The Norman Transcript


  • What a friendly city, community

    Editor, The Transcript: A couple of weeks ago while traveling through Norman, my two small children and I had to make an unexpected stop in Norman to have our van repaired. Although we were “stranded” in a sense, I can’t think of a ...

    April 2, 2014

  • Public needs renewal

    Editor, The Transcript: As a professional first responder, I live each day knowing how critically important a sound public safety communications system is. In Norman, I have the privilege of serving with the great men and women of ...

    April 1, 2014

  • Public safety essential

    Editor, The Transcript: Public safety is essential to life. It is the foundation upon which we all build quality into our lives. I believe nearly everyone agrees we want ourselves, our families, our businesses, our schools, our churches ...

    April 1, 2014

  • Slowing meth cooks

    When Oklahoma cracked down on the sale of cold medicines containing pseudoephedrine, meth dealers simply went across state lines to purchase larger quantities....

    April 1, 2014

  • Latin inventors thrive — in U.S.

    If you think that Latin America is doomed to remain behind in science, technology and innovation — as one could conclude from the latest international rankings of patents of new inventions — you should meet Luis Von Ahn....

    April 1, 2014

  • Okla., N.M. governors best ticket

    Roll call at the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) was the first audition for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination. Paul, Christie, Cruz, Perry, Rubio, Ryan, Huckabee and Santorum were all on hand talking passionately about ...

    March 31, 2014

  • Public safety sales tax needs more time for consideration

    Editor, The Transcript: In 2006 an attempt to pass a public safety sales tax failed miserably. The plan did not identify the improvements in public safety that would bring fire and police up to regional standards. It failed to identify a ...

    March 30, 2014

  • Think twice before getting rabbits as pets

    Editor, The Transcript: Over the next few weeks, many local adults will be tempted to buy an Easter rabbit for a beloved child, godchild, grandchild, niece, or nephew.  And a few months from now, our local animal shelters will be, as they ...

    March 30, 2014

  • The possibility of a bright, clean-energy future

    Editor, The Transcript: There was an OERB commercial not long ago that showed lots of smiling children having fun, learning and growing, as we all want our kids to do. I admire OERB’s work cleaning up old wells. That shows that they care ...

    March 30, 2014

  • Don’t be fooled on April 1st

    Editor, The Transcript I am not in favor of this Public Safety Sales Tax that is asking voters to approve on April 1st. Don’t be fooled. The language is not tight enough to give voters confidence that the millions raised from this ...

    March 30, 2014