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Texas Power Grid CEO Terminated

Texas Power Grid CEO Terminated

It’s lights out for ERCOT’s CEO Bill Magness. He was fired Wednesday for his mismanagement of Texas’ power grid during last month’s sub-zero freezing temperatures which left over 4 million Texas residents without power and therefore, unable to heat their homes. Magness has defended his decision to begin rolling blackouts to ease the strain on…More

University Kiwanis Club Continues Pancake Festival

University Kiwanis Club Continues Pancake Festival

The same pancake mix and sausage cooked at the University Kiwanis Club pancake festival is being served differently this year. The club’s annual pancake festival was cancelled in January because of the pandemic. “We didn’t know what we were going to do when we cancelled the event quite frankly. We just knew we had to…More

PPP Federal Aid Program Opens For Small Businesses

PPP Federal Aid Program Opens For Small Businesses

Nearly one year into the coronavirus pandemic, help from the federal government for small businesses who are struggling continues to be in high demand. Luckily, starting Wednesday for two weeks, the Paycheck Protection Program will open applications for places that have 20 employees or less. More details about this new, temporary eligibility requirement and how…More

Avoiding Winter Storm-Related Water Suspensions

Avoiding Winter Storm-Related Water Suspensions

The City of Wichita Falls Water Department is helping residents make sure they can keep their water services on. “We actually haven’t cut anybody off for nonpayment since right when this first started, which I think was around Feb. 11, so we’ve actually gone about two and half weeks,” said Azura Kerr, Systems Data Administrator…More

Businesses Aid Community During Extreme Weather

Businesses Aid Community During Extreme Weather

Across the state and in Wichita Falls, people stepped up to lend a helping hand this week. The community showed up for each other even when they lost power or water themselves. “She didn’t hesitate. There was never any question. She was going to make sure that our dogs were taken care of,” said Jean…More

SNAP Recipients Eligible For Replacement Benefits Due To Winter Storm

SNAP Recipients Eligible For Replacement Benefits Due To Winter Storm

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has received federal approval to allow Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients to apply for replacement benefits for food lost or destroyed due to the severe winter weather by dialing 2-1-1. Click here for more information.More

Music News

Smashing Pumpkins Begin Work On Follow Up To 1995’s MCIS

Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins said Fall of 2020 it was gonna happen– the band would begin work on the long-awaited follow-up to Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness would happen in 2021 and here it is. Corgan also said recently, “We feel like in many ways this completes the circle on everything we started…More

Sammy Hagar Says He Will Do Anything To Be Part Of EVH Tribute Show

Sammy Hagar continues to make the interview circuit along with his former bandmate Michael Anthony who’s now a member of The Circle. Hagar and The Circle released their ‘Lockdown Sessions’ as an album collection last month titled ‘Lockdown 2020’. In a recent interview, Sammy talked about an Eddie Van Halen tribute show. “I have nothing…More

Rush Limbaugh And Elton John: An Unlikely Friendship

Conservative Talk Show Host Rush Limbaugh died Wednesday of lung cancer. Just over 10 years ago, Limbaugh’s soon-to-be wife, Kathryn, extended an invitation to Elton John to perform at their wedding. Despite the talk show hosts repeated attacks against the LGBTQ community, John accepted the invitation. Elton John saw the opportunity to befriend Limbaugh, communicate…More

Former Dokken Guitarist George Lynch Recalls Bonding With Eddie Van Halen

George Lynch, former guitarist for Dokken, remembers the time he spent drinking and partying with Eddie Van Halen during 1988’s ‘Monsters of Rock’ tour. Scorpions, Metallica, Kingdom Come, Dokken and Van Halen were on the bill, traveling the country together and Lynch remembers fondly those late nights playing guitar with Eddie. “I remember my reaction…More

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