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In Oklahoma State Senate District 45, For Steven Vincent

Steven Vincent, candidate for OK State Senate District 45.  Photo provided.

  The City Sentinel Endorsement In the Oklahoma state Senate District 45 special general election scheduled for Nov. 14, voters are encouraged to support Steven Vincent. He is a good fit for this district, which spreads across multiple jurisdictions in the southwest/south sections of the Sooner State’s capital city. Vincent is a man of character […]

Holt builds strong mayoral momentum, Maughan withdraws

State Sen. David Holt of Oklahoma City garnered the endorsement of the city laborers’ union in mid-October, sustaining his strong momentum toward election as mayor of Oklahoma City in February.
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Staff Report David Holt continues to build strong momentum in his race for mayor of Oklahoma City The Laborers International Union of North America, Local 107, is the latest major endorsement for Holt, a Republican. Holt said he was proud to have the support of “the men and women who build Oklahoma City.”  Local 107 […]

Fallin applauds after Senate passes measure to address ‘our $215 million budget hole,’ calls on House to follow

Governor Fallin on Monday signed legislation to provide $23 million for the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. Photo Provided.

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin on Monday (November 6) issued the following statement after the state Senate in a bipartisan vote, 37-5, passed House Bill 1035X: “I want to applaud the Republican and Democratic members of the state Senate for passing this measure. We have been in special session six weeks now. […]

COMMENTARY: Patchak’s progeny should be No Dice, No Roulette, and No More Special Deals for Big Tribes


Patrick B. McGuigan, Editor and Publisher   OKLAHOMA CITY – To repeat with fresh nuances themes first raised in this space in 2012  and offered anew when the Legislature’s special session began in September, times may be a-changin’ in Indian Country. Or, maybe not, for here is the context: Oklahoma faces a budget crunch. That […]

Meet adorable alpacas up close at Shawnee’s Holiday Blast Off


By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter SHAWNEE, OK – Alpacas of Oklahoma will host the largest Alpaca Owners Association (AOA) halter and fleece competition in the southwest region on November 11 and 12. The annual Oklahoma Alpaca Holiday Blast Off, themed “Alpacas and Sustainable Agriculture” will draw hundreds of alpacas from across the country to […]

Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble’s ‘Masterworks for Three’ set for St. Paul’s on November 7

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Staff Report On Tuesday, November 7, Oklahoma City’s Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble will present its second concert of the 2017-18 season, “Masterworks for Three,” featuring chamber works by eighteenth- and nineteenth-century composers, all of whom wrote extensively in the genre. The Ensemble will present trios by Mozart, Mendelssohn and Brahms. The Mendelssohn trio is one of […]

Capitol Report for November 4: Temporary Budget Fix … maybe … the ‘Dossier’ financed by Clinton … and the Manafort indictments

News9 Alex Cameron (left0 and Patrick B. McGuigan, CapitolBeatOK editor, give the Capitol Report.  Photo provide.

In this latest Capitol Report segment – broadcast weekly on News9 the CBS affiliate in Oklahoma City – journalist Patrick B. McGuigan looked at the temporary budget fix. The Legislature seems likely to advance over $100 million in spending from reserve funds of various sorts and perhaps some hikes in oil and gas taxes, “at […]

Intersection Conference to discuss link between animal and human abuse


By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Tuesday, November 7, professionals from across Oklahoma will participate in a day-long discussion about the link between animal abuse and the cycle of family and societal violence.  The event will take place at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, in Oklahoma City. Check in begins […]

OKCU presents Stephen Sondheim’s ‘Company’ at the Burg Theatre on Nov. 3

Oklahoma City University’s Bass School of Music will premiere “Company” by Stephen Sondheim on Friday, November 3. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City University’s Bass School of Music will premiere the award-winning dark musical comedy “Company” by Stephen Sondheim on Friday, November 3 in the Burg Theatre, 2501 N. Blackwelder on the OKCU campus. Additional performances will be held at 8 p.m. on Saturday, with a 3 […]

Around the City: Conference of Churches plans gala, local sales taxes surge, Mayor Mick raises money for governor’s race

From left: Dr. William Tabbernee, Rabbi Vered Harris and Dr. Robert Henry will be honored on No.v 7 at the Oklahoma Conference of Churches Annual Dinner.  Photo provided.

Staff Report   There is never a lack of news in Oklahoma City. That is certainly the case in fall 2017, as the weather turns cool. An always edifying event is on tap from a local ecumenical group, local tax collections are positive, city operations are moving a new site, Mayor Mick is raising money […]

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