Annual welding competition names champion

2017 Winner Jared Jacquot with TWS Officials

Saturday, Tulsa Welding School (TWS) – the largest welding school in the U.S. – welcomed nearly 200 high school seniors from across the country for its annual Welding Competition.

In the fierce competition, Jared Jacquot of South County Technical High School in Saint Louis was named Grand Champion. Each participant received a $500 scholarship to TWS to continue their education and training, and Jacquot walked away with a full tuition scholarship. Continue reading

Gov. Mary Fallin rejected top to bottom

Editorial: Thursday night Republicans gathered in precinct meetings to form again Oklahoma’s GOP.  From the precinct meetings; delegates are selected to the country, district and state conventions. Multiple reports from those meetings suggest the Oklahoma Republican Party is in full revolt against Governor Mary Fallin’s recent and stunningly anti-Republican tax proposal. Multiple Party Platform planks have been submitted demanding opposition to the proposal and likely candidates for governor have reacted with great public distain.  Continue reading

Roughnecks FC begin rebuilding season

The Tulsa Roughnecks FC may turn a corner in 2017.

In the club’s sophomore season, the Roughnecks went 5-21-4 and finished dead last (15th place) in the USL Western Conference.  Changes were needed, and they came fast and furious once the sun set on the 2016 season.  First order of business was a new coach, David Vandereuil.   Continue reading

Senate Committee approves teacher raises

Members of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Education heard six measures on teacher pay Wednesday.

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Education met Wednesday and approved half a dozen measures to increase teacher pay in Oklahoma.  Sen. Jason Smalley, R-Stroud, chairs the subcommittee.   He said with 48 members, there were several different ideas of how much the raises should be and how to pay for it.     Continue reading

Gay hated when out as conservative

Chadwick Moore

Updated: Chadwick Moore, a 33-year-old journalist living in Williamsburg, had been a lifelong liberal. Then, last September, he penned a profile for Out Magazine of Milo Yiannopoulos, a controversial and outspoken critic of feminism, Muslims and gay rights (despite being openly gay himself). Although the story didn’t take a stance on Yiannopoulos, Moore found himself pilloried by fellow Democrats and ostracized by longtime friends. Continue reading