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Oklahoma’s Gross Receipts show growth for 23rd straight month, McDaniel reports

State Treasurer Randy McDaniel. Photo provided.

Staff Report Oklahoma City – In spite of lower oil and gas prices, Gross Receipts to the Treasury have reflected growth in the Oklahoma economy for 23 consecutive months, State Treasurer Randy McDaniel announced last week. February receipts of $971.5 million are 10.7 percent higher than collections from the same month of last year. “Oklahoma’s […]

2019 Oklahoma Medal for Excellence winners announced


By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence has announced the winners of its 2019 Oklahoma Medal for Excellence awards honoring five outstanding educators in Oklahoma’s public schools. The awards will be presented at the 33rd annual Academic Awards Banquet on May 18 at the Renaissance Tulsa Convention […]

Oklahoma Senate consider ‘pay-for-success’ permission for criminal justice and other areas of public benefit

Senators Roger Thompson (left) and Wayne Shaw.  Photos provided.

Staff Report   OKLAHOMA CITY – The Senate Appropriations Committee last week approved a bill by Senators Roger Thompson and Wayne Shaw that would permit state agencies to enter into pay-for-success contracts with private entities if there is a public benefit to the state. Senate Bill 210, which cleared the panel on February 20, sets […]

Mustang Public Library Chocolate Festival offers flavors for every sweet tooth

Kids and adults alike will find something for their sweet tooth at this year’s Mustang Public Library Chocolate Festival on March 8.  Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A wide variety of flavors including chocolate brownies flavored with jalapenos and chocolate dipped bacon will be among the array of treats offered on Friday, March 8 at the 13th annual Friends of the Mustang Public Library Chocolate Festival. The event will be held from […]

OKC Animal Welfare offers ‘Furever Love’ dog adoptions through Feb. 16

OKC Animal Welfare asks metro residents to show shelter pets some Valentine’s Day love during the half-price Furever Love adoption special through Feb. 16. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – In the Valentine’s Day spirit, OKC Animal Welfare will continue its half-price ‘Furever Love’ dog adoptions today through Saturday, Feb. 16.  From noon to 5:30 p.m. each day, all adoptable dogs and puppies will cost only $30 during the Valentine’s special. All adoptable animals at […]

To set the record straight

February 7, 2019 To set the record straight: The City Sentinel website, on Monday, January 28, 2019, posted a letter I submitted. The letter was adapted from a January 26 post of mine in response to comments by a syndicated columnist.  In the first paragraph, I quoted Bill Moyers as a premise for my remarks. […]

In memory yet green: Ronald Reagan at 109

During President Ronald Reagan’s second term as president, a young journalist gave the chief executive a copy of his new book. White House Photo.

Patrick B. McGuigan   In memory yet green, my mind lingers on the time I had a couple of minutes of one-on-one “face time” with Ronald Reagan. I had interviewed President Reagan in the Oval Office with a group of journalists. When we finished our half-hour, I seized the opportunity to give him a copy […]

In Ward 5, Re-elect David Greenwell


The City Sentinel Endorsement David Greenwell has always lived in South Oklahoma City. After graduating from Capitol Hill High School, he earned bachelor and MBS degrees. He is a certified public accountant, hinting at his instinctive tendency to watch out for taxpayers’ money. Greenwell is asking for a third term as Ward 5’s City Council […]

In Oklahoma City’s Ward 2 race: For Suzanne Broadbent

Suzanne Broadbent has announced her candidacy for the Ward 2 seat on the Oklahoma City Council. Photo Provided.

The City Sentinel Endorsement Suzanne Broadbent’s interest in serving on the Oklahoma City Council flows naturally from her work as a lawyer and a neighborhood advocate. Ward 2 has an essential existing role in the vibrancy, dynamism and diversity of a great city with the opportunity become better. The role of Ward 2 will expand […]

In Ward 6 Oklahoma City Council race: Elect Nathaniel Harding

Nathanial Harding.  Photo provided.

The City Sentinel Endorsement After years working on the MAPS3 advisory board and becoming knowledgeable on issues (including streetcars), Nathaniel Harding is seeking the Ward 6 City Council seat in the election slated for February 12. Education is the top issue he hears about while door-knocking: “We have to look at how our city can […]

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