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Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon’s first volunteer still gives her time 17 years later

Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon's first volunteer still gives her time 17 years later

Mary Smith

May 7, 2017

Over two decades ago the Oklahoma City community was shaken by a tragic bombing that killed 168. Ruby Cline, an Oklahoma City resident, was horrified and while she didn't know any victims or survivors personally she felt the pain of their loss. When an opportunity arose in 2001 to honor those victims...

Medieval Fair show makes autistic teenager’s dream reality

Medieval Fair show makes autistic teenager's dream reality

Mary Smith

May 7, 2017

For the first four years of Sierra's life she didn't speak a word. Her autism kept her disengaged from the world around her, until, that is, the tiny girl with wispy blond hair saw the mermaids at the Norman Medieval Fair. The sight of the mermaids drew out her first words: "The magic." And from then...

Oklahoma City artist brings Latin pop to Norman Music Festival

Mary Smith

April 26, 2017

From as early as the age of two Lincka Elizondo as always known what she wanted to do: sing and perform. Her mother, Lurdes Elizondo, can remember Lincka pointing at the TV while a woman sang and saying that she wanted to do that, too, Lurdes said. This year Lincka will perform on her biggest stage...

Local food truck owner supports family and shares culture through her craft

Laura Martinez (right) and  sister Dulce Martinez (left) prepare food for an order. Laura Martinez owns a taco food truck with her husband and has used her business as a means to support not only herself but her family as well.

Mary Smith

April 10, 2017

Early mornings, late nights, long days, close quarters and time spent working with family are some of the ingredients it takes to make the authentic Mexican food served at El Taco Loco six days a week. Owner Laura Martinez's dedication to serving the best and most fresh Mexican tacos, gorditas, burritos...

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