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    Historic Lone Camp store destroyed in Monday fire

    08/21/2014 02:12 PM CDT
    Lone Camp, Santo, Brazos, Palo Pinto, Mineral Wells and Lake Palo Pinto volunteer fire departments responded to a fire at the Lone Camp store Monday afternoon. 
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    BRA increases water release rate at PK
    08/21/2014 09:32 AM CDT - The Brazos River Authority increased its low environmental flow release from Possum Kingdom Lake from 20 cubic feet per second to 35 cfs this week. The escalating drought conditions in the Upper Brazos basin have diminished the river flow to a point where the required release can no longer provide enough water for two municipal providers that draw directly from the Brazos River while continuing to provide adequate environmental flow in the stretch of the Brazos River between Possum Kingdom Lake Read more

    PPWSC receives grant
    08/21/2014 09:23 AM CDT - The Texas Water Development Board approved by resolution a loan in the amount of $1.48 million from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to the Lake Palo Pinto Water Supply Corp. Read more

    Bosley Road fire
    08/21/2014 09:21 AM CDT - Santo, Mineral Wells, Brazos and Lone Camp volunteer fire departments respond to this fire in the 2100 block of North Bosley Road last week that burned about six acres. Read more

    Graford sales tax rebates down again
    08/21/2014 09:15 AM CDT - Graford received another drop in sales tax revenue this month — just over 13.5 percent. Graford received a check of $9,329, down from last year’s rebate of $10,794. Read more

    New Pecan Valley office
    08/21/2014 09:12 AM CDT - The Mineral Wells Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony Aug. 7 to welcome Pecan Valley Centers at its new location, 214 SW 26th Ave.Pecan Valley Centers began in 1976 and now covers six counties. Read more

    TFS stations team at Fort Wolters
    08/21/2014 09:01 AM CDT - The Texas A&M Forest Service has once more stationed assets at Fort Wolters to assist with wildfires — however, this time there’s a little more permanence. Read more

    Lone Camp store destroyed by fire
    08/19/2014 11:08 AM CDT - Lone Camp, Santo, Brazos, Palo Pinto, Mineral Wells and Lake Palo Pinto volunteer fire departments responded to a fire at the Lone Camp store Monday afternoon. Read more

    Parker County deputies arrest prolific burglary suspect
    08/14/2014 02:06 PM CDT - Parker County sheriff’s investigators recovered a large amount of property reported stolen in a theft case.Sheriff Larry Fowler said Jerry L. Weeks, 34, of Weatherford was arrested Wednesday, Aug. Read more

    An epidemic of child neglect in Palo Pinto County
    08/14/2014 09:56 AM CDT - Palo Pinto County Attorney Phil Garrett said that in 2010-11 he handled about 25 cases involving children in the Child Protective Services program.“We have over 100 cases pending at the same time (now) — over 200 children,” Garrett said. Read more

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