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Archive for: March, 2018

Oklahoma to become first state to pursue Inert Gas Inhalation execution protocol

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter (at podium) and Department of Corrections Director Joe Allbaugh (right) announced this week during a press conference that the new method of execution in Oklahoma would be nitrogen hypoxia.  Photo by Darla Shelden

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (March 15, 2018). Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter and Department of Corrections Director Joe Allbaugh announced on Wednesday during a press conference at the State Capitol that the next method of execution in Oklahoma would be nitrogen hypoxia. “After many hours of research, deliberation and conversations with […]

Heather Coyle announces candidacy for Oklahoma County District Judge

Oklahoma County Assistant District Attorney Heather Coyle is running for District Judge, 7th Judicial District. The Oklahoma primary election will take place on June 26.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (March 15, 2018) – Oklahoma City attorneys Mack Martin and John Coyle will host a reception and fundraiser for Heather Coyle this evening, Thursday, March 15. Heather is running for Oklahoma County District Judge, 7th Judicial District, Office No. 8.  Martin is her campaign chair. The event will be held at […]

‘Montage of Sound’ on March 20 from Oklahoma City’s Brightmusic

The City Sentinel's eighth top story honors the resilience of the local arts and community.  Photo provided.

Staff Report   On Tuesday, March 20, Oklahoma City’s Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble will present the fourth concert of its 2017-18 season, “Montage of Sound.”  An ensemble of winds, accompanied by viola and piano, will present a collection of significant but rarely-heard shorter chamber pieces by an eclectic mix of 19th- and 20th-century European composers. The […]

COMMENTARY: Families, Communities and the Economy Depend on Dreamers

Brenda Hernandez serves as the Co-Founder and for Community Relations at Tango PR.   Twitter photo

By Brenda Hernandez March 5 was the day the Department of Homeland Security Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was to end. With no solution being presented, our nation’s Dreamers are still awaiting an answer. President Donald Trump has repeatedly asked federal lawmakers to pass a bill that would give the country’s 1.8 million […]

Oklahoma City February sales tax summary shows 6.4 percent boost over last year

Oklahoma City skyline.  Youtube Photo

Staff Report The February sales tax report shows General Fund collections in Oklahoma City were up 6.4 percent compared to the same month last year, below the amended monthly projection by 2.9 percent. The February report includes collections for the last half of December and estimated collections in the first half of January, which total […]

Students to lead March for Our Lives events in Oklahoma City and Tulsa


By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – At 11 a.m. On Saturday, March 24, at 11 a.m. students from across Oklahoma and their supporters will gather for the March for Our Lives Oklahoma City event. The march will begin at the Oklahoma County Election Board 4201 N. Lincoln Boulevard and proceed south […]

COMMENTARY – Boom, Bust, Recovery, and punishing success: Punitive steps toward Oklahoma oil and gas are unwise

Oil rigs stand under the prairie sky. File Photo

by Patrick B. McGuigan, Publisher OKLAHOMA CITY – The drive to raise gross production taxes levied on Oklahoma’s oil and gas industry to 7 percent, in baffling retaliation against the recent success flowing from increased efficiency in extraction, continues. For many, the success of the industry dictates the necessity to punish it. But such punishment […]

HIV/AIDS Advocacy Day includes activism and rally with author Paige Rawl

The Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund will host a breakfast rally at the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame Event Center on March 20 with Paige Rawl, who was born HIV positive.   Paige Rawl Twitter photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – As part of HIV/AIDS Advocacy Day, the Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund invites the public to join HIV activists from across the state to a breakfast rally with author Paige Rawl, who was born HIV positive. The event will take place on Tuesday, March 20 at 8:30 a.m. […]

St. Patrick’s Day Parade returns – this year in historic Stockyards City

Continuous downtown construction and street disruptions kept the St. Patrick's Day parade out of downtown Oklahoma City in recents. Crowds like this will gather this year in Oklahoma City's historic Stockyards City, for a worthy celebration of the patron Saint of Ireland. The City Sentinel file photo.

Staff Report After a hiatus, a long-standing Oklahoma City tradition is returning – this time in an historic new location. Round up the herd and strike up the band, because the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Historic Stockyards kicks off Saturday, March 17 at 10 a.m. Presented by Stockyards City Main Street, Inc. and the […]

For one last time, three dudes return to “Greater Tuna” with CityRep – Jordan, Reed and Emerson share their joy

Greater Tuna is back by popular demand! If you haven't checked out this side splitting comedy performed by Donald Jordan and Jonathan Beck Reed .. Photo provided.

by Patrick B. McGuigan Editor’s Note: This is expanded, to include our exchange with director Steve Emerson, from an article in the March 2018 print edition of The City Sentinel. Don Jordan, founding director of The Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre (CityRep) knows – and I know – that he has a sure-fire hit on hand […]

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