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The Bluebonnet: Her Whole Story*

Please visit the artists’ webpages to see more incredible works like the pictures of their paintings below this article. The Timeless Bluebonnet Texas proclaimed for her state flower the Bluebonnet....

Freedom of Speech in Media: You Are Free to Say What You Are Paid to Say

I recently received a comment from reader William Ray that thanked me for my “refreshing alternative to today’s norm”. But I cannot take the credit. I replied: “You...

What Can You Find Out About Texomaland County Governments Online?

Since many Texomans have personal experiences with the many facets of our elected, county officials and their departmental bureaucrats, I decided that a quick online search for information on just one sector...

Absentee Voting

I have a feeling that most of the people reading are active voters. That may be an incorrect assumption on my part, but I want to believe that you participate in elections. I am a half-breed;...

Lawsuit Ends in Loss of Lake Texoma State Park

Lawsuit Ends in Loss of Lake Texoma State Park From the Durant Democrat, June 16, 2016 - S.L. Willis, guest columnist [This is a not so brief summary of what happened at Lake Texoma State Park.] It...

Pointe Vista Lawsuit ends with Open Meetings Violation

Two weeks ago, on Thursday May 19th, the state Commissioners of the Land Office met at the Capitol Building. Following an Executive Session they quickly took two votes. Those votes authorized the actions they...

Is the State Lands Commission engaged in fraud?

Over eight months have passed since Governor Fallin announced, "Settlement Reached in Stalled Lake Texoma Development." (9/16/2015) Her announcement was premature at best. It was definitely misleading and...

"CLO v Pointe Vista" Settlement Stalled

Almost seven months ago, the local newspapers reported incorrectly that the "CLO, PVD Settle Lawsuit." The headlines made it clear from Governor Fallin's press release that the law suit was settled. In...

"CLO v Pointe Vista" Sabotaged by State Officials

It's been almost six months since Governor Fallin announced the PROPOSED "Pointe Vista Settlement Agreement." They must be having a real problem agreeing to "throw this fight" for the benefit of Pointe Vista...

Oklahoma State Senator Josh Brecheen is a Serial Liar

More than five months ago our Republican state senator Josh Brecheen from Atoka said he was “concerned” about the proposed Pointe Vista Settlement Agreement. He and State Reps. Tommy Hardin,...

A Personal Testimony on State Corruption

In September, 2009, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) hosted a Scoping Hearing in Kingston for the environmental study of a proposed 1,122 acre federal land transfer to the state of Oklahoma. This is...

The State CLO and Government Transparency

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin is one of five Commissioners of the Land Office (CLO). Over four months ago, she issued a news release about the "Settlement Agreement" in "CLO v Pointe Vista Development,...

Pointe Vista & The State: Redefining Privatization

In 2004, the state land commission issued a Request For Proposals (RFP) for the “Lake Texoma Redevelopment.” It was described as a “Public / Private Partnership to restore and revitalize Lake...

Judge should reject Pointe Vista settlement

Six weeks ago Governor Fallin announced the Oklahoma Commissioners of the Land Office (CLO) “voted to approve a settlement” in their lawsuit against Pointe Vista Development. As of Friday (10/30),...

Rule of Law, or Rule of Men? You decide.

It is said that sometimes “Less is More.” I have tried to cover the Privatization of Lake Texoma State Park as thoroughly as possible. It is a complicated story spread over a period of almost two...

CLO Drops Lawsuit, Development and Park Land

Twenty months ago the Commissioners of the Land Office (CLO) filed suit against Pointe Vista Development for breach of contract. In 2008, they sponsored the developer's purchase of 758 acres of Lake Texoma...

CLO Settlement Betrays The Public Trust

The CLO independent counsel had a solid legal case against Pointe Vista for breach of contract. Pointe Vista failed to deliver the promised hotel and convention center by May, 2014. Their land purchases were...

Ending the Media Blackout on Pointe Vista

[Note: This article addresses the virtual news blackout on the Pointe Vista case.  Except for coverage here and in Kingston and Durant, very little of this case has been reported by the mainstream...

Take Back Texoma State Park: No Compromise!

Over a decade ago, the Commissioners of the Land Office crafted a reckless scheme to privatize Lake Texoma State Park. Five years earlier this was the most popular and profitable of 51 Oklahoma state parks....

Pointe Vista Sells Park Land to Corporate Officers

The Oklahoma Commissioners of the Land Office (CLO) filed suit against Pointe Vista Development in January, 2014 for breach of contract. They also filed a “Notice of Pendency of Action (lis...

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