• mothersday.jpg On Mother's Day weekend, things I wish I taught my son

    Because every woman has, or has had, a mother — and knows, if only through stories, her grandmaternal forebears as well — to become a mother is to step into a hall of mirrors. In its most essential state, however, motherhood involves a single, mutual reflection. 

    May 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Warmer weather could mean heavier activity for sheriff's office

    April has brought warmer weather finally and just like nature comes alive, so does our activity level. Your Deputies are getting a little busier taking calls. I am sure we will keep a handle on things through the summer. Working toward that end our office has committed to assist in a statewide Impaired Driver Enforcement Campaign. State funding from the Highway Safety Office will be provided to participating agencies to pay law enforcement officers to concentrate additional man hours on impaired drivers. The campaign is scheduled to start around July 4th and continue to the end of the year. We hope to accomplish at least two things during this. Right now Oklahoma statistically has one of the highest rates of accidents involving impaired drivers in the nation. This campaign could change that. The other thing is many thieves get a little impaired to get their nerve up to go out and commit their crimes. So, inevitably during this campaign many of them could be caught either on their way to or from committing a crime.    

    May 11, 2014

  • You’re the real MVP... for The Common Good

    On Tuesday, May 1, The Daily Oklahoman declared Kevin Durant, “Mr. Unreliable.”  Exactly one week later, on Tuesday, May 8, the NBA announced to the world what Oklahoma City Thunder fans have known for years: OKC’s KD is MVP.

    May 10, 2014

  • Fightin' Words: OKC will manage LA better than Grizz

    Now that the Memphis mess is over, it's time to get down to business.

    May 9, 2014

  • Sticking needles in your dog won't make it feel better

    If you're an acupuncture enthusiast, you're probably getting ready to point me toward studies proving the efficacy of veterinary acupuncture. Before you do that, let's make a deal: I will concede that there are studies supporting veterinary acupuncture if you concede that there are studies opposing it. The issue is assessing the quality of the studies and determining where the weight of the evidence lies.

    May 8, 2014

  • New methods for a new job

    As is the case with any major change in life, my recent promotion has promoted some evaluation. Obviously since, this change deals with my professional life, I am evaluating that aspect of my existence. 

    May 4, 2014

  • Curb appeal - A necessary component to business attraction

    In the past few years our city government has put in place codes that prevent homeowners/renters from parking on the grass and keep their properties neat and clean in appearance.  As a homeowner, I can understand why this may be a source of heartburn.  However, I am in agreement with these types of codes. Let me explain why.  


    April 30, 2014

  • BLOG: Energy FC launches soccer saturation attempt

    It’s always been a dream of mine to cover a professional soccer match, ever since I decided sports journalism was my career path.

    April 26, 2014

  • Fightin' Words: Lessons from sports, even in tragedy

    This week, Americans got to hear firsthand accounts, some for the first time, of a sporting tragedy, the lessons from which are as poignant as sport itself.

    April 18, 2014

  • Weir speaks on good traffic stops do for society

    On the law enforcement side the county was fairly quiet last month. There was an incident which may not have seemed of great importance to many, but I would take exception to that.

    April 15, 2014

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