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WWII Prisoner of War Camps in Texomaland

Federal Requirements for housing POWs in WWII During WWII, Oklahoma met the basic requirements for the establishment of enemy POW camps governed by the Office of the U.S. Provost Marshal General. The...

Why is Captain Silas "Cy" Gordon Important to Texomaland?

Platte Bridge Railroad Tragedy September 3, 1861—Soon after the onset of the Civil War, a Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad train flew off a bridge that crossed over the Platte River east of St. Joseph,...

Bonham and Fannin County: Namesakes of the Texas Revolution

Colonel James Westbrook Fannin Colonel James W. Fannin’s claim to Texas fame played out during several battles of the Texas Revolution. In 1835 and 1836, he served as Captain of the Brazos Guards, Agent...

The Queen of the Three Valleys: Durant and Bryan County

The Blue River Valley The Blue River Valley and the Blue River itself provides major drainage for the Red River watershed. Confederate General Albert B. Pike is credited with establishing Fort McCulloch close...

Are Churches the Cornerstones of Law and Order?

Some Early Grayson County Church Histories Two global historical events, which happened hundreds of years apart, speak to me about how our country has employed doctrines of decency and theology to settle the...

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 LakeTexoma.com/news 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 LakeTexoma.com 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...


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