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Operation: Thank A Veteran Is Underway

Operation: Thank A Veteran Is Underway

Presbyterian Manor’s special message campaign for local veterans is underway in Wichita Falls. “Operation: Thank a Veteran” is an opportunity to show your appreciation and let those who served know how much their service is appreciated. For more details on how to get involved, click here.  MORE

New App Allows Lottery Ticket Purchases From Phones

New App Allows Lottery Ticket Purchases From Phones

A new app just launched in Texas that allows lottery players to purchase lottery tickets right from their phones. Jackpocket is an app lottery players can download and purchase tickets from various Texas lotteries, Powerball and Mega Millions. Players can place orders and a scanned image of their lottery ticket will be sent to them.…MORE

Uncertainty Surrounds Proposed Law Allowing Beer/Wine Delivery

Uncertainty Surrounds Proposed Law Allowing Beer/Wine Delivery

Governor Greg Abbott posted a video on Twitter Monday referencing Senate Bill 1232, ‘Have you ever ordered food or groceries from a retailer to be delivered to your home, and also wish that you could order beer or wine to be delivered to your home?” The Governor then proceeded to sign the law that would…MORE

East Side Y Turns Into All Hands Cultural Center

East Side Y Turns Into All Hands Cultural Center

An end and a beginning all in one on the east side of Wichita Falls Tuesday. After decades of serving the community, the YMCA East Branch changed hands. It was a seamless transition, rich in the making. “We took this decision very seriously,” said YMCA Executive Director Brandon Brown. “It’s not anything we decided overnight.…MORE

Wichita Falls Hotel Occupancy Tax One Step Closer

Wichita Falls Hotel Occupancy Tax One Step Closer

Wichita Falls City council members are one step closer with a Hotel Occupancy Tax Proposition for 2020. At Tuesday’s meeting council reviewed the information presented at the last meeting and took a vote to push the tax increase to the next step. That next step is off to the Texas Comptroller office. “What we are…MORE

WFISD Board Compares Costs In Long Range Facility Planning

WFISD Board Compares Costs In Long Range Facility Planning

Wichita Falls ISD had a work session Tuesday night, and the Board of Trustees discussed costs for a Long Range Facility plan. The work session focused on secondary schools. Superintendent Michael Kuhrt gave a presentation comparing the costs of renovating WFISD’s current high schools or combining all the high school students into one or two…MORE

Wichita Falls City Council Makes Carport Permit Process Easier

Wichita Falls City Council Makes Carport Permit Process Easier

Wichita Falls Council members voted Tuesday to streamline the permitting process for building carports. What used to take months and more workforce than the city could spare is going to become a much easier process. Read more about the new process here.MORE

WFISD Summer Meal Program Rolls Out With Two New Locations

WFISD Summer Meal Program Rolls Out With Two New Locations

Wichita Falls ISD’s Food Truck is back in action for the Summer meals program with the addition of two new stops. This year Lamar and Lions Park were added to their route after community members reached out and requested the locations. More details about the WFISD’s food truck can be found here.  MORE

100 Deadliest Days On The Road Begins

100 Deadliest Days On The Road Begins

We are now in what AAA calls the 100 Deadliest Days of the year. It is during this time the most teen-involved deadly crashes occur. Memorial day thru Labor day when schools out, means teen drivers are hitting the roads more in their free time. AAA says significant factors behind these accidents are teens speeding,…MORE

Success Of Lauren’s Law “Bittersweet” For Landavazo Family

Success Of Lauren’s Law “Bittersweet” For Landavazo Family

Mixed emotions are the best way to describe Vern and Bianka Landavazo’s reactions to Lauren’s Law being passed. Overall though, they are happy they have been able to keep their daughter Lauren’s legacy alive by doing something to help other families. Read more about the plight of the Landavazo family here.  MORE

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