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    For first time, health insurance part of this year's tax return

    01/22/2015 03:17 PM CST
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Treasury Department released a fact sheet detailing information Texas tax filers need to know as they prepare to file their federal returns. 
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    No injuries
    01/22/2015 03:14 PM CST - Walter Franklin Vick, 54, of Graham, escaped injury after the Ford F150 he was driving left Highway 16 North just inside the Palo Pinto County line Monday afternoon. Read more

    Man indicted for indecency with child
    01/22/2015 03:04 PM CST - Indictments from a grand jury can be sealed for several reasons, one of which is to preclude someone who has been indicted from leaving the reach of law enforcement before an arrest is made, a precautionary measure. Read more

    Texas comptroller distributes higher sales tax rebates
    01/22/2015 03:00 PM CST - Every community in the county started the new year with an increase in sales tax rebates.   Graford received a check of $7,237, up 9.8 percent over last year’s rebate of $6,588. Read more

    Court gives 30 days for Class C offense
    01/22/2015 02:47 PM CST - Records in the Palo Pinto County Clerk’s office show that, on Jan. 7, Scott Isaac Lynch, 20, of Mineral Wells, was sentenced to 30 days confinement in county jail, given a $350 fine and $276 court costs for a Class C misdemeanor. Read more

    Athletic complex
    01/22/2015 02:42 PM CST - An aerial view of the athletic complex at Graford Independent School District shows that construction is moving along. GISD Superintendent Dennis Holt noted that the track is complete as far as the running surface is concerned, and the playing surfaces at the fields should be complete in another few weeks. Read more

    Lake Palo Pinto
    01/22/2015 02:14 PM CST - Aerial views of Lake Palo Pinto shows how far the water levels have dropped. Tuesday, the United States Geological Survey showed the lake level was 847. Read more

    Parker County officers make arrest in cold case
    01/15/2015 02:29 PM CST - The Parker County Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation and assistance with the U.S. Secret Service and the Texas Rangers, made an arrest in a cold case homicide — the murder of Bobbie Sue Hill in March 2005. Read more

    County junior livestock show
    01/15/2015 11:34 AM CST - The 2015 Palo Pinto County Livestock Association’s Junior Livestock Show concluded Saturday at the Mineral Wells Expo Center with a sale of 208 sheep, goats, swine, rabbits and steers and raised $107,000 for 4H and FFA members, reported PPCLA Committee Chairwoman Deeann Hampton. Read more

    First monthly auxiliary sale Saturday
    01/15/2015 11:26 AM CST - The first of new monthly one-day sales at the Possum Kingdom East Volunteer Fire Department and EMS Auxiliary will be 9 a.m.-5 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday, at the Lions Club building, 142 La Villa Road. Read more

    Zoo offers creepy way for lovelorn to get even with exes

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Feeling the sting of rejection? Itching to get even with an ex? The San Francisco Zoo is offering the burned and spurned masses the chance to "adopt" a hissing cockroach or giant scorpion in honor of their special ex-someone for Valentine's Day. Full Story
    (Wilfredo Lee/AP)
    Miss Colombia crowned Miss Universe in Miami

    MIAMI (AP) — Despite being a relative pageant newcomer, Miss Colombia Paulina Vega has been crowned Miss Universe, beating out first runner-up Miss USA Nia Sanchez and contestants from more than 80 other countries. Full Story
    (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
    Seth Rogen sorry for 'American Sniper' comments

    “The Interview” actor compared Clint Eastwood’s movie to a Nazi propaganda film depicted in “Inglourious Basterds” because both dealt with snipers, he says; but his comments were taken by many to suggest he was dismissing “American Sniper” as pro-war propaganda.