The City Sentinel
Archive for: April, 2011

At conference for journalists, Mesta Park resident reflects on water, Indian sovereignty and the media

  by Patrick B. McGuigan   In Oklahoma, between the end of this legislative session and the start of the next, water policy will become one of the most “cussed and dis-cussed” issues facing the Sooner State and its diverse peoples. Every week that passes, the frequency of news stories about water policy and water […]


WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to Oklahoma to supplement the state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms, tornadoes, and straight-line winds on April 14, 2011.   The President’s action makes Federal funding available […]

New METRO Transit CNG and Hybrid Buses Hit the Streets, free bus rides on Earth Day (Friday, April 22)


  Staff Report METRO Transit recently took steps to make Oklahoma City’s clean buses even greener and is giving metro-area residents the opportunity to ride them for free to observe Earth Day. Two new bus technologies – compressed natural gas (CNG) and electric hybrid – were introduced to the METRO Transit fleet this month as […]

The National 9/11 Flag Will Travel to the Memorial on April 19th


  from the OKC Mermorial website:   The National 9/11 Flag will be at the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum to help commemorate the 16th Anniversary of the April 19, 1995, bombing. Destroyed in the aftermath of the collapse of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, this flag has traveled across […]

MAPS for Kids Renovations Complete at Edwards Elementary;


staff report MAPS for Kids and Oklahoma City Public Schools marked another milestone Friday as students, parents, teachers, community leaders, city, school district officials gather for the completion of renovations, and facility upgrades at Edwards Elementary School located at 1123 NE Grand Boulevard. The $2.5 million project includes a classroom addition and renovation to the […]

Crews Work to Finish Myriad Garden Band Shell Before Festival of the Arts


Crews inside the Myriad Botanical Gardens are working day and night to prepare for the Garden’s April sneak peek during the 2011 Festival of the Arts, April 26-May 1. Visitors will experience the new Grand Lawn and band shell,updated Meinders Garden, the Groves along Hudson, striking west lake renovations and many more dramatic and interactive landscaping […]

Oklahoma City University Students Host Peace Rally and March


By Nathaniel Batchelder Special to The City Sentinel Oklahoma City University students, with students from other local universities, staged a demonstration and march for peace, human rights and social justice on Saturday. The event began at 11 am on OCU’s campus quadrangle, where a public address system and tables of aligned justice groups greeted students […]

Youth to Host Forum on Obesity at YMCA


Special to The City Sentinel More than 100 young people are hoping to get the community talking about childhood obesity through the empowerME Youth Hosted Forum April 16 at the Edward L. Gaylord Downtown YMCA. The town hall-format event will include a panel of kids who will discuss the challenges and solutions to making their […]

Legislature sends Fallin education bills, including end of “trial de novo” for fired teachers

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By Patrick B. McGuigan and Stacy Martin Sentinel Editors   The state Legislature has sent – or soon will send – final versions of measures Republican deem reforms, but which Democrats consider attacks on teachers. Still coming are proposals to fix technical issues in the special needs program passed last year, and a new opportunity […]

Burn Ban In Effect; No Charcoal Grilling, Leaders Say

staff report Firefighters said the smallest spark can start a massive fire.Oklahoma County leaders updated the burn ban and said residents can no longer use charcoal when cooking outdoors.Gas grills with hoods are still permitted.The National Weather Service said a watch has been extended for 13 counties and will remain in effect on Wednesday for […]

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