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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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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…


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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Agenda Highlights

Agenda Highlights for the City Council Meeting this Tuesday (5/24/16) Let me just preface this with a disclaimer.  When I read the agendas, I’m reading them with a layperson’s perspective.  If I had perfect knowledge…


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Another City Council Meeting

Welcome back, it’s the second biweekly Lawton city council meeting recap!  Last time I dove into the issue of term limits because that seemed to be on everyone’s minds.  Tonight was less controversial, but we’ve…


Agenda Cliffnotes for Ya’ll

Instead of just tweeting during the meeting and blogging afterwards, I’ve decided to give you guys the Agenda highlights beforehand! So here goes… A Water Loan The first ‘big’ thing deals with a debt our…


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Lawton, Welcome to the Lens!

Hello Lawton neighbors! If you’re new to the site and want to know what the Lawton Lens is about, the About only takes a few seconds to check out. If you have a few minutes,…