Doing good in southwest Oklahoma City
December 31, 2011
What’s happening in Riverpark is pretty special.
Good things are happening in the southwest Oklahoma City neighborhood, and I just found out about their newest project. Volunteers delivered more than 50 holiday care packages to seniors in their community.
I’ve written a lot about Riverpark, mostly because I... Read More
How Russell Got His Groove Back
December 30, 2011
Last night reminded me of why I love Oklahoma City and why I love the Thunder.
The game itself was spectacular. A couple of friends gave us their tickets because they were lucky enough to score some second-row seats, where there was a real possibility that James Harden might smash into them. We were in Loud City... Read More
The Oklahoma City bank robber who will be caught
December 29, 2011
This guy is so busted. Most bank surveillance photos are all blurry or pixilated, but not these.
The robbery was this afternoon at the Bank of Oklahoma at 4324 SE 44. If you know something, call the FBI at 290-7770.
The Skydance Bridge
December 28, 2011
I love the Skydance Bridge. I love, love, love it. I think it’s beautiful and so unique. It will be such a cool feature for drivers passing through along Interstate 40 to see. (Let’s be clear, though: There’s absolutely no way I’d walk across. I’m really scared of heights. I’ll just admire it from the... Read More
Oh, Perk – how I’ve missed you
December 21, 2011
Kendrick Perkins did two things last night that made me smile during the Thunder’s win over the Dallas Mavericks.
2. Get a technical foul within the first 0.3 seconds of the game.
Oh, Perk. How I’ve missed you and the rest of the Thunder crew, who happen to be a little nicer but just as awesome.
The Christmas letter from Medford
December 20, 2011
My Christmas column runs tomorrow, and it is about a letter that a Colorado woman discovered in a tin box she bought at a garage sale. The letter was written in 1930 from a woman living in Medford to her extended family back home in Colorado. Here are some photos that Alyse Urice shared with me of the... Read More
#OccupyOKC = Expensive OKC
December 15, 2011
The Occupy OKC folks have left Kerr Park after accomplishing all kinds of measurable, finite goals. Their frustrations were clearly laid as, as evidence by this photo one of our photographers took. OK, we’re not really sure what their goals were, so there wasn’t really a way to track if they were successful.... Read More
Overheard: Seminole County Jail
December 13, 2011
Hands, fists and feet, that’s about it. And there were only two of them in there, so it’s not like one of them could’ve gotten monkey stomped.
- Seminole County Undersheriff Todd Hignite talking about a fight between a jail inmate and Kevin Sweat, the 25-year-old accused of killing two Weleetka girls.
Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office on TLC this Thursday night
December 06, 2011
Drunk people of Norman: look out! You might be on national television this week. Here’s a press release from the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office:
Sheriff Joe Lester’s efforts to crackdown on those driving under the influence will be recognized on national television Thursday night.
The Cleveland County... Read More
A different view of the holidays from Eagle Ridge
December 03, 2011
We have our visions of how the holidays will go, but Hiawatha Bouldin, a preventionist at Eagle Ridge Institute, shared this with me. Sometimes the holidays don’t turn out like we hope.
From Norman Rockwell to Currier & Ives, you may remember the many holiday photographs, pictures and more memorable store... Read More