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United Regional Requests Temp Staff From State

United Regional Requests Temp Staff From State

United Regional is likely to receive additional staff through the State due to an increase in COVID-19 patients. The staff will include  critical care registered nurses (RNs), non-critical care RNs and respiratory therapists. Find more information here about the temporary staff expected to arrive at United Regional.  MORE

WFFD Weighs In On Food Safety For Thanksgiving

WFFD Weighs In On Food Safety For Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving during a pandemic is going to look different and the Wichita Falls Fire Department is continuing to warn about fire and food safety. While large gatherings are not recommended, WFFD does not expect a change this Thanksgiving in terms of food safety. Read more about Thanksgiving food safety here.  MORE

WFISD Hands Out 782 Meals At Start Of Thanksgiving Break

WFISD Hands Out 782 Meals At Start Of Thanksgiving Break

Monday was a busy day for the Wichita Falls I-S-D; “it is all hands on deck,” as Emily Kincaid with Chartwells K12 put it. Read more here about WFISD’s Thanksgiving Break assistance with families and food insecurity.  MORE

Deer Season Means Extra Caution When Driving

Deer Season Means Extra Caution When Driving

The holiday season often means more highway driving. Don’t forget that it’s also deer season, where drivers will be sharing the roads with some unexpected, large, four-legged pedestrians. “They’re running indiscriminately. They won’t see you, they’ll come from the side of the road, they’ll come right out in front of your car.” said Roger Kroes,…MORE

Sheppard AFB Main Gate Reopening Saturday

Sheppard AFB Main Gate Reopening Saturday

The main gate for Sheppard Air Force Base is set to reopen Saturday morning at 7. The reopening of this gate marks a change in when the other gates will be open. More details about the gate’s reopening and schedule changes of the other gates at Sheppard can be found here.MORE

Salvation Army Bell Ringers Needed

Salvation Army Bell Ringers Needed

  The Salvation Army in Wichita Falls is in need of bell ringers for its yearly “Red Kettle Campaign.” Masks are required for all bell ringers and they will be standing further away from the bucket than normal to provide social distancing. More information about registering to be a bell ringer can be found here.MORE

Texas Blood Institute Hits Convalescent Plasma Milestone As COVID-19 Cases Surge

Texas Blood Institute Hits Convalescent Plasma Milestone As COVID-19 Cases Surge

The Texas Blood Institute announced Monday they have dispatched their 10,000th convalescent plasma unit, which is a milestone they say marks how critical the blood product is in the fight against COVID-19. The blood institute began to collect convalescent plasma back in April when it showed promise in treating patients with severe COVID-19 symptoms. It…MORE

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