As word got out that the Department of Defenses' Fire Fighter Program was coming to an end in Oklahoma, public outcry rang out there and here in Texas, which has resulted in that order being rescinded.
Some Lake Arrowhead residents say a letter they received this week from the city of Wichita Falls came as a bit of a shock. That letter states that a new lake rule book will be presented to the Wichita Falls City Council Tuesday. Residents say one of the new rules takes away their access to a resource they've depended on for so long.
Budget cuts to state grants for volunteer fire departments have reduced those grants by more than 70 percent over the past three years. Officials say those cuts have had a huge impact on VFD's across the stat, but local volunteer firefighters say they're faring a little better.