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Students socialize as they explore Wichita Falls downtown are, April 26.

MSU Texas Night Out Downtown Helps Students Relax Before Finals

Javier Contreras, Reporter May 4, 2022

MSU community members gathered downtown Tuesday, April 26 from 5 to 9 p.m. for MSU Texas Night Out Downtown. The office of Student Leadership and Involvement coordinated with Downtown Wichita Falls Development...

MSU Texas students join in Womens March in downtown Wichita Falls, Oct. 2, 2021.

Students join Women’s March downtown

Jaime Alemán, Reporter October 4, 2021

Mustang students joined protesters in a Women’s March through downtown Wichita Falls on Saturday, Oct. 2 to oppose the newly passed restrictive abortion law. “I oppose the new law because if I did...

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

OPINION: Being a light skin woman at a Black Lives Matter protest

Dallas Wabbington, Reporter June 6, 2020

*Columns are the opinions of their respective authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Wichitan as an organization.* "My non-black friends, I ask that you take a knee, if able." One of...

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,...

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

Community leaders stress importance of city bonds

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...

Michael Olaya

Downtown bond aims to help local business

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...

Haley Carnley, event coordinator, takes a customers order at Odd Duck Coffee. Within her position, Carnley said Odd Duck focuses on community involvement and loves the atmosphere when you walk into the shop. Photo by Cortney Wood

Five hotspots to visit in downtown Wichita Falls

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...

Pablo Cruz, exercise physiology, rides in the final mens crit race during the HotterN Hell 100 Aug. 27. Photo by Rachel Johnson

Alumni return to race through Hotter ‘N Hell

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...

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

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...

The Parrot mural, painted by local artist Ralph Stearns, is located on the Hall Building at the corner of Kell Boulevard and East Scott Avenue. Photo contributed by Jeanette Charos

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...

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

Odd Duck Coffee sets itself apart from other coffee retailers

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...

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

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...

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