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Man Dies In Single Vehicle Crash

Wichita Falls Police and first responders were called to the scene of a one car accident on East Scott near Hwy 79 at around 6:37 pm Wednesday.  First responders discovered that a black Mercury had struck a concrete pylon.  31 year-old Brian Scott Siegfried was pronounce

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Photo: Mike Hendren
Photo: Mike Hendren
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Chemical Spill And Fire At Local Plant

Wichita Falls Fire Department Haz-Mat crews responded to call about a chemical spill and possible fire at Texas Recreation Corporation in the 900 block of North Beverly Drive at around 9:00 am.   Wichita Falls Traffic Control also responded and diverted traffic off of North Beverly Drive while officials assessed and contained the chemical spill

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(Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)
(Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)
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Fire Forces Detours On US 287

Firefighters have been battling a large wildfire on the Clay/Montague County line early this afternoon.  Officials say the fire started between Cray Road and Manton Road and was growing rapidly.  Heavy smoke across US 287 forced officials to close the highway to both north and southbound traffic

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Photo by Ed Dulaney
Photo by Ed Dulaney
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Clay County Wildfire Threatens Homes

A wildfire broke out just after noon today along FM 1954 near Wigwam. Crews from the Texas Forest Service are on the scene along with the Scotland VFD, Lake Arrowhead VFD, Arrowhead Ranch Estates VFD and the Jolly VFD

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(Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
(Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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ERCOT Issues Alert Over High Consumption

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has initiated Energy Emergency Level 1 Alert due to operating reserves dropping below 2,300 megawatts.  ERCOT operators are monitoring the situation and are asking Texas residents to reduce electric consumption where possible through 7 pm today

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(Photo by Dave Einsel/Getty Images)
(Photo by Dave Einsel/Getty Images)
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Where’s The Paddle Mr. Principal?

When I was a student at Kirby Junior High School, Mr. Otis C. Polk, Sr. was our principal.  Or, as he told it, he was our princi-pal.  It was Mr. Polk's way of 'killing two birds with one stone".  One,

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Drought Effects May Last Years

We all know what the intense heat and drought have done to us.   Just look at the majority of lawns around the area.  Or look at the dwindling cattle herds.  It's awfully tough to maintain a herd with no grass and dry tanks, so area ranchers have sold them off in record numbers

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NASA, Getty Images
NASA, Getty Images
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Another Piece of the Space Shuttle Columbia Found in Texas

Authorities in the East Texas city of Nacogdoches have found an object about four feet in diameter that NASA believes to be a power and water tank from the space shuttle Columbia.

“It’s one of ours,” said NASA spokeswoman Lisa Malone. “We’re looking into whether we’ll send a team out or local authorities can.”

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