Here are our top 10 stories from 2019.

A second turbulent year for Mayor Christopher Perricone culminated Dec. 19 when a Palo Pinto County grand jury indicted him on a third-degree felony charge of aggravated perjury.

With the possibility of removing Mayor Christopher Perricone from office, City Council on Oct. 8 voted instead to censure the mayor accepting an investor’s conclusions Perricone committed three city charter violations.

Mineral Wells City Council in October opted to censure, rather than remove from office, Mayor Christopher Perricone after accepting a finding from an independent investigator the mayor committed three city charter violations.

An effort to recall Mayor Christopher Perricone ended in August because of a ruling by the state on the election date and because the circulated petitions fell short of the needed signatures.

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.

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