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  • Stitt names Tishomingo lawyer to Supreme Court
    By Chris CasteelStaff writerccasteel@oklahoman.comGov. Kevin Stitt named Tishomingo lawyer Dustin Rowe to the Oklahoma Supreme Court on Wednesday, filling out the court with a Chickasaw Nation district judge who was once known for being one of the yo…
    - 8 hours ago, 20 Nov 19, 4:52pm -
  • Achievers
    Edmond Public Schools' Kim Hastings has been named the School Psychologist of the Year by the Oklahoma School Psychological Association.“I am overwhelmed and honored by this award,” said Hastings, Edmond Schools’ Response to Intervention (RTI)…
    - 20 hours ago, 20 Nov 19, 5:25am -
  • 'Christmas in the Park' light attraction, holiday festivities kick off Saturday in Yukon
    Staff reportsYUKON — Holiday festivities will begin Saturday in Yukon with the grand opening of the holiday wonderland "Christmas in the Park," the Kringle Karnival, the annual Chill Your Cheeks 5K Run and the Jingle Walk.Christmas in the Park is i…
    - 20 hours ago, 20 Nov 19, 5:17am -
  • Achievers
    Craig Tompkins has been named a student ambassador at McKendree University in Lebanon, Illinois.Student ambassadors represent and serve the university as they share what it is like to be a student in an engaged, active and intellectual campus environ…
    - 20 hours ago, 20 Nov 19, 5:11am -
  • Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunions
    Midwest CityCarl Albert High School class of 1970: Looking for classmates for a 50th reunion.Read more on NewsOK.com
    - 20 hours ago, 20 Nov 19, 5:04am -
  • Repticon offers education, hands-on exploration of reptiles at two-day event
    Staff reportsRepticon brought snakes, tortoises, lizards and more to the Hobbies, Arts and Crafts Building at State Fair Park this past weekend.Visitors were allowed to hold and get close to the reptiles, as well as buy reptiles for pets and stock up…
    - 20 hours ago, 20 Nov 19, 5:00am -
  • National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum to host holiday activities for kids
    Staff reportsThe National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum will host the "Kids Take Over the Cowboy: Holidays at the Museum" event from 10 a.m.Read more on NewsOK.com
    - 20 hours ago, 20 Nov 19, 5:00am -

Oklahoma City Weather

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      Oklahoma City Moms Blog

      • The Very Best Holiday Events in OKC: Your 2019 Guide
        We're so grateful to our friends at the Sam Noble Museum for sponsoring this guide to holiday events in the metro! Check out their Holiday Happening, listed first in this guide!The post The Very Best Holiday Events in OKC: Your 2019 Guide app…
        - 1 day ago, 19 Nov 19, 3:30pm -
      • An Open Letter to My MLM Friends
        When you joined your company, I’m guessing you probably didn’t think, “I can’t wait to awkwardly message women I haven’t talked to in decades and make all my friends uncomfortable!”  Instead, I know you joined your MLM because you…
        - 3 days ago, 18 Nov 19, 2:00am -
      • My Suddenly Toe-Walking Toddler
        Disclaimer: I’m not a physician, and this blog is not meant to be construed as medical advice. If you are concerned about your child’s health, please take them to your pediatrician, the nearest urgent care or emergency room.  It was a Fri…
        - 3 days ago, 18 Nov 19, 2:00am -
      • 5 Reasons Why We’re Already Hooked On Disney+
        I feel that every man, woman, child, dog AND creature under the sun is aware of Disney’s new video streaming service, Disney+… and we all about lost our minds. It made its big debut last week and hit over 10 million subscribers in just 24…
        - 3 days ago, 18 Nov 19, 2:00am -
      • The 15 Best Books to Read With Your Kids at Christmas
        Christmas is such a magical time of the year. We spend months looking forward to the lights, the decorations, the cookies, the gifts, the celebrations. No matter how old you are, you can’t deny the joy that this season brings.  There are a…
        - 3 days ago, 18 Nov 19, 2:00am -
      • Sometimes I Miss Being Important
        I want to start out by saying this is not a pity post. I know the headline might seem like it is, but it’s not. Keep reading, and you’ll get it. When you’ve spent almost 30 years of your life focused on academic, career and extracurricul…
        - 10 days ago, 11 Nov 19, 2:00am -
      • Prepping for the Holidays With a Newborn
        I’m currently pregnant with Baby #3 and slightly panicking about having a “right-smack-dab-in-the-middle-of-holiday-craziness” baby. But it’s fine. It’s fine. Everything’s fine. I’m fine. Its nothing a little planning and lowerin…
        - 10 days ago, 11 Nov 19, 2:00am -

      The Daily Thunder

      • Wednesday Bolts: 11.20.19
        Today's top Thunder news and headlines.
        - 12 hours ago, 20 Nov 19, 12:54pm -
      • Game 14 Recap: Lakers (12-2) def. Thunder (5-9) 112-107
        Official box score The Thunder came to Los Angeles for a tough back-to-back. They played the Clippers last night and had a quick turnaround for the Lakers tonight. Both are title contenders so each posed a good test for this team. Watching this Thund…
        - 13 hours ago, 20 Nov 19, 12:00pm -
      • Game 14 Live Thread: Thunder (5-8) @ Lakers (11-2)
        NBA.com preview Tip-off: 9:30pm @ Staples Center, 📺 NBATV Projected starting lineups: Oklahoma City Los Angeles PG: Chris Paul PG: LeBron James SG: Shai Gigleous-Alexander SG: Danny Green SF: Terrance Ferguson SF: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope PF: Dani…
        - 24 hours ago, 20 Nov 19, 1:40am -
      • Paul George vs. Thunder: An old friend or new enemy?
        In the 90-88 Clippers victory over the Thunder last night at the Staples Center, we got our first look at Paul George since the trade. During pregame warm-ups, I was able to get an up close view of the brand new shoulders George claimed to have. His…
        - 1 day ago, 19 Nov 19, 1:30pm -
      • Tuesday Bolts: 11.19.19
        Today's top Thunder news and headlines.
        - 2 days ago, 19 Nov 19, 12:00pm -
      • Game 13 Recap: Clippers (9-5) def. Thunder (5-8) def. 90-88
        Official Box Score Brandon Rahbar is working on a double secret classified Daily Thunder project this week, so you’re blessed with me for tonight’s recap duty. I had a take going into this game about how the Thunder are kind of a fun, bizarro gri…
        - 2 days ago, 19 Nov 19, 6:54am -
      • Game 13 Live Thread: Thunder (5-7) @ Clippers (8-5)
        NBA.com preview Tip-off: 9:30pm @ Staples Center, 📺 Fox Sports Oklahoma Projected starting lineups: Oklahoma City Los Angeles PG: Chris Paul PG: Terance Mann SG: Shai Gigleous-Alexander SG: Rodney McGruder SF: Terrance Ferguson SF: Paul George PF:…
        - 2 days ago, 19 Nov 19, 12:46am -

      About.com OKC - Adam Knapp

      The Lost Ogle

      • newFree Queso Podcast: Anthem Brewing Company
        Welcome back to Free Queso, the podcast where we give you the inside scoop on the Oklahoma City food, beverage, and hospitality scene! This episode, we invited the lovely gentlemen from (TLO Sponsor Alert!) Anthem Brewing Company to the Bricktown Stu…
        - 6 hours ago, 20 Nov 19, 7:27pm -
      • Craig Groeschel loses cushy six-figure board gig with Gulfport Energy…
        Keep LifeChurch.TV.INFO.com mega church pastor Craig Groeschel in your thoughts in prayers. Yesterday afternoon, Oklahoma City based Gulfport Energy – one of many floundering energy companies that may not be around in a year or two – announced th…
        - 7 hours ago, 20 Nov 19, 5:49pm -
      • The 5 Worst Pioneer Woman Recipes to Bring to Thanksgiving
        There are few things that give TLO more delight than ragging on The Pioneer Woman. My personal biggest complaint with her is that most of her recipes that I’ve attempted just turned out mediocre at best. I consider myself an able home cook, but I j…
        - 11 hours ago, 20 Nov 19, 2:31pm -
      • Public school narcs put “cool” vape sensors in bathrooms
        Thanks to vape pens, it’s now easier than ever for mischievous high students – and burned out teachers – to get a quick nicotine or THC fix in the school bathroom. Naturally, the fun police at one Oklahoma school district is aware of this, and…
        - 1 day ago, 19 Nov 19, 5:17pm -
      • TLO Restaurant Review: The Chicken Shack
        To paraphrase Fred Schneider, “If you see the big cock from the side of the road, make a quick left turn and head to the Chicken Shack, baby!” Luther is the type of place that’s filled with plenty of typically attractive barbeque joints but, li…
        - 1 day ago, 19 Nov 19, 3:09pm -
      • News 9 Helps Cop Buddies Drive Fear About Criminal Justice Reform…
        Every now and then, I like to remind our readers about the super cozy, buddy-buddy relationship between the local TV news media and the law enforcement establishment. At its simplest, it works like this – TV new folks depend on law enforcement offi…
        - 2 days ago, 18 Nov 19, 9:50pm -
      • This Thunder season is purgatory for everyone involved
        Any time I’ve tried to talk to my usual basketball friends about the Thunder this season, I hear the same thing – “Yeah, I just haven’t really been watching any games this year.” Which, yanno, that’s a fair comment. It’s easy to see the…
        - 2 days ago, 18 Nov 19, 5:51pm -

      OKCTalk News

      • Plans move forward to renovate old Chrysler dealership
        As we were first to report in August, local developers purchased the historic Chrysler Plymouth building in Midtown.Now the new owners have presented plans to the Downtown Design Review Committee that show the intention to renovate and restore th…
        - 8 hours ago, 20 Nov 19, 4:49pm -
      • New Starbucks planned for Uptown 23rd Street corridor
        A long-vacant lot at a key intersection in the Uptown District is set for new development.A new Starbucks with a drive-thru is planned for the southeast corner of NW 23rd and Robinson.The entire intersection is seeing a renaissance as the prope…
        - 12 hours ago, 20 Nov 19, 1:26pm -
      • Wheeler District to add commercial building
        The first for-lease building is coming to the burgeoning Wheeler District.The first residents of the planned community have moved into their homes and soon a mixed-use building will rise near the center of the development, located on S. Western A…
        - 15 days ago, 5 Nov 19, 8:01pm -
      • Apartments, retail and office proposed for Deep Deuce vacant lot
        Richard McKown (Level, Mosaic, OKSea) is proposing more apartments for the vacant lot directly east of Level and south of 400 N. Walnut in the Deep Deuce District.McKown was the only respondent to an RFP by the Oklahoma City Urban Renewal Author…
        - 16 days ago, 5 Nov 19, 12:19am -
      • Renovation of Belle Isle Library to expand on mid-century style
        This week, architects ADG presented plans for a $7 million renovation and expansion of the Belle Isle Library.The much-loved structure opened at NW Expressway and Villa in 1963, with a unique stone exterior and round floorplan.Although some sma…
        - 27 days ago, 25 Oct 19, 12:29pm -
      • Cajun Corner to open Uptown location on Friday
        A modern, new 2-story location for the popular Cajun Corner will open Friday at 11 AM.The location is 312 NW 23rd just east of Tucker's Onion Burgers and near the Tower Theater in the heart of Uptown.The $2 million structure features a patio al…
        - 27 days ago, 24 Oct 19, 5:48pm -
      • New Mexican restaurant and lounge coming to Bricktown
        San Marcos is set to start work on a new modern concept in a high-profile location on the Bricktown Canal.Press release:*******************Upscale Mexican Restaurant and Lounge Coming toBricktown’s Historic Jim Brewer BuildingSan Marcos…
        - 28 days ago, 23 Oct 19, 2:50pm -

      KOCO - OKC News

        Abandoned Oklahoma

        OKCTalk Latest Posts

        • Urban Air Trampoline Park NW OKC
          Does anyone know if and when Urban Air will be built at 4105 W Memorial? The staff at the location in Moore said it may begin this spring 2020. Thx
          - 2 days ago, 18 Nov 19, 4:26pm -
        • Christmas Lighting Company
          This may be in a thread somewhere else, but I haven't had much luck with the search function lately. Any recommendations for a company to hang...
          - 2 days ago, 18 Nov 19, 3:04pm -
        • Biltmore Hotel on Meridian
          I saw that they're tearing down at least part of the Biltmore Hotel on Meridian. Anyone know what's planned?
          - 3 days ago, 17 Nov 19, 6:34pm -
        • 13200 N Penn
          This is a new development to be built directly north of the Westgate Center (part of Chisholm Creek) that contains Starbucks and Torchy's Tacos on N....
          - 4 days ago, 16 Nov 19, 9:10pm -
        • OKC-Tulsa Transit Services
          FlixBus will operate between Tulsa and Dallas connecting OKC to Tulsa. This is long overdue and I hope the first in many different bus services. ...
          - 5 days ago, 16 Nov 19, 8:05am -
        • Stephenson Cancer Center
          Not sure where to put this, so here goes... Just read where they got another $20 million donation from the Stephenson family to continue to grow...
          - 5 days ago, 15 Nov 19, 9:03pm -
        • Grandmark Condos
          This is a 23-unit complex directly west of Nichols Hills Plaza. Chesapeake had purchased 19 of the units over a number of years for a total of...
          - 6 days ago, 14 Nov 19, 5:31pm -

        (Keith) Gaddie Windage

        Oklahoma Gazette

        • Gun sense
          Gun violence prevention advocates say a few recent incidents prove permitless carry is a reckless policy. It has been about three weeks since permitless carry went into effect.…
          - 11 hours ago, 20 Nov 19, 2:30pm -
        • Full spectrum
          Four albums and 12 years in, Norman’s Rainbows Are Free broadens its musical palette. …
          - 11 hours ago, 20 Nov 19, 2:15pm -
        • Keeping it simple
          The Lokal Yukon excels at serving elevated Okie cuisine. …
          - 11 hours ago, 20 Nov 19, 2:00pm -
        • Cartoon: Gerrymandering for Dummies

          - 11 hours ago, 20 Nov 19, 2:00pm -
        • Chicken-Fried News: McDonald’s — Better than hospital food
          We all know that hospital food usually isn’t the greatest, but a man in Tulsa took extreme steps to avoid eating there when he went to a fast food restaurant after getting shot in the leg but before proceeding to the hospital.…
          - 11 hours ago, 20 Nov 19, 2:00pm -
        • Flower Review: Silver Pearl
          Strain name: Silver Pearl…
          - 11 hours ago, 20 Nov 19, 2:00pm -
        • Chicken-Fried News: Free at last
          In accordance with journalism’s “Man Bites Dog” rule, Oklahoma has been making national headlines recently for — get this — actually letting people out of prison.…
          - 11 hours ago, 20 Nov 19, 2:00pm -

        Journal Record

        The City Sentinel

        • Julius Jones clemency petition spurs letter writing, social media campaign
          By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A clemency application recently filed on behalf of death row prisoner Julius Jones’ with the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole board has launched an urgent letter writing, social media campaign…
          - 1 day ago, 19 Nov 19, 3:26pm -
        • Oklahomans to receive 2019 Universal Human Rights Award on Dec. 7
          By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The public is invited to attend the presentation of the 2019 Oklahoma Universal Human Rights Awards on Saturday, December 7 at the Oklahoma State Capitol. The free, public event will take…
          - 2 days ago, 18 Nov 19, 2:49pm -
        • Concerning Kashmir: Whether or not we want to care, we need to care
          Patrick B. McGuigan   Oklahoma City – President Donald Trump has disappointed many with his strong tilt in favor of Turkish dictator Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. The Turkish strrongman is a Muslim who suppresses both Muslims and people of other faiths.…
          - 3 days ago, 18 Nov 19, 7:20am -
        • At a Rededication: ‘That Glimpse of Thee’
          Dante Alighieri (G.K. Chesterton translation) “Then was my vision mightier than man’s speech; Speech snapt before it like a flying spell; And memory and all that time can teach Before that splendid outrage failed and fell. As when one dreameth an…
          - 4 days ago, 17 Nov 19, 4:27am -
        • OKC Amnesty group to host annual Write for Rights event Dec. 14
          By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK –During the month of December, members of Amnesty International (AI) around the world will participate in the organization’s Global Write-A-Thon event in honor of Human Rights Day, which…
          - 5 days ago, 15 Nov 19, 3:26pm -
        • A Doll’s House, Part 2 by Lucas Hnath continues strong OKC Repertory Theatre (OKCRep) season
          The City Sentinel, Staff Report   Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre (OKCRep) version of the Tony®-award winning play “A Doll’s House, Part 2” opened last weekend, garnering rave reviews for the production (running through November 24)  at the…
          - 5 days ago, 15 Nov 19, 3:11pm -
        • A sad day for law in India
          by Nyla Ali Khan   The City Sentinel Publisher’s preface: Minority Muslims in India have been shaken by the erosion of a longstanding understanding built on historic compromises in the post-colonial era that had, until recent months, retained a se…
          - 9 days ago, 11 Nov 19, 1:43pm -

        CapitolBeatOK

        Business News from NewsOK

        • New SUVs and electric vehicles highlight L.A. Auto Show
          New electric vehicles, several new small SUVs, a redesigned compact car, a plug-in version of Toyota’s top-selling vehicle and a futuristic electric station wagon concept car from Volkswagen are among the new models on display this week at the Los…
          - 7 hours ago, 20 Nov 19, 6:31pm -
        • Blackouts hit Northern California again during fire danger
          SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric turned off electricity Wednesday for about 120,000 people in Northern California to prevent power lines from sparking wildfires during a new bout of windy, warm weather.The nation’s largest utility lo…
          - 7 hours ago, 20 Nov 19, 6:29pm -
        • Impeachment hearings takeaways: `Everyone was in the loop’
          WASHINGTON (AP) — Gordon Sondland, President Donald Trump’s ambassador to the European Union, bolstered Democrats’ impeachment narrative Wednesday as he repeatedly talked of a “quid pro quo” involving Ukraine.He said “everyone was in t…
          - 7 hours ago, 20 Nov 19, 6:28pm -
        • Clintons focus on economic inequality at Arkansas conference
          LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton said Wednesday that efforts to increase access to credit and financial assistance in underserved areas can help bridge America’s partisan divide, as he and his wife, former Secretary of State…
          - 7 hours ago, 20 Nov 19, 6:23pm -
        • Divided US House committee backs pot decriminalization
          LOS ANGELES (AP) — A divided U.S. House committee approved a proposal Wednesday to decriminalize and tax marijuana at the federal level, a vote that was alternately described as a momentous turning point in national cannabis policy or a hollow poli…
          - 7 hours ago, 20 Nov 19, 6:21pm -
        • Amnesty International calls Facebook, Google rights abusers
          Amnesty International has issued a scathing indictment of Google and Facebook.It says the two most dominant internet corporations should be compelled to abandon what it calls their surveillance-based business model, saying it is “predicated on hu…
          - 7 hours ago, 20 Nov 19, 6:15pm -
        • Man killed trying to stop theft of shoes on California train
          HAYWARD, Calif. (AP) — A man died after being stabbed with his own knife on a California commuter train while trying to stop the attacker from stealing the shoes of a sleeping passenger, authorities said Wednesday.During the confrontation Tuesday…
          - 7 hours ago, 20 Nov 19, 6:15pm -

        Weather Channel - OKC Weather

          The McCarville Report

          • Stitt Goes to D.C.
            Governor Kevin Stitt was on a panel discussing the Water Quality Certification Improvement Act of 2019 (S. 1087) on Tuesday. During his opening statement before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, Stitt called for certainty in regulati…
            - 12 hours ago, 20 Nov 19, 12:57pm -
          • House Delegation Splits on Continuing Resolution
            The stop gap measure to prevent the federal government from shutting down over stalled budget talks splits the vote among Oklahoma’s U.S. House members. Congressman Tom Cole and Congresswoman Kendra Horn voted for the continuing resolution (CR) say…
            - 13 hours ago, 20 Nov 19, 12:37pm -
          • Conley Inducted into SWOSU’s Presidential Order of Merit
            Representative Sherrie Conley is the newest inductee into Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s SWOSU Presidential Order of Merit. It is an honor given to an individual who has shown outstanding achievement on the state, national or internationa…
            - 13 hours ago, 20 Nov 19, 11:57am -
          • Cole: Honoring the Bravest Among Us
            By Congressman Tom Cole Each year on the eleventh of November, we rightly pause to honor and remember the bravery and boldness of the men and women who selflessly answered the call of duty and wore one of the many great military uniforms of the Unite…
            - 11 days ago, 9 Nov 19, 9:54pm -
          • OCPA: Academic Results Show Why Families Voting with Their Feet

            - 11 days ago, 9 Nov 19, 9:52pm -
          • Inhofe Contends Impeachment Could Derail Defense Budget
            U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe says the House Democrats attempt at impeaching President Trump will likely delay the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act past critical funding deadlines. Politico’s Connor O’Brien writes Inhofe has introduced…
            - 13 days ago, 8 Nov 19, 12:26pm -
          • Stitt Pardons Recovery Advocate Rhonda Bear
            Rhonda Bear has been working to help women in recovery and those leaving prison after addiction issues since she left prison in 2002. Tulsa World’s Randy Krehbiel writes Governor Stitt pardoned Bear saying that the her story exemplifies the need fo…
            - 13 days ago, 8 Nov 19, 11:58am -

          News9 Headlines

          NewsOK Sports

          • Influence of Bills’ Edmunds growing on and off the field
            ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Deep into his second season in the NFL, Tremaine Edmunds is finding his voice — and his game — for the Buffalo Bills.The usually reserved 2018 first-round pick was praised for making an impassioned team speech before…
            - 7 hours ago, 20 Nov 19, 6:35pm -
          • Seahawks think they’ve found a role for Shaquem Griffin
            RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Shaquem Griffin had not played a defensive snap since Week 16 of last season.He seemed locked into just being a special teams player for the Seattle Seahawks, despite assurances from Pete Carroll and others that they were try…
            - 7 hours ago, 20 Nov 19, 6:26pm -
          • UW-Eau Claire suspends 5 football players for racist message
            EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire has suspended five football players after racist messages were shared on Snapchat.The Leader-Telegram reports the messages in the Snapchat string included a picture of a cross burning…
            - 7 hours ago, 20 Nov 19, 6:20pm -
          • Raiders cashing in with rookie fullback Alec Ingold
            ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Alex Ingold has been almost automatic for the Raiders this season. Read more on NewsOK.com
            - 7 hours ago, 20 Nov 19, 6:09pm -
          • WR Slayton making most of rookie opportunity with Giants
            EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants expected big things from Daniel Jones after taking the Duke quarterback with the sixth overall pick in the draft.The guy who has been the biggest surprise in the New York’s draft class is wide re…
            - 7 hours ago, 20 Nov 19, 6:09pm -
          • Niners rookie Deebo Samuel emerging as key target
            SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Deebo Samuel has emerged as a go-to receiver for the San Francisco 49ers at just the right time.Samuel has shaken off a slow start to his rookie season by elevating his game the past two weeks when quarterback Jimmy Gar…
            - 7 hours ago, 20 Nov 19, 6:03pm -
          • Judge advances ex-Arkansas student’s dorm room rape lawsuit
            FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge ruled a former University of Arkansas student can move ahead with a lawsuit alleging school officials acted with "deliberate indifference" after she reported being sexually assaulted by another student in h…
            - 7 hours ago, 20 Nov 19, 5:55pm -

          Doug Loudenback - OKC History

          • Terry L. Griffith
            Very sad news ... Terry L. Griffith, Oklahoma City historian and writer of three basic books on Oklahoma City's history, died on Christmas Day 2014. I never met Terry but his three Arcadia Publishing books have been a constantly used and reliable sou…
            - 6 Jan 15, 4:44pm -
          • Oklahoma's Most Notorious Cases
            A Book Review by Doug LoudenbackWho doesn’t savor extravagantly entangled murder mysteries, nefarious melodramas in which big business is allegedly unworried about harming the public, and yarns of political corruption-crime-and-intrigue? I’m no…
            - 25 Nov 14, 1:50am -
          • Common Sense from Paine to Frates
            What do the venerable Thomas Paine, author of the 1775-1776 pamphlet, Common Sense, and modern day Oklahoma Citian, lawyer, former Republican legislator, and author, Kent F. Frates have in common? They both had/have common sense. Read on, concerning…
            - 20 Jun 14, 12:51am -
          • Invisible Black History Before Statehood
            This post honors Black History Month with three stories about Invisible Black History in Oklahoma City before statehood, and largely tracks my presentation to RetroMetro OKC at the downtown library on February 17, 2014. A few additional materials and…
            - 19 Jun 14, 2:43pm -
          • We CAN have a convention hotel ... For A Few Dollars More
            Was a convention hotel mentioned as a part of the MAPS 3 campaign? Part of the June 11, 2013, City Council discussion focused on that question during a presentation by the Alliance for Oklahoma City Economic Development. A truncated version of the di…
            - 21 Jul 13, 10:18pm -
          • While My Guitar Gently Weeps
            This haunting tune by George Harrison strikes me as particularly poignant this week in the Oklahoma City metro, as the city of Moore and other metro communities experienced yet again the horrors that Mother Nature can bring. Some (Westoro Baptist C…
            - 6 Jun 13, 10:47pm -
          • John Lampton Belt, 1936-2013
            It came as a shock to me to read in Steve Lackmeyer's Oklahoman article that John Lampton Belt died Sunday morning, at the age of 76. Steve's article was published on-line on the same day, March 10, and it appeared in the print version of the Oklahom…
            - 21 May 13, 9:10pm -

          OKCTalk Nostalgia & Memories

            RetroMetro: Oklahoma City

            • Mummers Collection Videos

              - 2 Apr 15, 2:07pm -
            • Steve Lackmeyer Collection
              Steve Lackmeyer is the founding president of Retro Metro OKC and authored five books on Oklahoma City history (Bricktown, and OKC Second Time Around, Skirvin, Operation Scissortail and Cornerstone with co-author Jack Money). The Steve Lackmeyer Colle…
              - 16 Jan 15, 3:02pm -
            • Steve Lackmeyer Collection Photos

              - 16 Jan 15, 3:01pm -
            • Mummers Collection
              Mummers Theater, known in later years as Oklahoma Theater Center and finally as Stage Center, was widely considered the most daring architecture in the history of Oklahoma City. Mummers Theater was a component in the 1964 downtown redevelopment plan…
              - 16 Jan 15, 2:59pm -
            • Mummers Collection Photos

              - 16 Jan 15, 2:59pm -
            • Norman Thompson Collection
              Imagine climbing into the attic of a beloved relative, a life-long resident of Oklahoma City, and discovering a treasure trove of photos, mementoes, school and church programs and restaurant menus. Norman Thompson, a founding member of Retro Metro OK…
              - 16 Jan 15, 2:58pm -
            • Norman Thompson Collection Photos

              - 16 Jan 15, 2:58pm -