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Wichita County To Have New Memorial Plaza

Wichita County To Have New Memorial Plaza

The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office Citizen’s Alumni Association announced final plans for a memorial. The plaza is about ten years in the making with a price tag of more than $250,000 dollars. Read more about the fundraising efforts and who will be honored in the new memorial here.MORE

MSU Purchases Old Bank Of America Building

Less than a half year after Centennial Hall officially opened, Midwestern State University officials are onto the next big project. The university has purchased the old Bank of America building at the corner of Midwestern Parkway and Maplewood Avenue. Click here to find out what MSU’s plans are for the building.  MORE

MSU Purchases Old Bank Of America Building

MSU Purchases Old Bank Of America Building

Less than a half year after Centennial Hall officially opened, Midwestern State University officials are onto the next big project. The university has purchased the old Bank of America building at the corner of Midwestern Parkway and Maplewood Avenue. Click here to find out what MSU’s plans are for the building.  MORE

WFFD Battles Flames At Local Business

WFFD Battles Flames At Local Business

A building, reportedly full of mowers and tractors, went up in flames on Friday morning off of Seymour Highway. Firefighters were called to the scene around 9:30 a.m. and found heavy smoke and flames coming from the building located between Berend Turf and Tractor and Hebert’s Furniture. Read more about the fire here.MORE

James V. Allred Unit Hiring Seminar Thursday

James V. Allred Unit Hiring Seminar Thursday

The James V. Allred Adult Correctional Facility is hosting a hiring seminar on Thurs. Jan. 9 at the Vernon College Skills Center, located at 2813 Central Freeway East. The hiring seminar will start at 6 p.m. in the Vernon College Skills Center, Room 404. Click here for more details on the seminar.MORE

New Texas A&M AgriLife Program Aims To Help SNAP Participants Get Healthier

New Texas A&M AgriLife Program Aims To Help SNAP Participants Get Healthier

With one in six Texans struggling with hunger and food insecurity, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension is offering a new program for charities in Wichita County. Steve Sparks, Wichita Falls Faith Mission’s CEO, said when his shelter works with clients, they try to heal mind, body and spirit; but for those on federal assistance, he said…MORE

Police Prepare For Drunk Drivers On NYE

Police Prepare For Drunk Drivers On NYE

We are just days from the beginning of a new decade, with it, comes plenty of celebrations that often involve drinking, and law enforcement is prepared for the uptick in crimes related to alcohol. “A lot of the calls we respond to on New Year’s Eve at the base, at the core of it is…MORE

Clay County Extends Burn Ban

Clay County Extends Burn Ban

Clay County Commissioners Court passed a vote to extend the 30-day burn ban that was put in place on Oct. 28. More information about the burn ban can be found here.MORE

Burkburnett To Revitalize Downtown

Burkburnett To Revitalize Downtown

As the city of Burkburnett Continues to grow city leaders are breathing life once again into downtown. To bring the boom back to the boomtown their plan is to revitalize downtown. To start the process, the city is asking the community to weigh in on what they want to see. Read more here about the…MORE

Crime Stoppers To Start Taking Tips For Animal Crimes

Crime Stoppers To Start Taking Tips For Animal Crimes

All across the country animal cruelty is now considered a felony, and in Wichita Falls, those crimes towards animals are now reportable to Crime Stoppers. As with other crimes, it is possible to receive a cash reward for reporting a crime against an animal. More details can be found here.MORE

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