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Boomtown Bay Closing One Week Early

Boomtown Bay Closing One Week Early

The city of Burkburnett has announced that the Boomtown Bay Family Aquatic Center will close a week early due to labor market shortages. Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021 will the last day the aquatic center is open to the public for this year. Clcik here to find out why the water park is closing early.MORE

Construction To Begin Soon On I-44 Near State Line

Construction To Begin Soon On I-44 Near State Line

Construction is set to begin on I-44 near the Oklahoma/Texas border by the end of the month. Oklahoma Department of Transportation says crews will be resurfacing the road. Weekdays, only one lane will be open in each direction so drivers should be prepared for possible delays. ODOT officials said all lanes will be open weekends…MORE

SAFB Gets New Commander For 82nd Training Wing

SAFB Gets New Commander For 82nd Training Wing

On Monday morning, Sheppard Air Force Base welcomed the new face that will be leading the 82nd Training Wing, Brig. Gen.l Lyle K. Drew. General Drew said the change of command from Brig. Gen.l Kenyon Bell to him isn’t a form of replacement, it’s a form of transition with the same goal in mind: combat…MORE

Woman Finds $21K At Local Subway Restaurant, Contacts Police

Woman Finds $21K At Local Subway Restaurant, Contacts Police

An Iowa Park woman found over $21,000 in a Subway bathroom. For Teresa Acosta, it was just another visit to the restaurant to see her daughter at work. She said she found that wad of money tucked inside the railing by the toilet. Read the complete story here.MORE

Governor Abbott Roasted As Dog Hater For Vetoing Animal Cruelty Bill

Governor Abbott Roasted As Dog Hater For Vetoing Animal Cruelty Bill

Texoma animal experts and caretakers are speaking out about a bill Texas Governor Abbott vetoed this week. The bill would have made it illegal for dog owners to leave a dog alone outside while restrained unless the owner could provide proper shelter, water and shade. It also used language to specify exactly how tight collars…MORE

Texoma Firefighters Preparing For Potential West Coast Deployment

Texoma Firefighters Preparing For Potential West Coast Deployment

Dry and drought conditions are causing Texoma firefighters to get ready to possibly be deployed to the west coast. Very dry conditions in other parts of the US could be risky. “We got several crews out west right now. We actually have our engine out of this office with three people and several other people…MORE

Beginning September 1, Texans Can Carry Handguns Without License Or Training

Beginning September 1, Texans Can Carry Handguns Without License Or Training

Texans can carry handguns without a license or training starting Sept. 1, after Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday signed the permitless carry bill into law. House Bill 1927 eliminates the requirement for Texas residents to obtain a license to carry handguns if they’re not prohibited by state or federal law from possessing a gun. The signing of the…MORE