11 Facts About Wichita Falls


Wichita Falls is a city in and the seat of government of Wichita County, Texas, United States.

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Wichita Falls is part of a bi-state media market that includes the nearby, smaller city of Lawton, Oklahoma.

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Wichita Falls is the home of the annual Hotter'N Hell Hundred, the largest single day century bicycle ride in the United States and one of the largest races in the world.

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Mayor of Wichita Falls is Stephen Santellana, who was elected in 2016 and reelected in 2018.

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Wichita Falls is located in the 69th district of the Texas House of Representatives.

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Wichita Falls is located in the 30th district of the Texas Senate.

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Wichita Falls is part of Texas's 13th congressional district for the U S House of Representatives.

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Two schools in the Wichita Falls ISD participate in the International Baccalaureate programs.

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Wichita Falls is home to Midwestern State University, an accredited four-year college in the Texas Tech University System and the only independent liberal arts college in Texas offering both bachelor's and master's degrees.

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Wichita Falls has one of the largest freeway mileages for a city of its size as a result of a 1954 bond issue approved by city and county voters to purchase rights-of-way for several expressway routes through the city and county, the first of which was opened in the year 1958 as an alignment of U S 287 from Eighth Street at Broad and Holliday Streets northwestward across the Wichita River and bisecting Lucy and Scotland Parks to the Old Iowa Park Road, the original U S 287 alignment.

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City operates a bus system, Wichita Falls Ride, which runs on an hourly schedule with seven routes .

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