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Wichita Falls City Charter Discussed At Public Hearing

Wichita Falls City Charter Discussed At Public Hearing

The City of Wichita Falls wants to update the city’s Charter. A charter review committee that was voted on by the city council held a public hearing Monday where they educated people about the current charter. “The charter sets out the type of government and how things are going to be run in a general…MORE

Staying Cool Is Becoming More Expensive

Staying Cool Is Becoming More Expensive

A warning to Texoma residents, the coolant inside many AC units will soon be a thing of the past. Commonly called freon, the gas R-22 is being phased out by the Environmental Protection Agency, for its harmful effect on the ozone. It’s replacement R-410A will be your only option come next year. Find more details…MORE

7-year-old Wichita Falls Resident Runs Lemonade Stand For Charity

7-year-old Wichita Falls Resident Runs Lemonade Stand For Charity

There’s a lemonade stand on the corner of York and Lebanon in Wichita Falls with ambitious seven-year-old Kayleb Martinelli and a glass jar full of coins and paper bills. That money, though, doesn’t go towards buying stuff for himself; it goes toward helping people. Read more about Kayleb’s business here and find out which charities…MORE

Wichita Falls Residents Helping Students And Teachers Ahead Of New School Year

Wichita Falls Residents Helping Students And Teachers Ahead Of New School Year

For students, the weeks leading up to the beginning of the school year means getting backpacks, pencils and folders together. For teachers, it means getting a classroom in order to prepare for incoming students. If both groups are low on funds, though, the task can be daunting.  Find out what local residents did to help…MORE

Local School Districts Release New Salary Schedule

Local School Districts Release New Salary Schedule

Following City View and Petrolia ISD, on Thursday Vernon ISD released their salary schedule for the upcoming school year. “The system is certainly not perfect. I do think that our representatives and our senators went to bat for our teachers. Teachers were the focal point obviously,” said Jeff Byrd, VISD Superintendent. “I think it’s a…MORE

Holliday ISD To Begin Drug Testing High School Athletes

Holliday ISD To Begin Drug Testing High School Athletes

For the first time, all high school students in Holliday ISD who plan on participating in a sport this year must get drug tested before they can play. Officials said the ideas was not so much as to catch kids with drugs, but instead give them a reason not to get involved in the first…MORE

Wichita Falls Business Is Giving Free Supplies To Teachers

Wichita Falls Business Is Giving Free Supplies To Teachers

Every year teachers across the nation reach into their own pockets to the tune of hundreds of dollars to help pay for school supplies and get their classrooms set up. National Center for Education statistics shows 94% of teachers spend their own money on classroom supplies, averaging nearly $480. To ease that burden, Crafters Hideaway…MORE

Physicals Are Not Just Required For Athletes

Physicals Are Not Just Required For Athletes

The University Interscholastic League is now requiring physicals, High School marching band students will be stepping into a doctors office before they take the field this fall. The new decision requires students to get their physicals done by August 1st. More information about this new requirement can be found here.MORE

Food Bank Mobile Pantry Prepares To Launch Tuesday

Food Bank Mobile Pantry Prepares To Launch Tuesday

The Wichita Falls Area Food Bank is getting ready to hit the streets to help provide food as well as health screenings to those unable to visit one of their pantry. A mobile truck sponsored by United Regional will stop at various locations across the east side of the city twice a week and in…MORE

20 Kids Graduate From WFPD Junior Police Academy

20 Kids Graduate From WFPD Junior Police Academy

The second session of the 2019 Wichita Falls Police Department Junior Police Academy wrapped up Friday with a graduation ceremony. More about the WFPD’s Junior Police Academy can be found here.MORE

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