November 2017

Think about King David when you think about Veterans Day Nov. 11


For almost 100 years it has been the practice of patriotic citizens of the United States to pause on the 11th day of November (originally) to honor the armistice which ended World War I. That ceremony was held in a railroad passenger car “on the 11th hour, of the 11th day of the 11th month.” […]

Jesus set the stage for our playground


The other day, my wife and I were walking into a toy store when she commented that Titus the Honorable and Cohen the Goodhearted are about the right age for a swing set. At the sound of those two words, “swing set,” my mind took me to a fond place in the distant past. How […]

It’s Top 10 matchup for No. 5 OU vs. No. 8 TCU


Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield came back for his senior season because he wanted to win a national championship. Mayfield and the Sooners took a big step toward that goal with a 62-52 Bedlam victory over Oklahoma State in Stillwater Saturday. But the No. 5 Sooners have no room for error in order the reach the […]

No. 12 OSU can’t afford a letdown vs. No. 24 ISU


Mason Rudolph passed for 448 yards and five touchdowns while Justice Hill rushed 30 times for 228 yards. Oklahoma State scored 38 points in the first half and 52 points total. The OSU defense got two interceptions and recovered one fumble. Those stats almost always point to a Cowboy victory. But it didn’t happen Saturday […]

TU falls to Memphis before off week


Memphis proved its No. 21 ranking is well deserved, as the Tigers dominated on offense and defense in a 41-14 win over the Tulsa Golden Hurricane Friday night at H.A. Chapman Stadium. A crowd of 17,383, sat in the cold and wind, but many didn’t stay to the end. The Tigers scored first with 6:46 […]

DECISION TIME: Legislative special elections and Tulsa charter changes on Nov. 14


Seven Tulsa Charter changes – shrouded in mystery – plus three legislative special elections (two in Tulsa) will be decided on November 14. City officials and the local liberal news media have said almost nothing about the purposes and the possible impact of the seven proposals (see list below). They generally deal with public nuisances, […]

House plan uses Rainy Day funding


The Oklahoma House of Representatives passed several appropriations bills Monday to provide funding for three agencies affected by the $215 million budget shortfall. The House approved House Bill 1081, which appropriates $23.3 million from the Rainy Day Fund to the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, House Bill 1082, which appropriates $29.4 […]

Former Rep. John Wright to run for Tulsa County Assessor


John A. Wright, currently Chief Deputy for the Tulsa County Assessor, will run for Tulsa County Assessor for the term beginning January 1st, 2019. “I believe my background, training and experience have best prepared me to provide stable continuity of leadership for this important office that contributes in a large way to the undergirding of […]

Wanenmacher Gun Show Nov. 11-12


Wanenmacher’s Tulsa Arms Show, the largest show of its kind in the world, is coming back to Expo Square (Tulsa Fairgrounds) November 11-12. From a modest beginning in 1955, the show has grown to almost six miles of exhibits. The world’s largest gun and knife show will fill the eleven-acre building with more than 4,250 […]

GM approves settlement agreement


Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter announced a $120 million settlement between attorneys general of 49 states and the District of Columbia and General Motors Company (GM) after the company concealed known safety issues related to ignition switch defects in a number of its vehicles. The multistate investigation began in 2014, after GM recalled several vehicle […]