Hospice of Wichita Falls breaks ground

Celebrating business expansion is always a positive in a community. It’s especially rewarding when it’s an organization with so much heart like Hospice of Wichita Falls.

“The new inpatient care center will be around 38,000 sq ft and will include multiple family areas, a chapel, offices and a meeting space, a commercial-grade kitchen, a dining area, and 24 large inpatient suites.”

Read more about the expansion here: https://www.newschannel6now.com/2019/06/11/ground-broken-new-hospice-wichita-falls-inpatient-care-center/

Vernon College Bike Rack Unveiled

The latest bicycle rack was revealed in downtown Wichita Falls in June. “Downtown Wichita Falls Development and The Burn Shop celebrated their 10th sculpture bicycle rack, a collection that dots intersections throughout downtown.” These bike racks help to support our communities’ overall goal of becoming more bike friendly. Not only are they beautiful additions to our downtown, but they are also created by a local company, The Burn Shop, they provide a functional use to our local and out of town bikers, and each one represents a piece of Wichita Falls. For more of the story click here: https://www.timesrecordnews.com/story/news/local/2019/06/14/latest-sculptured-bicycle-rack-unveiled-downtown-wichita-falls/1449957001/

Vote passes for Wichita Falls ISD Tax Proposition

It’s been decided, “Wichitans voted 2,910 to 589 to approve a Wichita Falls ISD property tax proposition.”  What does this mean? It means that the current debt owed will be paid, additional dollars can be used toward facility updates, and the property tax rate will decrease to $1.17. Read the full story here: https://www.timesrecordnews.com/story/news/2019/06/15/wichita-falls-voters-had-their-say-saturday-tax-election/1468368001/

Wichita Falls Brewing Co. hails legislative changes to Texas alcohol laws

Matt Bitsche of Wichita Falls Brewing Co. heralded Texas lawmakers’ overhaul of state beer laws as the biggest modernization of antiquated rules since 1935 when they were first written.

Beer-to-go for producers and simpler labeling for craft brews were awaiting Gov. Greg Abbott’s signature Friday. They were part of a larger bill to revamp the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission and keep it operating for the next 12 years.

“This law is about job creation, economic development, and support for entrepreneurship,” Bitsche, owner of the local brewery, said.