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Bartlesville Acquires Parking Enforcement Vehicle

Nov 09, 2017

Have you seen the City of Bartlesville's new parking enforcement vehicle?  Officials say the 2017 Daihatsu Hi-Jet Deck Van began patrolling downtown streets this week.  The new van was purchased earlier this year using money from a 2017 Fiscal Year Capital Improvement fund approved ... read more »

New ASAP Station Coming to Bartlesville

Nov 09, 2017

You may have noticed that the Phillips 66 gas station on the corner of Highway 123 and Frank Phillips Boulevard was demolished last week.  The former station was demolished to make way for a Fast Lane Convenience Store and gas station  to be built on the site.   According t ... read more »

Budget Bill Fails to Pass in State House

Nov 09, 2017

A plan to hike taxes on tobacco, alcohol, fuel and energy production in order to plug a hole in Oklahoma's budget and to stabilize state spending has fallen five votes short in the House amid bipartisan opposition. The full House voted 71-27 on Wednesday for the bill. A total of 76 votes ... read more »

Bridenstine's Nomination Passes Senate Committee

Nov 09, 2017

A Senate panel has narrowly backed President Donald Trump's nominee to serve as the next NASA chief. Republicans on the Commerce, Science and Transportation used their majority to overcome objections from Democrats to advance the selection of GOP Rep. Jim Bridenstine. The vote was 14-13. ... read more »

Spirit Church Pastor To Run Marathon

Nov 08, 2017

Darryl Wootton is a Pastor at Spirit Church, and in 2014, he and the church were growing, and decided that the church would need a new facility.  Wootton asked the congregation to go “All In” and he and his wife, informed church members that they would commit to live by 100% fait ... read more »

Madison Choral Director To Win Award

Nov 08, 2017

Alex Rivera, Choral Director of Madison Middle School, will receive the Oklahoma Music Educators Association Outstanding Young Music Educator award in January. Outstanding Young Music Educators must have completed no more than five years of teaching, are members of NAfME/OkMEA, and demonstrat ... read more »

Pawhuska Council Re-Establish Historic District Commission

Nov 08, 2017

The Pawhuska City Council welcomed their new interim City Manager Larry Eulert at their November meeting on Tuesday night, Eulert will serve as City Manager for at least 60 days or until a permanent fill for the position has been hired. Two action items were tabled at the meeting one of which was ... read more »

Brian Bingman Announces Corporation Commission Run

Nov 08, 2017

Longtime energy industry executive and former Republican Oklahoma Senate leader Brian Bingman says he plans to run for a seat on the Oklahoma Corporation Commission.   The Republican from Sapulpa said Tuesday he would seek the post currently held by longtime Republican commissioner B ... read more »

Oklahoma House Closer to a Budget Vote

Nov 08, 2017

A key Oklahoma House budget panel has passed a broad range of tax increases to shore up a hole in the budget, sending a signal that House leaders could be willing to give the package a vote on the floor this week. The House budget committee on Tuesday voted 19-6 for the same package of taxes ... read more »

Buchanan Asks Nowata Voters to Say No

Nov 08, 2017

District Attorney Kevin Buchanan continues to urge Nowata County voters to say no to the tax proposal on the ballot on Tuesday.  Buchannan says the proposal put forward by the Board of County Commissioners fails to fund the sheriff's office.  For more than a decade, counties like No ... read more »

City Council Hold Public Hearing On Retirement Community

Nov 07, 2017

Many voices were heard at Monday night’s Bartlesville City Council meeting. The second required public hearing for TIF district No.12 or what is commonly referred to as the Wellington Hillcrest Retirement Community. Frank Rees the project’s lead developer appeared to have smoothed ... read more »

Cowboy Cadillac Drawing This Weekend

Nov 07, 2017

The Oklahoma Lions’ fund-raising project, Cowboy Cadillac, is back to help support Lions State Projects including the Oklahoma Lions Eye Bank and the Oklahoma Lions Boys Ranch “Meadows of Hope.” This year's Grand Prize Sponsor is Patriot GMC Hyundai at 2001 SE Washingto ... read more »

Deer Causing Vehicular Accidents

Nov 07, 2017

Fewer daylight hours and cooler weather signal white-tailed deer to enter breeding season, commonly called “the rut.” Over several weeks from late October into December, deer movement increases as bucks are chasing does with just one thing on their minds. In 2016, there were 424 ... read more »

Fallin Signs House Bill 1081X

Nov 07, 2017

Governor Mary Fallin has signed House Bill 1081X, which appropriates $23.3 million to the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. The measure, which passed overwhelmingly in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, takes the money from the state’s Constit ... read more »

Dewey City Council

Nov 06, 2017

The Dewey City Council met on Monday evening at City Hall where their first big decision was to approve a change in zoning for two lots of land from single family residential, to multi-family residential. These lots were going to be used to build quad-plex living spaces. The council scheduled ... read more »