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Archive for: December, 2016

Good News: It’s never too cold for a Paseo First Friday!

Jason Wilson will be featured in Paseo Art Space (3022 Paseo Drive) as part of this month’s First Friday, on January 6. The exhibit of his works will continue through January 28. Photo Provided

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – The Paseo Arts District’s First Friday Gallery Walk for January will take place on Friday, Jan. 6, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Featured this month in the Paseo Art Space (3022 Paseo) through January 28, Jason Wilson’s “Perceptual Art Going Big.” Perceptual Art asks its audience to visually or […]

OKC 2017 MLK Holiday Celebration events planned

The 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday celebration, themed, “A Time for Change Is Now.” will take place Monday, January 16 in downtown Oklahoma City.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Oklahoma City’s 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Celebration, themed, “A Time for Change Is Now.” will take place on Monday, January 16, the national holiday bearing King’s name. The public is invited to attend. Organized by the Oklahoma City Martin Luther King Holiday Coalition, the daylong event is […]

Book Review: ‘Dust Bowl Girls’ by Lydia Reeder is a classic of sports literature

In the early 1930s, at the height of the Great Depression, the Oklahoma Presbyterian College Cardinals won back-to-back national titles in women’s basketball. Six key players on the championship squad – the first team from Oklahoma and the first-ever college team from the Sooner State to win the national title in basketball – are shown in this photograph. From left, Doll Harris, La Homa Lassiter, Irene Williams, Vera Dunford, Lucille Thurman and Carol Worley. This photo graces of the cover of Lydia Reeder’s new book, “Dust Bowl Girls.” No longer in operation, Oklahoma Presbyterian was based in Durant, Oklahoma. 
From Lydia Reeder’s online promotional materials for the book, scheduled for late January publication.

Patrick B. McGuigan, editor In ‘Dust Bowl Girls,’ Lydia Reeder tells the heroic true story of Sam Babb (whose leg was severed as result of a brutal attack by his father during boyhood days) and the women he coached. Babb diverted from early plans to enter Christian ministry to become a life-long advocate of competitive […]

Board of Equalization projects $6 billion in tax revenue for legislative appropriation, conservative voices say TSET money could help close $863 million gap

Governor Mary Fallin speaks to reporters after the December 21 meeting of the state Board of Equalization. Officials anticipate the Legislature will have around $6 billion to spend next fiscal year, but that is $863 million below projected spending. To her right is Preston Doerflinger, head of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES). Photo by Patrick B. McGuigan

Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – The state Board of Equalization (BOE) met at the State Capitol on Wednesday,  December 21. The body approved a project of $6 billion in state government revenue available for legislative appropriation in the fiscal year that begins July 1. A combination of lower-than-projected tax revenues and recurring expenses […]

Drone-orah makes its debut at Oklahoma City’s annual Bricktown Menorah lighting

The world’s first-ever Drone-borne Menorah – dubbed the “Drone-orah” was the star of the 2016 Bricktown Menorah lighting ceremony on December 26, 2016. The annual event, hosted by the Chabad Community Center for Jewish Life and Learning, was held at Mickey Mantle Plaza, adjacent to the Bricktown Ballpark in downtown Oklahoma City. Photos by Patrick B. McGuigan

  Compiled by Patrick B. McGuigan Oklahoma City has been home to several notable firsts in American (and world) history. The shopping cart was invented in the Sooner State, as was the parking meter. Now comes something really different. Look, up in the sky – not a bird or a plane, but “Drone-orah!” On the […]

Letter to the Editor: Family Business Coalition supports Oklahoma wind tax credit

Palmer Schoening

To The Editor: The Family Business Coalition recently conducted a poll of Oklahoma voters, asking what they believed are the biggest issues facing the state. 

Overwhelmingly the poll shows that not only do Oklahomans want more state investment in wind power, but also that they believe eliminating the state wind tax credit is a poor […]

Capitol Report for December 24: For state budget-writers, a lump of coal – and let Intelligence Committees investigate election hacks

News9's Alex Cameron (left) and Patrick B. McGuigan, editor of CapitolBeatOK and The City Sentinel on the weekly show, Capitol Report.  Photo provided.

Just in time for Christmas, Oklahoma economic conditions put a lump of coal in the government revenue stocking. The Board of Equalization (BOE) certified a cumulative $863 million difference (on the negative side) between spending and projected tax revenues. In this week’s edition of Capitol Report for News9, journalist Patrick B. McGuigan explained a chunk […]

Jason Nelson takes Senior Advisor position with Oklahoma’s E Foundation

Jason Nelson

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – The E Foundation for Oklahoma today announced that former state representative Jason Nelson has joined the organization as Senior Advisor. Lieutenant Governor Todd Lamb, chairman and founder of the E Foundation, said Nelson’s leadership experience and background in public policy are important assets for the foundation. “The E Foundation has […]

House Democratic leaders ask incoming Republican Speaker of the House Charles McCall answer questions about sexual harassment settlement

From left, Democratic state Reps. George Young of Oklahoma City, Scott Inman of Del City and David Perryman of Chickasha. The trio addressed reporters at a Capitol press conference on December 23, concerning use of House resources to settle a sexual harassment claim against a Republican House member. Photo by Patrick B. McGuigan

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma House Democratic Leader Scott Inman today (Friday, December 23) delivered a three-page letter to Republican House Speaker-elect Charles McCall that includes 21 questions demanding details about the payment of $45,000 to settle a sexual harassment case against state Rep. Dan Kirby, R-Tulsa. Inman, a Del City Democrat, asked […]

Oklahoma City University garners three National Opera honors

Tevyn Hill performs in OCU’s Oklahoma Opera and Music Theater Company’s November 2015 award winning production of “Don Pasquale”. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The National Opera Association (NOA) has honored all three operas from Oklahoma City University’s 2015-16 season with awards in its annual production competition. OCU’s production of “Jackie O” garnered first place in Division I for the Bass School of Music’s March 2016 production. David Herendeen, head of the OCU-based Oklahoma […]

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