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Wichita County Leaders Plan After Seeing Spike In COVID-19 Cases

Wichita County Leaders Plan After Seeing Spike In COVID-19 Cases

With new cases of Coronavirus spiking across Texas and in Wichita county, officials in the county are watching closely and what actions they can take to help stop the spread. Tuesday saw the highest single day growth in cases at 29. “The blanket order right now for the state of Texas is not working and…MORE

Wichita Falls Resident Starts Petition To Remove Confederate Monument

Wichita Falls Resident Starts Petition To Remove Confederate Monument

One Wichita Falls resident has started a movement to have a Confederate monument removed from Wichita Falls City Hall. City leaders say they have had a couple of emails about it, but are not yet taking any action. The monument has stood for over 80 years with no issues like this until now. “To see…MORE

Restaurants Close Temporarily After Staff Tests Positive For COVID-19

Restaurants Close Temporarily After Staff Tests Positive For COVID-19

Three more businesses have closed their doors this week after some of their staff tested positive for COVID-19. Backporch Draft House, Parkway Grill North, and Children’s Dentistry all made similar announcements Monday. “I think we are beginning to see a peak and an increase in cases since we’ve opened back up the economy and that…MORE

Kids Cafe Summer Meal Program Begins June 1

Kids Cafe Summer Meal Program Begins June 1

The Wichita Falls Area Food Bank is working to distribute meals to children who would normally rely on free or reduced-priced lunches in schools. Starting next Monday, designated care centers will be providing free meals to distribute to children in need during the summer. Locations and distribution times can be found here.MORE

Roofing Scams Rising After Recent Hail Storms

Roofing Scams Rising After Recent Hail Storms

Hailstorms can cause damage to your home that can be expensive to fix. Some people in the Texoma area have experienced roofing scammers since this past weekend’s hail storm. Homeowners can be victims to roofing scams each year, especially after a big storm that might’ve caused hail damage. Tips on how to spot scammers can…MORE

Texoma Drivers License Offices Reopen

Texoma Drivers License Offices Reopen

The Texas Department of Public Safety drivers license office has reopened in Wichita Falls and across Texoma. Tuesday was their first day back in business. Services are limited right now and they’re by appointment only. You can schedule an appointment online for most first time licenses and ID cards. More information can be found here.MORE

Workforce Solutions North Texas Receives $287K Grant

Workforce Solutions North Texas Receives $287K Grant

Workforce Solutions North Texas has been awarded a $287,500 grant to provide job training by the Texas Workforce Commission. The Skills Development Fund (SDF) COVID-19 Special Initiative training will target businesses shifting their business processes to respond to the need of COVID-19 related necessities as well as businesses that are retooling to continue to employee their…MORE

Pressed Dry Cleaners Of Wichita Falls Offering Free Graduation Gown Pressing

Pressed Dry Cleaners Of Wichita Falls Offering Free Graduation Gown Pressing

Pressed Dry Cleaners in Wichita Falls is offering to clean graduation gowns for all graduates from elementary school to college. “More than ever this time‚ we just want to make them feel special, because they haven’t been able to,” said Ashlynn Hoff, Pressed Dry Cleaners store manager. “Some of the seniors haven’t been able to…MORE

Bowie ISD student-athletes rally to clean up city after tornado

Bowie ISD student-athletes rally to clean up city after tornado

Damage from the tornado can still be seen at Bowie ISD’s athletic complex. With his school, and his students’ homes affected, Coach Cory Mandrell decided to rally his athletics and get to work. “The more you drove around town the more damage you saw and it just kept getting worse. Didn’t know how bad until…MORE

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