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Manous named to school board

Jason Manous was named to the Durant Board of Education for Office No. 3 during its meeting last week. He will replace board member Calvin Palmer, whose resignation was accepted by the … more

City council votes against having tax election

Three out of five of the Durant City Council members voted down a resolution that would have called for an election in October to make a city sales tax that expires in 2024 permanent. In 2004, … more

Classes began at Southeastern

Students are shown on campus Monday morning, the first day of the 2021-2022 school year at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. more

Classes start at Early Childhood Center

While the other schools in the Durant School District began classes last Thursday, Monday was the first day of classes at Robert E. Lee Early Childhood Center. REL principal Lisa Whitley assists … more

Choctaw election run-off results official

On Wednesday, Aug. 11, the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Election Board certified Joey Tom as winner of the District 7 seat of the Choctaw Nation Tribal Council. Tom garnered 52.26% of the vote over … more

First day of school’s out

Durant High School students exit the school building after the first day of school for the 2021-2022 school year. Durant High School assistant principal Torrey Gaines is shown with students after … more

County infection rates higher, vaccinations lower than nation’s

Bryan County has a higher rate of Covid-19 cases and a lower rate of vaccinations than the national averages, according to information from the Bryan County Health Department. Figures provided by … more

Love’s Travel Stop ribbon cutting

A ribbon cutting was held by the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce on August 5, 2021 for Love’s Travel Stop located at 5278 W. Main Street in Durant. Their new location offers professional truck … more

Bryan County Free Fair approaches

The Bryan County Free Fair is scheduled for September 8th through the 11th. With the fair being only a few weeks away, it’s time to start getting your canning, quilts, crafts, and chickens … more

Texoma Audubon Society established by Southeastern group

A group of Southeastern Oklahoma State University professors and others with a mutual interest in birds has recently banded together to form the Texoma Audubon Society. The Texoma chapter is the … more

Choctaw Nation updates response to Coronavirus

Due to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases and the Delta variant and in awareness of public health, the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma (CNO) has announced the cancelation of large gatherings and events, … more

Two students represent Southeastern at OU-Health Sciences Center event

Two science majors from Southeastern Oklahoma State University represented the school recently at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Summer Undergraduate Research poster … more

DTOS assists with supporting Crooked Smile Trail

Durant Trails and Open Space (DTOS) President Derek Hines presented Southeastern Oklahoma State University President Thomas Newsom with a check to support the Crooked Smile Trail. The check helped … more

Southeastern to honor three Distinguished Alumni during October Homecoming

Southeastern Oklahoma State University will honor three Distinguished Alumni during homecoming festivities October 15-16. This year’s honorees are Bill Brock, Greg Duffy, and Mike … more

Chasing horse thieves

We’ve all seen the movie versions of what happened to early day cattle rustlers and horse thieves- hanged from the nearest tree moments after they were caught. However, the reality is that … more

Southeastern Summer Commencement

Southeastern Oklahoma State University had summer commencement ceremonies July 30 and 31 at Bloomer Sullivan Arena and this picture is of graduate students who earned their master’s degrees … more

Lost Street Brewing Company ribbon cutting

A ribbon cutting by the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce was held July 30 for Lost Street Brewing Company, 109 W. Lost St. in Durant. The microbrewery has a variety of craft ales and beers. more

Choctaw Casino & Resort Sky Tower opens

Choctaw Casino & Resort in Durant officially opened its new luxury resort expansion Aug. 5 that features a 1,000-room, 21-story Sky Tower Hotel, an expanded gaming experience plus elevated … more

“Best of Wheat” bread baking contest to be held during fair

To promote the art of baking bread, the Oklahoma Wheat Commission will be sponsoring a special fair category for homemade breads, the “Best of Wheat” Bread Baking Contest at the Bryan … more

Rural schools in Bryan County eligible for classroom enhancement grants

OKLAHOMA CITY – Teachers at rural public schools in Bryan County are invited to apply for Classroom Enhancement Grants of up to $5,000 from the Carolyn Watson Rural Oklahoma Community … more
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