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Rednecks: ‘It’s just a way of life’; ‘You get to yell, ‘yee yee’ whenever

Rednecks: ‘It’s just a way of life’; ‘You get to yell, ‘yee yee’ whenever

Mia Heck

December 4, 2017

A redneck can be identified by their camouflage shirts, boots, cowboy belts, or by their Southern drawl and hospitality. However, these characteristics can also stereotype a redneck. The well-known definition, which came into common usage in the ‘30s, stems from farmers whose necks have been...

Sam’s Southern Eatery new restaurant in Wichita Falls

Sam’s Southern Eatery new restaurant in Wichita Falls

Justin Marquart

November 15, 2017

After one Pioneer of Texas restaurant closes on Sept. 25 a new restaurant, Sam’s Southern Eatery, opens at that location, off of Southwest Pkwy on Oct. 25, serving sea food, po’boys, burgers, salads and chicken. The restaurant still had that Pioneer feel to it because they still had those woode...

Music students perform at Burns Chapel Opening

Music students perform at Burns Chapel Opening

Brendan Wynne

October 20, 2017

The crisp, sweet notes of the tickled ivory cascaded throughout the hall, bouncing off of redone carpet, onto freshly painted walls and back into the ears of those seated in brand new pews. One thing they didn't hear was the sound of the brand new air conditioner. "There's new carpet, new paintin...

Spanish Club leaders looking for new members

Yareli Lora

September 13, 2017

Joining a student organization may be the last thing on students' minds as they begin to adjust to a hectic schedule, but that should not be the case. One organization in particular, Spanish Club, is accepting new members. Vice President Norma Castro, Spanish junior, encourages students to attend...

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...

New trampoline park opens in Wichita Falls

New trampoline park opens in Wichita Falls

Emily Carroll

February 3, 2016

It was the day before opening, and the Gold Coats  of the Chamber of Commerce stand in front of the doors to Urban Air to welcome a new trampoline park off Kemp Blvd. to the community. Kids ran circles around their families as they waited for a VIP opening of the park. As the doors opened, the ch...

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