mineral wells

The Historic Hotels That Housed Texas’ Most Infamous Outlaws

August 22, 2023 | By Clayton Maxwell

Texas-Themed Items are Full of Pride

August 15, 2023 | By Meadow Chase

The Texas General Store might sound like a place you could pick up groceries or other odds and ends.

What the Well? Why It Took Mineral Wells So Long to Become the Official Wellness Capital of Texas

July 14, 2023 | By Amanda Ogle

Located about an hour west of Fort Worth, Mineral Wells is a small town built on the idea of wellness, as people flocked to the area starting in the late 1800s to drink the local well water that became famous for its healing properties.

With Its Healing Waters History, Mineral Wells Serves Up Relaxing Good Times

November 23, 2022 | By June Naylor

Banking on Renewed Interest In Its History, a Crazy Water Hotel Reopens in Mineral Wells

March 11, 2022 | By Gene Fowler


Historic photo courtesy Crazy Water Plaza / current by Gene Fowler
Several years ago, Kelly North was living in the Dallas area when she fell under the spell of Mineral Wells.

Traces of Texas’ Throwback Thursday: A North Texas Trail Ride

January 14, 2021 | By Traces of Texas

Every week, Traces of Texas shares one of his vintage photo finds with us.
Taken in Mineral Wells, this photo captures participants in an East Mountain trail ride on June 11, 1901.

How 10 Small Towns In Texas Have Adapted and Flourished

July 30, 2020 | By Clayton Maxwell and Joe Nick Patoski

Mineral Wells’ “Home of Crazy” Sign Back After 62 Years

March 24, 2020 | By Gene Fowler

Back in the day—from 1933 to 1958—travelers on the Bankhead Highway were greeted with an unusual sign as they drove through the heart of Palo Pinto County’s biggest town.

A Refurbished Baker Hotel Signals a New Beginning in Mineral Wells

June 24, 2019 | By David Montgomery

The venerable but long-vacated Baker Hotel, which opened in Mineral Wells in 1929 and once hosted personalities such as Judy Garland, Clark Gable, and president Lyndon Johnson, is poised to surge back to life under a newly announced $65 million renovation slated for completion in 2022.

Taking the Waters: The Fascinating History of Texas’ Mineral-Water Resorts

February 28, 2019 | By Gene Fowler

Dr. John Sutherland would have died in the Battle of the Alamo had William Travis not dispatched him as a messenger to Gonzales.

Rail-to-Trail Bicycling on the Lake Mineral Wells State Trailway

October 15, 2017 | By Robyn Ross

A flash of bright green catches my eye, and I slam on the brakes, my bicycle kicking up gravel as I skid to a stop.

Hacienda Dreaming

April 20, 2009 | By June Naylor

Needing an escape from city stress, I packed a bag and drove 45 minutes west of my hometown of Fort Worth for a stay at the new Double J Hacienda, a 12-acre retreat just outside Mineral Wells.

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