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Pulitzer-Prize Winning Author And Archer City Native Larry McMurty Dead At 84

Pulitzer-Prize Winning Author And Archer City Native Larry McMurty Dead At 84

Novelist, screenwriter and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Larry McMurtry, whose stories about the American West inspired many movies and garnered him multiple Academy Award nominations and eventually, an Oscar win for his work on 2005’s Brokeback Mountain, has died at the age of 84. Read more about McMurtry’s life here.  MORE

Wichita Falls Municipal Court Resumes Normal Hours Thursday

Wichita Falls Municipal Court Resumes Normal Hours Thursday

Wichita Falls is slowly returning to normal business practices. The Wichita Falls Municipal Court will resume normal business hours beginning Thursday, March 25, however, there are requirements you need to know about before entering the building. Find more details here.MORE

Texas Winter Storm Victims Must Prove Residency To Receive FEMA Assistance

Texas Winter Storm Victims Must Prove Residency To Receive FEMA Assistance

Severe winter storm survivors must show proof of residency for FEMA eligibility. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, applicants must verify occupancy within three months of the disaster damage. Click here for more information on applying for disaster recovery assistance.MORE

Co-workers And Friends Of Local Broadcaster Host Benefit

Co-workers And Friends Of Local Broadcaster Host Benefit

Most people who know Zach Morton know him for his career on the radio, but Sunday friends and family gathered to help support Zach in his battle with throat cancer. Morton’s broadcast co-workers and long-time friends hosted an afternoon of spaghetti and auctions to help pay for Morton’s medical costs. Read the complete story here.MORE

WFISD Teachers Receive COVID Vaccine Ahead Of Spring Break

WFISD Teachers Receive COVID Vaccine Ahead Of Spring Break

On Friday, the Wichita Falls ISD vaccinated hundreds of its teachers just over a week after the Texas Department of State Health Services moved them to the front of the line. “I’m really happy for this,” Jane Ramirez, a math teacher at Rider High School, said, “and also for my fellow teachers that are younger…MORE

Skilled Care Facilities Reopen To Visitors

Skilled Care Facilities Reopen To Visitors

Thanks to changes in federal guidelines, skilled care facilities have reopened to allow visitors. “Nothing can substitute the warm embrace of a loved one in someone’s mental health,” Richard Miller, the Sheridan Medical Lodge administrator, said. Read more information about ongoing safety measures and visitors at care facilities here.MORE

Notre Dame Catholic School To Close At End Of School Year

Notre Dame Catholic School To Close At End Of School Year

Notre Dame Catholic School will be closing its doors at the end of the academic year. The Catholic Diocese of Ft Worth issued a statement about the closure. You can read it here and find out more information about the school’s closing.MORE

MSU Texas Sees Enrollment Decline

MSU Texas Sees Enrollment Decline

A year later, Midwestern State University is still seeing the impacts of the pandemic. Enrollment at MSU Texas between the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semester is down by 3%. That may not seem like a big decline but it’s something that’s a huge concern for everyone on campus. “Students aren’t jumping back into higher…MORE

Wichita Falls Businesses Booming Along Southwest Parkway

Wichita Falls Businesses Booming Along Southwest Parkway

In the just the past six months, Starbucks, Chick- Fil-A and HTeaO have opened on southwest parkway, and business owners and the Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce think it’s the start of something special. “Whether it’s chain, local, large or small, does not matter if you’re doing construction here. If you’re hiring people, you’re paying…MORE