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Atmos Energy gives $10,000 scholarship fund to Vernon College
WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) - Those in the Vernon College welding, heat and air conditioning classes can look forward to a large scholarship gift from Atmos Energy. Atmos Energy personnel gave a gift of $10,000 for an endowed scholarship.
Vernon residents brace themselves for winter weather
WICHITA FALLS, TX (RNN Texoma) - Many residents in Vernon are preparing for a wintery weekend. It has been a busy day for Sumner Colley Lumber store. Owner Bob Beazley says so many customers have been buying heating supplies that some of their shelves are bare.
Texas again leads U.S. in executions in 2018, and Dallas was top county, with 4
Texas again led the country in executions this year with 13 lethal injections — and Dallas County topped the state list. There were 25 executions nationwide, and only eight states carried out the ultimate punishment, according to an annual report released Friday by the Death Penalty Information Cent
Wilbarger County officials assess election security
WILBARGER COUNTY (KFDX/KJTL) - Wilbarger County officials look into the security of its elections, in hopes of getting money for new voting machines. The county's election security is being audited by AT&T and is free to the county unless problems are found. The report will focus on quite a few diff
Vernon residents injured in wreck in Oklahoma
TILLMAN COUNTY, OK (RNN Texoma) - Two Vernon residents were involved in a wreck on Tuesday morning in Tillman County, Oklahoma. Officials with the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety said a vehicle was westbound on U.S. 70 just before 5 a.m.
UPDATE: Tipton police release details in Friday scare
TIPTON, OK (RNN Texoma) - Tipton police have released more information about a bomb scare which happened on Friday. They say they were called to a residence in the 700 block of E. Main Street for a suspicious device. When they arrived they found a device which they said had the makings of a possible
Tipton residents dealing with bomb threat
TIPTON, OK (RNN Texoma) - Tipton Public Schools' Facebook page says they have been dealing with a situation involving some kind of bomb threat on Friday afternoon. Very few details are available at this time, but according to their page, the threat was not at the school but law enforcement requested
Boys basketball roundup: Rider runs away from Weatherford
WEATHERFORD – The Rider Raiders moved up the time of their game with Weatherford, wanting to have plenty of time to get to AT&T Stadium to watch the football team play in Friday night’s Class 5A Division II state semifinals game with Aledo.
WFPD: Deceased man found in park with gunshot wound
WICHITA FALLS, TX (RNN Texoma) - The Wichita Falls Police Department is investigating after a man was found dead from a gunshot wound on Tuesday. Just before noon, officers were called out to the 800 block of Holiday to Harrold Jones Park in reference to a deceased person.
Texas man who allegedly tried, failed to kidnap teen jogger is arrested
A Texas man was taken into custody on Tuesday for the attempted kidnapping of a 15-year-old girl who managed to escape the ordeal, authorities said. Law enforcement learned that the teen had been out jogging on Dec. 2 when a person she described as a Hispanic male came near her, the Brazoria County
7-year-old from Guatemala dies of dehydration, shock while in U.S. custody in Texas
A 7-year-old from Guatemala died while in Border Patrol custody after she and her father were detained for entering the United States illegally, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Thursday.
New housing reports for North Texas are all over the map
Reading recent reports on the Dallas housing market can make you dizzy. Home sales in North Texas this year are at the second-highest volume ever. But November sales were down by the biggest percentage drop in seven years.
Texas hockey player attacks defenseless opponent with stick in disturbing video
A disturbing video has emerged showing a high school hockey player using his stick as a weapon to repeatedly strike a defenseless opponent laying on the ice -- a brutal attack one league official called "the worst thing that I've seen on video."
Up To Half-Foot Of Snow Falls In West Texas
SWEETWATER, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — As much as 6 inches of snow has accumulated in parts of West Texas as a winter storm swirls over the area. The half-foot of snow on Thursday prompted state highway officials to close Texas Route 70 about 8 miles south of Sweetwater, about 180 miles west of Fort Wo
Beto O'Rourke lost in Texas, but 2020's coming...
(CNN)Beto O'Rourke emerged as a Democratic superstar during the 2018 midterms. CNN's Chris Cillizza explains that even though he lost his Senate race, the possibility of a presidential race in 2020 isn't out of the question for the Texas congressman.
Hoops roundup: Results from Burkburnett, Archer City & Vernon tournaments
The Rider Raiders won’t get a chance to defend their title at the Union Square Bulldog Classic, despite doing everything needed to do so. Rider was in control from the outset of an 83-64 victory against Highland Park on Friday. The win qualified Rider (8-4) for the Classic’s championship game agains
Vernon annual event feeds hundreds on Thanksgiving
The 32nd annual free Thanksgiving Holiday Spirit Meal in Vernon was a huge success with close to 900 meals served. Volunteers are shown packing lunch plates into large containers to be delivered to shut ins.
Wichita County teens involved in pursuit, crash in Oklahoma
ANADARKO, OK (RNN Texoma) - Police say a 15-year-old Electra girl and a 15 or 16-year-old Wichita Falls boy were involved in a pursuit and crash in Oklahoma on Tuesday.
Texas peanut production acreage down 43 percent from 2017
Vernon, Texas ï¿½ Fewer planted acres, summer drought and late-season rains caused a significant drop in peanut production around the state, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.
Girls hoops roundup: WFHS edges Windthorst in OT; Hirschi falls short to Jacksboro
Wichita Falls High School picked up a nice overtime victory against Windthorst, 49-48, in non-district action Tuesday.