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.
- Mother, son die in three-alarm house fire
- Lone Oak ISD looking at arming employees, four-day school weeks
- SPCA of Texas seizes 146 animals from Hunt County
- Game warden to appear at area restaurant
- Father pleads guilty in February 2019 murder of son
- Defendant, attorneys in capital murder case at odds
- Sexual assault claims against Greenville ISD dismissed
- Trial dates set in Commerce E-Corps theft case
- Working through ‘not so happily ever after’
- Royse City woman living like a leapling