Going old school: Illinois Bend school house

December 29, 2014 0
By Shannon Gillette As with most rural Texas communities, Illinois Bend was known by several other names before receiving an official title when granted a Post Office in 1877. It had previously been known as […]

Whispers of Hope Horse Farm

December 29, 2014 0
By Judy Wade Whispers of Hope Horse Farm is a therapeutic horse riding facility located on Parkhill Road in Wichita Falls on acreage donated by its founder and executive director Mary Elizabeth Pearce. It is […]

The Trail of lost Gold

September 19, 2014 0
By contributing writer Jerry Williams What are people seeking when they chase gold? Realtor Jerry Williams thinks that many people will become more interested in the stories they’ve heard concerning precious metals when they look […]

Comanche captives: Dot & Bianca Babb

September 17, 2014 0
By contributing writer Shannon Gillette In 1865, Wise County was a part of the harsh Texas frontier. Marauding Indians were still a threat to the sparse rural population. Indians were known to raid the homes […]

The world’s littlest skyscraper

August 23, 2014 0
By contributing writer Shannon Gillette Texas! Texas is big. It is the land of big skies, big cowboy hats and big hair. It’s just big. Everything is bigger in Texas…or is it? Wichita Falls has […]

83rd Annual Clay County Pioneer Reunion

August 23, 2014 0
Attending the Clay County Pioneer Reunion is, as it states, a reunion of friends and family. No other town knows this better than the Clay County town of Henrietta, population more than 3,000. This year […]

Summer’s Last Blast

August 18, 2014 0
By Jessica Bartel, editor In 1989, two car-loving enthusiasts approached a car club comprised of only drag racers. The two were told street cars were prohibited and would be indefinitely. The two did not let […]

The Thomsen Foundation

July 15, 2014 0
By staff writer Jessica Bartel Everyone has heard the saying, “Stop and smell the roses.” In essence, that means stop, look around and take in/absorb all the beauty around you. Those exact words come to […]
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