The Wichitan

Knives are tools to local business

Knives are tools to local business

Dakota Mize

April 5, 2017

While crushing misconceptions and offering knife sharpening services, The Knife Guys sells knives, swords, armor and more. Phillip Watkins, co-owner and president, said, “The biggest misconception about knives is that they’re weapons, but we believe they’re tools. A butcher knife cou...

After hours art walk invites public to explore downtown

After hours art walk invites public to explore downtown

Robin Reid

April 5, 2017

Entering into Frank & Joe's on bright, sunny, clear-skied Monday with her paint stained clothing, a friendly smile graced her face and reached her eyes. Wichita Falls Art Association president and muralist, Audra Lambert entered into the building wearing her red-framed glasses, ready to share her story...

Downtown development to brighten up the city

Downtown development to brighten up the city

Robin Reid

April 5, 2017

As he sits behind his desk, he cannot help but speak with enthusiasm in his voice and a twinkle in his eye while he shares his vision for downtown Wichita Falls. He smiles as he communicates his ideas of buildings bathed in light, choreographed to the sounds of music as they dance along and dazz...

City ordinance bans cell phones behind the wheel

City ordinance bans cell phones behind the wheel

Ryane Hatten

April 4, 2017

Wichita Falls City Council members unanimously passed an ordinance banning the use of cell phones while driving inside city limits on Feb. 21. The ban went into effect March 23. Drivers are still allowed to use hands-free devices including speaker phone or Bluetooth. "My understanding is that if this is violated,...

New retail store to replace Hastings

New retail store to replace Hastings

Abby Jetton

March 30, 2017

Mississippi-based Dirt Cheap retail store will soon be making its way to Wichita Falls. Dirt Cheap will be taking the spot of the old Hastings location on Southwest Parkway. Dirt Cheap website describes itself as a "bargainer's paradise." The 18-year-old retail store is known for having private...

River Bend Nature Center wants to connect people to environment

River Bend Nature Center wants to connect people to environment

Dakota Mize

March 22, 2017

Through butterflies, lizards and plants, River Bend Nature Center wants to connect people to the natural environment surrounding them. Jennica Lambert, exhibits curator, said, “River Bend Nature Center is private nonprofit and the reason we exist is to connect people to the natural environment of Te...

Odd Duck Coffee sets itself apart from other coffee retailers

Odd Duck Coffee sets itself apart from other coffee retailers

Robin Reid

March 21, 2017

Customers were welcomed into Odd Duck Coffee for its grand opening at 8 a.m. on March 18, where they were met with smiles from employees, plenty of natural light from the open windows, a bright splash of turquoise, 11 different origins of coffee, as well as a menu of specialty drinks and some snacks. “L...

Pianists ‘show love for music’ to 40

Pianists ‘show love for music’ to 40

Mercy Yermo

March 8, 2017

To share their love for music, piano professor Ruth Morrow and 10 students put together the Piano Studio Recital for about 40 people in Akin Auditorium on March 7. “They have all worked so hard.” Morrow said. “They did exactly what they needed to do to put on an amazing show.” According t...

Racial issues ascend from “Get Out”

Racial issues ascend from “Get Out”

Leonardo Gonzalez

March 1, 2017

Ever since the movie was released Feb. 24, people have been giving their opinion about the racial anxiety given that African-Americans are being portrayed as "slaves" and Caucasians as "having it easy." Making the movie "Get Out" more controversial than other horror films. “It depends on the peop...

Artists aim to bring life to downtown

Artists aim to bring life to downtown

Arianna Davis

February 28, 2017

When asked to describe the city, “artistic” is not a word that first comes to mind. Local artists, residents and Wichita Falls Museum of Art staff plan to change this way of thinking. The Arts for All reception on Feb. 23 at the Wichita Falls Museum of Art allowed inhabitants of the cit...

25 compete in second annual bake-off

25 compete in second annual bake-off

Mercy Yermo

February 28, 2017

About 25 residents of Killingsworth Hall participated in the annual bake-off competition on Feb. 27 in an attempt to bring back tradition and prove which sex is better. “The bake-off used to be a thing some time ago, so we decided to bring it back to life and make our residents compete,” Tiare Hidalgo, resident assistant and bioch...

Community Health Fair aims to help put prevention into practice

Robin Reid

February 28, 2017

To teach people to practice prevention to prolong life, the 17th annual Community Health Fair will take place Friday, March 3, in D.L. Ligon Coliseum from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Students from all departments in the Robert D. and Carol Gunn College of Health Sciences and Human Services college will participate,...

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