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Fallen police officers to be memorialized

Staff reportThe Durant Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary Lodge No. 113 is having a memorial service for police officers in Bryan County who lost their lives in the line of duty.The event will be at … more

Diamond in the rough

Ron Drake believes people want to live in downtown Durant and he can help make that a reality. After touring downtown with Durant Main Street Executive Director Stephanie Gardner and Imagine Durant … more

Calm before the phony storm

Public safety workers in Bryan County are going to feel like they’ve been hit by a tornado this Thursday. But don’t worry, it’s all just part of a drill.Mark Morris, district safety … more

WI holds Science Fair

Washington Irving Elementary School held its science fair Wednesday in conjunction with an open house. The entries were displayed in the auditorium and the winners announced in the cafeteria. The … more

This vote is about your voice, not your money

There’s a lot of talk about the $20 million bond issue that voters will consider June 26. Should folks tax themselves to fix some of the worst roads anywhere – the No. 1 concern of city … more

DHS Student Council donates to B & G Club

The Durant High School Student Council recently held a fundraiser and chose to donate the proceeds to the Boys & Girls Club. The $ 5,000 check was presented to Larry Long, Executive … more

This is how the one-cent sales tax is spent

On June 26, voters in Durant will decide whether to allow a sales tax to expire in 2021 or to lift the sunset provision effectively making the tax permanent.The one-cent capital improvement sales tax … more

Durant to post public records fees

The Durant City Council adopted a fee schedule for copying public records during its regular meeting Tuesday night. At the same meeting, City Manager Tim Rundel addressed what he considers … more

DHS Key Club hits the Big ‘D’

Staff ReportEleven Durant High School (DHS) Key Clubbers, one faculty adviser, one Kiwanis adviser, and two Kiwanis members represented Durant at the 69th annual Texas-Oklahoma District Convention in … more

Fort Washita to show community movie

The Chickasaw Nation will host an outdoor showing of the 2017 movie “The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature,” 8 p.m., Saturday, May 12, at Fort Washita, 3348 State Rd 199.Guests are encouraged to … more

Standing up to violence for 30 years

In 1988 then-assistant District Attorney Theresa McGehee told the Bryan County Community Services Council that the county needed an agency to serve the victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse. … more

Council to discuss pending litigation

The Durant City Council scheduled an executive session tonight to discuss lawsuits filed by one former and one current employee. In an apparent attempt to address one of the employees’ … more

Scratching it out

Durant High School (DHS) senior Hannah J. McDonald, joined other select members of the DHS varsity mixed choir on stage with the rock band Foreigner. The choir students sang the chorus of the … more

Employee sues, blasts City Hall online

A Durant city employee filed a lawsuit against the city Thursday morning, then released an 18-page statement on social media Thursday night alleging sexual harassment, inappropriate behavior … more

Durant residents distrust leaders

According to a survey, commissioned by the city of Durant and conducted by Olathe, Kansas – based ETC Institute, Durant citizens have an overall positive view of their city, its schools and … more

Silo athlete, scholar receives accolades

A Silo High School student was recognized as a player for excellence in athletics and the classroom, Wednesday.Jesson Pratt, a standout athlete and Silo senior, was named a finalist in the U.S. … more

Museum to hold golf tournament fundraiser

Durant Three Valley Museum is holding its fifth annual “History in the Making” Golf tournament on Saturday, April 28 at the Denison Country Club in Denison, Texas.According to Nancy … more

3-2 vote OK’s small lots

The Durant City Council approved earlier this week a controversial residential plat application on a split vote over opposition by residents who live near the property. Council members Chad Hitchcock … more

Durant searching for new treasurer

The city of Durant is in the market for a new city treasurer and will soon be looking for an assistant treasurer. In the meantime, the city council has hired a company to handle the day-to-day … more

City approves development job

During a sometimes-contentious special meeting Monday night, the Durant City Council approved an amended contract to work with the Durant Industrial Authority (DIA) to hire an Economic Development … more
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