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Archive for: August, 2016

EMBARK adds new bikes and stations to Spokies program

Upgrades have been added to the Spokies bike fleet such as new, easier to adjust bike seats; front and rear hand brakes; splash guards; and the 3-speeds to make navigating hills easier. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Oklahoma City’s public transit system, EMBARK, recently implemented major upgrades to the Spokies bike share system.   Fifty new Trek bikes have been added to the fleet, which is now part of the national BCycle network. In a joint effort, the Central Oklahoma Transportation & Parking Authority (COTPA), the […]

Mexican Independence Day Festival set to kick off Hispanic Heritage Month in OKC

Scissortail Community Development Corporation, in partnership with the Mexican Consulate in Little Rock, Arkansas, will host this year’s Mexican Independence Day celebration on Sunday September 18 in Oklahoma City.  Photo by Manuel Lozano

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Scissortail Community Development Corporation, in partnership with the Mexican Consulate in Little Rock, Arkansas, will host this year’s La Independencia de México 2016 celebration, the largest Hispanic event in Oklahoma. This free, family-oriented event celebrating Mexico’s Independence Day will take place on Sunday, September 18, from 1 to 9 […]

‘Ben-Hur’ 2016 – A strong story, believable characters, bold action – and that thrilling chariot race

Ben Hur 2016 poster

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor The new adaptaton of “Ben-Hur” delivers strong and entirely believable characters in a tale set across the first three decades in the First Century of the current era. A great cast delivers stellar portrayals under the director of Timur Bekmambetov, whose previous work has not been nearly as accomplished as […]

Near the Labor Department Mark Costello led, a blessed Redbud tree is planted in his honor

Employees at the Oklahoma Department of Labor plant a tree in memory of the late Commissioner Mark Costello. All pictures by Patrick B. McGuigan

by Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Department of Labor on Tuesday (August 23) honored the memory of the late Mark Costello, who served 2011-15 as Commissioner of Labor. Employees of the government agency coordinated efforts to plant — at the agency’s headquarters several blocks northwest of the state Capitol – a Redbud […]

Capitol Report for Saturday, August 20: Runoff endorsements listed, voting encouraged, remembering Solzhenitsyn

News9 reporter Alex Cameron (left) and CapitolBeakOK / City Sentinel editor Pat McGuigan

In this week’s Capitol Report on News9, the CBS affiliate in Oklahoma City, Patrick B. McGuigan presented the August 23 runoff election endorsements for The City Sentinel newspaper of which he is publisher. In Republican runoff races for party nomination, endorsements went to Carolynn Caudill for Oklahoma County Clerk, Linda Amick Dodson for Oklahoma County […]

James Lankford helps to lead national drive affirming ‘In God We Trust’ as the national motto

US Senator James Lankford and State Rep. Sally Kern.  Photos provided.

by Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – The Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation, based in the nation’s capital, contends there is widespread misunderstanding and confusion about the central place of belief in Almighty God to maintain the strength and durability of the American political, social and economic systems. U.S. Sen. James Lankford, R-Oklahoma City, has been […]

Advocates of initiative measures for process reform and medical marijuana may fall short

Oklahoma State Capitol.  File Photo

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Advocates for two initiatives – one seeking to change state law to reduce the number of valid signatures needed for ballot status, the other touching on legalization of medical marijuana – appear to have fallen short in their signature-gathering efforts, although the final word on one of the measures is […]



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