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WICHITA FALLS - While the city of Wichita Falls is planning a new central complex funded by bonds, Wichita County employees may be in the ... The Wichita County Courthouse looks much different than when it was built in 1916, but inside, the work space hasn't changed much through the decades.
The Texas DPS seized 142 pounds of marijuana after a trooper stopped a vehicle in Wichita County on March 1. At approximately 2:50 p.m., a DPS Trooper stopped a 2018 RV traveling south on US-287 near Iowa Park, for a traffic violation. A Wichita County Sheriff's Office canine unit arrived on the scene ...

February's rain and ice played a role in getting Wichita County out of severe drought conditions but strong winds and warm weather are drying out the soil. "It's an improvement," Wichita County Texas A&M Ag Extension Agent David Graf said. "It puts us back what's called drought mode that could change in ...
Wichita County voters showed up to the polls yesterday and District 30 showed an increase in voters. Some are giving credit to the fact that it was a competitive election locally. Others are saying that voters may have a growing interest in politics in general. Some also believe social media played a big part ...
WICHITA FALLS - A man charged with the robbery of the Carter's store in Wichita Falls in November and suspected of several bank robberies in Texas is no longer in the Wichita County jail. 57-year-old Wayne Alan Watson was arrested late last month in Tarrant County by Wichita Falls detectives, FBI ...
After early voting opened for two weeks, final numbers are in after closing Friday, including in person and mail, 7,275 voted as Republicans in Wichita County, 1,384 as Democrats. Wichita County Clerk Lori Bohannon said her office has been busy all day preparing for elections. "Our precinct guys picked up ...

And more than that, I want to serve Wichita County." 30th District Judge Bob Brotherton has held the position since 1989. Kosub said he can't fill his shoes, but thinks he brings a lot to the table. "I hope that someday if I'm elected I can set my shoes next to the ones he leaves," Kosub said. "But there's no way ...
There are several races in the primary, 2 of them are the races for 30th District Court Judge and District Attorney. Before you head to the polls, you need to make sure that you have a Texas issued ID with you. This includes: Texas driver license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS); Texas ...
Wichita County Clerk, Lori Bohannon said that is not the case here. "There's no way to get into it," she said. Bohannon added that only a select few people even have access to the electronic voting machines. "Our machines are secure, you have to have passwords to get into anything, they're not hooked up ...
Traffic Stop Leads to Large Drug Seizure in Wichita County. 0 ... of Public Safety seized 81 pounds of marijuana and 17 grams of hashish on Thursday after a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper stopped a vehicle traveling through Wichita County. ... Hughes was transported to the Wichita County jail and booked.
Sixteen years ago, Burkburnett native John Gillespie took his passion for justice to a Wichita County courtroom for the very first time. Since then he's been lead prosecutor in some of the most heinous crimes the county has seen. The most recent the trial against Sara Woody whose arrest for child abuse ...
She said they will follow any recommendations from the Wichita County Health Department. In the meantime, custodians will continue to clean while teachers continue to teach, students continue to learn, and everyone tries to stay healthy. "Students need to be healthy to be good learners," Mills said. "And if ...
The high winds and dry grass have fueled several grass fires in Texoma, a Texas A&M Ag Extension Agent said. That includes two in Wichita County that destroyed hundreds of acres. "If you get in a situation where there's a fire close to you, 20 miles per hour is basically moving about three city blocks a ...
ELECTRA - A man is behind bars in the Wichita County Jail after a traffic stop at the intersection of U.S. 287 and Midway Church Road in Electra on Thursday which lead to the seizure of meth and more than $200,000. According to Wichita County Sheriff's Office Officials, around 1:45 p.m. on Thursday a ...
It didn't take a Wichita County K9 long to sniff out around a half ton of pot in a trailer yesterday on a back road in Wilbarger County. A Wichita County sheriff's office K9 unit was called to the scene to assist a DPS trooper who had made a traffic stop on FM 925 around noon. The dog soon alerted around the ...
Wichita County deputies are searching for a suspect who stole a vehicle Tuesday in Wichita Falls. (Source:RNN). WICHITA FALLS, Tx (RNN Texoma) -. Authorities are searching for a suspect who stole a vehicle Tuesday in Wichita Falls. Just before 8 p.m, a truck was reported missing. Shortly before 11 p.m, ...
Kody Lott, the man accused in the murder of 13 year-old Lauren Landavazo, will not face trial in Wichita County. On September 3, 2016, Landavazo and her friend, Makayla Smith, were shot while walking home from school. Lauren was shot 14 times, Makayla once. Lott, who was 20 at the time of the murder ...

WICHITA COUNTY - A man serving time for numerous bank robberies in Washington State in 2013 is back in the Wichita County jail now to face robbery and other charges he allegedly committed here before the bank robberies. 52-year-old Jeffery Lamont Pool is one of a pair of bank robbers known as ...
WICHITA COUNTY - The approval of a new, centralized county jail and law enforcement center costing property owners a 7% hike over the next three decades was not overwhelmingly supported at first in Wichita County, but as we continue our look back at the top stories of 2017, county officials said it was ...
WICHITA FALLS - Wichita County Commissioners have taken their first official step in joining in on a federal case against opioid manufacturers. The Altman Legal Group was approved to handle the county's part in a multi district lawsuit which is now being transferred into federal court. Wichita County ...
WICHITA FALLS - Wichita County looks to make its website more user friendly. Today, commissioners agreed to upgrade the old software they've had for over 10 years at the price of almost $48,000. Commissioner Jeff Watts said by having their own workers help in the installation process, they were able to ...
WICHITA FALLS - With droughts intensifying and spreading throughout Texoma, many counties have had outdoor burn bans in place for weeks or months. Wichita County is one of the few without a ban in place right now and before doing so, the county takes many things into consideration including ...
35-year-old Heath Hodges, the man shot and killed by a Foard County Deputy December 30th, will be remembered at this year's show. The Wichita County Livestock Association will be taking donations and funds gathered will go into a trust for Hodges's two daughters. Friends of Hodges say he is missed; ...
Yesterday's brief rain, wasn't much Wichita Falls only saw a trace of rain. The last decent rainfall in Wichita Falls was December 19 with 0.72 inches of rain. After a brief analysis of soil moisture in a wheat field in Iowa Park with David Graf, he said the cooler weather is helping keep some moisture in the soil.
Casey Lee Green (Source: WCSO). WICHITA COUNTY, Tx (RNN Texoma) -. A Wichita Falls man is behind bars accused of assaulting another ...
DPS, Wichita County Sheriff's Office and Electra Police are on the scene of a helicopter crash in Electra. (Source: KAUZ) ...
WICHITA FALLS - There are more than 5-thousand children available for adoption in the U.S. and about 75 of those are right here in Wichita ...
Wichita County District Attorney, Maureen Shelton has appointed a new First Assistant DA after the resignation of John Gillespie. Gillespie ...
The candidates announced their intentions to run for re-election on the second floor of the Wichita County Courthouse, Tuesday morning.
WICHITA COUNTY - Montague County has had centralized voting locations for some time, but this election was the first time Wichita County ...
Vintage will be on full display at the MPEC this weekend as the Wichita County Heritage Society hosts the Top of Texas Market. A special ...
Wichita County Commissioners have been working on a project to bring a weigh station to U.S. 287, west of Iowa Park, for many months.
A Wichita Falls man is in the Wichita County Jail after the mother of a child caught the man in the act of sexually assaulting her daughter.
WICHITA FALLS - The budget and tax rate is now set by Wichita County Commissioners for the next fiscal year and roughly 15 jobs were lost in ...
Right now the total tax rate for those living in Wichita County is a little over 60 cents. Commissioners agreed that to cover the jail bond the tax ...
County commissioners passed the 2018 budget Monday, which included the increase for the new Wichita County jail. It will go up about 95 ...
WICHITA FALLS - Along with the budget, Wichita County Commissioners are also trying to set a tax rate for the county and while they are ...
An early morning camper fire is under investigation after becoming engulfed in flames and causing traffic to shut down briefly on Highway 287.
WICHITA FALLS - After the Wichita County Commissioners Court said no to a pay raise for the constable in Electra, a grievance committee ...
28-year-old Cody workman was transported from United Regional and booked into the Wichita County jail around 11:15 this morning.
Another candidate has put his name in the hat to run for Wichita County Justice of the Peace Precinct 1, Place 2 on Wednesday. Wichita County ...
“The only thing that increases voter turnout is whose on the ballot and what issues are on the ballot,” Wichita County Resident Donna Long said ...
WICHITA FALLS, TX - Wichita County Judge Woody Gossom and members of the law enforcement center committee met bright and early this ...
The Wichita County Sheriff's Office has confirmed to Newschannel 6 the woman who was seriously injured following an incident on TX-240 ...
The Wichita County Sheriff's Office said the pilot has been taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The exact cause of the ...
Monday Newschannel 6 brought you a story about Wichita County Commissioners considering budget cuts that might impact some non-profits.
For most, summer is about having fun and soaking up the sun, but in Wichita County, sheriff's deputies say they're not worried about catching ...
... President's cabinet - which includes all vice presidents, interim provost, marketing and public information director, and general counsel - met earlier today to discuss the severe weather watches for Wichita County issued by the National Weather ...
Then it becomes second nature -- rather than a plan you believe may function and you find problems with it later on," Wichita County Assistant Emergency Management Coordinator, Len Nauman, said. In your safe place, make sure to have your medicine, ...
As of Friday, Allen remained in Wichita County Jail on a $10,000 bond. Abandonment charges stem from the amount of time that elapsed since the child had left the home before being found by a stranger and taken to a nearby middle school so that police ...


 

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