Wichita Falls City Council will vote on technology upgrade and will honor community leader

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With the approval of Wichita Falls City Council Tuesday, The Wichita Falls Police and Fire Departments will receive a big upgrade in technology.

Councilors will vote on a more than $1.3 million contract with Tritech Software Systems. They’ll install and replace software which should make things run smoother and quicker. Those new systems include records, computer-aided dispatch, plus police and fire mobile communication systems. The new technology will replace the old system installed in the early 2000’s. The cost is covered in the city’s I.T. service fund.

City Council will also vote on a contract, providing jobs for handicapped people. For 37 years, the city has contracted Work Services Corporation, helping those with disabilities find jobs such as power mowing and janitorial services. And if approved, the just over $100,000 contract will provide six people with a job.

And the man behind one of, if not the most popular event Wichita Falls has to offer, will be honored tomorrow for all that he’s done over the years. Roby Christie, affectionately known as ‘Father Hotter’ will be recognized for helping found the Hotter ‘N Hell Hundred. During Tuesday’s city council meeting,  what would be a regular Tuesday will be named Roby Christie Day. Tuesday night, Christie will be honored at the 4th annual Legends of North Texas, presented by The Museum of North Texas History. That’s happening at The Forum at 6:30.

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