Bob Stoops retires; Lincoln Riley named new OU coach


For the first time in almost 19 years, Bob Stoops won’t be on the sideline as the head coach of the Oklahoma Sooner football team. Stoops, the winningest coach in OU history, has retired and OU offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley was named the new head coach. Stoops has the most wins in Oklahoma football history […]

Fallin complains about prison bills


Governor Mary Fallin signed a criminal justice reform bill after complaining that her plan to release more criminals had been stopped in the Oklahoma House. Fallin complained that state prisons are overcrowded and would add more than 7,000 more criminals in the next 10 years. “Without jeopardizing public safety, with these bills, we could have […]

Fallin OKs more alcohol sales


Supporters of expansion of the availability of alcohol are celebrating a successful legislative session as Governor Mary Fallin signed another key bill liberalizing alcohol sales. Senate Bill 646 allows the ABLE commission to issue interim beer distribution licenses to support the transition to single strength beer that voters approved through State Question 792. The bill […]

8 file for HD76 election


Six Republicans – including the widow of the late Rep. David Brumbaugh – and two Democrats filed for the Aug. 8 special election primary for State House District 76. That seat is empty due to the untimely death of Brumbaugh. Five of the seven candidates are teachers or former teachers. The district has many more […]

Sen. Newberry to retire


Sen. Dan Newberry, R-Tulsa, is resigning his seat to pursue a promotion in private industry. Newberry is an executive at the Tulsa Teachers’ Credit Union. Newberry’s resignation will be effective January 31, 2018. The governor must set a date for a special election to replace Newberry. “It has been a true honor to serve as […]

New health lab OKed


Legislators approved the issuance of bonds for the construction of a new Public Health Laboratory (PHL) and also approved establishing a $1.50 fee charged to wholesalers who distribute cigarettes. By passing the bill to provide funding for the lab, legislators helped prevent the possibility of the current 45-year old facility losing accreditation. Bonding authority will […]

Reclaiming America for Christ conference is July 14-15


Reclaiming America for Christ will host the 12 Annual Reclaiming America for Christ Worldwide Conference July14-15 at First Baptist Church in Moore. The conference will be from 6:30-10 p.m. July 14 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at FBC Moore, 301 NE 27th St. The scheduled speakers are Dr. Frank Turek, J. Warner Wallace and […]

OKC Mayor will run for governor


Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett, who is in his fourth and final term as mayor of Oklahoma City, will run for governor in 2018. So far, Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb, Tulsa attorney Gary Richardson and Oklahoma Auditor/Inspector Gary Jones have joined Cornett as Republicans who plan to run. Gov. Mary Fallin is term limited and […]

City water report shows no problems


Results from the City of Tulsa’s 2017 Water Quality Report show that the water system continues to deliver water that is safe to drink and free of bacteria. The annual water quality report is required to be mailed to all water customers under the provisions of the federal 1996 Safe Drinking Water Act and its […]

US Coast Guard Band in Stillwater


The United States Coast Guard Band will present a free concert on July 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Seretean Center for the Performing Arts in Stillwater. The event is free, those who plan to attend are asked to request tickets to the event in advance by July 11. Based at the U.S. Coast Guard […]