11th Annual Crazy Fossil Dig set for Oct. 16 MINERAL WELLS, Texas – Visitors to Mineral Wells Fossil Park typically find and take home varieties of crinoids (sea lilies), trilobites, echinoids (urchins), brachiopods, pelecypods (clams and oysters), bryozoans, corals, trilobites (arthropods), plants -- and sometimes a piece of a prehistoric shark. That is what happened on Aug. 27 when Los Angeles resident Jeff Parshley visited the fossil park. Parshley was in Mineral Wells as part of a 42-day RV
As Congressional committees this week craft details of President Biden’s massive $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill, proposed tax increases would be the worst thing Congress could do to small businesses.Why it matters: “At a time when so many small businesses like mine are struggling, now is the worst time for Congress to be considering tax increases,” Ian MacLean, chair of the Chamber’s Small Business Council and president of Highland Landscaping in Southlake TX, writes in an op-ed in The
The September 2021 Member of the Month, sponsored by Waste Connections of Texas, was presented to Kiddie Klubhouse and Learning Academy. Thank you Donna Lucado and staff for your support of the Mineral Wells Area Chamber of Commerce. Kiddie Klubhouse has sponsored events, participated in the Job Fair and Teacher Appreciation Breakfast and Business Expo, including donating the breakfast tacos and banana nut bread for the event. Kiddie Klubhouse and Learning Academy is truly a community partner. To
The September 2021 Business Beautification Award was presented to Famous Mineral Water Company for the sleek new green signage. With still more signage to come, Famous Mineral Water Company is embracing the community beautification. With their mineral water lines, Famous Mineral Water Company is drawing more and more people to Mineral Wells and they are truly living up to their name of being Famous. For more information about the incredible water visit www.drinkcrazywater.com, 209 NW 6th Street or
By CURTIS DUBAYSenior Economist, U.S. Chamber of Commerce This week is National Small Business Week. Let’s take a look at small business owners’ confidence in their businesses and the economy as well as an opportunity to support Black businesses.Small business attitudes: The Q3 2021 MetLife and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index finds that small business owners are increasingly cautious when it comes to plans for hiring and investing. Almost half (48%) of small business owners say they plan to
On September 7, 2021, the Mineral Wells Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors and ribbon Cutting Sponsor S & K Automotive, welcomed Covered by Cori LLC. to the Chamber with a ribbon cutting ceremony, held at 103 South Oak Avenue Suite 201. Covered By Cori is an agribusiness insurance company that will cover your Farm, ranch and animal needs in addition to your home and auto needs. Need a quote? Contact Cori Cosper at 817-304-9275.
MINERAL WELLS, Texas -- The U.S. Census Bureau has provided 2020 Census numbers to the Texas Legislature. Surprisingly, Palo Pinto County officially showed very little population growth from the last Census count. Census numbers are used by the Legislature to redistrict its House and Senate districts. Gov. Greg Abbott has called a special session beginning September 20, 2021, to address redistricting.There are 150 Texas House districts, including House District 60 that encompasses Brown, Callahan, Coleman,