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Falls town infected

Falls town infected

Orlando Flores Jr.

October 30, 2012

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 D...

Dillard College holds ceremony for honoree

Madison Stanfill

October 2, 2012

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...

New parking lot upsets homeowners

New parking lot upsets homeowners

The Wichitan

May 1, 2012

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 chose to l...

Students give time back to the community

Students give time back to the community

The Wichitan

May 1, 2012

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 occasions. ...

Three-alarm fire damages French Quarter

Three-alarm fire damages French Quarter

Brittney Cottingham

February 8, 2012

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...

Creature Crawl

Creature Crawl

Brittney Cottingham

November 1, 2011

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 communitie...

Happy trails

Happy trails

The Wichitan

October 25, 2011

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 recently c...

Student loan default rates on the rise

Student loan default rates on the rise

The Wichitan

October 12, 2011

 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 default rates at a high of 8.8 percent. The last...

Yucha auf dem Oktoberfest mit MSU Studenten

Yucha auf dem Oktoberfest mit MSU Studenten

Brittney Cottingham

October 4, 2011

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 cele...

Possum Kingdom Lake fire 50 percent contained

Possum Kingdom Lake fire 50 percent contained

The Wichitan

September 1, 2011

  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...

700 new Texas laws to take effect

The Wichitan

September 1, 2011

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 a...

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