2-16-04 - A former Ardmore man convicted in Texas of setting a 1991 blaze that killed his three daughters faces lethal injection Tuesday in Huntsville. Cameron Willingham would be the seventh Texas death row inmate executed this year. A clemency request was rejected Friday by the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles. Willingham was living in Corsicana, Texas in 1991 when his three children - 2 year old Amber, and year-old twins, Karmon Diane and Kameron Marie died in the arson fire. Willingham has insisted he wasn't responsible for the deaths. But a prosecutor says Willingham just wanted to get rid of his children. Evidence showed an accelerant was used to ignite parts of the house. Willingham's wife, who was out shopping when the fire broke out, initially supported her husband's version that a lantern lamp must have fallen. But Stacy Kuykendall recently told the Corsicana Daily Sun she no longer believes her now-former husband's story. His family, who still lives in Ardmore, say he is innocent.
Posted: 05/08/13 -
The Sherman Public Library is very excited about our upcoming Summer Reading Club for children and teens. Children ages birth-11 can Dig into Reading and join the Youth Summer Reading Club. The theme for the Teen Summer Reading Club this year is Beneath the Surface and it is open to teens ages 12-18.
Posted: 05/07/13 -
DURANT, Okla. – Regent Terry Matlock will deliver remarks at Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s Spring Commencement, scheduled for Saturday, May 11, at Paul Laird Field. The ceremony (for all schools) will begin at 10 a.m. A reception will follow at 11:30 a.m. in the Visual & Performing Arts Center.
Posted: 05/06/13 -
SHERMAN, TEXAS—Members of the Austin College Class of 2013 are counting down the days until graduation—with both excitement and trepidation. Austin College President Marjorie Hass will present diplomas to more than 340 bachelor’s degree candidates and 18 Master of Arts in Teaching degree candidates who will take part in graduation events May 18 and 19 on campus.