News

Parade of legislative votes to begin July 11

 

Due to several vacancies for a variety of reasons, Tulsa area voters will go to the polls for special elections in the upcoming weeks. The first will be between Republican Tressa Nunley and Democrat Karen Gaddis on July 11 in House District 75. That seat is open due to the resignation of former State Rep. […]

Sanders tries to keep Christians out of government jobs

 

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders doesn’t want Bible-believing Christians to work for the government and he thinks they are anti-Muslim and anti-semitic. In a confirmation meeting this month, Sanders voted not to nominee Russell Vought, a graduate of Wheaton College and a nominee for the White House Budget Office. Sanders, who was almost the Democrat nominee […]

Shooter was a Sanders volunteer

 

The suspect who shot and wounded a U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise, R-Louisiana, and other Republicans June 14 was a follower of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders and a former volunteer for his presidential campaign. Authorities said James T. Hodgkinson started firing his rifle at a group of Republican politicians who were practicing for a charity baseball […]

Ridley retires; Patterson is named

 

Governor Mary Fallin announced that Gary Ridley, who served as secretary of transportation for two governors, is retiring. His retirement is effective immediately. Fallin appointed Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) Executive Director Mike Patterson to succeed Ridley, pending Senate confirmation next legislative session. In 2013, Patterson, a longtime ODOT employee, succeeded Ridley as ODOT’s executive […]

Tulsa Tech enrollment is increasing

 

Enrollment at Tulsa Tech has grown to nearly 1,000 students in schools throughout Tulsa County in programs such as Pre-Engineering, Web Design, and Manufacturing. “Tulsa Tech recognizes that many students want to train for the career of their future but struggle with scheduling for a multitude of reasons,” said Dr. Steve Tiger, Tulsa Tech Superintendent […]

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Opinion

Editorial: Vote for Tressa Nunley July 11

 

On July 11, voters in Oklahoma House District 75 will pick a new representative to replace former Rep. Dan Kirby, who resigned under a cloud. That choice should be conservative businesswoman Tressa Nunley.  Nunley was an overwhelming choice in the May 9 primary. Nunley faces  liberal Democrat Karen Gaddis in the July 11 special election. […]

Editorial: Ongoing fake news about Russia

 

Democrats and the liberal media are going to work for four to eight years to convince the American public that President Trump conspired with the Russians to steal the election from Democrat Hillary Clinton. There is only one big problem with their conspiracy theory – it’s not true. After months of investigation and testimony from […]

Editorial: Ever-changing evolution ‘science’

 

No facts are safe in science. Two papers published in Nature are contradicting the long-held belief by secular scientists that mankind evolved from some other ape-like creature in sub-Saharan Africa. Now, some “scientists” found some new skulls buried in Marrakesh, Morocco, and they claim evolutionary science – you know, the stuff they teach kids in […]

Editorial: Another worthless PC exercise

 

The City of Tulsa is jumping in with a national group to create an “equality indicators tool” designed by the City University of New York Institute for State and Local Governance and funding from the Rockefeller Foundation. This is hogwash of the highest order. Mayor G.T. Bynum, a “champion for social justice,” is predictably ecstatic […]

Editorial: Henry and Fallin are just alike?

 

What is the difference between Gov. Mary Fallin and former Gov. Brad Henry? Not much in terms of results. Henry, a liberal Democrat, aimed to grow state government and he did. Fallin, a Republican who claims to be conservative, grew state government in a time of declining revenues. Henry pushed for higher fees and taxes. […]

Columns

First Drillers’ game Downtown draws mixed reactions

    

I went to see a Drillers game downtown for the first time this month and overall, it was a good experience. Some men from my Sunday school class decided to buy tickets for a Friday night game and I went along. As a boy, I went to many baseball games at the old Oiler Park, […]

London fire shows density can have a terrible price tag

    

As I write this article, firefighters are still sifting through the remains of the Grenfell Tower in London, searching for 58 people who are still missing from the 24-story apartment building that was completely engulfed in flames.  Nineteen people were hospitalized – ten of whom were listed in critical condition.  Due to the severity of […]

Dealing in Grace

    

A recent New York Times Sunday edition wrote an article about Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.  The article was entitled, “For Insight into the Secretary of Education’s View, View Her Education.” The column written by Erica Green centers on Holland Michigan’s Christian High School where Ms. DeVos graduated in 1975. Holland Christian is one of several […]

Parenting disputes should be settled in a manner to help the children

    

A recent news story in the daily paper (print) stated that the Osage Nation Tribe had won a round in their charges against the BIA (Bureau of Indian Affairs) regarding the invasion of their tribal allotment lands, now labeled Osage County, by wind-energy operators. Of course, the space limitations on this writer would not allow […]

A wedding at the end of a trip to Utopia

    

Earlier this month, I had a special wedding to attend. I guess all weddings are special, but not to me. This one was, though. Two of our Awe Star missionaries, Amy Web and Justin Armbrister, were getting married. Not only have the bride and groom served with us, but the father of the bride has […]

Sports

ORU Athletic Department mourns the death of a player

    

It’s a sad time at Oral Roberts University, as the athletic department and entire ORU community mourn the death of women’s basketball player Ashley Beatty, 20, who was found dead in her dorm room last week. “ORU Security and Tulsa Police did investigate her death in one of the dorms Thursday evening but have found […]

Gundy gets a new contract making $4.2m plus incentives

 

Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy, the most successful head football coach in OSU history, has signed a new long-term rollover contract with the university subject to the approval of the OSU/A&M Board of Regents. The five-year deal replaces Gundy’s previous contract, which would have expired on Dec. 31, 2019. His new salary, which is […]

Riley hires Ruffin McNeill

 

New University of Oklahoma head football coach Lincoln Riley has filled the vacant position on his staff by hiring Ruffin McNeill as assistant head coach and defensive tackles coach. McNeill, a former head coach at East Carolina while Riley was offensive coordinator there, comes to Norman from Virginia, where he served the 2016 season as […]

OU baseball coach resigns

 

University of Oklahoma Athletics Director Joe Castiglione said head baseball coach Pete Hughes has resigned. Hughes coached the Sooners for four seasons and compiled a 128-107-1 (.544) record. His teams went a combined 44-51 (.463) in Big 12 Conference play, finishing as high as third place in 2015 (tied) and 2017. This past season, OU […]

TU/OSU is on Thursday

 

The University of Tulsa’s 2017 football season opener against state foe and Big 12 opponent Oklahoma State in Stillwater will be played on Thursday night, August 31. The game will kick-off at 6:30 p.m. and televised on FOX Sports 1 (FS1). TU and Cowboys will meet for the 73rd time as OSU holds a 39-28-5 […]

Entertainment

The Showboat Branson Belle concert cruise has all you want

    

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 […]

Sight & Sound in Branson spotlights the saga of Moses

    

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. […]

Christmas is a special occasion at Silver Dollar City

    

BRANSON, Mo. – Visiting Silver Dollar City during the Christmas season is like a trip back in time to better days. With the arrival of cooler temperatures, it was wonderful to see the lighting of the gigantic five-story Christmas tree in the Main Street Square. It was almost as much fun to see the faces […]

Pierce Arrow serves up great music, comedy and a warm Christmas show

    

BRANSON, Mo. – They shoot straight at Pierce Arrow. Pierce Arrow, one of the most popular shows in Branson, has a great blend of music, comedy and Christmas spirit. Four vocalists – Tony Turner, Travis Spratt, Scott Fraker and Dan Britton – have amazing range. And even though Pierce Arrow has a distinctive Christian atmosphere, […]