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Stacy Martin is the editor of the City Sentinel and has three decades of experience in journalism. She previously worked as a business reporter at The Oklahoman.

Flint Group meeting features presentation by RGP Restoration & Construction

By Stacy Martin Managing Editor The Flint Group, a select group of businesses and professionals, meets twice monthly at the Flint restaurant in downtown’s Colcord building, 15 N. Robinson, said organizer Jack Werner, A to Z Inspections CEO. Professional members include those in government contract consulting, roofing, commercial/residential development, property, storm and damage restoration, roofing, […]

Heartland Payment Systems® breaks ground for Edmond sales headquarters

By Stacy Martin Managing Editor Heartland Payment Systems has broken ground for a $3.5 million headquarters that will consolidate its Edmond operations, provide room for new jobs and serve as its new headquarters, said Chief Sales Officer Tony Capucille. Heartland is one of the nation’s largest payment processor and a leading provider of merchant business […]

Analyzing mortgage meltdown part II: bigger and badder than last time. Impacting on-time borrowers plus others denied hardship refinancing

By Stacy Martin, Managing Editor The City Sentinel Over 10,000 mortgage borrowers in Oklahoma County alone are now in the foreclosure pipeline by mortgage servicers accused of ripping off borrowers at the slightest opportunity, Oklahoma County records show. If current trends continue, many more will shortly join them. Isn’t this disturbing trend counterintuitive in a […]

Cornett gives informative, entertaining talk to Realtors

By Stacy Martin Managing Editor Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett didn’t have to work hard to win over his audience of commercial realtors last week. They were well aware of the downtown’s transformation from a moribund destination to a vibrant destination for both natives and visitors. They were also aware of the roles played by […]

A mayoral candidate for a healthier, safer, more inclusive city. Shadid wants to look beyond downtown for improvements

By Stacy Martin Managing Editor City Councilman and Mayoral candidate Dr. Ed Shadid told a midtown group last week he doesn’t want to undo MAPS 3, but he’d like to give the voters a chance to decide whether they’re happy with its current priorities. To that end, Shadid brought with him two petitions – both […]

Tribal Custom Storm Shelters seeks to save lives, one family at a time

By Stacy Martin Managing Editor In the last 15 years, it couldn’t have become more clear that even with state-of-the art weather warning systems and highly trained weather forecasters, killer tornadoes are massacre helpless Oklahomans. It’s certainly clear to storm shelter builder Forrest Lee, who has come up with storm shelter designs he believes address […]

Taft’s delayed opening was because it was unsafe for students and parents. So why were teachers required to work?

By Stacy Martin Managing Editor If Taft Middle School was unfit for students to occupy early this month, why did teachers have to work there during potentially hazardous construction, unbearable heat, plus a day when its attached gymnasium floor was re-coated in toxic lacquer? The City Sentinel asked those questions of numerous people, but the […]

All of downtown is the campus for Downtown OKC Downtown College

By Stacy Martin Managing Editor The OKC Downtown College brings its subjects to life for its students with inter-active experiences outside the classroom, educators say. Students learning Native American Indian History are surrounded by its rich history, culture and artifacts in classes meeting at the Red Earth Museum. The college transports its other students into […]

Mayor Mick Cornett: riding the MAPS wave

  By Stacy Martin Managing Editor   Oklahoma City Mayor Mick strode into a midtown luncheon last week rocking a big grin and a confident stride in a trim suit.   Why shouldn’t he? He’s expertly surfing a mother wave of an economic boom the city hasn’t seen in decades.   He is awash in […]

Director Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained” will unhinge audiences

By Stacy Martin Managing Editor Man’s inhumanity to man. Rarely has a movie so aptly depicted it as does “Django Unchained.” If you see it, prepare to be bitch-slapped with the some of the worst brutality and cruelty that some Americans committed during this period in history. The brilliant film so artfully characterizes the bloody, […]

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