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Task Force drawing near to final report

The Durant Streets and infrastructure Task is expected to accept a final draft plan to present to the Durant City Council for city streets, water and wastewater infrastructure as well as other … more

Cabins at Lake Texoma being demolished

Cabins at Lake Texoma on land owned by Pointe Vista near Catfish Bay Marina are being demolished after being abandoned for years. Midwest Wrecking Company began demolishing the long-vacant cabins … more

Council struggles with law on open meetings

It’s been a few months since the new city council has been seated, but it appears many members may be having trouble understanding the state’s Open Meeting law, designed to provide … more

Task Force finalizing plan to present to council

At its regular meeting Thursday afternoon, the Durant Streets and infrastructure Task approved a draft plan for the Durant City Council to address the city’s streets, water and wastewater … more

City now owns new senior center

Work is slowly progressing on the new Durant Senior Citizen’s Center. Activist and fundraiser Gay Cunningham said she has been surprised by how much work is left to be done. She hopes the load … more

Council approves $4 million line of credit

The city of Durant has been approved for a loan of up to $4 million from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board for an Automatic Meter Reading system. The computer-based water meters should help the city … more

REI receives $55 million to invest in distressed communities

REI Oklahoma, a nonprofit economic development organization, announces that its wholly owned subsidiary, REI Development Corp., has secured $55 million in New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) allocations. … more

Task Force proposals compared

The Durant Streets and infrastructure Task recently narrowed down and selected the basic outline of the recommendation it plans to make to the City Council on how to finance street improvements. The … more

A storm is brewing in OSF

The Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival’s 40th season continues this weekend with Shakespeare’s classic, “The Tempest.” “Of all of Shakespeare’s plays, The Tempest … more

Draggin’ Main Car Show

Larry and Ellen Marcy, left, were among the many who visited the Draggin’ Main Car Show held Saturday in downtown Durant. The car show was presented by Blast from the Past Car Club and Durant … more

Man drowns at Denison Dam

The body of a Denison, Texas, man who drowned near the Denison Dam was recovered Sunday, the Marine Enforcement Division of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said. Twenty-eight-year-old Louis Jackson … more

Harlem Globetrotter visits library

Harlem Globetrotters star Zeus McClurkin stopped by the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center & Library on Thursday to read to the children during the library’s summer reading program. … more

Resignations, new hires approved at school board meeting

The Durant Board of Education accepted resignations and approved numerous new hires during its regular monthly meeting held this week. The following resignations were received by the board: Annie … more

Southeastern hosts Aviation Visitation Day

A group of Choctaw students visited Southeastern Oklahoma State University Wednesday as part of Aviation Visitation Day. Southeastern president Sean Burrage, who returned from a leave of absence … more

Farm Service Agency County Committee nominations open

WASHINGTON – USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) began accepting nominations for county committee members on Friday, June 14. Agricultural producers who participate or cooperate in an FSA … more

Task Force approves bond issue recommendation draft

The Durant Streets and Infrastructure Task Force began tackling its most thorny issue Thursday afternoon and, in the process, recorded its first split vote on three street funding … more

If life is a Cabaret, OSF is about to get lively

The Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival will continue its 40th season with its Company Cabaret, sponsored by the OSF Board of Trustees. The show presents musical numbers performed live by OSF company … more

City getting a little greener

The City of Durant hopes to attract environmentally-conscious consumers and step into a greener future by having a contractor to install electric vehicle charging stations at two locations in the … more

Durant adopts $16.1 million budget

The Durant City Council adopted its Fiscal Year 2019/20 budget during its regular meeting Tuesday night. The plan, as presented by City Manager Tim Rundel and Administrative Services Director Greg … more

SE police officers receive bulletproof vests

Southeastern Oklahoma State University police officers were recent recipients of new bulletproof vests thanks to a Department of Justice grant and contributions from the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma … more
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