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...]

Student loan default rates on the rise

 By Donance Wilkinson Student loan default rates of MSU students hit 7.1 percent in 2009, brought on by borrowers’ struggles with unemployment in the weak economy. The default rates for fiscal year 2009—the most recent data released by the Department of Education – show national student loan … [Read more...]

Yucha auf dem Oktoberfest mit MSU Studenten

The German air force and the German population at Sheppard Air Force Base brought the mini version of Munich’s Oktoberfest to Wichita Falls on Saturday night at J.S. Bridwell Agricultural Center. “I probably won’t ever get to go to Germany,” Junior Clark Anderson said. “So this celebration might … [Read more...]

Possum Kingdom Lake fire 50 percent contained

  By Terry Evans Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas (MCT) Sept. 01--The Possum Kingdom fire is less aggressive Thursday, but still only about 50 percent contained, officials said. Firefighting experts were optimistic that the worst may be over, but weren't able to speculate how much … [Read more...]

700 new Texas laws to take effect

By Cassie Smith The Eagle, Bryan, Texas (MCT) Sept. 01--Texas is cracking down on drunk driving with a tougher law that takes effect Thursday. A driver whose blood-alcohol level is .15 or higher will face a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by up to a year in jail. The previous charge was … [Read more...]