Texas petition to secede rises to 117,934 signatures

Texas attempted to secede from the United States in 1869 but lost to the Supreme Court decision of Texas v. White. Now, 143 years later, Texas is attempting again with an online petition. “There is a misnomer that the original treaty with the United States would allow Texas to secede, but this … [Read more...]

Estes promises to improve colleges

Ruby Arriaga Staff writer Texas Sen. Craig Estes (R-Dist. 30) won his election Tuesday night, promising to secure the goals of college students and those seeking a higher education. Elizabeth White, legislative director for Estes, said during the 82nd legislative session that Estes voted in … [Read more...]

Frank plans to maintain job growth

Makayla Kinney Staff writer The de facto state representative for district 69, James Frank, a longtime Republican resident of Wichita Falls and a Rider High School graduate, disagrees with the amount of Texas funds spent on Medicaid. Frank hopes to improve regulations in Texas, which impacts the … [Read more...]

Falls town infected

The dead inherited downtown Wichita Falls on Oct. 27, as the third annual Wichita Falls Zombie Crawl and 5K took place near the Farmer’s Market Square. The event was sponsored by a number of local businesses, many with booths set up to sell or promote themselves, and the proceeds benefited the … [Read more...]

Dillard College holds ceremony for honoree

On Thursday, the Dillard College of Business Administration hosted a ceremony to honor one of the ground-breaking businessmen of Wichita Falls – L.O. Nelson III. Nelson, who served both the Wichita Falls community as a businessman and as a supportive aid, is retiring from his role as a member of … [Read more...]

New parking lot upsets homeowners

By Tiffany Tarwater Jimmy and Deanna Whetsell are slated to become neighbors of a brand new parking lot, courtesy of MSU. The Whetsells bought their home at 2525 Hampstead Lane, next door to the Biology House in 2001. “We always wanted to live in a college town,” said Mrs. Whetsell. “We … [Read more...]

Students give time back to the community

By Elizabeth Lunn While some students go home after classes and have their weekends free, others are giving their time to needy causes. Students are involving themselves in volunteer opportunities all around Wichita Falls. Junior Cori Bobbett has put school aside to lend a hand on many … [Read more...]

Three-alarm fire damages French Quarter

Senior Moody Ihmedian came close to losing everything he owned when a fire broke out at French Quarter Apartments Sunday. “It could have been worse,” Ihmedian said. “The firemen did their job and ensured no one got hurt. It was scary.” Eight other MSU students weren’t so lucky. The fire was … [Read more...]

Creature Crawl

Zombie Crawlers help 5K runners stay motivated through the streets of downtown Wichita Falls Shoot the brain, kill the zombie. The Wichita Falls Zombie Crawl and 5K Run was a bloodthirsty success, raising $7,450 over the weekend. More than 1,200 people, from the MSU and Wichita Falls … [Read more...]

Happy trails

Wichita Falls recently finished a bike trail running from Lucy Park to Jaci Park, a 14.9-mile route. The project has cost taxpayers about $9 million. By Caden Burros Whether it’s for fitness or a daily commute, trailblazing students are saddling up and taking their bikes out to the … [Read more...]