Wichita County Newswire

Wichita County Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Wichita County, TX.

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  1. Big brother makes impact in little's lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | KAUZ

    "With the absence of my dad in my life I had the feeling that I really didn't matter and that no one was there for me," Gavin said. However, that started to change once he met his mentor Nick Schriber through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Wichita County.

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  2. Rain means no fireworks ban this year in Wichita Co.Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 14 | KAUZ

    Fireworks cannot be used in the Wichita Falls city limits, but can be used in the unincorporated areas of Wichita County.

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  3. Wichita Co. monitoring possible impact of lost residency programRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 13 | KAUZ

    For the last year and a half, Wichita County has been working on revamping its low-income health care program. But questions are being raised after the termination of the Wichita Falls Residency program and Wichita County isn't sure what's going to happen next.

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  4. Wichita Co. monitors possible impact of lost residency programRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 13 | KAUZ

    Wichita County Commissioners are waiting to see what impact the closure of the Wichita Falls Residency Program will have on the county's low-income health care program. Commissioner Mark Beauchamp says they have been told everyone will get care but adds the county will closely monitor the program.

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  5. WF man sentenced for sex crimes against childRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 12 | KAUZ

    A Wichita Falls man will spend the rest of his life in prison after being found guilty for sex crimes against a child. Following jury deliberations on Tuesday in 78th District Court in Wichita County, Lester Jack Bowen, 59, was found guilty on four counts of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child and one count of Indecency with a Child.

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  6. WF residents continue to speak on dangers of 7th Street railroad crossingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 8 | KAUZ

    The Wichita County Action Committee met for the second time in a week to discuss what some call a dangerous railroad crossing on 7th street in Wichita Falls. Members of the non-profit say it is not just a safety problem but an economic problem as well.

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  7. Wichita Co. WIC office to close for a week in JulyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 12 | KAUZ

    ... c appointment reminders and enhanced growth charts and shopping lists, according to the Wichita Falls - Wichita County Public Health District. Due to the closure, no WIC benefits will be issued from the afternoon of July 6 until reopening on July 16.

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  8. Murals like this would not be allowed inside the Depot District.Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 7 | KAUZ

    ... up the moisture in the brick and causes deterioration of the mortar in the brick," Executive Director of the Wichita County Heritage Society, Delores Culley said. Culley said because of the damage it can create to old brick buildings, and it ...

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  9. Murals disappearing in downtown Wichita FallsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 11 | KAUZ

    ... pieces of artwork have been taken off historic downtown buildings in Wichita Falls. Executive Director of the Wichita County Heritage Society, Delores Culley, says that's because artwork cannot be painted directly on brick buildings that are in the ...

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  10. Town hall meeting held to discuss 7th St. railroad crossingRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 9 | KAUZ

    Dozens of concerned Wichita Falls attended a town hall meeting Saturday to bring awareness to a railroad crossing they say is dangerous to pedestrians. Wichita County Action Network, WeCAN, held the discussion at Booker T. Washington Elementary.

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  11. Wichita Co. non-profit brings awareness to transportation issueRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 8 | KAUZ

    Tom and Gail Wisdom, organizers of Wichita County Action Network, WeCAN , took on the issue of the 7th Street railroad crossing one of their members told them about the chaos it causes. "We've actually had people tell us stories about their cars dismantling, flat tires, and things like that," Tom said.

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  12. Maryland man arrested for alleged inappropriate online exchanges with Electra minorRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 7 | KAUZ

    A Maryland man has been booked into the Wichita Co. Jail following an investigation lead by the Electra Police Department, Wichita County Sheriff's Office and Department of Public Safety.

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  13. Officials in Wichita Co. warn of brain-eating amoebaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 6 | KAUZ

    Two departments that serve Wichita Falls and Wichita County are warning residents about a brain-eating amoeba that may be in area lakes, river, and ponds. In all natural bodies of water, it is common to find Naegleria fowleri, a brain-eating amoeba, which in some rare cases causes a fatal waterborne disease, Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis when it reaches the brain through sinus cavities.

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  14. Program that provides rides for cancer patients needs volunteersRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 5 | KAUZ

    The American Cancer Society is in need of volunteers for its Road to Recovery program in Wichita County. The program provides free rides to cancer patients for treatments but it cannot be done without volunteers.

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  15. Hoova street gang added to gang injunction list in Wichita Co.Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 5 | KAUZ

    The Wichita Falls City Attorney's Office and the Wichita County District Attorney's office jointly filed a civil injunction against the Hoova criminal street gang and 19 of its members or associates on May 29. The Hoova injunction case follows six months of investigation by the police department, sheriff's office, DA's office and city attorney's office.

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  16. American Cancer Society 'Road to Recovery' program in need of driversRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 3 | KAUZ

    Since 2005, Harold Adams, a military veteran and a volunteer for the American Cancer Society 'Road to Recovery' program has given 1,565 rides in and around Wichita County. "Today, I've actually driven 63,455 miles for cancer patients and that's roughly two in a half times around the entire world," Adams said.

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  17. Experts share driving safety tips for summer travelersRead the original story

    Monday Jun 4 | KAUZ

    There have been two deadly wrecks within the last few days in Wichita County. Experts say the 100 days following Memorial Day are the deadliest driving days for the state of Texas.

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  18. American Cancer Society calls Relay for Life a successRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 2 | KAUZ

    It happened Friday at McNeil Middle School's trace where cancer survivors along with their families and friends walked laps to raise money that will go to cancer research and local services for cancer patients in Wichita County.

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  19. Summer Climate OutlookRead the original story

    Saturday Jun 2 | KAUZ

    ... is a key month for rainfall in Texoma and we look to be below average with increasing drought. While most of Wichita County is not in a drought now. That will likely change this summer. Drought will continue for areas in the desert southwest. ...

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  20. An accident on I-44 just north of East Road closed southbound traffic on Friday.Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 1 | KSWO

    ... Court official sent out a release following the news of Ramon's death, "Due to the tragic death of a Wichita County Tax Office employee due to a car accident, the Tax Office in Wichita Falls and the Tax Office Annex in Burkburnett will be closed the ...

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