By Erin Douglas, The Texas Tribune
By Erin Douglas and Mitchell Ferman, The Texas TribuneFive board members of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas — the entity that manages and operates the electricity grid that covers much of Texas — will resign on Wednesday, according to a notice to the Public Utility Commission. A si…
ERCOT President and CEO Bill Magness will present on the events that occurred during the extreme cold weather event during this morning’s Urgent Board of Directors meeting, which begins at 10 a.m.
By Alex Samuels, The Texas TribuneFirst Texans lost their power. Now, they’re losing their potable water.After enduring multiple days of freezing temperatures and Texans dripping faucets to prevent frozen pipes from bursting, cities across the state warned residents on Wednesday that water l…
By Erin Douglas and Ross Ramsey, The Texas TribuneFrozen wind turbines in Texas caused some conservative state politicians to declare Tuesday that the state was relying too much on renewable energy. But in reality, the lost wind power makes up only a fraction of the reduction in power-genera…
The following statement was issued shortly after 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas:
By Mitchell Ferman and Sami Sparber, The Texas TribuneThe state’s electric grid operator lost control of the power supply Monday morning as 2 million Texas households didn’t have heat working at home as a massive winter storm delivered freezing temperatures across the state.When the state’s …
DALLAS (AP) — A massive crash involving more than 130 vehicles on an icy Texas interstate left six people dead and dozens injured Thursday amid a winter storm that dropped freezing rain, sleet and snow on parts of the U.S.
FORT WORTH (AP) — At least five people were killed Thursday in a massive crash involving 75 to 100 vehicles on an icy Texas interstate, police said, as a winter storm dropped freezing rain, sleet and snow on parts of the U.S.
By Karen Brooks Harper, The Texas TribuneThree federally-run mass vaccination sites aimed at underserved communities are expected to open before the end of the month in Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth, Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday.The sites will be run by the Federal Emergency Management Ag…
Palo Pinto County is trying to make its way through a 7,400-plus list of people signed up for the COVID-19 vaccine and will be getting some help from Parker County within the next week.
Two years after U.S. District Judge Janis Jack ordered a long list of reforms for the Texas foster care system, state health and human services officials have made some improvements. But on Tuesday, Jack again decided they haven’t done enough.
Vinmark Roofing and Construction of Mineral Wells was awarded the Palo Pinto County Courthouse and Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace projects Monday morning.
Due to the lengthy and costly efforts that follow the annual Parker County Clean-Up Day, the commissioners are set to open “convenience centers” that will allow for year-round waste disposal.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas will likely partner with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to open two vaccination “super sites” in Dallas and Houston, and more could be on the way, Gov. Greg Abbott said Monday.
Texas surpassed the 1 million COVID-19 vaccinations administered mark quicker than any other state, Gov. Greg Abbott announced during his State of the State address.
More than 20 participants in the 2021 Palo Pinto County Area Spelling Bee received a few additional instructions than they have in past years. Along with the usual guidelines — speak clearly or repeat the word before spelling — participants in this year’s event had to keep in mind the new procedures required by the pandemic.
M&C Fonseca Construction was awarded the Mineral Wells Downtown Revitalization project for a total of $503,027.25, and the city council approved an additional $6,527.25 to cover Tuesday night.
By Jolie McCullough, The Texas TribuneThe Texas prison system has administered more than 5,500 doses of the coronavirus vaccine, but none have been given to inmates who qualify for the shot under the state’s current phase of the rollout.And the Texas Department of Criminal Justice has repeat…
MINERAL WELLS — A 29-year-old Mineral Wells man has been taken into custody on two charges of indecency with a child - sexual contact after police received an outcry report from a woman regarding incidents of inappropriate contact between a family member and one of her children.
The two aggravated sexual assault convictions and 45-year consecutive prison sentences a Joshua man was given by a Parker County jury in July 2019 were upheld Wednesday in a decision by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.
AUSTIN – Gov. Greg Abbott Tuesday announced that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission will provide approximately $300 million in emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program food benefits for the month of February as the state continues its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Patrick Svitek, The Texas TribuneFeb. 1, 2021"Gov. Greg Abbott unveils legislative priorities, including police funding, "election integrity," expanding broadband access and more" was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — a…
Last week, state mobile vaccination teams staffed by Texas National Guard members were deployed to five rural Texas counties to administer coronavirus vaccines to qualified residents.
A Rusk City Councilman and self-declared Texas gubernatorial candidate faces nationwide backlash, including from the Texas Republican Party, after he posted a photo of a noose on his campaign's Twitter feed along with a statement calling for violence "Starting in D.C."
A rezone request motion for a five-lot development in Aledo died at Thursday night’s city council meeting following opposition from residents.
A 22-year-old male is recovering from non-life threatening injuries after his vehicle crashed into a law office in the Weatherford courthouse square early Friday morning.
Texas public school students must show up in person to take the STAAR test this spring, and districts can apply for waivers to socially distance test takers, according to recent guidance released by the Texas Education Agency.The state is moving forward with the state standardized tests, tak…
Texas A&M leadership is clearing the air: the much-disputed Lawrence Sullivan Ross statue, honoring the former university president and Confederate general, is staying put.Interim President John Junkins stressed the school’s intentions to The Texas Tribune on Wednesday, just two days aft…
Weatherford historian Jon Vandagriff got quite the surprise Tuesday morning when he was able to identify his father’s signature from 1907 on a concrete wall inside a historic downtown building.
With many questions still surrounding the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine, Palo Pinto County officials are desperately reaching out for help to get more.
The Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management is seeking volunteers for a potential large-scale COVID-19 vaccination program. The office issued the following notice this afternoon:
Parker County Health Authority Dr. Steven Welch said they have made a good start on vaccinating residents, with about 4,000 receiving the first dose as of Friday.
This Week's Circulars
A graveside service for Elizabeth "Betty" Sue Holt, 80, of Gainesville, is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at Callisburg Cemetery. Ms. Holt passed away February 19, 2021 in Gainesville. Betty was born September 5, 1940 in Gainesville to Mansel D. and Ethel Mae (Cole) H…
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- Oncor: No more rolling outages
- City declares disaster after wintry blast
- Gainesville water update
- NWS: Another hard freeze coming tonight into Friday
- Gainesville ISD school bus involved in morning crash
- Stop dripping your faucets: Texas officials say the state's water supply is at risk
- City of Gainesville extends no water usage request
- What you need to know for Friday, Feb. 19