Columns/Opinions

Tue
24
Mar

House Report

The Oklahoma House of Representatives has begun to review Senate bills while the Senate is slowly advancing House bills. I thought I would take this time to tell you about an important set of prison reform
measures that are now in the Senate

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Tue
24
Mar

A Word From The Superintendent

In my article this week, I would like to highlight some of the curricular activities taking place within our classrooms. In an effort to keep the community better informed of what is taking place in the classroom,
I will highlight examples of active learning taking place in Cordell Schools.

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Tue
17
Mar

Washita County Museum News

This week we are still going through the oral history of the Cheyenne Indian Tribe as told to John Seger, Superintendent of the Seger Indian Training School in Colony in 1905..

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Tue
17
Mar

House Report

State Representative Todd Russ today praised his House colleagues for supporting a measure to get government out of marriage and resolve the same-sex marriage controversy. “The point of my legislation is to take the state out of the process and leave marriage in the hands of the clergy,” said Russ, R-Cordell.

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Wed
11
Mar

House Report

The House of Representatives is halfway through the legislative process. We have now heard all House bills and will now begin work on Senate legislation. The deadlines set are an important way to bring discipline
and timeliness to measures and policy that is brought to the state Capitol every year

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Tue
03
Mar

Your Senator

With four weeks of the 2015 session behind us, we have now passed the first big deadline for action on legislation. There were over 800 bills filed prior to the session, and about 400 of those were approved by the deadline for committee action on February 26.

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Tue
03
Mar

House Report

The House of Representatives finished the first step of their legislative process this week, in which committees finished review of House bills. Now, we can focus solely on getting to debate what bills are left on the full house floor.

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Tue
24
Feb

Washita County Museum News

By Landon Jones

This week we continue on with the oral history of the Cheyenne tribe as told to John Seger in 1905. We are reprinting it exactly as published by John Seger. There was another tribe of Indians that used to fight with them and attack them when they crossed each other’s paths. This tribe would steal the children of the Cheyenne’s and their women also, and keep possession of them.

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Tue
24
Feb

The Feud Heats Up

Before a month had passed following the murder of Doctor Pierce, two men attempted to waylay Bob Lee at his own house. The McKinney Enquirer related the happening. “We learn that a few days since, two men called at the house of Bob Lee in the eastern part of the county, and after firing at him several times, made their escape, thinking probably they had killed him. Lee, however, was not hurt. His brother arrived a little time after, when the two traced the would-be assassins to Farmersville, and attacked them, killing one and wounding the other. We did not learn the names of the parties or any of the particulars.”

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Wed
18
Feb

THE LEE-PEACOCK FEUD

Bob Lee had come to Texas in the 1830s with his parents who settled on the line between Hunt and Fannin counties in northern Texas. With the outbreak of the Civil War, he enlisted in the Army of the Confederacy and was made a captain in General Nathan Bedford Forrest’s band of raiders. After the war, he rode proudly home to Texas, but immediately found himself to be a marked man.

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