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A family of four holding hands on the beach.

Local coach recounts his brush with fame and football legend Mike Leach
Story by Steve Nussbaum | Photos contributed by Matt Williams

March 25, 2023

Matt Williams, a local coach at Mineral Wells High School, has an incredible story to tell about his “15 minutes of fame†– and it’s tied to legendary football…

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A woman holding two plates of food in her hands.

Born To Cook
Story by Steve Nussbaum | Photos by Kim Nussbaum

March 25, 2023

Magen Desnoyers and her husband, Jeremy Desnoyers, are the proud owners of Magpie Inn, the only bed-and-breakfast in Mineral Wells, Texas, and their journey has been one of meticulous…

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Two men working on a building with a crane in the background.

A Day in the Life of the Brazos River Authority
Story by Bob Kaspar | Photos contributed by the Brazos River Authority

March 25, 2023

Possum Kingdom Lake, with its storied and vivid history, is instrumental to life throughout the Brazos River basin, storing and releasing the water that fuels industry and agriculture as…

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Two women sitting next to each other in a room.

Touring Through Time Palo Pinto County on Tour Saturday, April 29th…everything you need to know…
Story by Bob Kaspar

March 25, 2023

Palo Pinto County is alive with history. From the Caddo, Hainai (also sometimes called Ioni), Tawakoni and other Native American peoples whose origins echo into a centuries-old history, through…

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A man with white hair and wearing glasses.

Mike McNallen: PK pioneer leaves legacy of hard work and fun
Story by Steve Nussbaum | Photos contributed by Tracie Bittle

November 17, 2022

Mike McNallen, who along with his family owned and operated the Possum Hollow RV Park, cabins and restaurant for 43 years, passed away Aug. 27 in Dallas. He was…

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A large stone house with a big tree in the background

Iconic PK Home: The Bond That Brought Two Families Together
Story by Steve Nussbaum | Photos by Erika Carter

November 17, 2022

Pictured above:  The Gaines Bend Home of Michael and Garnett Holmes features a large sloping lot and an abundance of trees and natural stone.  This sprawling Mediterranean estate blends…

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A sign that says famous well and keep your eyes healthy with dislikes eye bath.

“Crazy Water”…part of our area’s rich history.Story by Steve Nussbaum | Photos by Erika Carter

November 17, 2022

Visitors to Mineral Wells have probably noticed the “Home of Crazy†welcome sign that highlights the community’s heritage, and the mineral water that was discovered over a century ago…

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A man and woman sitting on the couch with their dog.

The Outdoor Life
Story by Bob Kaspar | Photos by Kim Nussbaum

November 17, 2022

Michael and Susan Hasting, along with their dog, Rocky recently located to Possum Kingdom Lake from Arizona.  They are enjoying life in their 43’ Monaco Diplomat Diesel Pusher while…

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Four men in white shirts and hats are posing for a picture.

Monsters of the Deep
Four friends come together to form CatMasters Competitions
Story by Bob Kaspar | Photos contributed by James Milto

November 17, 2022

Tournament founders pictured left to right:  Bryan St. Ama; Jeremy Busby; Ty Nall; and James Milton In February 2016, friends Bryan St. Ama, James Milton, Jeremy Busby and Ty…

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A restaurant with tables and chairs in front of the wall.

Pie House: The Fousts do it again!
Story by Steve Nussbaum | Photo by Erika Carter

November 17, 2022

Todd and Jilene Foust have a long history of coming to Possum Kingdom Lake, and the lake life runs deep in their veins. Todd Foust grew up in Graham…

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Pictured below: The upstairs has a large fame room and custom furniture for all the grandchildren to sleep and bring their friends, along with two more bedrooms with balcony access on the lakeside.

Pictured right: When the lake levels are up, the water appears to lead right up to the beautiful pool and patio.