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What we know about the 7,946 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in East Texas

The latest on COVID-19 cases across East Texas.

  How are people who suffer from Dementia dealing with COVID-19

  18 COVID-19 cases in Wichita County, total now 585

The Latest: Texas governor warns ‘things will get worse’

  Getting counted and staying safe: the census and COVID-19

  Restaurants in WF adapt to hot weather

  Backyard swimming pool sales up during pandemic

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  Ribbon cut at Lake Wichita Boardwalk

  Angelo is looking for his forever home

  Last day early voting numbers for Wichita County

WF Area Food Bank Mobile Pantry dates for July

Texas A&M police say student who reported racist notes placed them there himself

Gov. Abbott extends statewide Disaster Declaration

  Protesters gather to demand justice for Wilder

“I’m upset at the way that the system is treating my son."

  A few showers and storms look to cool your Friday off

More heat is on the way

El Paso murder suspect arrested in Lawton

U.S. Marshals and Lawton police arrested a murder suspect from El Paso on Thursday.

  Single-car crash sends one person to hospital

A single-car accident involving a utility pole sent one person to the hospital Friday morning.

  WFFD battle Thursday fire on North 8th Street, investigation underway

Kamay resident killed in crash on Highway 82

Wichita Falls YMCA employee tests positive for COVID-19

  MSU international students feel put “in a precarious situation” with latest ICE rules

  Burkburnett city offices closed to the public

  How COVID will make it harder for vulnerable residents to keep cool this summer

Health experts give tips on how to keep elderly safe during summer heat

Hot weather threats mixed with the pandemic, could have the elderly even more vulnerable than usual during this time.

  Matt’s Auto Splash washes police cruisers, fire SUV’s for free

Some first responders in Texoma got a free car wash on Thursday.

  Sale Barn Cowboy Church plans to open a thrift store next month

The Sale Barn Cowboy Church plans to open thrift shop

  19 new COVID-19 cases in Wichita County, total now 567

The announcement came on Thursday.

  United Regional encouraging use of My Chart app, website

United Regional is encouraging people to use their “my chart” app and website.

  GRAPHIC: Wilder autopsy report suggests homicide, cause of death declared undetermined

The autopsy report for for Jason Wilder McDaniel suggests an asphyxial cause of death.

Second Allred Prison employee recovers from COVID-19

A second Allred Prison employee has recovered after testing positive for COVID-19.

TWDB in need of nominations for Texas’ first-ever regional flood planning groups

The extension comes as several planning regions did not receive nominations for every interest category.

  Thursday starts off our First Alert Weather Days

First Alert Weather Days for the next few days

Texas resumes executions after 5-month delay due to pandemic

A Texas inmate received lethal injection Wednesday evening for fatally shooting an 82-year-old man nearly three decades ago, ending a five-month delay of executions in the nation’s busiest death penalty state because of the coronavirus pandemic.

  Seamstresses making masks as Coronavirus continues to spread

"This is a thing that I can do, I can sew, I can create masks”

  Wichita Falls Public Library unveils puppet exhibit

They include a cowboy, fairy and even a Raggedy Ann doll.

WF Area Food Bank Mobile Pantry dates for July

The Wichita Falls Area Food Bank’s Mobile Pantry will be visiting several locations throughout the month of July.

  Vernon looking to become hibiscus capitol of the world

The winter hardy hibiscus program started in Vernon about 10 years ago and has been growing ever since.

  Figuring out the next steps now that TEA Fall 2020 Reopening Guidelines are here

“To be honest we were told we were getting these guidelines several weeks ago so it’s nice to finally have some guidelines.”

  Early voting numbers in Wichita County

The latest number of votes for the primary runoff elections are in.

  36 new COVID-19 cases in Wichita County, total now 548

The announcement came on Wednesday.

Backdoor Theatre, News Channel 6 holding 2020 telethon

Backdoor Theatre and News Channel 6 will be holding a telethon Wednesday.

New COVID-19 cases reported across Texoma

Several new COVID-19 cases have been reported across Texoma.

  Wednesday is looking warm but not as hot as this weekend

Triple digit heat is on the way

  Bowie ISD: One employee tests positive for COVID-19

Bowie ISD Superintendent J. Blake Enlow announced Wednesday one school employee has tested positive for COVID-19.

Bite Squad looking to hire 200 workers in WF

Bite Squad has announced it is looking to hire 200 new drivers in the Wichita Falls area.

  2 charged with hate crime for vandalizing Black Lives Matter mural in California

California prosecutors have charged two people with a hate crime along with other misdemeanors for vandalizing a Black Lives Matter mural.

  Suspects sought in drive-by shooting

Wichita Falls police are looking for suspects involved in a late-night shooting

  Pamlico Air brings over a hundred jobs to WF

The company makes air filters and is located in the old Stanley Tools building.

  WF City Council awards new contracts, approves re-zoning

Contracts awarded for city maintenance projects.

  Ethanol production is rising in Texoma

United States corn export sales have risen above the pace needed to achieve the marketing year export target.

48 new COVID-19 cases in Wichita County, total rises to 512

The announcement came on Tuesday.

  Gov. Abbott talks rising COVID-19 cases in Texas, TEA guidelines, face masks

“If people will follow the face mask rule, we will not have to shut down."

Texas passes 10,000 confirmed new virus cases in single day

Texas surpassed 10,000 new coronavirus cases in a single day Tuesday for the first time.

  WF Chamber of Commerce hosts blood drive

The Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a blood drive Tuesday at their new offices.

  CDC releases guidelines on youth sports safety

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is out with updated guidelines for youth sports safety in the age of COVID-19.

One new COVID-19 case in Archer City

Contact tracing is being done by the proper officials.

TEA issues new guidelines for on-campus instruction

The Texas Education Agency has issued their guidelines for students to safely return to on-campus instruction for the 2020-21 school year.

  EPA approves first surface disinfectant products tested for the coronavirus

The Environmental Protection Agency has approved two products for killing the novel coronavirus on surfaces following laboratory testing.

State Fair of Texas canceled due to COVID-19 concerns

The State Fair of Texas has been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns.

Wichita Co. Judge Gossom amends outdoor gatherings order

The order will be in effect until further notice.

  Air Tractor donates 1,600 masks to Olney community

Air Tractor in Olney is giving back to the community.

  Isolated showers and storm are possible Tuesday

More showers and storms are possible today

  Panda Biotech may be coming to Wichita Falls

A new company could be on the way to the falls.

  Beatles drummer Ringo Starr celebrates 80th birthday

Beatles drummer Ringo Starr is celebrating his 80th birthday on Tuesday.

  Counties across Texoma exempt from Governor’s mask order

In counties with less than 20 active COVID-19 cases.

  Better Business Bureau warns of moving scams

The BBB receives an average of 13,000 complaints about movers each year.

  “It’s all been really interesting,” How WFISD navigates getting free meals to students

Between spring break in March and the end of school in May, the Wichita Falls ISD handed out almost 280,000 meals.

  Southwest Parkway construction starting Tuesday

The drive down Southwest Parkway will look a little different starting this week.

Uber buys Postmates, ups delivery game in $2.65 billion deal

Uber and its Uber Eats food-delivery division will gain ground against DoorDash, which controls about 37% of the U.S. food delivery market.

  Community garden to be built in WF

The property was donated anonymously, for the sole purpose of a community garden.

Nortex Regional Planning Commission in Wichita Falls receives $211K grant

The Nortex Regional Planning Commission in Wichita Falls has received a $211K grant.

One new Allred Prison employee tests positive for COVID-19

One new Allred Prison employee has tested positive for COVID-19.

Archer County courthouse, annex begins operating by appointment only

The change went into effect on Monday.

  Storms are possible throughout the day Monday

Storms are possible for Monday & Tuesday

  Changes coming to Christmas Magic this year

Christmas Magic won’t be hosting it’s traditional market at the MPEC this year.

UPDATE: Driver identified in morning crash, charged with drug possession

2 people fail field sobriety tests after car accident

  Trump calls NASCAR ‘noose’ controversy a hoax, says removal of Confederate flag lowered ratings

President Donald Trump is criticizing NASCAR in a Monday morning tweet, calling the “noose” found in Bubba Wallace’s garage at the Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama a hoax.

  Business owners reflect on first weekend with mask mandate

Businesses react to the first weekend under Gov. Greg Abbott's mask mandate.

  A day of prayer brings residents of Wichita Falls together this Fourth of July

A day of prayer brings residents of Wichita Falls together

Third COVID-19 related death reported in Wichita County

The third COVID-19 related death was reported on Saturday.

  Residents in Wichita Falls react to Governor Abbott’s mask mandate

Resident react to Governor Abbott's masks mandate