The 20 Most Viewed Stories of 2016 From 92.9 NIN
2016 was a big year for Wichita Falls. Shootings, fires, floods, and more kept us all on our toes throughout the year.
Check out the 20 most viewed stories of the year on 929NIN.com to relive the whole year.
When renters move out of a house, sometimes they leave some things behind. The people who go in and clean out these places can occasionally end up finding some pretty interesting things.
Think of all the bad drivers you’ve seen. It could be the person cutting you off as you’re going down Kell. It could be the person running that red light on Fairway. It could be the speeder switching lanes on 287.
This video captured 11 of the worst drivers on the streets of Wichita Falls.
Wichita Falls police arrested 20-year-old Kody Lott of Seymour, Tx in connection with the shooting of two teens in an alley between Tower Drive and Kingston Drive in September. Lott fully confessed to the murder of Lauren Landavazo and the shooting of Makayla Smith as they walked home from nearby McNeil Middle School.
While you may think that living in Texoma keeps you safe from a gator, the Army Corps of Engineers says that that is not true. The picture was taken by an Army Corps ranger and wasn’t the first time that a gator has been confirmed at the lake.
A well-known Wichita Falls man passed away today as a result of a house fire. Commonly known as ‘Tommy the Rose Guy,’ ‘Tommy the Flower Guy,’ or ‘Tommy the Picture Man,’ he was a fixture of the Wichita Falls bar scene. For many years, Tommy made the rounds at night to many area businesses where he would push around a shopping cart full of roses and sell flowers and pictures to customers.
Melissa Radke, a hilarious mother of two from Lufkin, TX, posted the this video ranting about how ineffective red ribbon week really is. “You know why I drive to Target to buy camo socks and a tie-dye shirt?” She captioned the video. “Because marijuana is a gateway drug people! That’s why!!” The video has already racked up almost 5.5 million views.
Heading eastbound on Hwy 287 just outside of Wichita Falls, motorists can’t help but be intrigued by the skeletal remains of a house residing on a hill. The once luxurious bachelor pad built in 1939, now sits alone at the top of the hill, slowly deteriorating away since that rumored summer night of 1975.
Here's the real story of what happened that night.
The storm that produced an EF-4 tornado a mile wide would ultimately leave over fifty people dead, displace one fifth of Wichita Falls’ population, and change the landscape of our city forever. The event would put Wichita Falls in the national news and history books, while almost taking it off of the map.
Was this just kids playing a prank? Did it have anything to do with the circus being in town that weekend? All we can be sure of is that despite lots of rumors, there’s now photos confirming that creepy clowns have made their way to Texoma.
Flash Flooding became a huge problem across Texoma in September as thunderstorms rolled through dumping 4-6 inches of rain in just a few hours.
Videos captured some of the action as well as some incredible rescues in the flooded streets of Wichita Falls.
After being crammed in a community den all winter, the western diamondback rattlesnakes of Texoma are emerging sexually driven, hungry, active -- and HUGE!