Make dash-cams available
Adding Oklahoma Highway Patrol dash-cam video recordings to the list of items available to the public under the Oklahoma Open Records Act seems like a no-brainer....
I miss the good old America
Editor, The Transcript: I miss America. I miss waking up in a country where I was free to practice my religion because my country thought that freedom of religion was important....
Dry, cold winter continues despite snow
Merely looking at the temperature statistics for February would lead one to believe it was a frigid, wintry nightmare from beginning to end. After all, preliminary statistics from the Oklahoma Mesonet indicate that February finished nearly ...
Volunteers much needed
Volunteers are getting out their gloves and sanding tools for a March 29 makeover of the Kidspace playground at Norman’s Reaves Park, at Jenkins Avenue and Constitution Avenue. The 15-year-old wood and steel structure is beginning to show ...
No outrage over construction
A story was published on the front page of The Journal Record’s Feb. 21 issues with the headline: “Deathtrap — Moore tornado debris reveals construction flaws, code violations.” The story appeared after months of research, but it started ...
Time to finish work on cultural center
Sponsors of a bill to provide $40 million in funding from the state’s unclaimed property fund to complete the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum have their work cut out for them....
Bring movies to state
Monday’s legislative vote on extending tax rebates to those who make movies in Oklahoma shows just how long folks can hold a grudge. Some Oklahoma lawmakers are still upset over how our residents were portrayed in the classic 1940 film ...
Basketball is just like life
It’s March. The smell of popcorn, the shrill sound of whistles, echoing balls being bounced and the Cinderella style stories of what might or might not pervade our lives, if only for a month or so. The culmination of several months of ...
Interstate work lasting too long
Editor, The Transcript: I have always enjoyed visiting Norman after graduating from the University of Oklahoma in 1976 but have made my last trip. Interstate 35 has been under almost continuous construction at Norman for at least 30 ...
Three-persons unrelated law is useful
The Norman Transcript published an article Feb. 13 regarding a discussion during the City Council Oversight Committee on the three-persons unrelated law that protects single-family neighborhoods. This law prohibits more than three ...
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