Woman struck, killed while walking on Hwy. 287 Thursday morning

DPS Troopers investigating the early morning death of a woman on Hwy. 287 Thursday wait for the results of a DOT inspection of the tractor trailer that struck the pedestrian.

A 57-year-old woman was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer on Hwy. 287 near Lone Star Road, approximately nine miles south of Henrietta, early Thursday morning. DPS Troopers investigating the accident believe Lucretia Avery of New Mexico was on or near the center … [Read more...]

Henrietta man pleads guilty to six counts of sexual assault of a child

Armenta

A Henrietta man will serve 18 years in prison for the continuous sexual assault of a child. David Jose Armenta, Jr. pled guilty in the 97th District Court on Monday to six counts, and sentenced to 18-year terms on each charge, to run concurrently. According to an … [Read more...]

Grill to blame for Sunday structure fire south of Henrietta

Joe Bill Brock of the Henrietta Volunteer Fire Department fights flames inside a barn, located at a residence in Hwy. 148 south of Henrietta, Sunday.

A barbecue grill is blamed for a structure fire Sunday afternoon at a residence on Hwy. 148, approximately 3 1/2 miles south of Henrietta. The fire was reported at about 3:20 by a passerby who was waved down by a teenage boy. The boy told officials that he was … [Read more...]

Petrolia man charged in Wichita Falls for sexual assault of children

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Kenneth James Corey of Petrolia has been charged with on counts of aggravated sexual assault involving two juvenile girls at a Wichita Falls residence. Corey remains in the Wichita County jail. He was arrested and charged June 30 following a months-long … [Read more...]

Two transported to hospital after Monday morning rollover

Two Archer City residents were transported to an area hospital after their vehicle rolled over on FM 174, east of Four Corners, Monday morning.

An Archer City husband and wife were taken to a Wichita Falls hospital Monday morning following a one-vehicle rollover accident on FM 174. The accident occurred at 9:28 a.m. approximately 1.2 miles east of Four Corners. The driver, Victoria Meredith, and passenger, … [Read more...]

Nude man, believed to have stolen bicycle, arrested Friday

Taylor

A man believed to have stolen a Henrietta boy’s bicycle while nude on Thursday was arrested Friday morning on Hwy. 148, three miles north of town. Laconia Dejuane Taylor, 36, of Odessa, was taken into custody at 9:46 a.m. by Clay County deputies responding to a … [Read more...]

Drowning claims life of Vernon girl; Henrietta boy OK after mishap

A 3-year-old girl died and a 5-year-old boy was transported to an area hospital in separate drowning incidents this past week. Lily Anna White of Vernon was in the care of an aunt at a home approximately one-half mile south of Petrolia when she fell into a nearby … [Read more...]

Henrietta railroad crossing to remain closed until Friday

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A portion of South Graham Street (Hwy. 148 South) in Henrietta will remain closed until Friday as Burlington Northern Santa Fe crews make repairs on the railroad crossing between Hwy. 287 and Hwy. 82. The roadway will be closed in both directions at the crossing … [Read more...]

Fire burns estimated 300 acres southwest of Henrietta

A Lake Arrowhead VFD unit is steered through heavy mesquite growth while battling a blaze southwest of Henrietta Monday afternoon.

Firefighters from Clay and Wichita counties battled a large grassfire southwest of Henrietta on Monday. The fire was first reported at about 11:15 a.m. The fire spread rapidly due to warm temperatures and dry conditions, burning an estimated 300 acres. Temperatures … [Read more...]

Hwy. 148 South, Henrietta, to close for railroad crossing repairs

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A portion of South Graham Street (Hwy. 148 South) in Henrietta will be closed part of the week as Burlington Northern Santa Fe crews make repairs on the railroad crossing between Hwy. 287 and Hwy. 82. The closure will start at 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 3. The crossing … [Read more...]