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New State Laws Go Into Effect September 1

New State Laws Go Into Effect September 1

Over 660 laws were passed during the 2021 state legislative session, many of which will go into effect on Sept. 1. While many won’t change Texans’ daily lives, certain pieces of legislation will. Here’s a list of the top five laws that could impact you. Read about the new laws here.MORE

Walmart Offering COVID-19 Booster For Immunocompromised

Walmart Offering COVID-19 Booster For Immunocompromised

Walmart is now offering booster shots for immunocompromised patients in addition to providing normal COVID-19 vaccines to the general public. Additional doses are only authorized for individuals who have certain medical conditions or treatment plans, or those who have undergone a solid organ transplant. Read more here to find out if you qualify for a…MORE

TXDOT, Law Enforcement Emphasizing Importance Of Driving Sober

TXDOT, Law Enforcement Emphasizing Importance Of Driving Sober

The Texas Department of Transportation and the Burkburnett Police Department are stressing the importance of not drinking and driving. “I want people to know that if you’ve been drinking, do not get behind the wheel,” said Burkburnett Police Department Lt. Donald Gibson. Gibson has spent 10 years in law enforcement and said officers take drunk…MORE

Section Of FM1954 To Close Friday For Construction

Section Of FM1954 To Close Friday For Construction

A road south of Holliday will be closed this Friday due to bridge construction. Crews will shut down FM 1954 (Little Lease Road) at noon between FM 368 (South College Avenue) and FM 2224 so that two bridges can be rebuilt. More details about the closure can be found here.MORE

Registration Open For Wichita County 4H

Registration Open For Wichita County 4H

4-H is the largest youth development program in the United States and the Wichita County 4-H program is ready for their upcoming year. Registration is open now for kids five to 18. Click here for information.MORE

No Football Games In Bulldog Stadium Due to Structural Issues

No Football Games In Bulldog Stadium Due to Structural Issues

Burkburnett ISD will not host any home football games this year at Bulldog Stadium after inspections found issues with the pipe supports that hold up the concrete bleachers. The district explained in a social media post that inspections had been done over the summer on the stadium’s infrastructure. Results came back finding those supports had…MORE

Midwestern Parkway Bridge To Reopen Tuesday

Midwestern Parkway Bridge To Reopen Tuesday

Repairs on the westbound lane of the Midwestern Parkway bridge that crosses Holliday Creek have been completed, according to the city of Wichita Falls. City officials are planning to reopen the bridge to traffic on Tuesday. They’re asking drivers to be cautious in the area as city employees remove all barricades. Read more information about…MORE

Suspect identified in WFISD bomb threats

Suspect identified in WFISD bomb threats

Authorities have identified a suspect in connection to the bomb threats made to five schools last week. The Wichita Falls Independent School Board stated that the suspect is not a local resident. WFPD has not released any official statements regarding a suspect, saying that the case is still under investigation. Click here for the complete…MORE

Better Business Bureau Warns Of Pet Sitting Scams

Better Business Bureau Warns Of Pet Sitting Scams

The Better Business Bureau is warning of scammers who have been using employment scams to trick people out of their personal information and money. BBB’s Scam Tracker has seen multiple reports of a scam that appears to be a friendly family looking for a pet sitter. Click here to read about how the scam works.MORE

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