May 2017

Tough OSU schedule


According to CBS Sports’ Tom Fornelli, the Oklahoma State Cowboys have the toughest 2017 football schedule in the Big 12 Conference. “Oklahoma State will play the most difficult schedule in the Big 12 this season, and it’s not hard to see why right from the jump,” Fornelli wrote. “Two of the Cowboys’ three nonconference games […]

Jaguars sign Westbrook


Dede Westbrook, a wide receiver from Oklahoma and a fourth-round selection by the Jaguars in the 2017 NFL Draft, signed his rookie contract with the team. “It feels great,” Westbrook said. “I’m here for the next three-and-a-half or four years, and being able to supply for my children and family is great.” “It just wasn’t […]

Million dollar fishing?


Calypso Cove Marina, located at Lake Thunderbird in Norman, will host a fishing tournament on Saturday, June 24 with a potential grand prize of $1,000,000. The Oklahoma Wildlife Commission will release 25 tagged bass into the lake prior to the tournament. Of these tagged fish, one will be randomly pre-selected by SCA Promotions, Inc. for […]

Troester gets new post


Oklahoma State basketball coach Mike Boynton has appointed longtime OSU administrator Lance Troester as the program’s assistant athletic director for men’s basketball. Troester arrived in Stillwater in 2006, and has worked closely with the basketball program as OSU’s assistant AD/compliance. Troester previously served as the assistant director of men’s basketball operations at Florida State under […]

Shelley Brumbaugh to seek House District 76


Shelley Brumbaugh, the widow of State Representative David Brumbaugh, will run for her husband’s vacant seat in House District 76. “Not only is there unfinished business that David was committed to in his role as Chairman of the Republican House Caucus, but I also have a legislative agenda to be completed in support of our […]

Nunley, Gaddis win in District 75 primaries


Republican Tressa Nunley and Democrat Karen Gaddis will face each other in a special election July 11 to fill the vacant seat in House District 75. Nunley got 64 percent of the vote in the GOP primary, with Nik Berg getting 28 percent. Former Tulsa City Councilor Skip Steele got 7 percent of the vote […]

Danny Stockstill to run for congressional seat


Tulsa police chaplain, small business owner and pastor Danny Stockstill announced he will run for Oklahoma’s 1st District Congressional seat. U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine said he would not run for a fourth term in 2018. Bridenstine is a top candidate for chief administrator for NASA and if he gets that post, there would be a […]

Bill to cap charitable deductions is pulled: Coburn and Baptists kill HB2347’s $17,000 limit


Taxpayers who donate to charities, including churches, dodged a bullet last week as lawmakers pulled a controversial bill that would cap the deduction for contribution. House Bill 2347 by Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, and Rep. Leslie Osborn, R-Mustang; and Sen. Kim David, R-Wagoner, and Sen. Eddie Fields, R-Wynona, was pulled after a firestorm of protest […]

Lankford: Comey lost trust


Senator James Lankford, R-Oklahoma,  who serves on the Senate Intelligence Committee, commented on the firing last week of FBI Director James Comey by President Donald Trump. “James Comey had an incredibly difficult job in his role as FBI Director and I am grateful for his service,” Lankford said. “The issues that our law enforcement, intelligence […]

Senate approves jobs bill


An Oklahoma Senate committee gave approval to a jobs bill from Senate President Pro Tempore Mike Schulz that is anticipated to spur an increase in oil and gas drilling in the state of Oklahoma, creating new energy jobs and boosting state and local revenues. “The best way to generate more revenue from oil and gas […]