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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

Oncor Power Outage Information

Oncor Power Outage Information

If you are without power, chances are Oncor knows about it due to the order for rolling blackouts from ERCOT(Electric Reliability Council of Texas). However, there are some outages that are not related to the rolling blackouts that need to be reported. To report your outage to ONCOR, call 888-313-4747. Click here to see a map…MORE

Shelter From The Cold

Shelter From The Cold

With more than 18,000 in Texoma without power, some shelters and other places across Texoma are opening their doors to offer warming stations to people without power: Faith Mission- Wichita Falls, 723-5663 Faith Refuge- Wichita Falls, 322-4673 Salvation Army- Wichita Falls, 322-9822 City Hope Church- Wichita Falls, 263-1171 Burkburnett Community Center Call the Police Dept.…MORE

Texas Representative Proposes Bill That Could Change Alcohol Sales

Texas Representative Proposes Bill That Could Change Alcohol Sales

Texas State Representative Richard Raymond introduced a bill into this year’s legislative session that may change when alcohol beverages can be sold. “It just doesn’t benefit the stores, we open six days a week already. Our customers are used to those times so they buy what they need for the week in those six days,”…MORE

Texas Blood Institute Encourages Vaccinated Donors To Give Blood

Texas Blood Institute Encourages Vaccinated Donors To Give Blood

The need is there, but each step along the way the pandemic is causing people to have questions and getting vaccinated is not a reason to stop people from donating blood or platelets. “We’d love to see you. We’d love for you to share your good health with somebody who’s probably struggling right now in…MORE

Wichita Falls Faith Mission Asking For Donations

Wichita Falls Faith Mission Asking For Donations

Faith Mission of Wichita Falls is asking you to help the homeless. They released their needs list Monday with items they need the most to do their job. During the pandemic, they’re specifically asking for donations of things like facemasks, disposable gloves and cleaning supplies and wipes to keep both their staff and their clientele…MORE

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