After the budget public hearing last week Mayor Glenn Barham decided that the open forums needed to be more structured.
Wichita Falls City Councilors this morning approved an incentive package of almost one million dollars in hopes a company will bring at least 64 new jobs to the city.
Wichita Falls isn't expected to go into stage 4 water restrictions for a couple of months, but one stage 4 restriction could come sooner than that. City leaders say they will discuss ending one day a week sprinkler irrigation before stage 4 is even declared.
Wichita Falls, TX. - Residents of Wichita Falls now know what to expect if we go to stage 4 drought restrictions this summer.
The restrictions approved by city councilors Tuesday do not go into effect until the lakes hit 30 percent capacity.
Katherine smith's family has owned Smith's Gardentown Nursery for 64 years, they recently closed their doors because of city water restrictions.
"Where's the leadership? Our plan seems to be to pray for rain," says Smith.
A Lake Wichita study committee could soon be created.
In April the city council decided to put together a committee that will study Lake Wichita and make recommendations on how to improve the lake and make it popular among water sports enthusiasts.
Lobbying by a group against the city's current animal restraint ordinance results in the issue resurfacing and being placed back on the city council agenda.
WFPD wants to enter a five-year agreement on impound services with a local wrecker service.
Mixed reaction from city councilors means no change to Wichita Falls' current animal restraint ordinance.
Pope-Dotson has served on the Wichita Falls City Council for one term.
As one long-time city councilor announces her plans to not seek re-election in the May election, another announces his plans to seek the vacated seat.
City officials say they plan to draft an ordinance outlawing aircraft from landing within a certain distance from homes.
After some huffing and puffing from neighbors council rules the pigs have to go.
Wichita Falls City Councilors will meet at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Wichita Falls city councilors will decide whether to keep or toss residential alley dumpsters.
Wichita Falls residents can voice their opinions about whether the city should remove residential alleyway dumpster at Tuesday's city council meeting.
Water and sewer rates will increase by four percent.
The budget passed in a 5-1 vote.
The proposed increase is about one cent more than the current tax rate. City officials say an average property owner with a $100-thousand home would pay about $10 more per year.
Water restrictions got tougher Tuesday after Wichita Falls city councilors approved changes to stage three water restrictions.
The Langford Home and the Fraser Home are now Wichita Falls landmarks.