May 16, 2024

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Water, jobs, SAFB, business attitude top topics at candidate forum

Water, jobs, SAFB, business attitude top topics at candidate forum

Water, more jobs, a friendlier attitude toward business and protecting Sheppard Air Force Base were the overriding themes at a forum for Wichita Falls City Council candidates Thursday.

Water, jobs, SAFB, business attitude top topics at candidate forum

Candidates for mayor and council districts three, four and five were largely in agreement on challenges facing the city. Specific ideas for addressing those challenges were scarce, due partly to the format set by the League of Women Voters that allowed candidates just one minute to respond to questions from moderators.

Four running for Wichita Falls mayor

Running for the top elected job in the city are service sector worker Beverly Taylor Ellis,  business owner Carol Murray, businessman Scott Poenitzsch and insurance agent Tim Short.