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Finally, some answers for the future of Gunter City Council
Finally, some answers for the future of Gunter City Council

Gunter is now three-fifths of the way to having a functional city government.

The Gunter City Council remained in limbo after a scheduled meeting on December 18, 2023.

Ardmore leaders assess financial impact of Michelin shutdown
Ardmore leaders assess financial impact of Michelin shutdown

The Michelin tire manufacturing plant in Ardmore.

Oklahoma lawmaker aims to enhance voter integrity

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Oklahoma lawmaker aims to enhance voter integrity

The proposed legislation would require voters to present a photo ID, and would let officials use GPS to determine voter precinct assignments.

Early voting begins in Texas presidential primaries

Early voting begins in Texas presidential primaries

Joe Biden and Donald Trump each face challengers as the 2024 presidential election season begins in Texas.

The future of sports gambling in Oklahoma

The future of sports gambling in Oklahoma

Gov. Kevin Stitt is pushing his plan to legalize sports betting throughout the state.

Choctaw official named to federal advisory board

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Choctaw official named to federal advisory board

Chief Financial Officer Martin Tucker is now part of the Tribal Treasury Advisory Committee.

New information in Katie Palmer case

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New information in Katie Palmer case

The family of Katie Palmer held a press conference where they produced documents they believe show Cory Foster was not prosecuted for her death.

New year, new laws in Texas and Oklahoma

New year, new laws in Texas and Oklahoma

A new year means new laws on the books in Texas and Oklahoma.

'Pepperoni Tracker' keeps Sherman residents informed

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'Pepperoni Tracker' keeps Sherman residents informed

The online tool offers insight into what the city is doing, how much it costs, and when it will be finished.

Sherman approves tree preservation ordinance

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Sherman approves tree preservation ordinance

The ordinance requires developers to hire an arborist to survey the plot of land they will use.

Gunter City Council remains in limbo

The Gunter City Council remained in limbo after a scheduled meeting on December 18, 2023.

Gunter City Council remains in limbo

Four of five outgoing council members failed to appear for Monday's emergency meeting to formalize their replacements.

Governor Kevin Stitt faces backlash over cockfighting support

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Governor Kevin Stitt faces backlash over cockfighting support

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt is under fire for comments made in support of a cockfighting group.

Texoma Republicans split on government funding bill

The House of Representatives passed a stopgap budget measure on November 14, 2023.

Texoma Republicans split on government funding bill

"I couldn't vote for the continuing resolution ... because it didn't have any provisions at all on border security," said Republican Texas Rep. Pat Fallon.

Texas state Sen. Springer rules out reelection bid

Texas state Sen. Drew Springer said he won't run for reelection.

Texas state Sen. Springer rules out reelection bid

The District 30 Republican will finish out the last 14 months of his term and then he plans on taking over his father's business.

Texas lawmakers return for fourth special session

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Texas lawmakers return for fourth special session

Gov. Greg Abbott is on a mission to win passage of a school voucher option for Texas parents.

Oklahoma lawmaker has plan to reduce recidivism

Oklahoma lawmaker has plan to reduce recidivism

Rep. Justin Humphrey said the justice system is failing if it fails to reduce crime.

Greg Abbott talks business in Sherman

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, right, speaks at an economic forum in Sherman on September 19, 2023.

Greg Abbott talks business in Sherman

Texas' Republican governor praised Grayson County for its role in the state's economic growth.

Criminal investigation into Howe mayor, council members

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Criminal investigation into Howe mayor, council members

As of now, Mayor Karla McDonald is not taking legal action against the police department.

Durant City Council terminates city manager

The Durant City Council voted to terminate City Manager Lisa Taylor on June 13, 2023.

Durant City Council terminates city manager

Lisa Taylor was let go as city manager in a 3-2 vote late Tuesday night.

Abbott has plan for 80-acre border base for Texas troops

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announces plans to build a National Guard base camp in Eagle Pass on February 16, 2024.

Abbott has plan for 80-acre border base for Texas troops

The base camp in Eagle Pass, which Abbott said would “dramatically improve conditions” for soldiers, will have the ability to expand to incorporate up to 2,300 personnel.

$364 million penalty in Trump's New York civil fraud case

"They're using this as weaponization against a political opponent," Donald Trump said after being ordered to pay millions of dollars in penalties.

$364 million penalty in Trump's New York civil fraud case

A New York judge has ruled against Donald Trump, imposing a $364 million penalty over what the judge said was a yearslong scheme to dupe banks and others.

Joe Manchin will not run for president

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Joe Manchin will not run for president

By Edward-Isaac Dovere, CNN

Why Texas and Oklahoma turned down federal funds for summer meals program

Why Texas and Oklahoma turned down federal funds for summer meals program

Lower-income families with school-age kids can get help from the federal government paying for groceries this summer, unless they live in one of 14 states.

Judge rejects Texas AG Ken Paxton's request to throw out criminal charges

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton discusses efforts to impeach him on May 26, 2023.

Judge rejects Texas AG Ken Paxton's request to throw out criminal charges

The decision keeps Paxton on track to stand trial in April on charges that he duped investors in a tech startup.

Gunter City Council members show up for the first time in months

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Gunter City Council members show up for the first time in months

The AWOL council members faced a room full of people looking for answers.

Oklahoma legislation would increase jail-school separation

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Oklahoma legislation would increase jail-school separation

House Bill 3758 mandates that newly-built jails be located twice as far from a school as previously permitted.

March 25 date set for Trump hush money trial

March 25 date set for Trump hush money trial

The former president is facing charges that he falsified business records with the intent to conceal illegal conduct connected to his 2016 presidential campaign.