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Yesterday | KAUZ

Militarized Zone?

Since 2006, Wichita County has received almost $3.5 million worth of military equipment from the Pentagon that was distributed to state and local law enforcement under the Department of Defense 1033 Program.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

Examiner.com

Federal Jury hands down ruling for Sheriff David Duke's office

Wichita County Sheriff David Duke 's office received a favorable ruling in connection with a federal civil rights lawsuit filed in Tennessee, according to a news release from the Wichita County District Attorney's Office recently.

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Related Topix: Wichita Falls, TX

Sat Aug 23, 2014

Chattanoogan.com

Jury Finds In Favor Of Texas Sheriff In Suit Brought By Chattanooga Photographer

A Federal Court jury on Friday found in favor of a Texas sheriff and his chief deputy who had been sued by a Chattanooga photographer.

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Related Topix: University of Florida, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Bob Corker

Fri Aug 22, 2014

KAUZ

Jury Rules In Favor Of Wichita County Sheriff Department In Tennessee Case

It took the jury just 1 hour and 12 minutes to unanimously find in favor of the Wichita County defendants.

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KAUZ

Wichita Falls Police Catch Fugitive

A 51-year-old man wanted in connection to a deadly conduct charge was arrested in Wichita Falls.

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Related Topix: Wichita Falls, TX

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Chattanoogan.com

Defense Says Arrest Of Chattanooga Photographer Ordered By Texas Sheriff Was Not Her First

A Chattanooga photographer who is suing a Texas sheriff for having her arrested for allegedly taking payment and not furnishing photos had been taken into custody before, it was testified Tuesday in Federal Court.

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Related Topix: Texas, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Mon Aug 18, 2014

KAUZ

Property Tax Decreases In 2015 Wichita County Budget

The 2015 Wichita County budget was approved, Monday, August 18, 2014. The new budget is very similar to last year's.

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KAUZ

Congressman Thornberry Visits The Wichita County Republican Women

United States Congressman, Mac Thornberry came to Wichita Falls Monday Morning. Congressman Thornberry joined the Wichita County Republican Women at their monthly meeting at Luby's Cafeteria on 9th Street.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Mac Thornberry, Republican, US House of Representatives, Wichita Falls, TX

Fri Aug 15, 2014

KAUZ

New Information: Investigation Into K2 Sales Involved 6 Businesses

The Wichita County District Attorney's Office released new information Friday about the investigation into the sale of K2 at several gas stations in Wichita Falls.

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Related Topix: Wichita Falls, TX

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Examiner.com

Greg Abbott: Renews opposition to Red River land grab

Texas Attorney General and governor candidate Greg Abbott yesterday, Wednesday, Aug. 13, sent a second letter to the Bureau of Land Management protesting the federal government's claim to 90,000 acres along the Red River, according to the Office of the Texas Attorney General .

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Related Topix: Texas, US Politics, US News, Mac Thornberry, Republican, US House of Representatives, Wichita Falls, TX

Tue Aug 12, 2014

KAUZ

Kiss of Death?

So far there have been seven confirmed sightings of the bugs in Wichita County, while parts of Wilbarger County are flooded with the insects.

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Related Topix: Wilbarger County, TX, Entomology, Science, Wichita Falls, TX

KAUZ

WCSO in Tennessee For Trial

Three years ago, Wichita County hired Donna Johnson to take photos of deputies and officers.

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KAUZ

Kissing Bug Discovered in Texoma

The bug carries a parasite that can cause Chagas disease. Chagas disease can cause cardiac arrest, paralysis, and intestinal problems.

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Related Topix: Wilbarger County, TX

Sun Aug 10, 2014

Examiner.com

Wichita Falls man with hundreds of alleged victims sentenced to prison

A Wichita Falls man alleged to have victimized hundreds of people was stopped in his tracks recently with two prison sentences in the 89th District Court, according to the Wichita Falls Police Department, Friday.

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Related Topix: Prison, Wichita Falls, TX

Thu Aug 07, 2014

KAUZ

WC Sheriffs To Testify in Tennessee

Three years ago Wichita County hired Johnson to do photography work. She was hired to take pictures of deputies and officers.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

Gainesville Daily Register

Thornberry introduces land dispute bill

The land dispute between the federal government and Texans who live along the Red River was the subject of a hearing in the U.S. House Wednesday as the Resources Committee explored the "Red River Private Property Protection Act ."

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Mac Thornberry, Republican, US House of Representatives, Cooke County, TX, US Senate, John Cornyn, Senator Ted Cruz

Wed Jul 30, 2014

KAUZ

Wichita County Considers Universal Polling Locations

Wichita County is hoping to make voting easier for residents, by switching to a universal polling system.

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Related Topix: Wichita Falls, TX, Burkburnett, TX

Mon Jul 28, 2014

KAUZ

Fighting Illiteracy

It's a startling fact that more than 20 percent of adults in Wichita County are functionally illiterate.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Wichita Falls, TX, Libraries

KAUZ

JLUS: County Approved

The Wichita County Commissioners Court adopted a resolution Monday accepting and supporting the Sheppard Air Force Base Joint Land Use Study, Background Report, and Executive Summary and Strategies.

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Related Topix: US Military, Sheppard Air Force Base, US Air Force, Wichita Falls, TX

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