Saturday, March 3rd 2012, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, The New 92.1 KTFW and Clark Gardens will host the a bridal expo among the gorgeous flowers of the Gardens where 5 chosen couples will compete for the Ultimate Wedding Giveaway and one will win a dream wedding worth $15,000 complete with all the sparkle, glitz and glamour they could imagine!

In addition to a faux wedding, there will be vendors on hand: photographers, florists, caterers, wedding dresses, and more.

75th Annual PRCA/WPRA Pro-Rodeo

The Palo Pinto County Livestock Association 75th Annual All-American Series PRCA/WPRA Pro-Rodeo will take place May 9 through 11. It is one of the Oldest and Finest outdoor Pro-Rodeos in the nation.

EVERY NIGHT , you can enjoy all the regular pro-rodeo events PLUS Mutton Bustin' and Calf Scrambles for the kids, Local Team Roping in addition to the Pros AND two area girls riding groups - The Cowgirls of Hope open EACH NIGHT's rodeo and The Cowgirl Chicks perform their nationally renowned trick riding maneuvers EACH NIGHT at  intermission! If you haven't seen them - you shouldn't miss the chance! If you have seen these groups, you know you shouldn't miss the chance to see them again. They just keep getting better! Beer and Food Concession by Mesquite Pit and other snack vendors too.


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The Old Jail Museum will be featuring Alamo Images: Changing Perspectives of a Texas Experience March 8 through March 31.

They will survey the Alamo of the Texas imagination through illustrations drawn from historical documents, paintings, sketches, cartoons, comic books, television, and movie interpretations. Alamo Images focuses not merely on Texas history, but on the mythic power of events that helped define a community, state, and nation and on the ways in which people learn history.


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Leadership Mineral Wells


Leadership Mineral Wells encourages personal and civic leadership and development in a variety of areas--from elected office to the social services sector and business community.

Having the broad-based knowledge Leadership Mineral Wells provides has enabled past participants to better serve the community in roles such as city council, Chamber board of directors, and hospital and school boards. Currently five members of the Mineral Wells City Council are Leadership alums.

In addition, Leadership Mineral Wells is an excellent way to meet and network with other leaders with the same objective: to make a difference in the Mineral Wells area and Palo Pinto County.

Pictured: Leadership Mineral Wells Class 19 on their orientation day in 2013.

Current Class: Leadership Mineral Wells 20

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Class 20 is underwritten by Titan Bank with support from the participating individuals and businesses to be announced.

The Program

Through a series of self-facilitated programs, Leadership Mineral Wells participants receive a thorough overview of local government, human needs, education, and business as it pertains to Mineral Wells and Palo Pinto County. Participants typically travel throughout the county and city during the course of a day, meeting with business owners, governmental officials, and agency executives.

The Project

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Leadership Mineral Wells classes are required over the course of their year to develop and execute a class project. The project is up to the class but must be approved by the Chamber executive director.

Leadership Mineral Wells Class 18 participated in the Clark Gardens Botanical Park 5K to raise funds for the Mineral Wells Center of Life, whose mission is empowering individuals to improve their lives through education and employment.

At right: Leadership Mineral Wells Class 18 raising funds through "Running for the Center of Life." 

The Commitment

Leadership Mineral Wells requires a considerable commitment of time and energy—though the investment is well worth it, as current and past participants will attest. Participants are expected to attend all class sessions. There will be a total of eight (9) eight-hour sessions, held once a month on fourth Thursdays, from February through October, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The September class will be held in Austin, where participants typically spend the night. There is a mandatory ropes course one Saturday in March and a November graduation.

Cost to Participate

Prospective Leadership applicants will want to know about the financial commitment involved in particpating in Leadership Mineral Wells. Many businesses cover all or some of the costs for their employees.

Here is a breakdown:

Participation fee: $425(includes materials, ticket to Leadercast Mineral Wells, shirt, ropes course, and graduation)
Chamber Banquet ticket: $35
Hotel and meal in Austin: $150
(If room not shared)
One lunch for group: $150
(Many businesses choose to cover one meal for the class throughout the year.)
Estimated total cost: $710 (high side)

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