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Brent Swadley

Brent Swadley in 2018: ‘Wouldn’t be where I’m at today if I followed by the rules’

At a conference featuring Christian business leaders in 2018, Swadley's Bar-B-Q founder Brent Swadley explained how he started his company by "bootlegging barbecue" in...
Columbus Park

Photos: Take a tour of Kansas City’s ‘Little Italy’

Columbus Park has been known as Kansas City, Missouri's Little Italy since the late 19th century. It still is, along with a considerable population...
steakhouse

BBQ bologna: Oklahoma’s legendary Lebanese steakhouses

Only at an official Okie-style Lebanese steakhouse can a patron get hummus, tabouli and barbecued bologna in the same meal. Over the years, several family-owned...
state parks

State parks management questioned on accounting, ‘unusual’ restaurant agreement

To close a two-hour meeting Thursday afternoon that featured legislators grilling Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department executive director Jerry Winchester about his decision to...
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Thoughtful, funny Reservation Dogs highlights ‘Indians in unexpected places’

For a college course at the University of Oklahoma, I read the book Indians in Unexpected Places by Philip Deloria. The paper I turned...
Symmetry Energy Solutions, Winter Storm Drummond

Drummond alleges cold, hard facts in pair of Winter Storm Uri cases

You could say things are starting to heat up in the world of natural gas marketing. We all remember the blustery and cold February caused...
Loony Bin

Saying goodbye to the Loony Bin Comedy Club

It’s Wednesday, Oct. 12, and I’m at the Loony Bin Comedy Club in Oklahoma City. Terri and Larry, the club’s owners, have collected a...
cut sales tax on groceries

Senate sends Stitt bill eliminating state share of sales tax on groceries

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt will get a tax cut he has pledged to sign, but not the one he most craved. The State Senate today...
Gwen Stefani at Dairy Queen

Gwen Stefani’s visit to small town humanizes pop star

TISHOMINGO — No stranger to the music scene, Tishomingo has gained national publicity for its most famous resident, country superstar and The Voice judge...
Everything Sad is Untrue

Everything Sad is Untrue: Growing up as an Iranian refugee in Edmond

A few years into his time at Edmond Public Schools, Daniel Khosrou Nayeri navigates the fifth-grade lunch hour without money in his account, selects...

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