On May 5th Burkburnett will have a City Election that includes the election of 4 Commissioners and Presents 4 Propositions for amending the City Charter.  

Early Voting starts next week: Monday April 23rd through Friday April 27 8am to 5pm at Burkburnett City Hall and the following week: Monday April 30th and Tuesday May 1st 7am to 7pm at City Hall.

The Sample Ballot is shown below.

You may think, what does my vote count . . . DID YOU KNOW …

  • Richard Nixon, not John F. Kennedy, would have become President of the U.S. in 1960 if one person from each voting place had voted differently. If just one U.S. Senator had voted differently.

  • U.S. President Andrew Johnson would have been removed from office in 1867.

  • Texas might not have become part of the United States in 1845 if one U.S. Senator had voted differently. The vote in the U.S. Senate was 27-25 to invite Texas to become a state. If it had been a tie, Texas would not have been asked to become part of the Union.

June 2015 – Ribbon Cutting: La Familia Restaurant


La Familia Ribbon Cutting


On June 11, Chamber officers and directors were joined by the staff and family of La Familia Restaurant to formally welcome them as the chamber’s newest member business.

La Familia Restaurant is located at 220 West Third Street, and offers dine-in or carry-out meals! They are open Monday-Saturday 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Thank you to Jeff Bromley of the Burkburnett Informer Star for providing this photo.

May 2015 – Ribbon Cutting: Sarge’s Restaurant

Sarges Restaurant Ribbon Cutting


President Del Hardaway, Executive Director Dick Vallon, other officers, and directors were joined by the staff of Sarge’s Restaurant to formally welcome them as the chamber’s newest member business on May 14.

Sarge’s Restaurant is located at 904 Kramer Road, and serves a variety of home-cooked style meals!

Thank you to Jeff Bromley of the Burkburnett Informer Star for providing this photo.




Wake Up Wichita County – Whataburger

We are partnering with the Wichita Falls Chamber for this fun networking event!
When: Wednesday, June 10, 8 AM – 9 AM
Where:  920 South Red River Expressway
Burkburnett, TX  76354

First Bank to Host Business Breakfast


You are invited to join us for a business breakfast. It will be held April 1st, 2015 at the First Bank Community Room. 7:45 am – 8:45 am

Join us for:

  • Conversation
  • Ideas
  • Exchange Business Cards
  • Light Breakfast
  • Door Prizes

The event is being hosted by First Bank.

First Bank Logo





We do ask that you please RSVP | 940-569-3304

2015 Chamber Banquet Award Winners

Jerry Johnson Honored as Citizen of the Year

026Jerry is a Texas native and current Executive Vice-President, Chief Financial Officer and Board Member of First Bank. Johnson served on the Burkburnett ISD Board of Trustees for 12 years. Additionally, his school board involvement led him to serve a six-year tenure as a Trustee with the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB). His other affiliations have included the Lone Star Investment Pool, TASB’s Risk Management Fund, board service with the United Way of Greater Wichita Falls and local Chamber of Commerce including a term as President.

Johnson’s other involvements include  Trustee with the Priddy Foundation and board service with the local Grace Ministries Outreach, the Burkburnett Development Corporation (past President), the Burkburnett Library ad founding member of the Burkburnett Roustabouts and the local Genealogical Society. Johnson is a past President of the Burkburnett Rotary Club and has 33 years of membership in the organization and four years of membership with the Burkburnett Lions Club

Johnson graduated from Brigam Young University with a degree in accounting and also holds a Masters of Business Administration from Midwestern State University and a Graduate Banking Degree from Southern Methodist University. He and his wife, Lavonda, have been married for 40 years. They have five children and 18 grandchildren.


Fidelity Bank Awarded Business of the Year Award

023Fidelty Bank has been a dedicated  community partner committed to Burkburnett. Fidelity Bank opened in September 2003 in Wichita Falls with the goal of providing unparalleled customer service to Wichita Falls and the surrounding areas. A true community bank, Fidelity Bank’s stockholders all come from the local area, including Burkburnett.

In August 2005, the Burkburnett branch of Fidelity Bank was opened under the leadership of Randy Aaron and his late father, Jack Aaron. The bank moved into its current location on South Avenue D in Decemver of 2006. In 2013, Fidelity Bank acquired the First National Bank of Byers and its three locations, further strengthening ties to the local Texoma community.



Dalton Andrews and Angela Ortiz Honored as 2015 Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Recipients

029Dalton is the son of Tom and Mindy Dahl and Ortiz is the daughter of Carmen Ortiz.

Below are other photos of the 2015 Chamber Banquet

All photos and articles are courtesy of Jeff Bromley – Burkburnett Informer Star Newspaper

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