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My Meeting With Jackson and Ilher

Hey folks!  I’m finally getting around to writing a standard article again.  I’ve been more than content using my Facebook page to push out updates on our local politics, but this topic requires a little…

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Special Meeting Recap

Back to Work It’s been a while, guys, and for that I apologize.  My boss and his wife had their baby and, she being their first, took a justified week and a half off, so…


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Federal Money Is Never Free

Parking Regulations So Tanner, McGahee, and Phillips brought back a more lenient version of the parking regulations.  As I’ve discussed previously in the article, They’re Trying to Build a Prison, these rules were not necessary…


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They’re Trying to Build a Prison

A Final Answer on Fire Hydrants Some residents, especially small business owners like that of the Frozen Monkey, have been waiting for an answer from the city council on whether or not they’d have to…


Federalism Could Have Worked

Let me start by admitting I probably won’t be in attendance at the city council meeting later today.  I’ve got a full docket for a change on my day off and let’s face it, the…


City Council Tables Everything

This city council meeting was a short one.  They tabled the food truck regulation items and the parking regulations for larger commercial and recreational vehicles, which really shaved some time off. Food Truck Regulation Items…


Agenda Highlights: Don’t Get Taken On Election Day

AGENDA HIGHLIGHTS #7 Consent Item: Eminent Domain This item concerns the resolution of eminent domain litigation in Lawton. The location the city is trying to take using eminent domain looks like a strip of 38th…


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The 2nd St Awards

Welcome to the first annual 2nd Street Awards! With this year’s local elections just around the corner, I thought it would be timely to give you all a run down of the candidates and their…