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Fallen WFPD Officer Honored With Headstone 80 Years After His Death

Fallen WFPD Officer Honored With Headstone 80 Years After His Death

A Wichita Falls Police Department officer who was killed in the line of duty eight decades ago was honored Monday morning. 80 years after his death, the grave of Special Officer Robert Franklin Fennell was given a headstone for the first time. Officer Fennell died in March of 1938 when his throat was slashed with…MORE

Burkburnett Roads Near School Parking Lot Closed

Burkburnett Roads Near School Parking Lot Closed

The City of Burkburnett is closing two roads near some Burkburnett ISD campuses during the week of Thanksgiving. City crews along with contractors will be working on County Road in front of the Boys and Girls Club, near the Post Office entrance and D.W. Taylor Pathway near the Overton Ray Elementary parking lot. More details…MORE

NAMI Helps Military Caregivers Support Loved Ones

NAMI Helps Military Caregivers Support Loved Ones

NAMI Homefront is helping loved ones of military service members and veterans with mental health conditions support them. It is the first time it has been offered in Wichita Falls. Details about NAMI services and upcoming classes can be found here.MORE

Volunteers Needed For Holiday Spirit Meal Preparation Day In Vernon

Volunteers Needed For Holiday Spirit Meal Preparation Day In Vernon

The Holiday Spirit Meal is an annual tradition in Vernon on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Pat and Glenna Bryant hosted a Thanksgiving and Christmas meal for the community more than three decades ago following a good year in business. “We just did it on our own that first year, never dreaming it would continue this many…MORE

WFISD Middle School Hosts Veterans Day Ceremony

WFISD Middle School Hosts Veterans Day Ceremony

Wichita Falls ISD students honored veterans on Monday for the district’s annual Veterans Day ceremony. The festivities took place at the McNiel Middle School gym. The Sheppard Elementary choir gave a special performance and students with the JROTC program from all three WFISD high schools participated in the ceremony. Click here for more details on…MORE

Are You A New Millionaire? Wichita Falls Retailer Sells $15M Lotto Texas Ticket

Are You A New Millionaire? Wichita Falls Retailer Sells $15M Lotto Texas Ticket

A $15.25 million jackpot-winning ticket for last night’s Lotto Texas® drawing was purchased at Fill N Chill, located at 3120 Northwest Freeway, in Wichita Falls. The Quick Pick ticket matched all six of the numbers drawn (3-8-13-25-33-44). The cash value option was selected at the time of purchase and the claimant will receive $10,004,308.25. If…MORE

Water Reuse System Turned Off Thanks To Rain; City Shares Maintenance Costs

Water Reuse System Turned Off Thanks To Rain; City Shares Maintenance Costs

Today, Lake Arrowhead is 100% full. The Director of Public Works Russell Schreiber says if they were still using the Resource Recovery Facility – which pumps into the lake – it would be overflowing. “We knew the lakes would fill over time. The lake is running over. There’s no sense pumping the water in there…MORE

Texas Senate Candidates Make Last Minute Stops In Wichita Falls

Texas Senate Candidates Make Last Minute Stops In Wichita Falls

Both Texas Senate candidates have made several stops in Wichita Falls during their campaigns. Monday Congressman Beto O’Rourke held an early voting rally and Thursday Senator Ted Cruz will be at Midwestern State University. But why are these candidates making last minute trips to Wichita Falls? Doctor Steve Garrison, Political Science Professor at MSU, said…MORE

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