Monthly Archives: May 2013

Death of Rider High School Student

The Wichita Falls community is mourning the loss of a 16-year-old, Rider High School student. Casey Garza was taken off of life support Monday afternoon. Garza sustained critical injuries resulting from an incident occurring when he and another boy were riding on the back of an automobile. Casey Garza and Tristan Clark, also 16 years… Read More

Wichita County Burn Ban

The recent spring showers have done little to safeguard the community from the threat of out-of-control fires. Vegetation looks well saturated and green, but the Wichita County commissioners have unanimously voted to enact a burn ban. Nearly all types of outdoor burning have been banned. KFDX News Channel Three reports that the ban includes campfires… Read More

Fatal Crash on Loop 11

A late night crash left one man dead and sent two people to the hospital. The wreck happened on the 300 block of Loop 11 near the Texoma Christian Care Center. This appears to be a one-vehicle wreck. The driver was ejected from the automobile, and he was later pronounced dead. The deceased, David Anthony… Read More

Oklahoma Tornado Update: Death Toll at 24

The tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma has been described as one of the most destructive storms in history. On Monday night, officials feared the worst and thought that as many as 100 lives could have been lost. The New York Times has reported the latest death toll at 24. Most tragically, nine of those lives… Read More

Tractor Trailer Crash Claims One Life

An early morning collision last week resulted in the death of one woman. KFDX News Channel 3 reported this terrible wreck as a pin-in crash. Glenda Michel, 71-years-old, was driving a black Honda Civic southbound on McNiel. Sergeant John Spragins, a public information officer with the Wichita Falls Police Department, said that Michel’s Civic was… Read More

Wildfire at Possum Kingdom Lake

Firefighters have been working around the clock to contain flames at Possum Kingdom Lake. Homes were immediately evacuated. Over 100 firefighters were called out from more than 12 different departments from surrounding areas. The fire started late Monday afternoon around the Peninsula area. The fire is actually very close to the areas that were devastated… Read More

Fiery Crash Claims Two Lives in Baylor County

Two people were killed in a fiery crash in Baylor County last Thursday. The Times Record News reported that at least three vehicles were involved in this collision. The wreck occurred on U.S. 277. Randy West, a truck driver from Tennessee, said that a one-ton pickup truck was heading north on 277 when it swerved… Read More

Oklahoma Teenager Killed in Crash

A two-car crash resulted in the death of a teenager from Medicine Park, Oklahoma. The crash occurred at the intersection of Highways 49 and 58. The wreck happened around 5:30 p.m., on Tuesday evening. The car that the teen was driving was heading south on Highway 58. The car stopped at the intersection with 49.… Read More

New Information on Fatal Wichita Falls Crash

New information has surfaced about a fatal crash that happened in February. The head-on collision occurred on Kell East, after 9:00 p.m. Robert Eugene Kelley, 56 years old, of Waurika, was driving an Isuzu Rodeo the wrong way down the eastbound lanes of Kell Freeway. His vehicle struck a Honda Civic head-on. The driver of… Read More

Business Fire at WoodCo Supply in Wichita Falls

Nearly 30 fire fighters were on the scene of a business fire in Wichita Falls last Friday night. The fire started at WoodCo Supply on the 500 block of Beverly Drive. There were 12 fire fighting units on the scene. They were fighting the blaze for nearly five hours. Several injuries were reported. Officials haven’t… Read More