.S. proposed hosting 60 out o


Man allegedly sends video of girl having sex to undercover officer

Timothy Dale O'Brien, 49, is accused of sending the officer a video showing a girl between the ages of 10 and 12 years old engaging in a sexual act with a man.