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  • OU fan buys TexsaSports.com to troll Texas fans after spelling error

    Richard Hall | Published: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    If there’s one thing the Texas Longhorns learned today, it’s to never give Sooner fans an opening to mess with you — because they will. Earlier today it was revealed the University of Texas misspelled Texas in the footer of every page of their Player Profile Media Guide. The link should say TexasSports. Instead, it […]

  • Oklahoma's road to becoming a red state

    Tiffany Gibson | Published: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

      Oklahoma is known as the reddest state in the country, but it wasn’t always that way. MSNBC’s Luke Russert discussed the state’s political history and transformation in a segment on The Daily Rundown Monday. He pointed out that the state elected 16 straight Democratic governors from 1907 to 1963. It wasn’t until the 1970s that the […]

  • Hobby Lobby founders plan to combat 'ignorance of what God has taught' with Bible museum in D.C.

    Arianna Pickard | Published: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    After winning a high-profile Supreme Court case last month, Hobby Lobby founder and president Steve Green wants to plant a Bible museum two blocks from Washington, D.C.’s National Mall. When the Supreme Court on June 30 overturned the Obama administration’s mandate requiring companies to provide contraceptive coverage to their employees, Barbara Green, Steve’s wife and […]

  • Malaysian flight passenger's eerie Facebook photo: 'If it disappears, this is what it looks like'

    BY ARIANNA PICKARD | Updated: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

      “If it disappears, this is what it looks like.” That’s what a Dutch man named Cor Pan captioned a Facebook photo of his Malaysian Airlines flight, presumably making a joke about the infamous Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 that disappeared on March 8. Cor’s friends joined in on the joke and commented on his post […]

  • If Oklahoma and Game of Thrones got together and created a state sigil, it'd look like this

    Richard Hall | Published: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    HBO recently debuted a piece of fun software called Join the Realm that allows users to generate their own sigils. One redditor by the name of Boo-yay decided to create sigils for each state and territory, which he then posted on the Game of Thrones subreddit. You can check them all out here, but here’s […]

  • Instagram contest: Share your summer photos with us

    Arianna Pickard | Updated: Wed, Jul 16, 2014

    What does living in Oklahoma in the summer mean to you? Tag your summer pics with #SummerInThePlains, and we’ll collect them in a gallery on NewsOK.com and print our favorites in The Oklahoman over Labor Day weekend. Whether it’s from the 1966 hit song or one of its many covers, we’re all familiar with the […]

  • 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 […]