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Wichita Falls Leaders Checking Options After Hotel Financing Deal Fails

Wichita Falls Leaders Checking Options After Hotel Financing Deal Fails

A project for a full-service hotel and conference center next to the MPEC is back to square one with the most recent financing deal being denied. Wichita Falls city leaders are frustrated. They are frustrated that right now there is not a full-service hotel and conference center being built. They are frustrated that the latest…MORE

Archer City ISD Educators React To Possibility Of Six-Figure Salaries

Archer City ISD Educators React To Possibility Of Six-Figure Salaries

Some Archer City ISD educators are speaking out about Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s goal to get the best teachers on a path to making six-figures. During two education roundtables this week in New Braunfels and Dallas, Governor Abbott discussed school finance reform and boosting teacher pay. “We want to attract the very best teachers and keep…MORE

New School Year Brings Changes To City View ISD

New School Year Brings Changes To City View ISD

City View ISD kicked off their school year on Monday with some big changes starting with their front entrance. “All visitors or anyone who comes to the school have to go through that system of being buzzed in by the office,” said Tony Bushong, City View ISD superintendent. This is a project we first told you…MORE

Wichita County Becoming Regular Campaign Spot For Candidates

Wichita County Becoming Regular Campaign Spot For Candidates

Democratic Candidate for Texas Attorney General Justin Nelson was in Texoma on a campaign stop Tuesday and he asked residents about what they want to see in their next Attorney General. Nelson said he stopped in Wichita Falls at the Democratic Headquarters because it’s an incredibly important part of Texas and the state’s economy. It…MORE

WCSO Patrolling Rural Areas More Despite No New Deputies Being Added

WCSO Patrolling Rural Areas More Despite No New Deputies Being Added

Wichita County Sheriff David Duke is working even harder to bump up patrols in rural areas after he came under fire during a County Commissioners meeting last week. Electra and Punkin Center residents complained about a lack of deputies patrolling their neighborhoods. Sheriff Duke said it is difficult to monitor the entire area at all times.…MORE

Downtown Wichita Falls Crosswalk Art Starts This Week

Downtown Wichita Falls Crosswalk Art Starts This Week

Work on the first crosswalk art installation in downtown Wichita Falls starts Tuesday morning on 7th and Indiana. Brea’n Thompson, whose work can be seen at 8th Street Coffee House, is doing the entire intersection while other local artists will take on the five others. More details about the project can be found here.MORE

WFISD Board Approves Superintendent’s Contract & Budget

WFISD Board Approves Superintendent’s Contract & Budget

Wichita Falls ISD board members discussed changes to the superintendent’s contract and the budget for the 2018-2019 fiscal year at Monday night’s board meeting. Superintendent Michael Kuhrt said the board did approve a one-percent salary raise for his contract that ends in 2023. This brings his salary from $208,000 to $212,000.  That number also includes…MORE

Wichita Falls Takes New Approach To Prevent Smelly Water

Wichita Falls Takes New Approach To Prevent Smelly Water

Every year late in the summer in Wichita Falls you usually start to taste and smell a musty odor in your water. But that hasn’t been the case this year. It’s something the city has worked hard on so it doesn’t happen. There’s still time for it, but it’s unlikely. Despite it tasting good enough…MORE

Vernon ISD Improves School Security

Vernon ISD Improves School Security

Monday was the first day of the school year for Vernon ISD students. While the students are in their classrooms, the district administrators are working to keep them safe. In the past two years, Vernon ISD has spent more than $30,000 to improve school security. “I never would’ve dreamed that we would have to take…MORE

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