Former Jenks City Councilor Brian O’Hara won the GOP primary September 12 for the special election for Senate District 37 and will face Democrat Allison Ikley-Freeman in the special election on November 14. That election is needed due to the retirement of Sen. Dan Newberry, R-Tulsa, who is leaving to pursue a business opportunity. O’Hara […]
With a special session starting September 25 , Oklahoma Senate Pro Tem Mike Schulz called on lawmakers to put partisan politics aside and come together on a plan to fill the $215 million budget hole created by court rulings this summer. “The special session is rapidly approaching and all we’ve seen so far is political […]
State Reps. Lewis Moore and Bobby Cleveland announced today they are challenging Republican lawmakers to prepare for a line-by-line budget review ahead of a pre-session Republican Caucus meeting in December. Moore and Cleveland hope lawmakers will each find $50 million to $100 million in budget reductions and efficiencies. “We have spent too much time and […]
An Oklahoma delegation of state Senators Micheal Bergstrom, Nathan Dahm and Julie Daniels as well as Reps. Mark Lepak and John Bennett, former Rep. Gary Banz and attorney Mark Nuttle was in Phoenix, Arizona, last week attending the Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA) Planning Convention. The gathering was preparing the rules and guidelines for a future […]
Governor Mary Fallin ordered a special election to fill the vacancy in Oklahoma Senate District 27 caused by the irrevocable resignation of former Sen.Bryce Marlatt. Marlatt, a Republican, resigned from office after being charged with sexual battery following a complaint by an Uber driver. The filing period for the special election is Oct. 2, 3 […]
Monday 09/25 30%
Chance of Rain
Chance of late night showers. Lows overnight in the low 70s.
Tuesday 09/26 50%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Showers early then scattered thunderstorms developing later in the day. High 82F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Wednesday 09/27 60%
Chance of Rain
Showers in the morning, then cloudy in the afternoon. High 71F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Thursday 09/28 0%
Cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later in the day. High around 75F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph.
Friday 09/29 0%
Partly cloudy skies. High 79F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.
The Democrats, the Republican leadership and President Trump all agree that the United States must increase its debt ceiling to fund the government. This is making the swamp bigger. During his campaign, Trump never promised to be a fiscal conservative or committed to a smaller federal government. His talent for making deals has supplanted the […]
While Tulsa teachers are underpaid and city streets crumble, Mayor G.T. Bynum wants to spend millions to subsidize parking garages in Downtown Tulsa. Bynum recommended to the Tulsa Development Authority to give $1,670,000.00 to First Place LLC project for a new 500-space parking garage at the corner of Main and Fourth streets. This sweet deal, […]
Gov. Mary Fallin really wants a tax increase. Fallin twice ran for governor and ran as a fiscal conservative. In other words, she used to believe in the Republican Party Platform, which is for a smaller, more efficient government, and tax cuts. Fallin doesn’t believe in that anymore and since she is a lame duck, […]
As his charter plane left Columbia on Sunday and flew over some of the hurricane devastated areas, Pope Francis was asked about “man-made climate change.” He sharply criticized climate change doubters, and said, “Those who deny this must go to the scientists and ask them. They speak very clearly.” Francis said scientists have also clearly […]
Consider the situation at the time of the Solemn Assembly called by the Prophet Joel. The people of Israel were guilty of flagrant, unconfessed sin. The sin had not been put away, either. God visited them with a remedial judgment – an overwhelming invasion of locusts, a fierce drought, fields ruined. The prophet issued orders: […]
Now that spring has sprung and fall has fell, it is time for our backyard garden update. We sort of cut back this summer for several reasons. First, our daughter got married in August, so we anticipated marital activities might draw us away from a big garden. We were right. I planted three varieties of […]
This past Sunday, September 17, passed nearly unnoticed as Constitution Day, the day that our Constitution was signed in 1787 by delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. Americans take our Constitution for granted, and an increasing number view it with indifference, or even worse, hostility. No other country has one that is like ours […]
The Wall Street Journal reports that the world’s largest economies are chalking up stronger growth. But the puzzle is, where is inflation? The U.S. economy grew at an annualized 3 percent in the second quarter and many experts expect the growth to reach 4 percent in the fourth quarter. Yet, consumer price inflation advanced only […]
As seems to be totally common, the media and RINOs have railed, gnashed their teeth, and accused PRESDT of changing his program, abandoned his principles, and plotted the deaths of thousands. It has occurred to me that he has adapted to that false outburst and may very well be playing to their actions in order […]
People don’t believe me when I tell them I don’t carry a cellphone but it’s true. I worked in Denver for six months back in 2000-2001 and I had a cellphone back then because it was a temporary assignment and I didn’t want to pay to have a phone installed where I lived. But I […]
Why is Penn State ranked No. 4, two spots above No. 6 Oklahoma State? Both the Nittany Lions and Cowboys have played and defeated Pittsburgh. Penn State struggled and depended on some late scores to win 33-14 while OSU completely dominated Pitt at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh 59-21 last Saturday. Penn State has beaten Akron, […]
NORMAN – In 2014, then-No. 10 Baylor rolled into Norman and blistered then-No. 16 Oklahoma 48-14 as the Bears’ passing attack amassed almost 400 yards. Former quarterback Bryce Petty (now with the New York Jets) connected with former Bear Corey Coleman who had 15 catches and 224 yards receiving. With that victory, Baylor had won […]
After a rain delay of over an hour, the Tulsa Drillers and Midland RockHounds battled in game five of the Texas League Championship series Sunday night at ONEOK Field. A crowd of 2,136 watched as Midland cruised to a 1-0 win, to capture the team’s fourth consecutive title. Midland scored an unearned run in the […]
Tulsa’s offense was prolific again but it wasn’t enough Saturday as the Golden Hurricane fell to Toledo, 54-51, when the Rockets hit a last-second field goal. It was a 33-yard field goal with no time remaining that gave the host Rockets the win. “It was two good offenses going at each other with balanced attacks, […]
In 2016, a home loss to Ohio State dropped Oklahoma’s record to 1-2 and eliminated the Sooners from a spot in the college football playoff. This season, under new head coach Lincoln Riley, a 31-16 win over then-No. 2 Ohio State on the road has vaulted OU to a No. 2 ranking and made them […]
NASHVILLE – Country music legend Glen Campbell, who had been struggling with Alzheimer’s disease, passed away surrounded by his family on August 8. He was 81. His final studio album, Adiós, was released this summer, capping off an extraordinary career that has spanned more than five decades and 50 million albums sold. The album was […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – Paul McCartney opened his concert here Monday night with a rousing performance of the Beatles’ A Hard Day’s Night. But the 75-year-old McCartney didn’t make it seem hard for him to captivate a nearly sold-out audience for almost three hours. And it wasn’t hard to enjoy this energy packed concert. McCartney, who […]
BRANSON, Missouri – Do you ever feel like your favorite amusement park is the same year after year after year? That’s not true with Silver Dollar City. The folks who run Silver Dollar City are constantly checking with visitors to see what they like and don’t like and each season is unique in many aspects. […]
BRANSON, Missouri – Fine food, fun, fantastic music and a relaxing concert cruise over Table Rock Lake are the hallmarks of the Showboat Branson Belle. You can hardly tell when the 700-passenger paddle-wheeler eases away from the dock. The excitement begins when the show starts. The Showboat Branson Belle adventure begins with a great meal […]
BRANSON, Missouri – “Let My people go.” Throughout the history of the Hebrew nation, the story of how God delivered the Israelites from slavery into the Promised Land has been inspiration for Jews and Christians. That story is being brought to life daily here in the Sight & Sound Theatre’s spectacular musical production of Moses. […]