Durant Democrat- RSS Feed http://durantdemocrat.com/ http://durantdemocrat.com/ Sat, 31 Jan 2015 13:35:58 EST 1800 SE president talks budget http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/151585297/SE-president-talks-budget University officials in Oklahoma, planning for the near future, face financial uncertainties because of the slump in oil and gas revenues. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 12:31:45 EST A recipe for a guy to win the heart of his sweetheart http://durantdemocrat.com/news/lifestyle/151588532/A-recipe-for-a-guy-to-win-the-heart-of-his-sweetheart Attention all male readers (and I know there are plenty of you): Sat, 31 Jan 2015 12:31:44 EST Vehicles collide in Calera http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/151595229/Vehicles-collide-in-Calera There were several automobile accidents Friday, including a two-vehicle crash that afternoon in Calera. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 12:31:42 EST Bears hold on to win http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/151568265/Bears-hold-on-to-win BENNINGTON — It was a clash of Class B schools on Thursday when Caney came to Bennington. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:56:41 EST SE grabs win at NWOSU http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/151585102/SE-grabs-win-at-NWOSU ALVA, Ok. - Southeastern evened its overall and conference record by winning its second-straight game by picking up a 69-63 victory over Northwestern Oklahoma State in Alva, Okla., on Thursday. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:21:42 EST Lady Storm falls at the buzzer to Northwestern http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/151585135/Lady-Storm-falls-at-the-buzzer-to-Northwestern ALVA, Ok. - Southeastern rallied late after trialing most of the second half, taking a one-point lead on a pair of Emily Williams free throws with 7.5 second to play, but Northwestern Oklahoma State would hit a three at the buzzer to hand the Savage... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:21:41 EST Barresi tops list of political donors http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/151581943/Barresi-tops-list-of-political-donors OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — While national groups like governors' associations were among the top donors for state-level elections across the country in 2014, in Oklahoma it was candidates themselves who were the top individual donors to... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:31:41 EST Body of pilot recovered from lake http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/151585320/Body-of-pilot-recovered-from-lake The body of a pilot from an airplane that crashed into Lake Texoma has been recovered, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:51:41 EST Oklahoma legislator withdraws anti-gay measure http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/151582200/Oklahoma-legislator-withdraws-anti-gay-measure OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma legislator who has introduced several anti-gay bills for the upcoming session is withdrawing one measure because she says it didn't accomplish what she intended. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:21:41 EST Man arrested for chase charged http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/151587090/Man-arrested-for-chase-charged Several people have been charged with felony crimes, including a man accused of leading police on a chase from Grayson County, Texas, to Durant. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:16:43 EST Secretary of Agriculture visits Durant http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/151580355/Secretary-of-Agriculture-visits-Durant One year ago, President Obama signed the White House Promise Zones Initiative designating five areas as “Promise Zones.” Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:16:41 EST Elks Hoop Shoot Winners http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/151563132/Elks-Hoop-Shoot-Winners The Durant Elks Lodge hosted the Oklahoma Southeast District Hoop Shoot at Durant Middle School on Saturday, Jan. 17th. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:46:41 EST Oklahoma executions on hold as US Supreme Court reviews drug http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/151560806/Oklahoma-executions-on-hold-as-US-Supreme-Court-reviews-drug OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Executions are on hold in Oklahoma after the U.S. Supreme Court said Wednesday that the state cannot perform executions using a specific drug while the justices consider a challenge over whether the sedative ensures... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:41:55 EST Fallin refuses to take position on gay discrimination http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/151560287/Fallin-refuses-to-take-position-on-gay-discrimination OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin refused to say Wednesday whether she thinks Oklahoma businesses should be allowed to discriminate against gay people. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:41:55 EST Small plane plunges into lake http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/151552895/Small-plane-plunges-into-lake A search was resuming today for the pilot of an airplane that crashed into Lake Texoma late Wednesday morning, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:41:43 EST Storm softball ranked No. 4 in NFCA Poll http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/151563147/Storm-softball-ranked-No.-4-in-NFCA-Poll Southeastern softball will open the 2015 season with the same national ranking it finished the 2014 season as the No. 4 team in the nation in the NFCA Preseason Poll released on Wednesday. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 07:16:46 EST SE thumpers start stretch run http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/151563145/SE-thumpers-start-stretch-run Southeastern's men and women basketballers have nine games remaining and baseball opens its season Saturday in Laredo, Texas.Storm cagers will be on the road Thursday, January 29, to take on Northwestern in Alva. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 07:16:44 EST VSOs here to help veterans http://durantdemocrat.com/news/opinion/151468583/VSOs-here-to-help-veterans This is a good time to bid all veterans of Bryan County good health. Not just to the state-recognized 3,600 veterans of Bryan County but to include their wives, surviving spouses, and dependent children. It is the season of influenza, colds,... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 07:16:43 EST Free income-tax filing available http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/151545586/Free-income-tax-filing-available AARP Tax-Aide is offering free tax preparation and electronic filing in Durant. The help is available from noon until 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Feb. 3 and ending April 14 at the Durant Senior Center, 301 N. 16th Ave. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 07:16:41 EST Lady Mustangs take victory http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/151541629/Lady-Mustangs-take-victory BOKCHITO — It was a pair of hard-fought games in the Rock Creek High School gym when Tushka came to town Tuesday. The Lady Mustangs took advantage of a largely uneven third quarter to end up on top, 49-43. The Mustangs suffered a third-quarter... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:41:47 EST