November 2017

Oklahoma needs to win TCU rematch to make the playoff

    

There is a lot at stake in Saturday’s game between No. 2 Oklahoma and No. 12 TCU in the Big 12 Championship game in Arlington, Texas. A win by OU (11-1, 8-1 in the Big 12) would virtually guarantee the Sooners a spot in the four-team College Football Playoff. The Big 12 was shut out […]

Bowl game next for OSU trio

 

Perhaps the most talented team in Oklahoma State history ended the regular season Saturday with a convincing 58-17 win over Kansas and now the Cowboys wait for a bowl bid. At the end of the regular season, senior quarterback Mason Rudolph led the nation in passing yardage (4,553) while wideout James Washington was No. 1 […]

Possible Bowl Games

 

Eight teams from the Big 12 Conference – Oklahoma, TCU, Oklahoma State, West Virginia, Kansas State, Texas Tech, Iowa State and Texas – have won at least six games and are eligible for a bowl game. Normally, the Big 12 plays a Southeastern Conference team in the Sugar Bowl. However, the Sugar Bowl this year […]

A disappointing year ends for Tulsa

    

A very disappointing season for The University of Tulsa football team came to an end on Saturday as Temple defeated TU, 43-22, in front of 17,032 fans at H.A. Chapman Stadium. Temple’s record improved to 6-6, 4-4 American Athletic Conference, making them bowl eligible, while the Golden Hurricane finished the season 2-10, 1-7 AAC. “Well, […]

Fallin vetoes bill: She extends special session

 

Determined to raise taxes by perhaps more than a billion dollars a year, Gov. Mary Fallin surprised lawmakers by vetoing a compromise bill that would have mostly avoided tax increases. Fallin’s action assures the extension of a special session that has lasted eight weeks with no tangible results. It is estimated a special session costs […]

John 3:16 Mission feeds thousands

 

The generosity of Tulsans is displayed all over the city at Thanksgiving but a prime example is John 3:16 Mission – a Christian organization that helps feed thousands of families every year. “At John 3:16 Mission, we always say, ‘hope begins with a meal,’” said the Rev. Steve Whitaker, senior pastor at John 3:16 Mission. […]

Democrat Lesbian elected to the Senate in District 37

 

In a special election on November 14, voters in Senate District 34 elected a lesbian (who is married to another woman). By 31 votes. Democrat Allison Ikley-Freeman got 2,234 votes while Republican Brian O’Hara received 2,203 votes. Ikley-Freeman married Dawn Michelle Ikley in March this year. Voters in that district were mostly unaware of Ikley-Freeman’s […]

Four-week crime sweep pays off in multiple arrests in Tulsa

 

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter commended the Tulsa Police Department and other state and federal law enforcement agencies after a successful four-week crime sweep across Tulsa, called Operation Blue Thunder. In total, the citywide operation made 102 felony arrests, served 55 felony warrants, seized 48 illegally possessed firearms and recovered 17 stolen vehicles. Officers also […]

Major Rhoades will lead the OHP

 

Governor Mary Fallin named Oklahoma Highway Patrol Maj. Billy D.”Rusty” Rhoades III Oklahoma’s commissioner of public safety. Rep. Mike Ritze, a strong advocate of the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety and ranking member of the House Public Safety Committee, supported the appointment of Rhoades. “I have friends and family members that have served in the […]

Richardson calls for agency audits

 

Former U.S. Attorney and GOP candidate for Governor, Gary Richardson, is calling on leaders at the Capitol to support his call for audits of every state agency. Richardson said he earned a national reputation for aggressively prosecuting corruption during his time as a U.S Attorney. “We were only able to prosecute those corruption cases because […]