Category Archives: Local News

Businesses Offer Safe Place To Shoot Off Fireworks

Businesses Offer Safe Place To Shoot Off Fireworks

Monday marks the first day that fireworks can be legally sold ahead of the Fourth of July. While it can be easy to find a stand to buy from, it can be difficult to figure out where you can go to legally fire them off. Find details here on where you can safely set off…MORE

Archer City VFD Receives Tools After Helping Child

Archer City VFD Receives Tools After Helping Child

The Archer City Police Department reports they were called last week about a boy who was riding his bicycle and got his foot stuck between the pedal and the bicycle frame. Realizing they didn’t have proper equipment, officers called the Archer City Volunteer Fire Department. Read the rest of the story here.MORE

Downtown Wichita Falls Development Moving Offices; Opening Welcome Center

Downtown Wichita Falls Development Moving Offices; Opening Welcome Center

Downtown Wichita Falls Development (DWFD) is making big moves this summer in hopes of attracting more people to downtown. Leaders of the non-profit announced Monday afternoon during a press conference that the organization will be moving to the historic Jolesch-Thomas Shoe Co. Read more about DWFD’s new facility here.MORE

Burkburnett Superintendent Nominated For Award

Burkburnett Superintendent Nominated For Award

Dr. Tylor Chaplin, Superintendent of Burkburnett ISD, has been selected as the Region 9 nominee for 2019 Superintendent of the Year. Sponsored by the Texas Association of School Boards, the award has recognized educators for excellence in leadership since 1984. Congratulations to Dr. Chaplin! Read more information about his award here.MORE

Burkburnett Superintendent Nominated For Award

Burkburnett Superintendent Nominated For Award

Dr. Tylor Chaplin, Superintendent of Burkburnett ISD, has been selected as the Region 9 nominee for 2019 Superintendent of the Year. Sponsored by the Texas Association of School Boards, the award has recognized educators for excellence in leadership since 1984. Congratulations to Dr. Chaplin! Read more information about his award here.MORE

Operation: Thank A Veteran Is Underway

Operation: Thank A Veteran Is Underway

Presbyterian Manor’s special message campaign for local veterans is underway in Wichita Falls. “Operation: Thank a Veteran” is an opportunity to show your appreciation and let those who served know how much their service is appreciated. For more details on how to get involved, click here.  MORE

New App Allows Lottery Ticket Purchases From Phones

New App Allows Lottery Ticket Purchases From Phones

A new app just launched in Texas that allows lottery players to purchase lottery tickets right from their phones. Jackpocket is an app lottery players can download and purchase tickets from various Texas lotteries, Powerball and Mega Millions. Players can place orders and a scanned image of their lottery ticket will be sent to them.…MORE

Uncertainty Surrounds Proposed Law Allowing Beer/Wine Delivery

Uncertainty Surrounds Proposed Law Allowing Beer/Wine Delivery

Governor Greg Abbott posted a video on Twitter Monday referencing Senate Bill 1232, ‘Have you ever ordered food or groceries from a retailer to be delivered to your home, and also wish that you could order beer or wine to be delivered to your home?” The Governor then proceeded to sign the law that would…MORE

East Side Y Turns Into All Hands Cultural Center

East Side Y Turns Into All Hands Cultural Center

An end and a beginning all in one on the east side of Wichita Falls Tuesday. After decades of serving the community, the YMCA East Branch changed hands. It was a seamless transition, rich in the making. “We took this decision very seriously,” said YMCA Executive Director Brandon Brown. “It’s not anything we decided overnight.…MORE

Wichita Falls Hotel Occupancy Tax One Step Closer

Wichita Falls Hotel Occupancy Tax One Step Closer

Wichita Falls City council members are one step closer with a Hotel Occupancy Tax Proposition for 2020. At Tuesday’s meeting council reviewed the information presented at the last meeting and took a vote to push the tax increase to the next step. That next step is off to the Texas Comptroller office. “What we are…MORE

Recently Played