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Vacant home burns in Durant

DURANT, Okla. (KXII) -- Investigators are working to discover the cause of a fire Sunday at a house on the 200 block of Locust Street in Durant. Fire officials said the blaze started at around 8:40 p.m., and at one point the entire structure was on fire. Authorities said the home was vacant and is

KXII.COM - 2017-09-18 22:16:00

Investigation finds no proof of criminal wrongdoing in utility billing department

DURANT, Okla. (KXII) An investigation into Durant's utility billing department is over, according to city officials. News12 first reported issues with the City of Durant's Utility Billing Department three months ago, following the resignation of an employee. We were told by an anonymous source the

KXII.COM - 2017-09-19 04:46:00

DONNA HUNT: Historic flight not without problems

Where were you on Oct. 17, 1911? Think hard now. If you happened to be in Denison, chances are that you might have been perched high somewhere to get a good look at the Vin Fiz Special, first airplane to fly over the city. A lot of students at the Denison Educational Institute went to the top of the

HERALD DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-19 19:16:34

DISD enrollment on the rise

Denison Independent School District announced an increase of 113 students for the 2017 - 2018 school year at their regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday. Superintendent Henry Scott said it is the biggest jump in enrollment that the district has experienced in a number of years. Scott said this is both

HERALD DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-19 21:59:19

Denison prepare for Frisco Heritage on Thursday

The Denison Yellow Jackets are off to their best start since 2008. They will face Heritage on Thursday night at Memorial Stadium in Frisco. The Jackets are off to a 3-0 start after their homecoming win over Abilene Wylie. Heritage is 0-3, but have played an extremely competitive schedule. Heritage h

KXII.COM - 2017-09-21 04:42:00

Denison Council votes to continue property negotiation, but is mum on details

The Denison City Council authorized City Manager Jud Rex to move forward in negotiations regarding an undisclosed development during Monday's council meeting. This broke from the norm for the council, which traditionally only take action once an item is ready to be presented in open session. The act

HERALD DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-20 19:03:21

Denison stalking arrest prompts warning for public

DENISON, Texas (KXII) A Denison woman told police she was on her way home from work Saturday night when she noticed an ex-boyfriend was following her. "She said he was driving erratically, running red lights and stop signs and driving very dangerously," Denison Police Lt. Mike Eppler said. And thi

KXII.COM - 2017-09-20 04:06:00

Autistic teen's tricycle stolen from Denison home

DENISON, Tex. (KXII) -- Parents are asking for the community's help to find their autistic son's tricycle after it was stolen outside their home. It happened on Saturday morning at the Creekmore Apartments in Denison. "He woke me up and he said where's Aaron's bike?" said Aaron Webb's parents Lacin

KXII.COM - 2017-09-20 00:23:00

Denison approves Renovation Incentive Program

DENISON, Tex. (KXII) -- The city of Denison will soon be offering incentives for people to remodel homes and help stabilize its older neighborhoods. "It will help out with making some of these neighborhoods nicer," Brad Sylvester said. Based on a 2015 study, about half the homes in Denison were 50

KXII.COM - 2017-09-19 04:58:00

Denison approves renovation, remodel incentive programs

The Denison City Council turned its attention to the city's existing housing stock Monday when it approved a new incentive program to encourage the restoration and renovation of homes. Monday's action follows programs in recent years aimed at supporting the other aspects of single-family home growth

HERALD DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-19 01:06:11

Funeral set for teen killed in car accident

THACKERVILLE, Okla. (KXII) - A funeral will take place Friday for a teen killed in a Tahlequah car accident over the weekend. Drake Wells graduated from Thackerville High School this past May, where he was valedictorian, student body president, a member of the Future Farmers of America, and played f

KXII.COM - 2017-09-20 01:42:00

A Return to Regular Order

Each year, millions of Americans rely on numerous federal agencies and the government for assistance on a wide range of priorities. Farmers need support for food safety programs. Veterans rely on VA hospitals for medical attention. Researchers need funds to continue programs that range from finding

SULPHURTIMES.COM - 2017-09-20 09:00:00

Girls Rebound In 3-for-4 Effort

It was a bounce back week for the Sulphur Lady Bulldogs, as they won three of four games and are preparing for the postseason. Sulphur rebounded from a tough week last week by smashing Konowa 19-11, beating Woodward 4-3 and taking care of Cushing 10-4 before losing on Monday to Purcell 10-7. The Lad

SULPHURTIMES.COM - 2017-09-20 09:00:00

SHS Cheer Team Headed To State Competition

The Sulphur Bulldogs cheer squad is headed back for more. Earlier this month, the Lady Dogs finished fifth in Class 4A Gameday State - the first year of such competition. And after a runner-up finish last week at regionals, the Dogs are back and will try to finish top five again. Sulphur is looking

SULPHURTIMES.COM - 2017-09-20 09:00:00

Woman released from hospital after crash

A 28-year-old woman from Burneyville, Oklahoma, has been discharged from a Denton hospital following a motorcycle crash last week south of Gainesville. Chelsea Clark was riding a 2017 Honda motorcycle northbound on Farm-to-Market Road 372 shortly after 2 p.m. Thursday when she attempted to negotiate

GAINESVILLE DAILY REGISTER - 2017-09-19 20:07:00

Thackerville man among 5 killed in Talequah crash

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) - The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says five people were killed when the pickup truck they were in crashed into a creek in northeastern Oklahoma. An OHP report says 18-year-old Donovan Caldwell of Muskogee, 18-year-old Jessica Swartwout of McAlester, 19-year-old Drake Wells of Thack

KXII.COM - 2017-09-18 16:33:00

Lots Of Talent On Display At Annual Art Show In Sulphur

Two adjectives best describe the art at the Artists of the Arbuckles Show - Varied and Fine. (See results back page.) The show opened Thursday, Sept. 14, and an Awards Reception was held Sunday, Sept. 17. Winning artists received 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place awards in each of the two art categories in th

SULPHURTIMES.COM - 2017-09-20 09:00:00

Slideshow: Major earthquake destroys buildings in Mexico, kills hundreds

MEXICO CITY (Meredith/AP) - Police, firefighters, and ordinary Mexicans dug frantically through the rubble of collapsed schools, homes and apartment buildings early Wednesday, looking for survivors of Mexico's deadliest earthquake in decades as the number of confirmed fatalities stood at 217. Full S

KPTV.COM - 2017-09-20 18:12:00

Vancouver man dies in fall at Smith Rock State Park

BEND, Ore. (AP) - Authorities say a 23-year-old hiker fell to his death at Smith Rock State Park in central Oregon. The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office says it appears Sebastian Baker of Vancouver, Washington, was hiking alone on the Misery Ridge trail before falling 250 feet. He died at the scene

KGW - 2017-09-20 15:54:06

We named Portland's 40 best restaurants: Here are the places that were hardest to leave off

Going from 101 restaurants down to 40 in this year's guide created some difficult decisions, some even harder than picking a new No. 1. And while we like 40 -- it's a more easily digestible number, and it allows us to go deeper with reviews of places that bring us joy. It's also totally arbitrary. T

OREGONIAN - 2017-09-20 23:25:50