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  • NewsOK's next Instameet is set for July 27

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    Let’s meet again. The Oklahoman‘s director of photography Doug Hoke will join other staff members at the Devon Boathouse on July 27 for an Instameet with the growing Instagram community. We’ve done this before. We met in the Paseo District last October, sparking web editor Tiffany Gibson to file this report on this blog: Through […]

  • Oklahoma termites: 5 things I learned while dealing with them

    Richard Hall | Updated: Mon, Jul 7, 2014

    “It’s not a matter of if, but when.” That’s what Edwin Conant, owner/operator of Get’em Pest Control, told me about Oklahoma termites as he was digging a trench around my Norman home so he could apply a treatment to the soil. See, a few days before Conant came out to my property, I noticed a […]

  • Parade Magazine now available to Print Replica subscribers

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Wed, Jun 25, 2014

    Parade Magazine appears in The Oklahoman every week. It’s packaged nicely in the Sunday paper that — if you’re like me — you bring in from the driveway Sunday mornings. In this space, I don’t usually describe retrieving the newspaper from the driveway. I usually write about how The Oklahoman or NewsOK is connecting with […]

  • Join us for another OKC Instameet

    Tiffany Gibson | Updated: Mon, Jun 30, 2014

    Hey Oklahoma photographers! Whether you’re a hobbyist or a pro, we’d like to invite you to come out and shoot photos with us at our next Instameet on Sunday, July 27. We’ll meet at the Devon Boathouse at 4 p.m. and spend the next two hours exploring the Boathouse District and testing out equipment from […]

  • Get your photos and videos on NewsOK Now!

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Wed, Jun 25, 2014

    If you have something to share with Oklahomans around the world, use NewsOK Now. It’s new and it’s an app in the iTunes store that allows users to snap a photo or take a quick video clip and upload it to our editors. If the photo is published on NewsOK.com, we’ll send you a message […]

  • OMG: President Obama did something horrible yesterday

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Jun 24, 2014

    Love him or hate him, we can all agree President Barack Obama broke a serious, serious rule, as captured in this photograph: Pres Obama orders his burrito bowl at a Chipotle today before lunch w participants in the working families summit. pic.twitter.com/eVXgeYlYDe — petesouza (@petesouza) June 24, 2014 Do you see? DO YOU SEE?! Obama […]

  • GUNS AND SELF-DEFENSE: Map shows where guns have been used in defense of self, property

    Richard Hall | Published: Mon, Jun 23, 2014

    There’s this website called Guns Save Lives that posts news from the firearms world, whether it’s general information about firearms and ammunition, or stories about firearms being used in self-defense. The latter bit of that is what I’m posting about today: Guns Save Lives has been constantly updating a Google Map with incidents involving a […]

  • You choose Tuesday: your vote and how to follow the results on The Oklahoman and NewsOK

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Fri, Jun 20, 2014

    Tuesday is a big night for Oklahoma. And that means it’s a big night for NewsOK.com and The Oklahoman. Oklahoma voters will make important decisions about new leadership in open positions in Washington, D.C., at the state Capitol and in many other key positions throughout the state. NewsOK will have live coverage on Tuesday night. […]

  • What this guy's little sister did will melt your heart

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, Jun 20, 2014

    (And how ’bout that headline, yeah?!)

  • GAME OF THRONES: Watch all 169 deaths in season four

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, Jun 20, 2014

    There’s nothing to say, really. Just watch this video, and remember: Spoiler alert!

  • Win VIP tickets to OKCFEST

    Tiffany Gibson | Updated: Mon, Jun 16, 2014

    If you’ve been excited for OKCFEST ever since it was first announced in April, you’re probably planning on attending. So, why not upgrade to VIP tickets? We’re giving away four VIP tickets to the June 46-29 Oklahoma City music festival, which will boast main stage headliners such as Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley, Merle Haggard and […]

  • NewsOK Mobile has a new look

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Fri, Jun 13, 2014

    We don’t like to use the word ‘redesign.’ It has a negative connotation to us at the OPUBCO offices. It sounds like a huge project. Long hours. Sleepless nights. Major overhaul. It’s usually very complicated, time-consuming and costly. So when we said we wanted to improve the already high-quality NewsOK Mobile website, we made sure […]

  • WATCH: The best anti-texting-and-driving PSA ever?

    Richard Hall | Updated: Wed, Jun 11, 2014

    New and veteran drivers alike are constantly reminded to not text and drive, whether it’s by family members, billboards or other public service announcements. This PSA from Volkswagen has to be one of the most effective PSAs yet: Let’s be real here: Nearly everyone and their mom texts while driving, but that doesn’t make it […]

  • You should read Texas Monthly's awesome feature in honor of George Strait's final tour

    Matt Carney | Published: Mon, Jun 9, 2014

    George Strait’s The Cowboy Rides Away Tour met its end over the weekend, with one final show in Arlington. All-Texas-everything magazine Texas Monthly gave the occasion the longform feature treatment, offering up a 6,000-plus word gem from John Spong that did the King justice. You should definitely read it. Here are a couple of my […]

  • WATCH: Son surprises father with amazing 57th birthday present

    Richard Hall | Updated: Sat, Jun 7, 2014

    The younger man shown in this video was 8 years old when he made a promise to his father that he’d get him a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air for his 57th birthday. As you can see, he kept true to his word. Here’s what the son said about the gift and video: Growing up my […]

  • RIP CityWalk

    Matt Carney | Updated: Fri, Jun 6, 2014

    CityWalk may be dead, but the memories of those who partied there will live on forever. Or at least as long as our servers hold out. With this week’s announcement of the demise of CityWalk, business editor Don Mecoy pointed out to me that the NewsOK database —which also stores old photos published in our […]

  • Photos: D-Day then and now

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, Jun 6, 2014

    Today marks the 70th anniversary of the landings at Normandy, which is the largest seaborne invasion in history that eventually led to an Allied victory in World War II. More than 4,000 lost their lives during the invasion in order to pave the way for a better today. There are some striking images of that […]

  • Share your black-and-white image; get published in The Oklahoman

    Alan Herzberger | Published: Fri, Jun 6, 2014

    I’m an Instagram user now. I wrote about how I would start using that account more in weeks to come, and I have. I like it. It’s really easy to use, and it helps make my photos look better than they really are. I just need to decide how I use my Instagram account to […]

  • The Oklahoman online: Any way you want it

    Alan Herzberger | Published: Sun, Jun 1, 2014

    I spoke with a subscriber to The Oklahoman last week. He had a request for a specific piece of content on the platform where he gets the daily editions of The Oklahoman. He likes the stories. But he also wants to see the baseball boxscores and standings every day. Those conversations usually begin by me […]

  • Vegetarians, vegans be warned: E. coli outbreak in hummus, walnuts and dips

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, May 23, 2014

    Earlier this week a ground beef recall weighing in at 1.8 million pounds happened due to some nasty E. coli. Now that recall is about to gain some weight thanks to contaminated hummus, walnuts and other dips. CNN reports folks in Idaho and Washington have gotten sick from eating raw clover sprouts, and walnuts sold […]