Government

Is it Time to do Away With Daylight Savings Time?
Not this Sunday but next Sunday (03-14-21) is daylight savings time. We'll be springing forward an hour and losing another hour of sleep, oh' boy. The older I get the more I hate daylight savings time. It seems like it takes me a few days to re-adjust to the new time and to be completely h…
Oklahoma to Become 2nd Amendment Sanctuary State?
Oklahoma could become the next entry into the growing list of 2nd Amendment sanctuary states. Across the country more and more states are introducing legislation to uphold the 2nd Amendment and refuse any additional gun control measures from Federal, state, county and even local governments. This wo…
Lee Blvd in Lawton is Finally Getting a Makeover!
We just got an update form the City of Lawton with some exciting news about the improvements and resurfacing of Lee Boulevard. It looks like we've been approved for a grant from the CARES Act, around $2 million dollars will be given to Lawton, Fort Sill to help re-do Lee Blvd. This combined wit…
Oklahoma Could be Facing High Utility Bills Due to Winter Storm
Last week's winter storm wreaked havoc on Oklahoma with record low freezing temperatures and tons of snow and ice. We're finally on the other side of it, but the effects will continue to linger for months to come. Now that everything is starting to thaw out and melt way a lot of people, my…
Take the Lawton Community Needs Survey Today
Be a part of the solution. Take the Lawton, Fort Sill community needs survey today. Provide valuable feedback and opinions on what you think the city needs to focus on. The online survey will only take 5-10 minutes of your time and will help shape the future plans of the city and where attention and…
City of Lawton Reopens Today as Weather Conditions Improve
Well, it looks like we're finally going to see some warmer temperatures in Lawton, Fort Sill over the next couple of days. It's been over a week that we've been at below freezing and even negative temperatures, so come on warmer weather. It won't get too warm, but compared to whe…
Lawton Could be Facing Rolling Blackouts [UPDATE]
In order to avoid a total disruption of power the city of Lawton could be facing several rolling blackouts that could range from 1-2 hours to assist in conserving electricity. SPP (Southwest Power Pool) is planning controlled interruptions to combat the current energy emergency which is now at level…
City Hall to Remain Closed Today Due to Winter Storm [UPDATE]
With the winter storm dumping snow everywhere the City of Lawton has closed Town Hall and a few other properties for the day. If you don't have to get out on the roads, don't. It's gotten pretty bad out there and it's getting worse by the minute. We're expecting anywhere bet…
Governor Stitt Declares Statewide Winter Weather State of Emergency
Governor Stitt just declared a Winter weather state of emergency for all 77 Oklahoma counties. He just signed the executive orders this afternoon and it will be in effect statewide until weather conditions improve. Oklahoma is expected to get extremely cold temperatures, snow, ice and all kinds of f…
Lawton Votes to Increase and Extend the Hotel-Motel Tax
Lawton went to the polls yesterday (02-09-21) and voted to increase and extend the Hotel-Motel Tax. Roughly 2,000 people voted and over 75% voted yes on the proposal so it passed by an overwhelming majority. The new Hotel-Motel Tax with go into effect on (05-01-21) and will be a 7% tax on all non-re…

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