MLK-JR Day 2022 reveals serious concern for the vote – joy of the parade

Unusually nice weather for winter time in Oklahoma graced the full day of activities for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2022.

OK County Jail detainee dies overnight — 2nd death of 2022

A detainee was found "unresponsive" Monday morning in his cell in the Oklahoma County Jail. Attempts to revive him were unsuccessful.
Andy Warhol

OKCMOA to celebrate challenging, divisive Pop Art with new installation

In a new “Pop Art” installation opening January 30th, Oklahoma City Museum of Art will spotlight a number of pieces, and the artists.
Oklahoma County Jail

First Oklahoma County Jail death of 2022 under investigation

Austin Bishop was the first detainee to die in 2022 in the Oklahoma County Detention Center. The cause of death is not yet known.

COVID breaks OKCPS, PCS in-person learning – now virtual rest of week

COVID eventually broke down efforts this week to continue in-person learning for Oklahoma City Public Schools and Putnam City Schools.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day parade

OKC’s 42nd annual Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration is Jan. 16-17

The 42nd annual celebration of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is this weekend, January 16th and Monday, January 17.

OKCPS adds more COVID-related closures due to staff, student illness

In a series of closures Oklahoma City Public Schools says are temporary, five more schools are closed Wednesday due to COVID infections.
Tim Buchanan

Tim Buchanan embraces old-school Western on “The Pourin’ Rain EP”

Starting out in rock/pop/noise/punk, Tim Buchanan is now exploring the Western music tradition in his new EP "The Pourin' Rain."

Five more OKCPS schools shifted to virtual learning as COVID takes toll

Five more OKCPS schools are being shifted to virtual learning as COVID continues to spread and causing the reduction of staff and teachers.

OKCPS Board hears COVID report, still determined for district to stay open

The OKCPS Board of Education heard reports about COVID, tackled transfer policy and appointed new members to the bond oversight committee.

OK County Commissioners hold special meeting on Jail funding, COVID

Oklahoma County Commissioners met Monday, Jan. 10, to discuss approaching the state and the OKC City Council for new jail construction funds.
City Hall

Over 100 City of OKC employees quarantined with COVID, 40 in OKCPD

COVID-19 has been taking its toll on certain high-contact departments since the pandemic began. Now, it's more widespread in the City of OKC.
Taft Middle School

Staff sickness causes OKCPS to add two more schools to all-virtual list

OKCPS is adding two more schools to all-virtual learning making four in all that have had to make the shift due to staff/teacher illnesses.

Three Oklahoma County detention officers publicly fired at end of 2021

Three detention officers in the Oklahoma County Jail were fired within the last week of 2021 and made public.
Tower Theatre

COVID-safe live music options for January still exist in OKC metro

Here are some OKC metro venues where owners and staff are working hard to stay COVID-safe and still provide live performances in January.

OKCPS moves two schools to all-virtual Friday due to teachers’ illness

Illness and other disruptions among teachers is are causing Oklahoma City Public Schools to move two schools to all-virtual Friday, Jan. 7.

MAPS 4 Citizens Advisory Board moves some projects forward quickly

The City of Oklahoma City MAPS 4 Citizens Advisory Board moved forward on some items even though it's early in the process.
City Hall

Technical error blamed for failed live stream of OKC government public mtg

If you were planning to view the MAPS 4 Citizens Advisory Board meeting Thursday, January 6 but don't have cable TV you were out of luck.

Bice draws constituents’ ire for January 6 anniversary statement

CD-5 Representative Stephanie Bice broke the previously uniform silence of the Oklahoma Congressional and Senate delegation about Jan. 6.


Manhood – from the inside out – part 42 – Chrysalis

Paula Sophia continues her serial memoir of her life. In this episode, she reveals a key turning point in gender understanding.

Stitt administration denies COVID and educational realities

Nick Singer weighs in on the latest comments by Oklahoma Secretary of Education Ryan Walters about school closings.

Manhood – from the inside out – part 41 – O Holy Night

Paula Sophia continues her serial memoir of her life. In this episode she moves forward to a significant point in adulthood.

Manhood — from the inside out — part 40 — Dear Mom

Paula Sophia continues a serial memoir of the most powerful life influences as she developed to the person she is today.

Manhood – from the inside out – part 39 – Climbing Mt. Maslow

Paula Sophia Schonauer continues a serial memoir. To read the earlier parts of this series, follow the links at the end of each episode.