Donations needed at red kettles in Fannin County
Posted: 12/05/2013 - BONHAM,TX---Red kettle donations across Texoma could have a big impact on the Salvation Army in Fannin County.
5-11-04 - Voters in Durant passed tax hikes Tuesday that will pay for two new sports complexes. Proposition 1 passed with 61% voting yes, while Proposition 2 passed with 58% voting yes. Just over 2,100 people voted.
Each proposition represents a ¼ cent tax hike, which raises the city’s sales tax to 8.5 cents per every dollar spent. The money will pay for two new sports facilities. The first, a $6.2 million sports complex for area youth to be built on 177 acres off highway 78. The 2nd proposition will build a $9 million sports arena at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. It will be available to the public.
In Murray County, voters said no to a proposed hotel/motel tax. Out of 1235 total votes, 52% said no.
In Lone Grove, a $5 million school bond election passed, garnering 72% of 463 votes. The money will pay for repairs and a new high school.
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.