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Sally S. Bright - News  Daily Ardmoreite

Sally S. Bright, a resident of Sulphur, was born on April 17, 1945, in Arlington, Ohio, to Maxine (Toornman) Rossman and Gerald Rossman. She passed away in ...



Oklahoma’s ‘Teacher of the Year’ gets into heated debate with U.S. Education Secretary  KFOR Oklahoma City

DURANT, Okla. - An Oklahoma teacher is making headlines after he had a heated debate about public education with Betsy DeVos. Jon Hazell, a science ...



Durant's 'Prom with a Purpose' gives back to community  KTEN

DURANT, Okla. -- Prom is a night filled with fun and memories for young people getting ready for big changes in their lives. But for the J127 Ministry, Saturday's ...



Education notes for Nov. 18  NewsOK.com

STEM research center officially opens EDMOND — University of Central Oklahoma students, faculty, staff and supporters celebrated the opening of the Donald ...



Durant High School students walk out to protest mold concerns  KXII-TV

About 200 students and parents took part in the protest, saying the school has been keeping quiet about an alleged mold problem and that it has become a ...



Parents react to Durant High School shooting scare  KXII-TV

DURANT, OK -- Police say an effort between school staff and police helped stop a possible shooting threat at Durant High School yesterday, but some parents ...



UPDATE: Durant High School Threat Suspect Arrested  KTEN

DURANT, OK – There is new information in connection with last week's threat against students and staff at Durant High School.The juvenile that police say ...



Local educators running for office in Oklahoma  KXII-TV

While others plan to keep on at the Capitol until the Legislature approves more funding, educators like Republican David Bullard, who filed for the District 6 ...



Oklahoma teacher of the year discusses walkout  KXII-TV

Oklahoma's teacher of the year, from right here in Texoma, is speaking out about the behavior of some of those teachers protesting at the state Capitol.



Oklahoma teacher of the year shocked Betsy DeVos 'redefines' private schools as part of public education system  Tulsa World

WASHINGTON — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos met privately with the nation's top teachers Monday and asked them to talk about the obstacles they face in ...



Construction continues on new Durant High School  KXII-TV

DURANT, OK - Construction continues this summer on the new Durant High School. Durant ISD Superintendent Jason Simeroth says the $35 million ...



VIDEO: President Obama's entire speech at Durant High School  NewsOK.com

A woman sporting red, white and blue nails, takes video of President Barack Obama as he spoke to about 950 people in Durant's new high school on ...



Ray Richards takes over Durant Football  KXII-TV

Former Southeastern Head Coach Ray Richards has been named the head coach at Durant High School.



Father, daughter killed in Calera crash  KXII-TV

Police are investigating wreck that killed a 67-year-old man and his 9-year-old daughter Monday evening in Calera.



Durant teacher: OKC foster dad accused of murder 'didn't have violent temper'  KXII-TV

A Durant High School graduate is sitting in an Oklahoma County jail accused of murdering his 2-month-old foster son.



Bonham student drowns in Collin County quarry  KTEN

Melissa police said Xzavion Epps struggled after leaping into a water-filled gravel pit on Sunday evening.



Durant ISD lets students bring personal computing devices to school  KXII-TV

DURANT, OK -- Students at Durant High School are allowed to bring their own computing devices following a new district program.



Durant ISD superintendent announces resignation  KXII-TV

DURANT, OK---The Superintendent of Durant ISD has announced his resignation after six years of *service*. "It was just one of those God-centered, God timing ...



Fall commencement at Southeastern set for Dec. 16  KXII-TV

DURANT, Okla. (KXII) -- Oklahoma Teacher of the Year Jon Hazell will be the speaker at Southeastern Oklahoma State University's Fall Commencement on ...



President Obama in Durant calls for closing digital divide  NewsOK.com

President Barack Obama traveled to a chronically poor part of Oklahoma on Wednesday and said the nation should close the digital divide that prevents some ...



State Superintendent announces Oklahoma’s 2017 Teacher of the Year  kfor.com

DURANT, Okla. - Oklahoma's 2017 Teacher of the Year was announced Tuesday. Jon Hazell, a science teacher at Durant High School, was named Oklahoma's ...



Texoma varsity baseball player hospitalized, police investigating  KXII-TV

Police are investigating after a Durant High School sophomore was hospitalized over the weekend. The family tells us the teen fractured his neck and has ...



Durant students want restitution for $1,000 gift puppy that died unexpectedly  KXII-TV

DURANT, OK -- It was an effort by students, parents and alumni of the Durant High School Marching band. The community came together to raise $1000 to buy ...



The Oklahoma Teachers Strike Is 26 Years In The Making  HuffPost

The teachers strike in Oklahoma is 26 years in the making. For two and a half decades, our state's public education system has been groaning under the ...



‘Saturday Night Fever’ for the class of 1977  Durant Daily Democrat

When the Bee Gees were busy singing “How Deep is Your Love,” the Durant High School class of 1977 was busy making plans. Some of us would stay close…



Pay raise fight worth the effort, teachers say  NewsOK.com

Educators rallied at the Capitol ahead of a major vote on tax hikes, and said the push for a pay raise was worth it.



Pryor rolls past Durant to win 5A state softball championship  Tulsa World

Rains homers in the first inning, then stars on the mound to give school its first title since 1987.



Teen involved in hazing allowed to play ball  USA TODAY High School Sports

Plant City, Florida — “It was definitely hazing if that's what we want to call it. It was pretty disgusting,” says the victim's father. This father is upset that a player is ...



Athlete Look Back: What was Kevin Durant's game like in high school?  USA TODAY High School Sports

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story originally appeared on USA TODAY High School Sports in January 2014. It has been updated. Before Michael Jordan was making ...



59 years later, Durant veteran gets high school diploma  KXII-TV

DURANT, OK - A local war veteran whose education was cut short more than 50 years ago got a special surprise today while touring the new high school in ...



18 Oklahoma high schools rank nationally in U.S. News and World Report for 2018  Tulsa World

Tulsa's Booker T. Washington High School is back on the list after receiving no ranking last year.



Durant Student Dies in Scuba Diving Accident  KTEN

Faculty and students at Durant High School, as well as members of the Durant community are mourning the death of a student. KTEN's Kristi Branam spoke with ...



Football coach at Oklahoma high school has awesome response to being fired  kfor.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrAfRPoVTU0 DURANT, Okla. - A football coach at a local high school was recently let go after the team had a less than ...



A look back at President Obama's visits to Oklahoma  NewsOK.com

President Barack Obama made several visits to Oklahoma during his presidency, to talk about energy policy in 2012, to comfort grieving families after deadly ...



Truman Burrage Durant High School  Tulsa World

Truman Burrage. Durant High School. Burrage is an Advanced Placement Scholar with Honors and a four-year honoree in the Choctaw Nation STAR Program.



Durant volleyball's defense hands Wilton first loss  Quad City Times

DURANT — Renee Meyer figures any team that plays its first game against an opponent looking to start the season 10-0 should be concerned.



Watch Blake Griffin vs Kevin Durant in high school  Tulsa World

In the summer of 2005, then-teenagers Kevin Durant (#42, black), Blake Griffin (#34, white), Ty Lawson (#1, black) and NFL player Sam Bradford all converged ...



The Great Debate: How will President Obama pronounce “Durant”?  kfor.com

DURANT, Okla. -- In anticipation of President Obama's arrival in Durant, Okla., we've been covering a slew of topics. But little does Mr. President know, tonight, ...



Offensive revolution propels Huskies into playoffs | Sports  The Kalona News

Coming off a 2-7 record in 2017, there weren't many people in Riverside thinking about a playoff team at Highland. The Highland players, of course, had other ...



Fight or flight? The quandary facing Oklahoma teachers  NewsOK.com

Teachers leaving the profession is part of the reason schools are turning to emergency certified teachers who lack traditional training but are given permission to ...



2017 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year: What about the children? What about all of us!  Tulsa World

But while teachers teach, we all possess the broader responsibility of education. The responsibility requires sacrifice, which I believe we all our willing to share.



Teddy Bear Toss to be held during SE basketball game  Durant Daily Democrat

The second annual “Teddy Bear Toss” will be held on Dec. 6 when Southeastern basketball takes on Southern Nazarene for a double-header in Bloomer…



Teacher of the Year: Diane Posey, Mills Elementary  Tulsa World

Diane Posey is Mills Elementary Teacher of the Year.



41 Oklahoma high schools make second, third tiers in U.S. News and World Report's rankings  Tulsa World

Several Tulsa-area high schools were among the 41 Oklahoma high schools to make it into the second and third tiers of U.S. News and World Report's annual ...



Kevin Durant, so criticized for chasing a title, led the Warriors to this one  The Washington Post

As those who know Durant best tell it, despite those nagging outside complaints about him joining an already-complete contender, this crowning moment didn't ...



Morning Bell: Another teacher pay raise falls short  NewsOK.com

For many teachers, Monday's failed vote was another moment when a teacher pay raise push came up short.



Views from the Bryan County Courthouse  Durant Daily Democrat

The Confederate Soldier Statue that sits facing downtown Durant has seen almost 100 years of activity take place. The City Hall was built as he stood watch.



Tate's Aggie Classic returns with biggest field yet  Pensacola News Journal

Seven host sites across Escambia and Santa Rosa County will be scene of the four-day tournament.



Standing Firm for Avery  KXII-TV

ADA,Okla The entire city is coming together as they rally around one of their very own, Avery Anderson. "She's one of the most special young ladies that I've ever ...



Man shot by Durant girl was involved in incident last year  NewsOK.com

DURANT — A man who was shot by a 12-year-old girl last week in Durant was involved in another incident involving an underage girl just over a year ago.



“This is our heritage,” Confederate flag supporters protest ahead of Obama’s Oklahoma arrival  kfor.com

DURANT, Okla. - A group of Confederate flag supporters were out in force near Durant on Wednesday before the president arrived in town. The group was ...



Interactive: Letter Grades for Every School  Oklahoma Watch

An interactive table allows you to compare your school's grade with those of others in your district, city or elsewhere. Education leaders and teachers decry the ...



Student Suspensions, by School and Race  Oklahoma Watch

Compare suspension rates of student by race in every Oklahoma school district.



Youth Leadership Oklahoma Class 17 gaduates announced  NewsOK.com

Forty-nine high school seniors from across the state graduated from Youth Leadership Oklahoma's Class 17 on June 9 at the Oklahoma History Center in ...



Madill steel plant responds following deadly furnace explosion  KTEN

MADILL -- The Madill steel plant where two employees died in an explosion this week is now responding. Gonzalo Martinez, 38, and Brody Davenport, 23, died ...



Woman Riding Florida Roller Coaster During Derailment Speaks Out: I 'Thought I Was Going to Die'  PEOPLE.com

One of the passengers aboard the roller coaster that derailed in Florida last week is opening up about the terrifying experience.



Roller Coaster Derails, Sending 2 People Plunging 34 Feet to the Daytona Beach Boardwalk Below  PEOPLE.com

Two people fell 34 feet after a roller coaster derailed in Florida. The Daytona Beach Fire Department shared details of the incident on their Twitter page, tweeting ...



Meet some of the smartest kids in Oklahoma: The 2017 Academic All-State scholars  Tulsa World

Meet the 100 Oklahoma students names 2017 Academic All-Staters by the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence.



Crash proves fatal for Stratford man | Local News  Pauls Valley Daily Democrat

Authorities are not exactly sure when a fatality crash actually happened near Stratford because it took some time to find the vehicle.



Teacher of the Game | Oklahoma City Thunder  OKCThunder.com

Melanie Crowder: Upper Elementary - Grove Thunder vs. Clippers November 11, 2016. Why did you choose to become an educator? I chose to become an ...



Stories sad after hospital's closure | Local News  Pauls Valley Daily Democrat

Equally sad as the abrupt closure of Pauls Valley's hospital are the tear-jerking stories that have followed – stories like a former employee who's now facing ...



Truck wreck still has questions | Local News  Pauls Valley Daily Democrat

State authorities don't really know why a semi truck and the trailer it was hauling went off a highway and dropped a few feet down from a bridge between Pauls.



Texas Teens Dangle 120 Feet for 3 Hours on Roller Coaster During Lightning Storm: ‘I Thought We Were Going to Die’  PEOPLE.com

High winds triggered a safety sensor to stop The Joker roller coaster ride at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington early Saturday morning. Eight riders were left ...



Political eyes on hospital closure | Local News  Pauls Valley Daily Democrat

The closure of Pauls Valley's hospital just days ago is an example of an issue some hopeful lawmakers want to address if they get the voters' thumbs up in next.



Are Schools Responsible for Chronically Absent Students?  Oklahoma Watch

Oklahoma schools could soon be accountable for students who miss a significant number of school days. Critics of the proposal argue that schools have little ...



Garvin County Public Records | Local News | paulsvalleydailydemocrat.com  Pauls Valley Daily Democrat

Marriages Filed. Jose Ernesto Nunez Jr., 19, Pauls Valley, and Savannah Jazmin Ibarra, 18, Purcell. Seth Thomas Davis, 29, and Heather Dianne Dilbeck, 24, ...



Scout reunion reset for Nov. 17 | Local News  Pauls Valley Daily Democrat

The first ever Arbuckle Area Council Family Reunion has been rescheduled for Saturday, Nov. 17.



Friday's Five Football Things to Remember | Sports  DeSoto Times-Tribune

It's round two of the MHSAA 6A and 5A football playoffs coming up Friday night with two DeSoto County football teams looking to take the next step toward a ...



Political family feud Local father-son differ a lot on politics  Pauls Valley Daily Democrat

When it comes to talking politics it's like a real life family feud for a father-son who happen to work in the same Pauls Valley law office.



Chelsea Baker dreams of pitching in college and MLB. Can she do it?  SI.com

17-year-old Chelsea Baker is a Florida high school pitcher with a wicked knuckleball and dreams of MLB stardom. But can she blaze a trail for women in ...



State funds no match for inmate costs | Local News  Pauls Valley Daily Democrat

Garvin County's sheriff has received the official OK to look into the possibility of a lawsuit to go after money he says is owed for housing state inmates here ...



OKC Thunder: Former player Royal Ivey returns to organization as D-League assistant  NewsOK.com

In an offseason built around reading the 2016 Kevin Durant coaching tea leaves — Derek Fisher and Brian Keefe to New York, Durant's high school coach to the ...



Ada for Avery | Local News  Theadanews

Richard R. Barron/The Ada NewsThe Ada High School marching band were among those who wore “#AllInForAve” t-shirts Friday night in support of Ada student ...



Church says get into the spirit | Local News  Pauls Valley Daily Democrat

The public is invited to get into the holiday spirit with a traditional gathering at a Pauls Valley church.



Returning University of Oklahoma band director happy to be home  NewsOK.com

Brian Britt says he will work to assure the fans, alumni, high school band directors and prospective students that the University of Oklahoma has a first-class ...



OSU golf great Ab Justice dies at age 79  NewsOK.com

Justice as Oklahoma State's first All-American and a seven-time club champion at Oak Tree National.



Jordan Barnett ready for long-awaited Mizzou debut  STLtoday.com

Tigers expect the Texas transfer to deliver a jolt to sagging offense.



Award-winning play set in Oklahoma will become film with Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts  NewsOK.com

Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play “August: Osage County,” set in Oklahoma's Osage County, will become a movie starring Oscar-winning actresses ...



Oklahoma horse lovers unite, chase dream together  NewsOK.com

Two women are sharing a dream separated by a generation and more than 5000 miles.It all began for Elena Schoo when her father put her on a horse when ...



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