Donations needed at red kettles in Fannin County
Posted: 7:30 AM - BONHAM,TX---Red kettle donations across Texoma could have a big impact on the Salvation Army in Fannin County.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Gov. Mary Fallin says she won't support a proposed ballot measure that would authorize a bond issue to pay for storm shelters in schools.
The proposal calls for using franchise tax revenue to retire the $500 million debt. Fallin says using the tax isn't the best option and that building shelters should be a local decision.
Spokesman Alex Weintz tells the Tulsa World that Fallin would respect the decision if the measure makes it on the ballot and is approved. But Weintz says paying for shelters or safe rooms in every school is "an expensive proposition."
Supporters need to gather more than 155,000 signatures to get the proposal on the ballot.
The proposal came about after seven students died at a Moore elementary school during the May 20 tornado.
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Posted: 12/02/2013 - DURANT, Okla., Dec. 2, 2013 – Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant, Okla., a AAA Four Diamond resort and entertainment destination, is welcoming Captain Sig and Edgar Hansen from the Deadliest Catch on Friday, Dec. 6 from 7-10 p.m. at Gilley’s. The event is free to the public.
Posted: 12/02/2013 - Four local people recently completed at least 34 hours of training and 2 hours of courtroom observation in order to become volunteer advocates for children in foster care. The Honorable Judge Lauri Blake administered an oath to the new CASA volunteers in the 336th District Court after training was complete. New child advocates include Priti KC, Mary Norris, Dave Gehalo and Chantal Carey.