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Texas Roadhouse provides different food options amid the pandemic

Texas Roadhouse provides different food options amid the pandemic

Kristin Silva, Chief Editor

April 1, 2020

Texas Roadhouse has initiated a new form of food selling to its market as a means of contributing to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Natalie Fruend, Texas Roadhouse server and criminal justice junior, said the company has changed to a technical grocer. "We're selling raw meat and we als...

CARES Act provides economic relief amidst COVID-19 pandemic

CARES Act provides economic relief amidst COVID-19 pandemic

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor

March 27, 2020

Friday, March 27 President Donald Trump signed a $2 trillion dollar coronavirus economic relief bill that sends direct payments to Americans and hopes to curb the economic downturn. “I signed the single biggest economic relief package in American history. This will deliver urgently needed relief...

The City of Wichita Falls announces shelter in place for Wichita Falls

The City of Wichita Falls announces shelter in place for Wichita Falls

Bridget Reilly, Photography Editor

March 27, 2020

In an emergency meeting Friday morning, Wichita Falls City Council announced a shelter-in-place ordinance for Wichita Falls that will take effect March 27 at 11:59 p.m. and will last until April 8 at 1 p.m. "unless terminated or modified by a subsequent order." Non-compliance will result in a Class...

Respiratory care program loans out ventilators as students are eager to join the battle against COVID-19

Respiratory care program loans out ventilators as students are eager to join the battle against COVID-19

Bridget Reilly, Photography Editor

March 26, 2020

The MSU Texas Respiratory program had the privilege of receiving new equipment when Centennial Hall finished construction in Fall 2019. Concerned that this new equipment, including two new ventilators, was "sitting idle" in its department, Provost James Johnston and Respiratory Program Chair Jennifer...

MSU Texas to remain online for remainder of Spring semester, Summer I term, Spring 2020 commencement postponed

MSU Texas to remain online for remainder of Spring semester, Summer I term, Spring 2020 commencement postponed

Cortney Wood, Wai-Kun Editor

March 23, 2020

In a postmaster sent to students Monday afternoon, Midwestern State University officials announced the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester will be online only and have postponed Spring 2020 commencement until Aug. 1. "We remain focused on our primary goal to help our students complete the necessary...

Vinson Health Center Medical Director gives information on COVID-19

Kristin Silva, Chief Editor

March 12, 2020

As of March 11, America has confirmed an upwards of 1,300 cases of COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus. Some 70 of these cases were respirated from overseas while the other cases were detected and confirmed on U.S. soil. The Vinson Health Center Medical Director and Incident Commander of the Incident...

MSU Texas extends Spring Break amid COVID-19 preparations

MSU Texas extends Spring Break amid COVID-19 preparations

Cortney Wood, Amos Perkins, and Kristin Silva

March 12, 2020

Midwestern State University officials have extended Spring Breakthrough Tuesday, March 24 amid COVID-19 preparations. The scheduled break for Midwestern was initially scheduled for Saturday, March 14 to Saturday, March 21. According to officials, MSU Texas offices will remain open during scheduled...

Red River Photography Club seeks to improve its skills and community

Dallas Wabbington, Reporter

March 6, 2020

On the second Tuesday of every month at the Kemp Center for the Arts, the Red River Photography Club gathers to present its recent photoshoot, learn new skills through member-to-member interaction, or from a guest speaker. RRPC provides service to the community as a local organization of photographers...

Inmates assist with the demolition of acquired property

Colin Stevenson, Reporter/Photographer

March 5, 2020

After its approximately $3 million purchase, construction on the property at 2733 Midwestern Pkwy has begun with the help of local inmates. They are performing demolition in collaboration with Wichita County Sheriff’s Office. Originally a Bank of America business, the building is having walls removed to allow for warehouse storage in two-th...

Candidates for the 2020 Presidential election

Candidates for the 2020 Presidential election

Bridget Reilly, Photography Editor

February 26, 2020

Democratic Candidates:   Joseph Biden Jr. Joe Biden registered as an independent in 1968 but changed to the Democratic party when he ran for and won the New Castle County Council. Biden had a long political career before accepting President Obama’s invitation to run on his ticket in the 2008 Pre...

How, where and when to vote in Texas

How, where and when to vote in Texas

Kristin Silva, Chief Editor

February 26, 2020

How to vote When you arrive at the polling place, you will be asked to present one of the seven acceptable forms of photo identification, unless you are a voter with a permanent exemption on your voter registration certificate. If you do not possess a form of acceptable photo identification and you cannot reasonably obtain one, show a supp...

Environmental activism: one garden at a time

Omar Combie, Graphic Designer

February 20, 2020

To promote garden ethics, author Benjamin Vogt will present at the Speakers and Issues lecture on Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Wichita Falls Museum of Art. “His aim is to bring the land back to the way it would be naturally even in these high structured man-made environments, like a typical suburba...

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