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Will Oklahoma Follow Texas on Mask Mandates?
Governor Greg Abbott announced yesterday (03-02-21) that the mask mandate in Texas is being lifted and that several other COVID-19 rules and restrictions would be repealed later this week. Gov. Abbott wants to open the state back up 100% and as you can imagine it's caused quite a bit of controv…
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…
Lawton Motorsports Has Reopened At Their New Location!
Last Friday (02-26-21) Lawton Motorsports reopened in their new location at 5110 N.W. Cache Road near the corner of 52nd Street and Cache. If that address sounds somewhat familiar that's because Lawton Motorsports use to be there back in the day. They moved awhile back and were right next door …
New “Elgin Square” Shopping Center to Open This Spring!
The wait is almost over for the new shopping center in Elgin, OK. The "Elgin Square" is expected to be open sometime Spring 2021. We've been hearing a lot of rumors and rumblings about the new shopping center so we decided to take a quick trip to Elgin today to check it out for oursel…
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…
Townsquare Lawton, Fort Sill Townie Awards 2021
Local businesses have always been an integral part of the fabric of our community, and supporting these businesses has never been more important.
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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…
Lawton’s New Panera Bread is Getting Closer to Being Done!
The brand new Panera Bread in Lawton across from Walmart on Sheridan Road and next door to Raising Cain's Chicken is starting to take shape. Every time I pass by there more and more has been done. It looks like most of the exterior walls and structure are completed, nor they're working on …
City of Lawton Facilities to Reopen Later This Month
The City of Lawton will be reopening several of it's facilities, including City Hall, on Monday, February 15th (02-15-21) "President's Day." Most of the city's properties have been closed to the general public since late November due to the spike in positive cases of…

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