Due to weather concerns, the Mineral Wells Rams-Graham Steers game at Ram stadium has been moved up to 6 pm tonight.
Clint Foster and the rest of the 88.5 Rams broadcast team will be on the air at around 5:40 this afternoon. Scheduled special guest during halftime will be an on air interview with Mineral Wells alum, former Mineral Wells Ram. former Washington Redskins receiver and Super Bowl winner Alvin Garrett.
Garrett will be at the game tonight to present his alma mater a commemorative golden football, which the NFL has organized for all Super Bowl champions to give their high school in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Super Bowl.
A giant not only in Mineral Wells business, but the city at large, Russell A. Whatley Jr. has died at age 94. Services will be Monday, August 24, 10 am, at First Baptist Church in Mineral Wells. (Credit photo and obituary Mineral Wells Index)
The twister seemed to skip its way through downtown Mineral Wells.
Coming across the near northwest part of town, the tornado ripped off the eastern wall of First Baptist Church gym roof structure, exposing the interior of the gym. Then it proceeded across West Hubbard and sucked windows out of Our Lady Of Lourdes catholic church. I saw some of debris from that area swirl upwards into the cloud through a window in my home, being about 2 blocks away.
The twister then did some damage to Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home, next to the catholic church.
Downtown, the County Annex Building, which is the old converted Poston Dry Goods Store, had its metal roof lifted off and deposited across North Oak in an abandoned bank building. We don’t know of any other significant damage aside from a lot of downed trees. We understand downtown is still dark and the police station is using a power generator.
We saw a Lone Camp fire truck drive by our house, heading for the fire station, we assume for backup.
However we’ve heard of no injuries.
Most of the game heard on 88.5 KMQX The Ram from Bowie with Clint Foster calling the action was a pitchers’ dual between the Lady Rams and the Vernon Lady Lions with the scored locked at zero all in a one game regional quarterfinal playoff game. However in the second half of the game the Lady Rams bats caught their usual fire, shutting out the Lady Lions 5-0.
The history made this evening was that no Rams softball team has ever made it this deep into playoffs…next up is the regional semifinal round…uncharted territory for the ladies in red and black. As of right now, that game or series will be played next week. So be listening to QXFM or keep tabs here for the date, time, and opponent the Lady Rams will face live on 88.5 KMQX.