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4B approves $800k for Petroleum Building renovation

December 18, 2017

A nearly $1 million expenditure could help turn a downtown eyesore into dormitory-style housing for Midwestern State University students. Property developer Will Kelty was approved Dec. 7, by the Wichita Falls 4B Sales Tax Corporation Board of Directors for a forgivable loan of up to $800,000 toward a fire suppression/alarm system for the Petroleum Building, 726 Scott … Continue reading 4B approves $800k for Petroleum Building renovation

CVB shows off renovation, original mural

December 18, 2017

Mayor Stephen Santellana spoke briefly at the ribbon cutting saying the CVB is “ground zero” for many things that happen for the city. “There only so much a city can do,” he said. “The CVB finds leads and conventions. … There’s a lot of great stuff happening and now there is a great facility to … Continue reading CVB shows off renovation, original mural

P&Z approves food truck court at King’s Grocery

December 18, 2017

Parikh told the commission there are about 400 customers per day at the grocery store. He said the store does not provide prepared, ready-to-eat food. Many of his customers, he said, do not drive and have few options for hot, quick meals. This food court will fulfill that need for this part of town. P&Z … Continue reading P&Z approves food truck court at King’s Grocery

WPT Corp. Honored With Safety Award

December 18, 2017

The worker’s comp commissioner of Texas honored a Wichita Falls business, WPT Power Corporation, and its employees with the Lone Star Safety Award Wednesday. The award recognizes them for creating a safe work space and maintaining low rates of on-the-job injuries and illnesses. WPT Power was also praised for prioritizing the use of protective equipment and getting employees involved in … Continue reading WPT Corp. Honored With Safety Award

Wichita Falls Among Most Affordable Cities

November 30, 2017

By: Nicholas Qualich  Posted: Nov 01, 2017 09:51 PM CDT Making the most of your money and saving as much as you can. That’s what so many are trying to do day to day.  A lot of it has to do with where you live. And we now know just how our area ranks as far as cost … Continue reading Wichita Falls Among Most Affordable Cities

A look at grant funding benefiting Wichita Falls

November 30, 2017

Several city of Wichita Falls departments are benefiting from grant funding that was awarded recently. The Wichita Falls City Council will hold a regular meeting Tuesday, and accepting grant funds from various state and federal agencies is part of the agenda. Health grant of $250,000 The Wichita Falls-Wichita County Health Department received $250,000 in renewal … Continue reading A look at grant funding benefiting Wichita Falls

Working together to build businesses

November 30, 2017

KAUZ-TV: Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX A brother and sister duo, who come from a family of entrepreneurs, will be celebrating a first this Saturday. Brenna Pohlod, Owner of Clinkers, and her younger brother Rayce Pohlod, Owner of Texoma Tech Solutions, began their home-based businesses from the ground up. Saturday, they will host … Continue reading Working together to build businesses

Local Businesses Set Up Pop Up Store

November 30, 2017

On Jacksboro highway a group of small business owners turned an empty building into a pop up shop for the day. Amy Thompson put together the pop up store because she knew a lot of people who had small businesses on the side and wanted to give them a place to sell their products “We … Continue reading Local Businesses Set Up Pop Up Store

Lake Wichita efforts heating up

November 30, 2017

KAUZ-TV: Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) – Greg Aultman grew up on Lake Wichita and has fond memories. “Back in the 1960’s on Saturdays and Sundays this place was full,” Aultman said. “You would have to watch out when pulling somebody skiing.” Now he’s retired and spends a lot … Continue reading Lake Wichita efforts heating up

Wichita Falls and Burkburnett Recognized by TEDC for Vitro Expansion Project

September 25, 2017

John Ingle, Times Record News When it comes to economic development, there are no guarantees that a specific project will go through. That was certainly the case when the cities of Wichita Falls and Burkburnett were putting together economic development incentive packages for Vitro Architectural Glass, formerly PPG. Their collective hard work not only landed … Continue reading Wichita Falls and Burkburnett Recognized by TEDC for Vitro Expansion Project