Wichita Falls, Texas

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public liberal

University''' is a public liberal arts college in Wichita Falls, Texas, and a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges. it had about 6,500 students. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor (Attack on Pearl Harbor) on December 7, 1941, Nunn departed for Cincinnati, Ohio and began taking flying lessons, hoping to become a B-17 (B-17 Flying Fortress) pilot. Byrd, p. 42 By the time he finished his flight training, however


band traditional

birth_date birth_place Wichita Falls, Texas, United States genre Big band, traditional pop (Traditional pop music) Biography Cherry was born in Wichita Falls, Texas. He started as a big band singer in the orchestras of Jan Garber and Victor Young. In 1951 he recorded his first solo hits, "Thinking of You (Thinking of You (1927 song))" and "Belle, Belle, My Liberty Belle". In 1955 came his biggest hit


white bass

tpwd.state.tx.us accessdate April 17, 2013 When available, the fish population consists mostly of white bass, hybrid striped bass, channel catfish, and white crappie. Camping facilities are also available. Wichita Falls is the home of the annual Hotter'N Hell Hundred, the largest


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Global Computing accessdate 2007-08-06 '''Khari Ahmad Long''' (born May 23, 1982, in Wichita Falls, Texas) is a professional American and Canadian football (Gridiron football) defensive end for the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League (United Football League (2009-)). He was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the sixth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at Baylor (Baylor Bears football). KMKI originally had its start in Wichita Falls, Texas, as '''KWFT'''. KWFT radio existed from 1939 to 1994 on an AM frequency of 620 kilohertz. It was the first radio station to continuously operate in the city and was a regional channel that could be heard across a large geographical area of Texas and Oklahoma, as well as some bordering states during the daytime. The station was a CBS affiliate. Officials from nearby Air Force (w:United States Air Force) bases — Dyess Air Force Base (w:Dyess Air Force Base) in Abilene (w:Abilene, Texas) and Sheppard Air Force Base (w:Sheppard Air Force Base) in Wichita Falls (w:Wichita Falls, Texas) — say none of their aircraft were in the area the night of the sightings. However, Major Karl Lewis, a spokesman for the 301st Fighter Wing (w:301st Fighter Wing) at the Joint Reserve Base Naval Air Station (w:Joint Reserve Base Naval Air Station) in Fort Worth (w:Fort Worth, Texas), believes the object was an illusion caused by airplane lights.


field research

. In 1952 and 1953, he pursued graduate coursework at the London School of Economics and conducted field research on the organization of the Conservative Party of the United Kingdom (Conservative Party (UK)). His research was presented in his thesis, ''The Conservative Worker in Britain''. He received his Master of Arts (Master of Arts (postgraduate)) degree from SMU in 1953. While a professor at Midwestern University, Tower met Lou Bullington, whom he married in 1952. A California native, Lou was the organist at the Towers' church. She was five years his senior. One of her cousins, Orville Bullington, was the unsuccessful Republican gubernatorial nominee in 1932 against former Governor Miriam Ferguson and a leader of the Robert A. Taft forces in Texas in 1952. Orville Bullington was also an uncle by marriage of the Midland (Midland, Texas) Republican figure Frank Kell Cahoon, a Wichita Falls native who was the only Republican in the Texas House of Representatives in the 1965 legislative session. '''Khari Ahmad Long''' (born May 23, 1982, in Wichita Falls, Texas) is a professional American and Canadian football (Gridiron football) defensive end for the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League (United Football League (2009-)). He was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the sixth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at Baylor (Baylor Bears football). KMKI originally had its start in Wichita Falls, Texas, as '''KWFT'''. KWFT radio existed from 1939 to 1994 on an AM frequency of 620 kilohertz. It was the first radio station to continuously operate in the city and was a regional channel that could be heard across a large geographical area of Texas and Oklahoma, as well as some bordering states during the daytime. The station was a CBS affiliate. Officials from nearby Air Force (w:United States Air Force) bases — Dyess Air Force Base (w:Dyess Air Force Base) in Abilene (w:Abilene, Texas) and Sheppard Air Force Base (w:Sheppard Air Force Base) in Wichita Falls (w:Wichita Falls, Texas) — say none of their aircraft were in the area the night of the sightings. However, Major Karl Lewis, a spokesman for the 301st Fighter Wing (w:301st Fighter Wing) at the Joint Reserve Base Naval Air Station (w:Joint Reserve Base Naval Air Station) in Fort Worth (w:Fort Worth, Texas), believes the object was an illusion caused by airplane lights.


title made

;_state 04000US48&_county Electra&_cityTown Electra&_zip &_sse on&_lang en&pctxt fph Electra claims the title of Pump Jack (Pumpjack) Capital of Texas, a title made official by the state in 2001, Bernadette Pruitt."A fading town's liquid legacy: Once-thriving Electra hopes 'Pump Jack' title brings new fortune," ''The Dallas Morning News'', September 23, 2001. Retrieved December 30, 2007. and has celebrated an annual Pump Jack Festival since 2002. First Pump Jack Festival, photographs of the April 20, 2002, festival. Retrieved December 30, 2007. '''Iowa Park''' is a city in Wichita County (Wichita County, Texas), Texas, United States. It is part of the Wichita Falls, Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area (Wichita Falls metropolitan area). The population was 6,431 at the 2000 census. '''Pleasant Valley''' is a town in Wichita County (Wichita County, Texas), Texas, United States. It is part of the Wichita Falls, Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area (Wichita Falls metropolitan area). The population was 408 at the 2000 census. On April 10, 1979, Vernon and surrounding Wilbarger County were hit by an F4 tornado. The storm, part of the 1979 Red River Valley tornado outbreak, damaged or destroyed a large part of the city and killed 11 people as it passed through Foard County and Wilbarger County before finally dissipating in rural Tillman County, Oklahoma. That same day, tornadoes also devastated the larger, nearby cities of Wichita Falls, Texas and Lawton, Oklahoma. Education Vernon College, a 2-year community college, is located here and maintains a branch campus in Wichita Falls (Wichita Falls, Texas). Academic offerings include cosmetology, nursing, and vocational-technical programs. Athletically, Vernon College fields a women's softball team, women's volleyball team, men's baseball team and a rodeo team. The rodeo team is consistently ranked high in the JUCO level of competition. '''Scotland''' is a city in Archer (Archer County, Texas) County in the U.S. state of Texas. It is part of the Wichita Falls, Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area (Wichita Falls metropolitan area). The population was 438 at the 2000 census (United States Census, 2000). The town is named for its founder, Henry J. Scott. '''Windthorst''' is a town in Archer (Archer County, Texas) and Clay (Clay County, Texas) counties in the U.S. state of Texas. It is part of the Wichita Falls, Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area (Wichita Falls metropolitan area). The population was 440 at the 2000 census (2000 United States Census). The town is named for Ludwig Windthorst, a Catholic statesman in Germany. '''Khari Ahmad Long''' (born May 23, 1982, in Wichita Falls, Texas) is a professional American and Canadian football (Gridiron football) defensive end for the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League (United Football League (2009-)). He was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the sixth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at Baylor (Baylor Bears football). KMKI originally had its start in Wichita Falls, Texas, as '''KWFT'''. KWFT radio existed from 1939 to 1994 on an AM frequency of 620 kilohertz. It was the first radio station to continuously operate in the city and was a regional channel that could be heard across a large geographical area of Texas and Oklahoma, as well as some bordering states during the daytime. The station was a CBS affiliate. Officials from nearby Air Force (w:United States Air Force) bases — Dyess Air Force Base (w:Dyess Air Force Base) in Abilene (w:Abilene, Texas) and Sheppard Air Force Base (w:Sheppard Air Force Base) in Wichita Falls (w:Wichita Falls, Texas) — say none of their aircraft were in the area the night of the sightings. However, Major Karl Lewis, a spokesman for the 301st Fighter Wing (w:301st Fighter Wing) at the Joint Reserve Base Naval Air Station (w:Joint Reserve Base Naval Air Station) in Fort Worth (w:Fort Worth, Texas), believes the object was an illusion caused by airplane lights.


historical association

entrepreneurs, Joseph A. Kemp and his brother-in-law, Frank Kell. Kemp and Kell were pioneers in food processing and retailing, flour milling, railroads, cattle, banking, and oil.

Kell, Frank publisher ''The Handbook of Texas'' accessdate April 16, 2013 A flood in 1886 destroyed the original falls (waterfall) on the Wichita River for which the city was named. "WICHITA RIVER", ''Handbook of Texas Online'', accessed April 12, 2013. Published by the Texas State Historical Association. See also: Assessment of Channel Changes

; * Orville Bullington, Republican Party nominee for governor of Texas in 1932; son-in-law of city entrepreneur Frank Kell * Raymond Carroll, renowned statistician now at Texas A&M University * Frank Kell Cahoon, Midland oilman and member of Texas House


school community

, the City View Independent School District, and the Bright Ideas Charter School (Charter school). There are several parochial schools, the largest of which is Notre Dame Catholic school (Notre Dame Catholic School (Wichita Falls, Texas)). Other private schools operate in the city, as does an active home-school (Homeschooling) community. Many of the local elementary schools participate in the Head Start (Head Start (education)) program for preschool-aged children. The Wichita Falls ISD is one of only a handful of school districts in Texas that does not require its students to attend a particular school in the district based on their residency. Two schools in the Wichita Falls Independent School District participate in the International Baccalaureate programmes. Hirschi High School offers the IB Diploma Programme, and G.H. Kirby Junior High School for the Middle Years Programme. Other public high schools are Wichita Falls High School and S. H. Rider High School (Wichita Falls ISD) and City View High School (City View Junior Senior High School) (City View ISD). Transportation Highways Wichita Falls is the western terminus for Interstate 44 (Interstate 44 (Texas)). U.S. Highways (United States Numbered Highways) leading to or through Wichita Falls include 287 (U.S. Highway 287 (Texas)), 277 (U.S. Highway 277 (Texas)), 281 (U.S. Highway 281 (Texas)), and 82 (U.S. Highway 82 (Texas)). State Highway 240 (State Highway 240 (Texas)) ends at Wichita Falls and State Highway 79 (State Highway 79 (Texas)) runs through it. Wichita Falls has one of the largest numbers of freeway mileage for a city of its size '''Khari Ahmad Long''' (born May 23, 1982, in Wichita Falls, Texas) is a professional American and Canadian football (Gridiron football) defensive end for the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League (United Football League (2009-)). He was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the sixth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at Baylor (Baylor Bears football). KMKI originally had its start in Wichita Falls, Texas, as '''KWFT'''. KWFT radio existed from 1939 to 1994 on an AM frequency of 620 kilohertz. It was the first radio station to continuously operate in the city and was a regional channel that could be heard across a large geographical area of Texas and Oklahoma, as well as some bordering states during the daytime. The station was a CBS affiliate. Officials from nearby Air Force (w:United States Air Force) bases — Dyess Air Force Base (w:Dyess Air Force Base) in Abilene (w:Abilene, Texas) and Sheppard Air Force Base (w:Sheppard Air Force Base) in Wichita Falls (w:Wichita Falls, Texas) — say none of their aircraft were in the area the night of the sightings. However, Major Karl Lewis, a spokesman for the 301st Fighter Wing (w:301st Fighter Wing) at the Joint Reserve Base Naval Air Station (w:Joint Reserve Base Naval Air Station) in Fort Worth (w:Fort Worth, Texas), believes the object was an illusion caused by airplane lights.


music traditional

, are NBC affiliates WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids, Michigan and KFDX-TV in Wichita Falls, Texas, and CBS affiliate WISH-TV in Indianapolis. Collins began her career at KFDX-TV in Wichita Falls, Texas. ref


largest training

Air Force Base''' '''Khari Ahmad Long''' (born May 23, 1982, in Wichita Falls, Texas) is a professional American and Canadian football (Gridiron football) defensive end for the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League (United Football League (2009-)). He was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the sixth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at Baylor (Baylor Bears football). KMKI originally had its start in Wichita Falls, Texas, as '''KWFT'''. KWFT radio existed from 1939 to 1994 on an AM frequency of 620 kilohertz. It was the first radio station to continuously operate in the city and was a regional channel that could be heard across a large geographical area of Texas and Oklahoma, as well as some bordering states during the daytime. The station was a CBS affiliate. Officials from nearby Air Force (w:United States Air Force) bases — Dyess Air Force Base (w:Dyess Air Force Base) in Abilene (w:Abilene, Texas) and Sheppard Air Force Base (w:Sheppard Air Force Base) in Wichita Falls (w:Wichita Falls, Texas) — say none of their aircraft were in the area the night of the sightings. However, Major Karl Lewis, a spokesman for the 301st Fighter Wing (w:301st Fighter Wing) at the Joint Reserve Base Naval Air Station (w:Joint Reserve Base Naval Air Station) in Fort Worth (w:Fort Worth, Texas), believes the object was an illusion caused by airplane lights.

Wichita Falls, Texas

'''Wichita Falls''' is a city in and the county seat of Wichita County (Wichita County, Texas), Texas, United States. Wichita Falls is the principal city of the Wichita Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area (Wichita Falls metropolitan area), which encompasses all of Archer (Archer County, Texas), Clay (Clay County, Texas) and Wichita counties. According to the 2010 census (2010 United States Census), the city had a population of 104,553 making it the twenty-ninth most populous (List of cities in Texas by population) city in the state of Texas. In addition to Sheppard Air Force Base, Wichita Falls is also home to the Newby-McMahon Building, constructed downtown in 1919 and since known as the "world's littlest skyscraper".

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