An investigation is underway at this hour into the death of a south Carolina high school football player.
Texoma lakes continue to decrease as the summer months heat up. The drought has caused Lake Arrowhead to drop to 58.2 percent a big concern for boaters. People are now finding land where there once was
The heat is taking a toll on those who work to keep us safe. Three Vernon Firefighters are recovering from heat exhaustion. They each became ill while fighting a fire in Lockett Monday. Fire Officials say heat is on the minds of fire crews, but at the front of thought is fighting flames.
Fish are dying because of the heat and low lake levels. The extreme temperatures are lowering the amount of oxygen in the water. Also, that water is heating faster because the lake levels are so low. Even hatcheries are shipping out fish because of the short water supply.
Another Texoma city is falling ill to the drought. Henrietta stepped up its restrictions from Stage 1 last month to Stage 3 this month. The city is under severe water shortage conditions. Henrietta
Newschannel 6 is getting a glimpse into a growing problem for Texoma dairy farmers. They are struggling to keep their businesses alive as the need for water and feed grows stronger every day. Dairy
Your asking us for answers to questions you have about the city's response to water main leaks and the hotline number. Newschannel 6 made the phone calls and got to the bottom of it and learned from
The impact of the 2011 Drought may last for years to come on Texoma grazing grasslands. Cattle are eating away the plants, down to the roots. It is running the risk of destroying the turf.
CHICAGO (AP) - The nation's largest pediatricians group says it's safe for healthy children and teenage athletes to play sports in hot, steamy weather as long as precautions are taken. The American Academy
During this extreme heat, you may have seen more and more shreds of rubber on the road. A lot of tires are blowing out under from the temperatures. T & W Tires Manager Carl Keener says they've been working
The brutal summer temperatures are taking a toll on Texoma pets. The Humane Society of Wichita County reports a rise in calls about heat-related animal deaths. With a few simple tips, you can protect your pet in the 2011 Drought.
As the drought continues to dry up the ground the threat for wild fires continue to cause concerns across Texoma. Fire behaviors are becoming more intense and with the lack of rain water resources are
The heat is brutal enough – try doing it with a fur coat on. That's the reality for our canine (and kitty) companions. Add to the fact that animals can't sweat and it could mean real problems – including heat stroke – for your pets. There are things you can do to help them out.
As the 2011 Drought continues, many water restrictions are being put in place. As residents and businesses are being ask to conserve, many of our Newschannel 6 facebook friends are asking who the restrictions affect Castaway Cove Waterpark.
Newschannel 6 has continuing coverage now on that pressure on the power grid. Major industrial plants in Texas are shutting down power to try and ease the stress on the state's power grid. If it does
There is something extraordinary happening right now at Faith Mission. Faith Mission is not only providing overnight shelter for the homeless, it's offering a place for people during the day who don't have air conditioners and want to escape the heat.
Hay is on the way to help drought-stricken cattle farmers in texas. The drought conditions in our state have prompted louisiana's agriculture and forestry commissioners to allow oversized loads of hay
DALLAS (AP) - Four children are hospitalized after Dallas police found them left alone in a sport utility vehicle in 101-degree heat. Their parents were arrested and charged with child endangerment. Twenty-four-year-old
The century mark temperatures are taking a toll on our cars. Some auto repair shops say they're seeing an increase upwards of 30 percent from last year, all because of the extreme heat. At Patterson's
Newschannel 6 is continuing coverage on heat dangers. We showed you this week how hot playground surfaces can get in this heat and the findings were shocking. Playground equipment was clocking in well
Newschannel 6 is getting answers for viewers who want to know how to report neighbors violating year round water conservation rules. In the City of Wichita Falls it is illegal to water between the hours
Two months ago the Wichita Falls Faith Mission had a surplus of food. Because of the sweltering heat, they are on a tight food supply, and filling up to maximum capacity. Faith Mission's Marketing Director Becky Browning says they've had a 44 percent increase alone, just in the children staying there.
The severe drought is affecting farmers and ranchers all over Texas. We've been keeping you up to date on heat records, now we could break another awful record for agricultural losses. About 70% of the
Sheppard Air Force Base is monitoring these extreme temperatures by the hour. Base leaders want to make sure airmen stay safe during their outdoor training in this triple digit heat.
Prayers for rain continue as water restrictions continue to strengthen across Texoma. Byers is now under mandatory restrictions. Newschannel 6 asked Byers residents how they feel about the mandatory
The soil around your home may be tearing it apart, and the 2011 Drought is making it worse. The culprit is clay soil – which covers most all of Texoma. It expands when wet and shrinks when dry. That causes
Drought conditions are hitting the ground hard and that could be a big concern come football time. Bill Green, Windthorst Football Coach and Athletic Director, says his football practice fields are
While many of us are trying to avoid the triple digit heat, some people in Texoma are actually trying to keep warm this summer. Newschannel six spoke with workers from Texoma Ice and Texas Best Meats. And employees from both groups layer up when they clock in.
The Trinity Hills Wind Farm has hit a mile stone. The tower of the very first turbine is standing on the farm's 33 thousand acres project in Young County. BP project directors say the extreme heat will
Petrolia is under stage three in its drought contingency plan and residents tell Newschannel 6 they did not get any warning.
The 2011 Drought is putting cattle producers in a tough spot. Many of them do not have enough grazing or water to keep animals alive. Record numbers of producers are selling-off to cut losses. The spike is causing the auction at Wichita Livestock Sales to be at capacity – and run through the night.
The lack of rain has really taken a toll on produce. Farmers are doing everything they can to get fruits and veggies to your dinner plate, but it hasn't been easy. Vendors are having to spend money to get what little crops they can.
Newschannel 6 is tracking your water supply from the sky to the tap. The water falls as rain in two different watersheds; the Wichita River Watershed and the Little Wichita River Watershed.
On Tuesday, Vernon city leaders entered level two of their drought contingency plan. It is still a voluntary effort on residents, except level two advises everyone to only water in the morning hours. The
Wichita Falls officials say the extreme drought is soaking up water sources and many residents are doing what they can to slow down the loss. Wichita Falls Officials say despite Lakes Kickapoo and Arrowhead
Ranchers across Texoma are scrambling to find a way to keep water for their livestock. The tanks are dry, the creeks won't flow and animals are in dire straits. Many have been forced to purchase water in bulk and haul it in – just to keep animals alive.
Water drying up throughout Texoma is not the only concern for water supplies, it is also the condition of the soil. Dry soil is putting a strain on water lines and already the Dean Dale Water District
If you are a resident of Wichita Falls and have any questions regarding wildlife roaming your yard, contact the Wichita Falls Animal Services Center You can contact the Wichita Falls Animal Services Center