New Sheriff's Vehicles - Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

New Sheriff's Vehicles

Wichita County Sheriffs are going to be safer on the road thanks to new vehicles.  

Wichita County Commissioners have approved six new Chevy Tahoes for the Wichita County Sheriff’s Office. There is an agreement in the works to lease them through First Bank at a cost of $83,895. One of the new vehicles is replacing a Sheriff’s Tahoe that burned, about a year ago, after getting stuck in a median while trying to make a u-turn. The catalytic converter burned the grass underneath the vehicle which caught it on fire. Including today, the Commissioners have approved twenty-five new vehicles for the Sheriff’s Office in the last two years. County Judge Gosson says they needs good vehicles to stay safe. 

We want them to be able to drive good vehicles that are safe because what they do can be dangerous and you need a good vehicle when you are in pursuit.”

Another subject being discussed at today’s meeting was the leaky roof problem at the Wichita County Jail. When it rains the roof leaks rainwater into the cells. The Commissioners are looking over several different options-either repairing the existing facilities, moving the jail or building a new facility.

Wichita County Commissioners also presented a proclamation at this morning's meeting. It declares tomorrow to be Absolutely Incredible Kid’s Day. Children from the campfire after-school program were at this morning's meeting to receive the proclamation. It's a day to honor children and adults are asked to write letters to kids expressing their encouragement and appreciation.

Copyright 2016 KAUZ News All Rights Reserved

  • News HeadlinesNewsMore>>

  • 2 teens allegedly killed mother of 1 of the boys

    2 teens allegedly killed mother of 1 of the boys

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 8:20 AM EDT2018-04-24 12:20:50 GMT
    Tuesday, April 24 2018 8:36 AM EDT2018-04-24 12:36:45 GMT
    Kimberly Mironovas' body was found around 2 a.m. Sunday. Police said her son and another teen killed her. (Source:Kimberly Mironovas' body was found around 2 a.m. Sunday. Police said her son and another teen killed her. (Source:

    Kimberly Mironovas' body was found around 2 a.m. Sunday. Police said her son and another teen strangled her. 

    Kimberly Mironovas' body was found around 2 a.m. Sunday. Police said her son and another teen strangled her. 

  • Dream job: Harley-Davidson paid interns get a motorcycle too

    Dream job: Harley-Davidson paid interns get a motorcycle too

    Monday, April 23 2018 9:35 AM EDT2018-04-23 13:35:31 GMT
    Tuesday, April 24 2018 7:20 AM EDT2018-04-24 11:20:19 GMT
    Eight college students or recent graduates will have the enviable task of being paid to ride a Harley and share their adventures on social media. (Source: Pixabay)Eight college students or recent graduates will have the enviable task of being paid to ride a Harley and share their adventures on social media. (Source: Pixabay)

    Harley-Davidson is offering free motorcycles for those who join its paid summer internship program.

    Harley-Davidson is offering free motorcycles for those who join its paid summer internship program.

  • DOJ looks into how AT&T, Verizon handle defecting customers

    DOJ looks into how AT&T, Verizon handle defecting customers

    Friday, April 20 2018 7:43 PM EDT2018-04-20 23:43:53 GMT
    Tuesday, April 24 2018 4:52 AM EDT2018-04-24 08:52:23 GMT
    The Justice Department is investigating AT&T, Verizon and a standards-setting group. (Source: Raycom Media)The Justice Department is investigating AT&T, Verizon and a standards-setting group. (Source: Raycom Media)
    The Justice Department is investigating AT&T, Verizon and a standards-setting group. (Source: Raycom Media)The Justice Department is investigating AT&T, Verizon and a standards-setting group. (Source: Raycom Media)

    The Justice Department has opened an antitrust investigation into whether AT&T and Verizon and a standards-setting group worked together to hinder consumers from easily switching wireless carriers.

    The Justice Department has opened an antitrust investigation into whether AT&T and Verizon and a standards-setting group worked together to hinder consumers from easily switching wireless carriers.

Powered by Frankly