A combination of very strong winds, falling temperatures and frozen precipitation will make Wednesday and Wednesday night dangerous for motorists. Freezing rain and sleet will change to snow before ending late Wednesday or early Thursday. Wind chills of 5 to 10 degrees...with air temperatures in the low 20s...can be expected. Roads will be icy Thursday morning but should melt during the day as skies clear and temperatures rise above freezing.
8-4-05 – The Texas Tax Free Weekend is here and as always, it brings a large contingent of sooners over the Red River to take advantage. Several Oklahoma stores and cities are holding their own special weekend to keep shoppers in the state.
Texas stores have been advertising in Oklahoma newspapers to attract business. But the city of Durant has run a campaign asking residents to stay in town and spend the dollars in their own community.
Not all items will be tax exempt this weekend. Most clothing and shoes will be exempt, but backpacks, school supplies and furniture are not. Items over $100 will also still be taxed.