LAWTON – The Comanche County Courthouse will remain closed through January, elected county officials announced Friday. The courthouse was closed to the general public on November 24, 2020, because of an increase in Covid-19 cases in the county and across the state. County department heads met to…
FREDERICK – Of the five counties that make up District 5 of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS), Tillman County is the latest of four that will soon close their doors as part of the ongoing DHS-orchestrated Service First initiative. Along with Tillman County, Kiowa, Harmon and Greer…
Last year was unlike any other we have seen in decades. We have spent a majority of the year facing a global pandemic -- one that we will continue to address. We have seen racial tensions boil over in some parts of our country. During a time of unprecedented divisiveness, we have felt ever more…
LAWTON – Patrick Reynolds had no clue his first gig as a pool party DJ in 1979 would eventually evolve into a longtime profitable Lawton business. “I remember it was for a cast and crew party from the Lawton Community Theatre. It was a last minute thing. It was a good time, but I remember we stood…
OKLAHOMA CITY – A partnership announced recently will work toward “continuous development and improvement to local communities and watersheds contained within the Chickasaw Nation’s territory.” The Chickasaw Nation encompasses all or part of 13 counties in south-central Oklahoma, including…
LAWTON – Approximately three dozen legislators and concerned citizens attended the “Redistricting Town Hall” at the Comanche County Farm Bureau office Monday night. The Oklahoma Legislature will redraw legislative and congressional district boundaries this year using data compiled during the 2020…
ALTUS – When Shannon and April Preston decided to jump headfirst into the coffee selling business in 2016, the couple had no idea what they were getting into. He owned a jewelry store and she was a local schoolteacher. Neither had any idea of what it took to run a coffee shop. Yet, the Preston’s…
OKLAHOMA CITY – Republican state legislators have resumed their efforts to make it more difficult for citizen initiatives to gain approval. The Oklahoma Constitution stipulates that 8% of the legal voters “shall have the right to propose any legislative measure,” and 15% of the legal voters “shall…
LISLE, Ill. – Subscribers to the multiple listing service Midwest Real Estate Data’s set new production records in 2020, the company announced recently. Agents throughout MRED’s marketplace conducted more than $43 billion worth of business in 2020, the most since the company was founded in 2008,…
OKLAHOMA CITY – Gross Receipts to the State of Oklahoma Treasury ended 2020 down $520.9 million, or 3.8% compared to calendar year 2019. Despite December 2020’s receipts being down compared to the previous year, collections appear headed in the right direction. That month saw only a $4.8 million…
OKLAHOMA CITY: Employees must be cautious what they post online after they accept a job offer, or it could get them in trouble. Across the country, Express franchise owners and internal office workers agree that employees post on social media networks such as Facebook and Instagram are usually seen…
LAWTON – Calls keep pouring into the Comanche County Health Department as people from across the…
LAWTON – Petra Edmonson, a self-described “German-born Army brat,” wouldn’t change anything that’s…
OKLAHOMA CITY – A narcotics distribution ring directed from a state prison by a convicted murderer…
LAWTON – The Comanche County Courthouse will remain closed through January, elected county officials announced Friday.

FREDERICK – Of the five counties that make up District 5 of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS), Tillman County is the latest of four that will soon close their doors as part of the ongoing DHS-orchestrated Service First initiative.

LAWTON – Patrick Reynolds had no clue his first gig as a pool party DJ in 1979 would eventually evolve into a longtime profitable Lawton business.

OKLAHOMA CITY – A partnership announced recently will work toward “continuous development and improvement to local communities and watersheds contained within the Chickasaw Nation’s territory.”

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

LAWTON - Once crowned “Third Grade Multiplication King,” Oklahoma’s youngest current state representative, Daniel Pae (District 62), chuckled at the memory of his coronation.

Last year was unlike any other we have seen in decades. We have spent a majority of the year facing a global pandemic -- one that we will continue to address. We have seen racial tensions boil over in some parts of our country.

2020 has certainly been a year of years. I do not need to recount the events of this year; we all know them too well. It is just strange to think that it was less than a year ago since we impeached the president, yet it seems more like a decade.

In some unspecified year in an unnamed city, a disheveled man was admitted to an unidentified hospital, complaining of abdominal pain and asking that his stomach be emptied.