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Historic school bell returns to Milburn

MILBURN, Okla., (KTEN)-- Wednesday morning, the historic Milburn school bell passed down through 3 generations returned to its original home at Milburn schools. "The bell would ring every morning, and you would have no trouble hearing it," Milburn class of 1956 graduate Maxine Converse Neely said. Milburn's first schoolhouse burned...
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Durant police search for drive-by gunman

DURANT, Okla. (KTEN) — Durant police are searching for the gunman in a drive-by shooting. Friday morning's incident followed an argument at a home on Mississippi Street. Detective Brandon Mitchell said the suspect drove away... then returned a short time later. "We had an individual who was Dumpster-diving in...
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Choctaw Nation to bid for broadband funds

DURANT, Okla. (KTEN) — The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law signed by President Biden last November is providing one billion dollars for the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program. Rob Griffin, the tribal broadband coordinator for the Choctaw Nation, believes the funding will help create equal access for all. "We can build an...

Celebrating the local fish bounty with Texoma shrimp

Special to the Bryan County News By most accounts, this summer’s striped bass fishing on Lake Texoma has been pretty good. Meaning that if you’ve ventured out onto the two-state reservoir with a topwater bait, a slab, or some live bait, you’ve probably come home with a few striper filets to sample.

Camp Chahta participants enjoy activities

Students participating in Camp Chahta are enjoying a number of activities this week as they prepare to start classes next Monday at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. The camp is an early orientation experience for Choctaw students through a partnership with the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. Among the activities were a...

Early voting for the OK Runoff Primary Election start Thursday

Okla. (KXII) -Thursday is the beginning of early voting for Oklahoma’s Runoff Primary Election and Bryan County officials say they’re ready. “We will be at the courthouse, you do not do early voting at your precincts,” said Assistant Secretary, Tanesha Robinson of the Bryan County Election Board.

City of Durant Achieves Film Friendly Certification

The Oklahoma Film + Music Office (OF+MO), in conjunction with the City of Durant, the Durant Chamber of Commerce and FilmDurant, is proud to announce the city has achieved film friendly certification after completing the requirements for OF+MO’s Oklahoma Film Friendly Community Program. Known as the “Magnolia Capital of...

Atoka football primed to make playoff push this season

ATOKA, Oklahoma (KTEN) - Atoka's Jacob Cupp enters his fifth season leading the Wampus Cats. He's helped turn that program around and a big reason for that is knowing their identity. "We're going to be pretty multiple," said Cupp. "We're going to find a way to run the ball. No...

Students return to residence halls

In anticipation of the first day of classes this coming Monday, students are moving into the residence halls at Southeastern Oklahoma State University this week. Camp SE student orientation will be held Friday and Saturday, and Freshman Convocation is Saturday at 4:30 p.m. in Montgomery Auditorium.

Bryan County EMS seeking bond for new facility

DURANT, Okla. (KXII) -Bryan County EMS is seeking more than $5.5 million for a new facility. Deputy Director of Bryan County EMS Nate Towes said the firm running the bond said the financial breakdown to impact the taxpayer would be about $21.50 per 100,000 in the first year, and because it’s a series bond, it would decrease over time.

Tishomingo moves to stage four for water conservation

TISHOMINGO, Okla. (KXII) - The City of Tishomingo has entered stage four for water conservation. The city passed Ordinance No. 2022-05 during Monday night’s city council meeting. According to the city, stage four is triggered when the daily water usage reaches ninety-six percent or more of plant capacity for...

Plans for old Denison Kroger store announced

DENISON, Texas (KXII) -An anticipated decision was made at Denison City Council Monday night. The old Kroger which has been vacant since 2019 will be the new home of an Ace Hardware and a convenience store. Tony Kaai, President of the Denison Development Alliance said this has been ten years...

Active shooter training for Durant seniors

DURANT, Okla. (KTEN) — Knowing what to do in an active shooter situation is important. Schools have their training, and now citizens in Durant have theirs. "Maggie approached me; she was just worried about some safety concerns for the senior center," said Richard Ezell, deputy director for Durant Emergency Management. "You know, just in light of the current events going on in the world."


After the attack on the Uvalde, TX elementary school, I volunteered to help provide security at the Coalgate School without compensation. My qualifications are 25 years as a state trooper, Associate Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminology, Advanced Oklahoma Law Enforcement Certification, Military Police Officer Training and 40 hours of Special Reaction Training.

Denison man sentenced to probation for animal cruelty

DENISON, Texas (KXII) - A Denison man will spend 4 years on probation for reportedly beating a dog to death nearly two years ago. On October of 2020, Denison Police said Tyson Tucker, of Denison, beat a dog to death after it used the restroom on the floor in a home on the 300 block of South Mirick Avenue.

Denison developers say Chick-Fil-A nearing completion, opening

DENISON, Texas (KXII) - Developers have a better idea when that new Chick-Fil-A in Denison will open. If you’ve recently drive by the new location on West Morton Street, you may have noticed construction is complete. There’s also a sign that applications are being accepted inside from 8 a.m....

Victim's brother arrested after fatal shooting in Colbert

COLBERT, Okla. (KTEN) — A man was shot and killed in Colbert Sunday evening, and his brother is now facing a murder charge. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said 56-year-old Willie Berry was shout outside a residence in the 500 block of Martin Luther King Street in Colbert. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Owen Foundation is newest members of Durant Area Chamber of Commerce

DURANT, Okla. (KXII) - A unique nonprofit organization is the newest member of the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce. “The Durant community has been extremely receptive of our mission in the area so we are super excited to make it official and become a member of the Durant Chamber of Commerce,” Founder and Executive Director of The Owen Foundation Brina Dutton said.