Welcome to the Future!

On May 5 you’ll have a chance to send Wichita Falls leap years ahead.  This site will provide all the details you need to make your decisions.  The 7 propositions have been combined into groups based upon the issue. 

Here’s what you’ll find:

Recreation
Proposition A
(Parks & Trails)
Proposition B
(Lake Wichita)

Streets
Proposition C
(Maplewood Extension)
(Taft Widening)

Downtown
Proposition D
(Municipal Center)
Proposition G
(Downtown Streetscapes)

Entertainment
Proposition E
(MPEC Upgrades) 
Proposition F
(Auditorium Upgrades)

If you can’t find something you’re looking for, click “contact us” in the top right corner of the screen and send us a note.

Thanks for helping us build a better community!

News

Propositions with the Mayor

Wichita Falls Mayor Stephen Santellana joins Wake Up Call With Mike Hendren to discuss the new 2018 bond proposals to be on the ballot in May. NewsTalk 1290 (KWFS-AM): Saturdays 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm 106.3 The Buzz (KBZS): Sundays 8:00 am...

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The Voice of Wichita Falls, EP. 1

What is the Image of Wichita Falls? On the first episode of The Voice of Wichita Falls, Mike Hendren is joined by President and CEO of the Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce Henry Florsheim to discuss the overall image of the city and how...

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The Voice of Wichita Falls EP. 2

Bond Propositions Are Essential for Wichita Falls Growth On this episode of The Voice of Wichita Falls, Mike Hendren and Henry Florsheim discuss why the 2018 bond propositions on the May ballot are essential to the growth of Wichita Falls....

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Harsh Realities

 The population of Wichita Falls is stable, right?   Hasn’t changed much in 50 years.

Yep, you guessed it.  We’re the orange line at the bottom.  Well, at least we’re not losing population, right?

Think again.  The only group that’s growing in Wichita Falls is 55 and up.  We’re losing population in every other age range.  This will create a huge problem is we don’t address it; as people retire out of the workforce, who will take their place?  With an unemployment rate well below 4% and our key employers already struggling to find skilled workers, our economy will begin to shrink if we don’t take bold steps to change this trajectory.

Last fall thousands of you responded to a survey that asked all sorts of questions about Wichita Falls.  One of them asked “If you left for ten years and then came back, where would you want to see the most improvement?”   Here’s what you said:

Recreation

Streets

Downtown

Entertainment