A former Texoma volunteer firefighter sentenced to 10 years in prison for setting fires around Wichita Falls is finally in a state prison after spending almost 4 years in the Wichita County Jail.
A wild hog cook-off will help Archer County volunteer fire departments raise money.
Several fires along area highways over the past few days are believed to
be caused by vehicles or trailers causing sparks, and from from tire
Wichita County Emergency Management Officials and volunteer fire departments are urging highway drivers to be extremely cautious while on the roads.
Organizers of a Wichita Falls race -- called "T.H.O.R." -- or "Texoma's
Hellacious Obstacle Run" -- say they're overwhelmed by the positive
community response to the upcoming event.
A decades old Texoma tradition continued Sunday,as the Windthorst Knights of Columbus dished out another serving of their famous homemade German sausage meal at St. Marys Parish in Windthorst.
One Wichita County commissioner said "thanks, but no thanks" to his county raise.
This morning, Ray Gonzalez donated that money to four volunteer fire departments.
Gonzalez said as an elected official, he knew how much money he'd be making when he campaigned for the position.
So, during the budget process, he said he would not accept a raise.
Instead, he gave 600 dollar checks to the Wichita West, Wichita East, Cameron Gardens, and Kamay Volunteer Fire Departments.
Wichita East VFD Chief
"Every little bit helps. We appreciate every little bit we get. Six hundred dollars is actually a great amount of money to us. We're used to 25 dollar checks here and there -- so 600 dollars will come a long way to replace a lot of things and get us back on our feet to get ready for another crazy year in the fire department world."
Wichita County Commissioner (Pct. 1)
"I saw firsthand all the sacrifices they make - because everything is on a donation to operate on, and I felt that they were most deserving."