Milburn, OK

Durant City Council votes to fire city manager

DURANT, Oklahoma (KXII) - The position of city manager seems to be a revolving door in Durant. In May of 2016, Durant’s city manager Sarah Sherrer, was placed on paid leave and later fired after a criminal investigation. Sherrer was accused of loading and firing a gun in her...
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Coleman school bus sidelined by vandalism

COLEMAN, Okla. (KTEN) — Just one day after classes resumed, one half of Coleman Public Schools' two-bus fleet was disabled after a driver discovered that a fuel line had been cut. The bus is only one year old and can't be driven until the slashed fuel line is repaired.

Tishomingo town hall addresses water shortage

TISHOMINGO, Okla. (KTEN) — The City of Tishomingo held a town hall meeting Tuesday night to discuss the dramatic drop in water levels of Pennington Creek. The creek is the city's water supply. Officials addressed the problem at hand, potential restrictions, and solutions. "My obligation is to look for...

Raymond John Williams

Raymond John Williams was born January 13, 1935, in the Woodford, OK area, to the late Bill and Myrtle (Ashley) Williams. He died on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, in Sulphur, at the age of 87. Raymond and the former Ms. Lucretia Faye Talkington were married on February 13, 1973, in Gainesville, TX. Born to this marriage were four children, Lisa, Doug, Raymond, and Elizabeth.

Calera man arrested for burglary at Durant auto repair shop

DURANT, Okla. (KXII) - A Calera man has been charged with burglary after allegedly breaking into four cars. According to court documents from the State of Oklahoma, 41-year-old Joshua Allen Covington broke into four vehicles owned by Usry Auto House in August. Covington allegedly lifted the hood on all four...

Durant looks for improvement in Vargas' third year

DURANT, Oklahoma (KTEN) - 2021 was tough for the Durant Lions and playing 5A football, you never get a week off. However, there seems to be a different feeling around the program as head coach Todd Vargas enters his third season in that position. "I came in my freshman year...

Larry Frank Rigsby

Larry Frank Rigsby age 77 passed away July 18, 2022, at his home in Madill, Oklahoma from a long illness. Larry was born in Van Alstyne, Texas on March 20, 1945, to the late Henry Selton Rigsby and Ruth Kenner Rigsby in a farmhouse South of city on Old Hwy 5. Larry brags he was born in Collin County but was dressed and met his dad and 3 brothers in the next room in Grayson County. Larry was the youngest of 4 boys starting school in 1951 in Van Alstyne, Texas graduating in 1963, a faithful Van Alstyne Panther to the end. Old # 14 was a rough, tough, blood getting middle linebacker Panther Blue football player. When he opened up a hole in the line, the Panthers scored a touchdown. He attended Paris Junior College and Dallas Baptist College. Larry moved to Dallas working for Lone Star Gas and Yellow Freight lines before entering his career job at a gun salesman working for some of the largest Gun shops in Dallas, the famous Buckhorn Trading Post in Downtown Dallas, The Gun and Tackle on Forest Lane and Rays Hardware and Sporting Goods on Singleton Ave. Celebrities and athletes traded with him, his jokes, laughter and general knowledge of guns, and ammunition was widely known. Dirty Harry’s famous 44 pistol came from Buckhorn trading Post and after movies filmed, they were returned to Dallas to be placed with other famous westerm or movie related guns at the Wax Museum, in Grand Prairie, Texas. Larry had a bit part in 2 different episodes of Walker Texas Ranger while working at The Gun and Tackle Store in Dallas, Texas. Larry was an avid hunter and fisherman. He guided hunts for celebrities every April bringing in trophy Turkey for his celebrity hunters and every November bringing in some of the largest Deer in Texas. He personally hunted turkey and deer all over Texas, Canada, Alaska and Idaho as well as Elk in New Mexico, Bear in Alaska and Canada, Moose in Idaho and Canada. A trophy Nilgui from the King Ranch in Texas. His knowledge on the value and history of guns was sought by hunters and fellow gun associates all over the United States. He helped teach Gun Safety Classes and Gun Permit Classes. Larry was a member of the Dallas Safari Club, Woods and Water Club and NRA. Larry also scored for Boone and Crocket for the State of Texas maintaining a certification as a licensed firearms appraiser for State of Texas.

Red River runoff: Reid faces Maynard in House District 21

The two Republicans running to become the next representative from House District 21 in the Durant area grew up on opposite sides of the Red River. Cody Maynard is a church accountant who originally hails from Texas, and Dustin Reid is a Choctaw Nation employee who has never lived outside Oklahoma, a factor Reid says “carries a lot of weight” in his mind.

Durant Lions

DURANT, Okla. (KXII) - High school football has arrived in Oklahoma, and for the Durant Lions, they couldn’t be more ready to get started. “We’re excited,” head coach Todd Vargas aid. “It’s been a long spring and summer. The kids and coaches have been working so hard. To get out here the first day is always fun and exciting.”

Madill Wildcats

MADILL, Okla. (KXII) - The Madill Wildcats are looking forward to their move up to Class 4A after posting a winning season last year. Chad Speer has helped guide the Wildcats into a quick rebuild. And now, they feel like they are ready to take the next step. “We absolutely...

Benjamin “Skip” Davis

Benjamin “Skip” Davis, of Cartwright, Okla., passed from this life on Friday, August 5, 2022 at the age of 60. He was born on Monday, March 12, 1962 in Weatherford, Texas to Benjamin Franklin Copeland and Carnella Louise Davis. He graduated from Weatherford High School in 1981 and...