Local News

  NAMI speaks out about closing

The National Alliance on Mental Illness in Wichita Falls will be closing at the end of this year.

Commissioner Harvey making a run for Congress

Sheriff Duke seeking fourth term

  BBB Briefs: Tips for tech toys

Manhunt Monday suspect wanted for possession of a controlled substance

Tree shortage hurts tree farms

  Burkburnett Parade of Homes benefits new students

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  WFHS students volunteer at Christmas in the Park

  Runners, walkers help raise money for Fantasy of Lights

  Wichita West VFD 39th Annual Arts and Crafts Show this weekend

  HS Football Playoffs Scoreboard: Reg. Final

  Burkburnett sisters helping the homeless in Texoma

  Penn is looking for his furr-ever home

  MSU Texas graduating seniors walk campus

Each senior participated in a new tradition where they patted the “Senior Horse” as they walked by.

  SNAP change to take effect in April

Final Rule: SNAP Requirements for Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents

  Wichita Falls growth in downtown

As Wichita Falls continues to grow, the Chamber of Commerce is bringing in a man with 35 years of experience to keep up the momentum .

  Historic youth hunt teaches love of nature to kids

The youth hunt started with nine boys from Wichita Falls and has grown to nearly 50 from across North Texas.

  Nocona resident killed in Montague County crash

  Accused Santa Fe shooter transported to Vernon

  Archer City hosts 5th annual Christmas on the Square

  First Assembly carolers sing at Downtown Candlewalk

  Nonprofit Management and Leadership at MSU Texas celebrates one year

  Boardwalk construction underway

  Wild hogs spotted near Sheppard Air Force Base

A photo of a feral hog was taken Tuesday evening near Sheppard Air Force Base.

  Ways to recycle all of those boxes from Cyber Monday

In Wichita Falls, the city has two different ways you can properly discard all of those once gift filled boxes.

  5th Christmas on the Square being held in Archer City

The event is free to attend and attendees are encouraged to enjoy the tree lighting ceremony.

  Three representing Vernon College at Las Vegas rodeo competitions

Three members of the Vernon College rodeo team are traveling to national events in Las Vegas over the next week.

  Wichita Christian School raises money for Operation Santa

Wichita Christian students buy gifts for those in need.

  WF Area Food Bank receiving dollar matching grant

“The holidays are always brutal with the food bank.”

YMCA WF: Miracle Gymnastics Program offered for free

The YMCA of Wichita Falls started offering free gymnastics classes to any child with disabilities from 3 years old through 5th grade on Wednesdays.

  Wichita Falls woman stole used car from Patterson Honda

Annie Rochelle Martin is facing a felony charge of theft over $2,500 but under $30,000, she remains in the Wichita County Jail as of Dec. 4 on a $5,000 bond.

  35-year-old 'porch pirate’ arrested following burglary charges

The Wichita Falls Police Department states that Joellen Wolfe, 35, is facing multiple burglary charges.

  28-year-old WF woman charged with felony injury to a child

On Dec. 3, Alexia Cierra Sanchez, 28, was arrested by Wichita Falls Police and booked into the Wichita County Jail for injury to a child.

  81-year-old WF woman given 9 counts of child endangerment

On Dec. 3 an 81-year-old Wichita Falls woman was arrested by the Wichita Falls Police Department following the burglary of a car.

  Join in the holiday magic for the Downtown WF Candle Walk

This evening of holiday cheer and local shopping gets underway at 5 p.m. on Dec. 5 in downtown Wichita Falls.

  Kell House open for 37th run of Santa House through Dec. 13

This the 37th year of the Kell House hosting Santa House, meaning kids who experienced the first decade of this event can now take their little ones as well.

  Plan ahead before giving pets as a Christmas gift

Area shelters are reminding people to plan past the picture-perfect Christmas morning when it comes to adopting pets as gifts.

  Tips and calls from citizens help first responders

From grass fires to flagging down police officers on patrol in four cases in just a week, those tips helped a lot.

  WF City Council: Bids awarded, and grants accepted

Busy Day for Wichita Falls City Council

  Texoma gives back during ‘Giving Tuesday’

The gift of giving is not about what or how much you give; what matters is the difference it could make in someone’s life.

  Campus PD: ‘an MSU Texas student was hit by a vehicle’

Just after 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3 a student enrolled at Midwestern State University was reportedly hit by a truck.

  Newly appointed judge running for her own seat

On the morning of Dec. 3, Judge Kennedy announced that she will be running for the 78th District seat as we enter an election year, the seat she currently occupies.

WF Chamber hires new Vice President of Business Attraction

On Dec. 3 the Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce announced that they had made a decision and hired a new Vice President of Business Attraction.

  2nd Annual Christmas at The Winery this weekend

A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to P.E.T.S. Clinic and The Kitchen of Wichita Falls.

Halliburton moving El Reno operations to Duncan

The confirmation comes one day after it was announced that 800 employees in El Reno would be losing their jobs.

Hirschi Realtors’ tradition helps kids in need get ready for the winter

Mr. Hirschi, of Hirschi Realtors, began partnering with child care organizations in the 1970s to put coats and shoes on kids in need in the Texoma area.

Impact 100 WF encourages enrollment as deadline approaches

The deadline to register with Impact 100 for the 2020 year is Dec. 31, 2019.

9-1-1 call leads to the arrest of a WF 19-year-old

Daniel Le was charged with unlawful carrying of a weapon and possession of marijuana.

  Avoiding porch pirates on the prowl for potential victims this holiday

A Wichita Falls man recently fell victim to a porch piracy.

  Texoma WWII Veteran’s remains returned home

It’s all thanks to a DNA match.

  WF small business Saturday success

Small businesses are happy after small business Saturday movement.

Petrolia graduate research could help millions

Michael Connolly graduated from Petrolia High School in 1990 at the head of his class.

  Kell House opening Wednesday for 37th year of Santa House

This the 37th year of the Kell House hosting Santa House, meaning kids who experienced the first decade of this event can now take their little ones as well.

Manhunt Monday suspect wanted for possession of drugs in a drug free zone

Albert James Lopez, 18, is wanted for possession of a controlled substance in penalty group two under one gram in a drug free zone.

WF woman arrested twice in just 48 hours

Officers responded to a call in the 3700 block of Call Field Road at Kohl’s in reference to a female stealing items from the store.

  Reminder to ‘Can the Grease’ this holiday season

‘Can the Grease’ is the name given to the initiative to teach the community about the problems that can arise from improper grease disposal.

Scheduled water main repair on Southwest Pkwy

Starting Dec. 2 they will close 1 Southbound lane on Fairway as well as the connector turn from Fairway onto Southwest Parkway that is directly in front of CVS.

  Soldiers say farewell to families

Today, love was spread and tears were shed as families, friends, and loved ones gathered to say farewell to soldiers who were home for Thanksgiving.

Midway school closed Dec. 2

Midway school will be closed for a plumbing issue.

  HS Football playoff scoreboard: Reg. Semis

High School Football scores and highlights from the regional semifinal round.

  Small Business Saturday encourages more people to shop locally

Designed to spotlight local shops and vendors to bringing in more holiday shoppers and a boost in business.

  Ardent Urban Development under contract in downtown Wichita Falls

Ardent Urban Development is now under contract in downtown Wichita Falls, right next to the Wichita Theatre.

  Ziggy Stardust is hoping for furr-ever family

Ziggy is a Husky rescue from Burkburnett Shelter who is looking for a forever home.

  Alumni answer call to help Rider band

With a playoff game at home over thanksgiving break, Rider alumni helped the marching band feel even bigger than normal.

  Operation Santa Claus: 41 years and still growing

Thanks to community effort, in 2018 new bicycles and gifts were given to more than 800 children.

  Santa House just days away; decorating Kell House for the 37th year

This the 37th year of the Kell House hosting Santa House, meaning kids who experienced the first decade of this event can now take their little ones as well.

  6th Annual Holiday Canndemonium on Sunday

Canndemonium will take place Sunday, Dec. 1 from 2 to 6 p.m. at The Warehouse located at 1401 Lamar St.

  Fantasy of Lights open through Dec. 28

There are lots of new things to see this season; of course they have Santa, choirs and lighted displays.

  Motorcycle involved wreck on Kemp

Crews at the scene saw at least one person transported to the hospital following a motorcycle wreck on Kemp Boulevard.

Christmas Carriage Rides run through Dec. 24

PTL Carriages is once again running their Christmas Carriage Rides through the Wichita Falls Country Club.

  ElectriCritters running until Dec. 21

At the blink of an eye, more than 60,000 lights scattered about more than 150 lighted displays will bring the sights and sounds of the Christmas season to everyone.

  Fatal Thursday wreck leaves 1 dead, 1 injured

One person passed away and another was taken to Amarillo for their injuries after a wreck that happened on Thursday afternoon in Hardeman County just west of Quanah.

  Students volunteer on Thanksgiving day

A group of Hirschi High School students helped make an impact on the local community by volunteering at Faith Mission.

Vernon holiday spirit meals

Over 500 meals were delivered today thanks to volunteers who packed their cars with food and hit the road.

  W.F.F.D. spending Thanksgiving in the firehouse

For as long as they have been around, Wichita Falls Firefighters have broken bread together, and Thanksgiving will be no different.

  Volunteers prep for Thanksgiving Day meal deliveries

In Burkburnett, there is only one church who delivers meals on Thanksgiving Day, they've done it for 33 years now.

  Grocery stores packed for last minute Thanksgiving shopping

Shoppers grab last-minute items.

  Police, bars prepared for “Blackout Wednesday”

The unofficial "Blackout Wednesday" sees an increase in DWI charges across the country.

  South Weeks Park Pond refilled with rainbow trout

Texas Parks and Wildlife stocked 130 rainbow trout into South Weeks Park Pond, ready to be legally caught and cooked just in time for the holidays.

  2nd pediatric flu death reported in Texas

The Wichita County Public Health District has seen a reported case of an influenza-associated pediatric death in Wichita County.

  Santa House prepares to transform the Kell House for the 37th year

This the 37th year of the Kell House hosting Santa House, meaning kids who experienced the first decade of this event can now take their little ones as well.