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A family-owned barbecue business has plans for expansion

Even at 3 o’clock on Monday Nov. 5, John and Cook’s Real Pit Bar-B-Que in Lawton, Oklahoma, has faithful customers waiting to eat the locally-owned and made barbecue.

Tevis Hillis

November 11, 2018

The owner of a local barbecue business is ready to expand after nearly a century of operations. John and Cook’s Real Pit Bar-B-Que has been serving Lawton, Oklahoma, for 82 years. The fifth generation owner, Lonzo Gaines, is looking to expand across Oklahoma by franchising their special meats and...

Gathering Place opened, ready for visitors

Gathering Place opened, ready for visitors

Tevis Hillis

November 7, 2018

There’s a new park on the block. George Kaiser, president, CEO and primary owner of the GBK Corporation, spearheaded the effort to build the Gathering Place, a 100-acre riverfront park to unite the city’s cultures by permitting children and adults spend time together. But this park was not created...

Take a chance on CART

Take a chance on CART

Tevis Hillis

September 15, 2018

The Cleveland Area Rapid Transit (CART) busing system is a program that gives free rides. This semester CART is encouraging students at the University of Oklahoma to take a chance on a bus and get a ride. CART has a particular driver who is a veteran of transporting people around. Edmond Dowling h...

What the walkout is about

What the walkout is about

Tevis Hillis

April 2, 2018

Traci Hanna will be among thousands of teachers walking out across Oklahoma on Monday. Pay raises have been a factor in the walkout, but Hanna will be offering her support for her students. Pay has been an issue for many teachers. Hanna, a mother of two, worked a part-time job in December and received...

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