August 2017

Football is tough to play but it is so much fun to watch


My Dad had two rules for my four brothers and me growing up – don’t ride motorcycles and don’t play organized football. Why? Because you can really get hurt with either activity. My Dad loved to watch football and he actually played varsity football at Cherokee High School in Cherokee, Oklahoma, back in the late […]

North Tulsa moratorium suggestion is not a good idea


I found last week’s City Council meeting to consider a city-wide moratorium on small retail stores disturbing, but I also found it to be encouraging that there seems to be little support for the idea from Tulsa residents. According to a Tulsa World editorial, the moratorium is an initiative being forwarded by City Councilor Vanessa […]

So Little Help From the Swamp


A number of people were hoping that when the U.S. Senate went on its vacation or recess, President Trump would use the time to make recess appointments of officials his administration needs which have been blocked by Democrats using arcane Senate rules.  Oklahoma Senator James Lankford estimates that at todays’ pace, it would take the […]

Some ‘news reporters’ got it wrong about the August 6 tornadoes here


After 1:30 a.m. Sunday, August 6, in the midst of rather heavy thunderstorm activity, a tornado suddenly developed and touched down in the vicinity of South Yale Avenue and East 41st Street South in Tulsa. Those familiar with the area remember it as being mostly merchant and restaurant activity on either side of 41st with […]

Doing not-so-random acts of kindness


I don’t know why I see things differently than most people, but I do. Our staff sat in the office, stunned, as we saw the news of the first plane slamming into the Twin Towers in New York City. We were sitting there in shock, mouths wide open, as we continued to watch the replay. […]

Sex-change for children is child abuse


It’s child abuse, pure and simple. America has slipped so far morally that politically correct parents – with the help of doctors – are ruining the lives of their young children by pretending to change their sex. Finally, a group of doctors from The American College of Pediatricians are calling this what it is – […]

Once again, the Professional Bull Riders show was fun


It was a bucking good time at the BOK Center last weekend as the Built Ford Tough Series Professional Bull Riders rode into town for their annual visit. Many Oklahoma bull riders competed in the Express Employment Professionals Classic, and when the two days of competition were over, Hulbert native Ryan Dirteater finished second place, […]

Oklahoma State football may rise to new heights in 2017


Coach Mike Gundy thinks Oklahoma State football may be poised for an outstanding season in 2017. Already ranked No. 11 in the preseason coaches poll, the Cowboys return one of the best offenses in the nation with a top-rated quarterback and one of the best receiver corps in America. “We’ve evolved into something really special […]

All the right factors are in place for Riley to be successful


A host of factors favor new Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley at the onset of his first season at the helm of the Sooners. Unlike almost all coaching changes, Riley didn’t have to hire a new staff or to get to know the players. “What made this so unique was the continuity,” Riley said during […]