State regulations, finances hurt Henrietta drought relief efforts

Two men look for a place to fish under the Henrietta bridge on the east side of Lake Arrowhead. As of Monday, the Reservoir is at 22.1 percent capacity.

While Henrietta residents have made great strides in water conservation, state regulators city finances continue to hinder efforts in securing an alternative water source. A plan to reuse clean water produced by one of the city’s two sewage treatment facilities has … [Read more...]

Council denies waste waivers to commercial water customers


The Henrietta City Council denied a temporary waiver for trash service to Clay County Memorial Hospital during Monday’s regular meeting by taking no action on the agenda item. It was the first of two waiver requests to come before aldermen. CCMH asked the city to … [Read more...]

City hall: Hydrant flush necessary to clean water distribution system


Summer temperatures and conservation efforts forced the City of Henrietta to flush the city’s water lines early than usual this year, drawing the ire of some residents. City hall was flooded with calls June 23-24 as city workers opened fire hydrants around town, a … [Read more...]

Ward 2 Alderman Roberts to resign from Henrietta City Council

Ward 2 Alderman Mike Roberts submitted a letter of resignation from the Henrietta City Council on Tuesday. Roberts asked that his resignation become effective immediately. Remaining city council members will consider accepting Robert’s resignation during their July … [Read more...]

Outdoor watering to end as Henrietta enters Stage 5 restrictions

When Stage 5 drought restrictions become effective Saturday, Henrietta water customers will no longer be allowed to use city water outdoors.

The City of Henrietta will go into newly modified Stage 5 drought contingency restrictions which bans all outdoor use of city water. Stage 5 restriction become effective Saturday. City councilors approved the revised drought contingency plan Monday night. Stage 5, … [Read more...]

Fire marshall put on unpaid leave; garbage rates increase


Following a closed session in Monday night’s meeting of the Henrietta City Council, aldermen voted to place City Fire Marshall Larry Heaton on unpaid administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation into theft of funds from the Henrietta Volunteer Fire … [Read more...]

Council to consider rate increase for residential waste collection


City Administrator Kelley Bloodworth is urging the Henrietta City County to consider a small hike in residential garbage rates in an effort to offset a surcharge collected by waste management company IESI. The fuel surcharge came up during a discussion of the city’s … [Read more...]

Henrietta citywide cleanup slated for April 9-12


Henrietta’s annual citywide cleanup is set for Wednesday, April 9 through Saturday, April 12. The city convenience center, located on Hapgood Park Road in Henrietta, will be open from 3-7 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday. An … [Read more...]

HGC approves agreement for new construction in Western Estates

New construction could soon be underway in the Wester Estate addition of Henrietta after the Henrietta Growth Corporation approved an agreement Monday night with builder Steve Bachman. Bachman shared plans with the board for a three-bedroom brick home similar to … [Read more...]

City of Henrietta enters Stage 4 water restrictions, increases rates

Lake Arrowhead has dropped to 28.8 percent capacity, spurring city leaders in Henrietta and Wichita Falls to enact stage 4 water restrictions.

The City of Henrietta has enacted stage 4 water restrictions effective immediately, a measure approved by the Henrietta City Council Tuesday night. The council also enacted new water rates for consumers. The new restrictions were triggered by the City of Wichita … [Read more...]