• Marshall eyes El CuCuy, This Machine release dates

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Mon, Oct 13, 2014

    I shared some label art on Facebook late last week concerning 12 oz. bottles of Marshall Brewing’s El CuCuy Black IPA and This Machine Belgian IPA. I had a chance to follow up with Marshall’s Wes Alexander this morning to pin down some information on release dates for the two beers. Alexander confirms the beers […]

  • Parties Extra! Video---James Dunavant, Judy Reyes-Henderson and Mike Garrett talk about Langston University

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    [brightcove]3833018380001[/brightcove] James Dunavant, Judy Reyes-Henderson and Mike Garrett talk about the 9th annual Langston University President’s Scholarship Gala and Homecoming

  • Right now: Rick Warren shines spotlight on mental health

    Carla Hinton | Published: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    In conjunction with World Mental Health Day, Rick Warren and his wife Kay of Saddleback  Church in California are hosting “24 Hours of Hope,” a free global online event deisgned to encourage people living with mental illness, educate and support their families and equip church leaders for compassionate and effective mental health ministry. The Warren’s […]

  • YouVersion Bible app: more on translations milestone

    Carla Hinton | Updated: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    There’s more to say about the recent YouVersion Bible app milestone being celebrated this week by LifeChurch.tv and the app’s creator Bobby Gruenewald. Today’s story in The Oklahoman shares some basic information about the fact that the free Bible app has now expanded to include more than 1,000 translations of the Bible — in more […]

  • LifeChurch.tv's Bobby G. hopes to inspire you ...

    Carla Hinton | Updated: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    There are numerous angles and twists and turns in the story of LifeChurch.tv’s extremely popular YouVersion Bible app and its creator Bobby Gruenewald. So much so that I couldn’t quite capture it all in my story in today’s Oklahoman.  For years, I’ve wanted to follow Gruenewald for a even a week,  just to see how he successfully juggles all […]

  • Parties Extra! Video----Flaming Festival co-chairman, Dana Thomas and Paige Thomas, talk about the November event

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Wed, Oct 8, 2014

    [brightcove]3819886119001[/brightcove] Helen talks to Dana Thomas and Paige Thomas on Parties Extra!

  • New Anthem beer a tribute to meteorologist

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Wed, Oct 8, 2014

    The guys at Anthem Brewing Co. certainly do love them some Emily Sutton. And Sutton, the morning meteorologist for KFOR, is apparently something of a beer fan. This much came to light back in May at the Oklahoma Craft Beer Festival, where Anthem poured a one-off beer named after Sutton. Now Anthem has taken the […]

  • Same-sex marriage: Kenny & Bo wait no more

    Carla Hinton | Updated: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    As  photographs and information from the Oklahoma County Courthouse made their way to the newsroom Monday afternoon, I wasn’t surprised to see pictures of a certain couple at the county clerk’s office preparing to get their marriage license. Kenny Wright and Barry “Bo” Bass were the focus of my April story “Waiting to Wed”  (shown above in […]

  • Valentine leaves The George and other news to chew on

    Dave Cathey | Published: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    Four months after opening The George Prime Steakhouse, executive chef Josh Valentine has resigned and chef Chad Willis will step in to take over. The George, which sits atop the historic Founders Tower, is owned by Kevin George, who says Valentine’s departure is completely amicable and simply a matter of Valentine being presented with opportunities […]

  • Roughtail plans brewery cornhole tourney

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    When I learned that Roughtail Brewing planned to host a cornhole tournament at its brewery, I immediately thought I needed to ask why they had decided to do that. It didn’t take me long to realize that asking why they are hosting the tourney is the wrong question altogether. The better question is, why would […]

  • Diver Meets Shark, And You Won't Believe What Happened Next!

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    This is what happened: Nothing is as awesome as HIGH-FIVING A SHARK pic.twitter.com/gdMPhRObRZ — Animal Planet (@MeetAnimals) September 30, 2014

  • Muslims banned: Arkansas gun range owner declares business 'Muslim-free zone'

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    Jan Morgan, the owner of The Gun Cave Indoor Firing Range, has banned all Muslims from her business, declaring it a “Muslim-free zone.” Morgan, a firearms trainer and Second Amendment advocate, released a statement on her website in which she explains her decision by condemning Islam and the Quran, describing her concerns for the safety […]

  • Fast food: Don't you love it when this happens?

    Richard Hall | Published: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

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  • Run to combat human trafficking

    Carla Hinton | Published: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    Earlier this year, I wrote a story about a faith-based group called No Boundaries International that has been working for several years to combat human trafficking all over the world and specifically in Oklahoma City. The organization is one of three nonprofits that will benefit from proceeds raised from the upcoming “Voices in the Dark” 5k […]

  • Parties Extra! Video---Marty Dillon, Vice President of Party Galaxy, talks Halloween

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    brightcove]3808558162001[/brightcove] Marty Dillon from Party Galaxy talks about Halloween costumes and decorations on Parties Extra!

  • Jewish High Holy Days are here

    Carla Hinton | Published: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    The Jewish community is in the midst of observing the High Holy Days, with the beginning of Rosh Hashana at sundown yesterday. The High Holy Days are the 10 days between  Rosh Hashana — the Jewish New Year — and Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. These 10 days also are often called the “Days […]

  • Craft beer on tap at Tulsa State Fair, other locales

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    The annual Tulsa State Fair begins today, and craft beer fans in attendance will not be left wanting. Marshall Brewing Co.’s Wes Alexander reached out to let me know about craft options at the fair: “The fair organizers are very craft beer friendly and offer Marshall a booth selling four draft beers in the Made […]

  • The best iPhone case ever?

    Richard Hall | Published: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    Only in America. I mean Japan. But, hey, if you can find one for your iPhone 6 Plus, then you might prevent that whole bending issue we’re hearing so much about. What did you expect from KFC Japan? After all they did gift us with the fried chicken keyboard: All I gotta say is…

  • Have a Diet Coke with who?!

    Richard Hall | Published: Wed, Sep 24, 2014


  • 5 things that taste better than Norman water

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    Ya’ll taste the water in Norman lately? It’s horrible. Apparently it’s because Lake No Fish Dirtybird Thunderbird is turning over, causing the city’s water to taste like it’s been mixed with a healthy dose of dirt. Whatever the reason, Norman’s water is disgusting right now. I can taste it every time I brush my teeth. […]