OKLAHOMA CITY – Use tax receipts were significantly higher in several southwest Oklahoma cities and one county this month compared to the same month a year ago. Those included Lawton (+47%), Elgin (+70%), Cache (+61%), Medicine Park (+31%), Fletcher (+77%), Geronimo (61%), Indiahoma (+76%),…
A reporter for more than 30 years, Andrew W. Griffin has written for newspapers in Alabama, Texas, Louisiana, Kansas, Arkansas and Oklahoma, as well as contributing articles to various online news sources over the years. From 2007 until 2020 he ran the Oklahoma news website Red Dirt Report.…
Southwest Oklahoma celebrates the start of the Christmas season
WASHINGTON - The first national memorial to Native American war veterans, which was designed by an Oklahoma artist, was unveiled on Veterans Day in Washington, D.C. The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian officially opened its National Native American Veterans Memorial on Wednesday…
When Dwight Hinson arrived in Lawton more than three decades ago, the military brat knew nothing about real wrestling. His only experience with the sport was being an avid World Wrestling Federation fan with its flamboyant characters and scripted matches. However, when the eighth grader found out…
By providing quality products and the right atmosphere for members of the community to interact, over the past four years Viridian Coffee has been able to expand its foothold across southwest Oklahoma. Recently the long-awaited fourth location opened in Chickasha, just in time for the city’s…
Oklahoma will become the first state to launch a pilot program aimed at investigating missing and murdered Indigenous peoples. The announcement was made by U.S. Attorneys Trent Shores and Brian Kuester at a press conference Monday in Tulsa. Five other U.S. attorneys’ offices are slated to follow…
OKLAHOMA CITY – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in a public-private partnership with eTrueNorth and state and local officials, will bring free COVID-19 testing to Oklahoma between November 28 and December 19. Several of the testing dates and sites will be in southwest…
OKLAHOMA CITY – Vaping products are luring Oklahoma teenagers into trying tobacco products and paving the way to nicotine addiction, according to a new Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) survey. The survey also found that teenagers are not eating enough fruits and vegetables. The findings…
OKLAHOMA CITY – An indictment was handed down in federal district court here in the attempted theft of an ATM from a bank in Edmond. Brandan William Gonzales, 27, of Houston, Texas, faces two counts in the Western District federal court, including attempted bank larceny. He also is accused of…
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma State Banking Board voted unanimously this month to reduce the assessments paid by Oklahoma state-chartered banks. State Bank Commissioner Mick Thompson said the Banking Department’s current operations should result in more efficient examinations going forward.  He…
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OKLAHOMA CITY – Hotel visitors throughout the United States indicated in a new report that they…
Alcohol sales are on the rise because of the COVID-19 pandemic which has left most liquor stores…
OKLAHOMA CITY – Use tax receipts were significantly higher in several southwest Oklahoma cities and one county this month compared to the same month a year ago.

Southwest Oklahoma celebrates the start of the Christmas season

WASHINGTON - The first national memorial to Native American war veterans, which was designed by an Oklahoma artist, was unveiled on Veterans Day in Washington, D.C.

When Dwight Hinson arrived in Lawton more than three decades ago, the military brat knew nothing about real wrestling. His only experience with the sport was being an avid World Wrestling Federation fan with its flamboyant characters and scripted matches.

MEDICINE PARK - Just over the hill, also known as Big Rock, from Edward E. Hilliary, Jr.’s office, is a small historic town full of boyhood memories.

CHICKASHA – Technology probably wasn’t a buzzword in 1907, as Oklahoma was shedding its status as a territory and officially becoming the 46th state of the United States.

CHICKASHA - It’s what didn’t happen that actually launched Steve LaForge’s real estate career.

The coronavirus pandemic has laid much of the American economy on its back — but a bright spot made the disaster less crippling than it might have been. That is the Paycheck Protection Program, which funneled money to workers through small businesses.

OKLAHOMA CITY – The holidays are almost here. Like nearly everything else in 2020, holiday shopping this year will be quite different.

WICHITA, Kan. – Like many states hit by the COVID- 19 pandemic, Kansas has experienced a significant decline in oil and gas production this year.