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Beloved Texoma veterinarian dies

BRYAN COUNTY, Okla. (KXII) - People from all over the Texoma are mourning the loss of Dr. Friede Wells, the founder of Bryan County Animal Hospital. Dr. Friede Wells has been known and loved by the community for over 55 years. After yesterday’s news of her passing, community members are remembering the good that she has done for their animals.
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Durant opens first new elementary school since 1968

DURANT, Okla. (KTEN) – Three years of planning is finally coming to fruition for the Durant Independent School District. George Washington Elementary School is now complete and ready for the next wave of elementary schoolers. “It’s a 97,000 square foot facility," said Superintendent Duane Merideth. "It is the first...
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New coffee shop just 'Three Doors Down'

Greg Upchurch held a soft opening for the Greg’s Rocking Goat Coffee shop on August 14. The soft opening was invite only, but went well for the business and guests. The soft opening provided the eatery a controlled environment for the first day and allowed guests an inside look before the grand opening.

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...

Southeastern senior earns NASA recognition

Helena Guidry, a mathematics education major from Lewisville, Texas, was recently named Educator of the Year by the NASA OKSG (Oklahoma Space Grant) Stellar (STEM Teachers Experience Linking Learners to Aerospace Research). Guidry is a senior at Southeastern Oklahoma State University and a graduate of Hebron High School. She is...

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...

Early voting underway in Oklahoma

CADDO, Okla. (KTEN) — Early voting began Thursday for runoff elections in Oklahoma. Two Republicans — Markwayne Mullin and T.W. Shannon — are running for the unexpired term of U.S. Sen. Inhofe. Democrats Madison Horn and Jason Bollinger are vying to take on the GOP candidate in November's general election.

Community assists in arrest of dangerous fugitive

A Grayson County man is in jail after leading officers on a high-speed pursuit. On the night of August 16, the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office to assist with searching for Clay Jones. Jones, a 25-year-old male from Whitesboro, Texas, was...

Coalgate aims to finish games with wins in 2022

COALGATE, Oklahoma (KTEN) - Coalgate almost ended the 2021 season over .500 last year but unfortunately almost does not count in football. That is something the Wildcats want to improve on this go around. "I think our leadership is pretty good, I think our seniors are pretty good" said Coalgate...

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.

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...

Early voting starts Thursday for Okla. Primary Runoff

DURANT, 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...

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.

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...