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CAIR-OK 11th Annual Awards Banquet “Advancing Justice, Challenging Hate” set for April 1

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Council of Islamic Relations (CAIR) Oklahoma Chapter will host its 11th Awards Banquet on Saturday, April 1, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Embassy Suites, 741 N Phillips Avenue, in downtown Oklahoma City. 

Registration for the event will begin at 5 p.m. with the dinner and program […]

Rebecca Budd means business, and education, and clarity

Rebecca Budd.  Photo provided.

By Patrick B. McGuigan, Editor and Publisher OKLAHOMA CITY – When it comes to local public schools and citizen support, the glass is half-full, or half-empty, depending on how you look at it. District 2 School Board candidate Rebecca Budd reflected that, often, in a recent letter to voters, “So many people care about public […]

‘Killing Richard Glossip’ world premiere to be held in Oklahoma City

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By Patrick B. McGuigan A private screening of the first episode in Discovery ID’s documentary “Killing Richard Glossip” is slated for Wednesday, April 5 at the Paramount Cinema in Oklahoma City, The City Sentinel has learned. The “by invitation only” event for what is deemed a “real-time” presentation will feature a panel discussion and question and answer […]

OPINION: A modest proposal, from one ‘loyal and true’ — Why not raise the roof? Or the ceiling?

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Patrick B. McGuigan, The City Sentinel editor and publisher OKLAHOMA CITY – May it please the court of public opinion, and more importantly OSU Athletic Director Mike Holder. Herewith my credentials, in condensed resume form: Patrick B. McGuigan, Bishop John Carroll school, class of 1968, boys basketball, baseball and football player. Bishop McGuinness Class of […]

COMMENTARY: No to the Magic Christian: The front-runner for Oklahoma County Sheriff is the worst choice. Both Taylor and Macy are better

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Patrick B. McGuigan, publisher and editor OKLAHOMA CITY – In the Republican primary, two well-qualified men have stepped up, seeking to take the place of former Sheriff John Whetsel, who resigned a few weeks ago. R. Brett Macy has never run for office, but a case can be made that new blood is what’s needed […]

‘Furry person’ Wrinkles the pug needs your help (really money!)

Wrinkles, a blind and diabetic pug rescued by Homeward Bound Pug Rescue and Adoption of Oklahoma, is seen after emergency gallbladder surgery was performed at Neel Veterinary Hospital. Photo by Darla Shelden

Contribute to Homeward Bound Pug Rescue of Oklahoma’s “gofundme” page! Patrick B. McGuigan March 5, 2017, UPDATED: March 23, 2017 Wrinkles surgery and Go Fund Me Page www.gofundme.com/wrinkles-needs-u-s Oklahoma City – I have written previously about the life and death of Ivy Jane Shelden, the lovely black pug who was companion, for more than a […]

Adventure Week in the Gardens set for Spring Break 

On Touch-A-Truck Tuesday children participating in Adventure Week at the Myriad Gardens, March 13-17, are invited to touch a truck and talk to the drivers. Photos by Carl Shortt Jr.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Myriad Botanical Gardens has a week of fun-filled Spring Break activities for kids planned from Monday through Friday, March 13-17. Adventure Week at the Gardens will feature activities and workshops under the Pavilion, on the Pavilion lawn and inside the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory. From bugs and dancing, […]

Dr. Ed Shadid to ponder mayor’s race?

Ed Shadid is considering running again for Oklahoma City Mayor. Phot by Mary E. Sine.

Commissioner Maughan, Council Member Stonecipher also consider running for mayor. Patrick B. McGuigan, editor State Sen. David Holt, R-Oklahoma City, announced his candidacy for mayor this week. He is the likely front-runner in the race to succeed incumbent Mayor Mike Cornett, who announced last week he would not seek reelection (see our separate story focused […]

Calling for ‘One OKC,’ David Holt enters race to replace Mayor Cornett

State Sen. David Holt, R-Oklahoma City, has announced he intends to run for mayor of Oklahoma City in 2018.
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Patrick B. McGuigan, editor State Senator David Holt officially entered the race for mayor of Oklahoma City on Monday, February 27. Holt has worked closely with Mayor Mick Cornett, who is not seeking reelection next year. A rising star in Oklahoma politics, Holt has a proven ability to raise money and a depth of experience […]

OKC Zoo breaks ground on Sanctuary Asia – a haven for endangered animals

The OKC Zoo recently broke ground on Sanctuary Asia, its latest expansion project.  Pictured from left are: Dave Timberlake, of Timberlake Construction; Ace Torre, Torre Design Consortium; Dwight Lawson, Zoo executive director/CEO; Mayor Mick Cornett; and Cindy Batt. Oklahoma City Zoo Trust chairperson. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Oklahoma City Zoo recently broke ground on Sanctuary Asia, its latest expansion project. The $22 million endeavor is Phase II of the Zoo’s master plan from 2010. 

The new Sanctuary will create a multipurpose environment, where endangered animals from the Asian continent can thrive while receiving world-class zoological animal care. […]

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