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Choctaw Nation presented resolution by chamber

The Durant Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors presented the Choctaw Nation a resolution of support recognizing Indigenous Day. Indigenous Day is on the second Monday of October to honor … more

Choctaw Development Fund awards more than $300,000 to towns of Kenefic and Calera

In September, The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma (CNO) and the Choctaw Development Fund (CDF) awarded the town of Kenefic $202,850 and the town of Calera $145,000. Both towns will be using the funds … more

Council approves plat for new homes

Durant City Council approved a request by Heritage North Subdivision for a preliminary plat for 116 lots where single-family homes will be built near Larkspur Lane and Prairie Crossing. During … more

Southeastern professor attends event as part of book research

As part of his research for an upcoming book, a Southeastern Oklahoma State University faculty member was a special guest at the recent 40th Anniversary Farm Workers Justice Awards in Los … more

Discover Durant fall concert series begins September 23

The Discover Durant Fall Concert Series, hosted by the City of Durant, begins September 23 and continues for five Thursday nights: September 30, October 7, 14, 21, and 28. Market Square is the … more

Texoma College Fair attracts 225 high school students

Some 225 students from a number of area high schools attended the Texoma College Fair last week at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. A total of 25 colleges and universities had … more

Choctaw Nation Community Partner Fund awards more than $75,000 to Durant and Bryan County

The Choctaw Nation awarded the City of Durant $67,500 and Bryan County $7,800 from the Choctaw Community Partner Fund to continue to help strengthen and develop the local area. The Choctaw … more

Silo Schools bond defeated

Voters shot down a $33 million bond project that would have funded a 24-classroom high school, cafeteria and an event center. During last week’s election, 68.52 percent, 875 voters, were … more

Caddo Homecoming King and Queen

Caddo Homecoming King for 2021 is Austin Tomson and Queen is Addy Thomas, and the announcement was made during a ceremony before the football game last Friday. Attendants are Jaxon Stanley and … more

Mobile 9/11 memorial brought to Durant

The General Tommy Franks Leadership Institute and Museum’s mobile Sept. 11 memorial was set up next to Three Valley Museum on Sept. 8 and artifacts displayed included a piece of a steel beam … more

Remembering 9/11

First responders pray Saturday morning Sept. 11 before the Boys & Girls Club Color Run. They are standing in front of the Spirit of Oklahoma fire truck that was bought for the Fire Department of … more

Manous sworn in to school board

Jason Manous, the newest member of the Durant Board of Education, was sworn in during a meeting Monday. During a meeting last month, the board members voted to appoint Manous to replace Calvin … more

Choctaw Nation crowns new princesses during Annual Royalty Pageant

TVSHKA HOMMA- Though the Choctaw Nation Labor Day Festival was canceled, the Annual Choctaw Royalty Pageant was held Friday, Sept. 3, at Tvshka Homma, crowning the new 2021 princesses. Twenty-five … more

COVID cases spike in Bryan County

198 new cases of Covid-19 were reported in Bryan County during the first week of September, according to the Bryan County Health Department. This is a significant increase. Figures provided by the … more

Free COVID-19 vaccinations offered on Southeastern campus Sept. 22

Southeastern Oklahoma State University continues to partner with the Oklahoma Department of Health Mobile Unit to provide access to free COVID-19 vaccines to SE students, faculty and staff, as well … more

Lawmakers give legislative updates

State Senator David Bullard and State Representative Dustin Roberts spoke about legislative updates during a recent meeting of the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Bullard spoke … more

University Boulevard expansion project to start soon

In less than a month, street expansion construction will officially begin on University Boulevard in Durant, the city announced. A $3,096,505.16 bid was awarded in June to Schiralli Construction … more

Lake Texoma development underway

KINGSTON – Pointe Vista, a planned community along the Lake Texoma shoreline, is now pre-selling home lots. The development, which was initially acquired about 15 years ago and then expanded … more

TrioPolis Ensemble to open 49th season of Musical Arts at Southeastern

The TrioPolis Ensemble will open the 49th season of the Musical Arts season at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. The concert is scheduled for Tuesday, September 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine … more

Boys & Girls Club Color Run

The third annual Color Run to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Red River Valley was Saturday morning at the B & G Club’s Durant location. The color run/walk featured a designated … more
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