The Edmond Sun


  • Grau looks to improve budget process

    State Rep. Randy Grau often asks groups how many of them think there could be a better budget process at the state Capitol.
    “Every hand goes up,” Grau said.
    Grau has authored legislation to create a state question for voters, requiring the state legislature to meet in alternating sessions. However, the bill is likely to die in the state Senate this week, state Rep. Randy Grau, R-Edmond.

    April 3, 2014

  • demo train-1[6].jpg Extension recreating demonstration train whistle stop for centennial celebration

    These days the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service (OCES) uses a blend of 21st century technology to help fulfill its mission of helping Oklahomans live the best lives possible. In addition to a strong social media presence, Extension’s two weekly television shows — SUNUP (agriculture) and Oklahoma Gardening — boast more than 2.5 million views on YouTube.
    But, in Extension’s earliest days, agents crisscrossed the state on demonstration trains, sharing the latest trends and know-how for farm and family.

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  • jc_water main break.JPG Water main break fixed in hours

    Crews work Thursday morning in the area of a water main break near the northeast corner of Broadway and 33rd Street. The main break happened around 5 p.m. Wednesday and was fully repaired around 10 p.m., said Casey Moore, city spokesman.
    Contractors are working in the area to move utilities in preparation for a future road project. The contractor who was working stated that material caved into the work area and ruptured the 12-inch main, Moore said.
    The permanent repair was completed and paid for by the contractor. The city does not have an estimate on how many people were affected by the break, but did some rerouting to minimize the outage, Moore said.

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  • Spring cleanup event slated in Edmond

    Civic organizations, churches, families and friends are encouraged to participate in Edmond’s annual spring cleanup event scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 12 .
    Volunteers can meet in the University of Central Oklahoma parking lot behind Fire Station No. 1, located at 925 E. 2nd St.
    Operation Clean Community volunteers will join in the statewide Trash-Off Day, which is sponsored by the Beautification Office of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation.
    City Councilwoman Victoria Caldwell said the Edmond Rotary and many other groups will be taking part in the community-wide effort.

    April 3, 2014

  • news_amazonfiretv.jpg Amazon introduces Fire TV to challenge Apple in living rooms Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos is stepping up efforts to win over customers in their living rooms with a $99 TV box for watching digitally delivered shows and movies, challenging Apple's TV device.

    April 3, 2014 1 Photo

  • Starbucks retools pastry menu after customer complaints

    After the coffee chain bought gourmet-baking company La Boulange in 2012, it used the acquisition to add fancier pastries to U.S. locations. Now Starbucks is discovering that some customers liked the food better before, prompting another round of retooling.

    April 2, 2014

  • Experts: Target’s credit-monitoring offer not enough to protect consumers

    It was the data breach that shook the retail world. When Target Corp. announced in December that 110 million of its customers’ payment and personal records had been breached, the news was unsettling — both because Target is such an iconic brand and because the breach was so invasive.
    “Target really demonstrated there are now three certainties in life: death, taxes and breaches,” said Adam Levin, chairman of Identity Theft 911, a company that provides identity theft recovery and other services.

    April 2, 2014

  • Q&A: Tax preparers crunch the numbers with experience

    The need for tax preparers is growing, and that’s no surprise to Jessica B. Gatzke.
    She digs into federal and state tax codes for a living, and sees that, as much as politicians might say tax laws should be simpler, they don’t seem to move in that direction.
    Tax rules have become very complicated, she said.

    April 2, 2014

  • Radio KCSC 90.1 FM now KUCO

    Classical Radio KCSC 90.1 FM has adopted new call letters, KUCO, to better reflect the partnership between the radio station and the University of Central Oklahoma, its licensee. KCSC was named for Central State College, the university’s official name when the station was created.
    “We have always felt that the radio station represented an important outreach to the community, and we are truly pleased that the call letter change will tie the station even more closely to UCO,” said Pam Washington, dean of UCO’s College of Fine Arts and Design, which includes the station under its umbrella.
    Broadcasting from UCO’s campus since 1966, KUCO 90.1 FM is the only locally programmed classical music station in the state of Oklahoma. No changes to the content of the station are currently planned.
    Through its repeater station, KBCW 91.9 FM, KUCO’s reach extends north to Enid and Stillwater, east to Okmulgee, Sallisaw and Poteau, south to Smithville, Atoka and Ada and west to Chickasha and Weatherford.

    FOR MORE information about KUCO 90.1 FM, visit

    April 1, 2014

  • jc_Brogdon.JPG Brogdon says he stands for liberty

    The biggest threat to liberty and economic prosperity is coming from Washington, D.C., said former state Sen. Randy Brogdon, a candidate for U.S. Senate to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn.
    “No more debt. No more spending. No more borrowing money,” Brogdon said Monday night to the American Legion in Guthrie.
    The federal government is $17 trillion in debt. Government over reach is so powerful that it involves itself in the daily lives of Americans, he said.

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