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Video: The Littlest Skyscraper

Jun 27, 2017

In 2019, one of Wichita Falls’ biggest… or rather… smallest landmarks will be turning 100 years old: The World’s Littlest Skyscraper. Built in 1919, the Newby-McMahon Building stands 40 feet high. Local lore says the blueprints were scaled in inches, rather than feet.  Now home to a boutique, the tenants welcome people to come explore…

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MSU Students Add Art to Downtown Windows

Feb 9, 2017

About a year ago, Choose Wichita Falls teamed up with Downtown Wichita Falls Development, White Realty and (most importantly) MSU Assistant Professor of Graphic Design, Morgan Page for a public art project! Page’s talented students researched an individual or group with ties to Wichita Falls to create an illustrated portrait!! You can now find the…

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Lucy Park

Aug 29, 2016

Lucy Park is a beautiful park. I’ve been there hundreds of times, but never really knew it’s history. I put on my researcher hat and did a little digging. The Times Record News let me dig through their archives (thanks guys!!) and I discovered that the original ninety-three acres for Lucy Park were donated in…

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Through the Years: Wichita Falls Logos

May 9, 2016

The City of Wichita Falls has had many slogans and logos over the years. The earliest one, perhaps, is “The City That Faith Built.” County historians attribute the slogan to Judge Joseph Barwise in the late 1870s. In the 1920s, Wichita Falls was known as Factory City. This sign hung across 8th Street near where the…

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Northwest Texas Field and Stream

Feb 22, 2016

Getting kids to respect and enjoy the great outdoors is the mission of Northwest Texas Field and Stream. The non-profit organization provides hunter education, youth classes in rifle, pistol, shotgun, trap and pistol leagues, kid fishing events, portable BB gun events for youth, sporting clay shoots and many other opportunities for outdoors people. This is yet another…

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The Wichita Theatre Performing Arts Centre

Dec 17, 2015

The Wichita Theatre is known for it’s big musical production and Broadway style shows. The 1908 historic theatre, a onetime opera and vaudeville house, is one of two amazing community theatres in Wichita Falls. The    Take a look:  Next year is sure to be another banner year for the theatre, which first opened in…

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Hotter’N Hell Hundred 2015 Schedule of Events

Aug 27, 2015

Thursday, August 27, 2015: The First Day of HHH Festivities! 3:00 PM: The Consumer Show opens in the Exhibit Hall of the Multi-Purpose Events Center. 3:00 PM: Sports Massage at MPEC 4:00 PM: Packet Pickup and late registration open at the Exhibit Hall. 4:00 PM: USA Cycling race registration begins in the Exhibit Hall. 4:00…

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Hotter’N Hell 100: By the Numbers

Aug 25, 2015

Hotter’N Hell is such a HUGE event for Wichita Falls! I work next door to the HHH office and I’ve had the chance to see how much effort and energy goes into making this ride a success. I want to share a bit of insight into what it takes to make this event happen!  2 paid…

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