The Wichitan

Being a light skin woman at a Black Lives Matter protest

Jordan, 7, raises his fist in the air at the Wichita Falls #icantbreathe protest. June 1. Photo by Katie Bindel

Dallas Wabbington, Reporter

June 6, 2020

"My non-black friends, I ask that you take a knee, if able." One of the many people who chose to speak in front of hundreds of protesters asked a simple question that left me  lost in internal conflict. Should I stand because I am a product of a black and white couple, or should I kneel in fear of no...

Students share ideas for Valentine’s Day

Brianne Fournier, Reporter

February 13, 2019

Valentine’s Day is a time for love and being with that special someone in your life. It's a night that starts with flowers followed by candle-lit dinners, romantic movies, slow dances to live music, and cuddling on the couch. It's a chance to create a memory that will last forever, to be passed on...

Community leaders stress importance of city bonds

If proposed bond Proposition G were to be passed, changes to downtown Wichita Falls would include changes to the underground infrastructure, widening the roads, adding bike lanes and repaving the roads and sidewalks. Screen capture taken on fallsfuture.com.

Tyler Manning, Editor

April 24, 2018

In a matter of a few short weeks, there is an opportunity to completely reshape tone, environment and infrastructure of Wichita Falls. Those eligible to vote in the city of Wichita Falls will have the chance to vote on seven proposed bonds with significant consequences for key areas in town. Members from ...

Downtown bond aims to help local business

Michael Olaya

Tyler Manning, Editor

March 28, 2018

Aimed to help reshape Wichita Falls, there are seven proposed bond projects up for election on May 5 which include construction on various streets and sidewalks downtown, renovations to the Multipurpose Event Center and improvements to Lake Wichita. For a business trying to establish itself downtow...

Five hotspots to visit in downtown Wichita Falls

Haley Carnley, event coordinator, takes a customer's order at Odd Duck Coffee. Within her position, Carnley said Odd Duck focuses on community involvement and loves

Megan Baltusis

October 31, 2017

It's hard to ignore the chatter around campus about the amenities Wichita Falls has to offer — or rather, what it doesn't offer. "This town is boring." "There's nothing here." However, Wichita Falls offers a collection of town gems that are quickly generating steam among the community. From...

Alumni return to race through Hotter ‘N Hell

Pablo Cruz, exercise physiology, rides in the final men's crit race during the Hotter'N Hell 100 Aug. 27. Photo by Rachel Johnson

Tyler Manning

August 29, 2017

Four hours, extreme heat and an open road. That is what a day cycling in Hotter'N Hell entails for those who choose to ride in the 100 mile race. This race is also an opportunity for many in the Wichita Falls community to come together and race including MSU students and faculty. This year three MSU...

After hours art walk invites public to explore downtown

Wichita Falls residents peruse the artwork at last year's After Hours Art Walk. Photo contributed by Audra Lambert

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

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...

Odd Duck Coffee sets itself apart from other coffee retailers

Christa Cooper, head barista, pulling shots at Odd Duck Coffee on March 21. Photo by Robin Reid.

Robin Reid

March 22, 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...

Artists aim to bring life to downtown

Mary Helen Maskill, public programs director at Wichita Falls Museum of Art, exchanges jokes over her mallet with Audra Lambert, local artist while she helps paint the background for the mural. Feb. 23. Photo by Arianna Davis

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...

Gypsy Kit goes mobile, serves students

The Gypsy Kit food truck sits in The Wichita Falls Museum of Art parking lot April 14. Watch the full story at: vimeo.com/125541036

Ethan Metcalf

April 21, 2015

Gypsy Kit goes mobile, serves students from MWSU Campus Watch on Vimeo. The Gypsy Kit is a diamond in the rough in Wichita Falls, offering a taste of something familiar but strange, like its popular Dr Pepper Pulled Pork Tacos. "It's just a staple we've got," said Christopher Couch, chef ...

2011 Bistro serves up ‘American classics with classical techniques’

The buffalo bacon chicken sandwich served with parmesan garlic fries.

Eddie Miller

September 23, 2014

Downtown Wichita Falls is home to a burgeoning restaurant culture catering to the lunch crowd, and a newcomer arrived on the scene this summer, the 2011 Bistro. The bistro is a small restaurant that offers a select variety of flatbreads, burgers, sandwiches and salads, or as they put it, “American cl...

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