Category Archives: Local News

WFISD School Board President Releases Statement On September 20 Meeting Walkout

WFISD School Board President Releases Statement On September 20 Meeting Walkout

Wichita Falls ISD School Board President Mike Rucker released the following statement Wednesday about the three school board members who walked out of the Sept. 20 school board meeting. Board members Katherine McGregor, Bob Payton, and Mark Lukert abruptly left Monday’s meeting, forcing the board to adjourn due to lack of quorum. The three were allegedly…MORE

Burkburnett Drinking Water Exceeds Contaminant Level For Nitrate

Burkburnett Drinking Water Exceeds Contaminant Level For Nitrate

The city of Burkburnett announced Wednesday their drinking water has exceeded the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for nitrate. “Infants below the age of six months who drink water containing nitrate in excess of the MCL could become seriously ill and, if untreated, may die,” the public notice states. Click here to read more about Burk’s…MORE

Wichita County LEC Could Open Next Month

Wichita County LEC Could Open Next Month

Waiting. That has been the theme when it comes to the new Wichita County Law Enforcement Center, and while the waiting is still living up to its name, we do have a rough estimate as to when it will open. Click here for more details.MORE

Wichita Falls ISD Addresses Viral TikTok Trend

Wichita Falls ISD Addresses Viral TikTok Trend

Wichita Falls ISD is feeling the effects of a viral TikTok trend. WFISD Superintendent Michael Kuhrt addressed the trend Monday in a letter posted to the school district’s Facebook page. One of the latest national TikTok trends is a challenge involving students sharing videos of damage done to school property. Read here to find out…MORE

Wichita Falls ISD Board Takes No Action On Choosing New Mascots, Colors

Wichita Falls ISD Board Takes No Action On Choosing New Mascots, Colors

The Wichita Falls ISD board has decided to take no action on choosing the mascots and colors for their two new high schools. Instead, the board has sent the list back to the naming committee for review. School board members raised concerns over some of the suggested names, as did community members who spoke during…MORE

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