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Tradition At Heart Of Santa Rosa Roundup Rodeo

Tradition At Heart Of Santa Rosa Roundup Rodeo

74 years. Years with clear blue skies. Years with rain soaked dirt. Rain or shine, the crowds always make their way there. “It’s just a tradition,” Director of the Santa Rosa Roundup Larry Drennan said. “People have come to this rodeo ever since it’s inception, and their offspring and their offspring.” The tradition will continue…MORE

WFISD Board Of Trustees Calls For Tax Ratification Election

WFISD Board Of Trustees Calls For Tax Ratification Election

On Tuesday, the Wichita Falls ISD Board of Trustees called for a tax ratification election. A TRE is a special election called by a school district’s Board of Trustees, asking voters to approve an increase above the current operating tax rate. More information about the TRE can be found here.  MORE

WFPD Begins National Police Week With Memorial Service

WFPD Begins National Police Week With Memorial Service

To mark the start of National Police Week, the Wichita Falls Police Department remembered officers who lost their lives in the line of duty. City leaders, firefighters, along with WFPD recruits stood outside the police department to honor seven WFPD officers Monday morning. Read more about the memorial here.MORE

Water Level Keeps Amon Carter Lake Closed

Water Level Keeps Amon Carter Lake Closed

It’s been an extremely wet May so far. Lake Amon G Carter in Montague County remains closed due to high water levels, according to Bowie News. Read more about the lake’s water level here.MORE

MSU Regents Approve Naming Of New Health Sciences Facility

MSU Regents Approve Naming Of New Health Sciences Facility

The Midwestern State University Board of Regents has announced a new name for the soon-to-open state of the art health sciences facility. This fall will mark the opening of a new 87,000-square-foot facility. The administration recommended the name Centennial Hall to the MSU Texas Board of Regents at its quarterly meeting in May. More information…MORE

22 Years Later: Gregory Keith Mann, Jr. Missing Case

22 Years Later: Gregory Keith Mann, Jr. Missing Case

“We feel like the answer is here in Wichita Falls.” Debra Mann is referring to a question that’s haunted the Mann family for 22 years. What happened to their son, Gregory Keith Mann Jr. the night of May 10th, 1997? “Everyday I get up and spend most of my day thinking about him and where…MORE

Funeral Service Scheduled For Veteran Without Family

Funeral Service Scheduled For Veteran Without Family

Mr. Norman Beaty Jr. will be laid to rest at Nocona Cemetery Friday. The service was organized by the Montague County Veteran Services Office, who only know his name and that he served in the Army during the Vietnam War. “In this case, there was no family members. So, we pretty much passed the hat…MORE

Scout Receives Highest Honor

Scout Receives Highest Honor

At Sheppard Air Force base in Wichita Falls, Nathaniel Simmons was given the highest award a Scout can receive the Eagle Award. After scouting for more than 10 years, earning 43 Merit badges and a number other honors, his friends and family celebrated his accomplishments in a formal ceremony. The Hirschi High school senior said…MORE

NWS Gives Charlie Tornado A Preliminary EF1 Rating

NWS Gives Charlie Tornado A Preliminary EF1 Rating

The National Weather Service in Norman has given Tuesday’s tornado a preliminary rating on the Enhanced Fujita scale as an EF1. “Most of what is here is a lot of tree damage,” said Brandon Lee, a Charlie resident. Read more about the Charlie tornado here.  MORE

New Home Construction On The Rise In Wichita Falls

New Home Construction On The Rise In Wichita Falls

New homes are going up all over the Wichita Falls and home builders say they’ve put more homes up this year than in recent years. “We lived on Southwest Parkway, and we were just looking to get back into a neighborhood, and we happened to be driving by, said Julie Yandell, Homeowner. More details on…MORE

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