Monthly Archives: February 2014

18-Wheeler Fatally Hits Texoma Girl

A seven-year-old girl was fatally struck by a semi truck on Thursday night. The crash happened on 287 near Harrold, which is southeast of Vernon. According to News Channel Six, the girl and her sister were crossing the street around 8:30 p.m. when she was struck by the large truck. First responders, Department of Public Safety… Read More

TxDOT Urges Teens to “Click It or Ticket”

A press release was recently issued from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) about the launch of the statewide “Teen Click It or Ticket” campaign. Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in America, and buckling up is the single most effective way to protect one’s self during a crash. Unfortunately, teens… Read More

18-Wheeler Crash on 287

An early morning crash involving two semi trucks and a pickup truck sent at least one man to the hospital. The crash happened on Thursday after 1:00 a.m. on 287 near the exit for 369. According toKDFX News Channel Three, the Jaws of Life were needed to free a driver from his pickup truck. The… Read More

OK Firefighters Learn New Techniques for Fighting Grass Fires

Unfortunately, grass fires are nothing new for Texoma citizens. The importance of properly extinguishing these types of fires can’t be overstated. Ranchers depend on good grazing land, and any fire in North Texas or Oklahoma has the potential to do serious damage. KFDX News Channel Three recently reported on a grass fire fighting training course at Fort… Read More

Graco Car Seat Recall Due to Faulty Harness Buckle

Graco has recently issued a press release which is announcing their voluntary recall of nearly 3.7 million car seats and booster seats. KFDX News Channel Three recently reported on the faulty buckles that may trap children in car seats. Apparently, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) received numerous complaints that parents had to use excessive force… Read More

Wichita Falls to Become Designated Bicycle-Friendly City

Even though Wichita Falls hosts the Hotter’N Hell Hundred bicycle race each year, the city is actually working to become more bicycle friendly for year-round cyclists. Officials with the City of Wichita Falls are in the process of applying to become a designated bicycle-friendly city. According to KFDX News Channel Three, in order to become a… Read More

TXDOT and Wichita Falls Prepare for Icy Road Conditions

On Monday, street crews with the City of Wichita Falls and the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) were out preparing for more icy road conditions. KFDX News Channel Three reports that the City of Wichita Falls has some new technology to better serve citizens during winter weather this season. In addition to up-to-date street-clearing information at the… Read More

The New Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation System

KSWO News Channel Seven has recently reported on the new changes to Oklahoma’s workers’ compensation system. Under the new system, workers’ compensation claims will be handled through an administrative process rather than in a court-based system. Since the new change is being described as pro-business, opponents are concerned about the possible impacts to the rights and… Read More