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A systematic rollout of the REAL ID system has made its way to Claremore this week.

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From the National Weather Service Tulsa: "Scattered showers and thunderstorms continue across E OK this morning. The severe threat has shifted into far SE OK for later this morning into the afternoon. Showers and storms expected to increase in coverage into NW AR into the afternoon hours."

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County commissioners gave their initial approval to proposed tax rates contained in the 2020-21 county budget — rates that are a reduction from the previous year — Monday morning. 

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America will honor the centennial anniversary for women gaining the right to vote later this month. However, members of the Walker County Commissioners Court got things started Monday, unanimously approving a proclamation in honor of the historic milestone. 

Many local governmental bodies have moved their meetings to a virtual platform since the onset of COVID-19.

National Weather Service Tulsa: "Hot and humid again today with heat advisories in effect. Storm chances increase mainly this evening & overnight. A few severe storms possible."

Alisa White began her role as president of Sam Houston State University Monday, becoming the 14th president of Texas’ third-oldest state university.

Molding the minds of future generations is not for the weary. 

For the first time in nearly five months, visitors will be allowed in Texas nursing homes on a limited basis, state health officials announced Thursday evening, reversing a policy intended to keep the state’s most vulnerable populations safe from a pandemic that has proved especially deadly for older people.

Texas’ COVID-19 numbers appear to be improving with the rate of growth slowing down over the last week. The number of hospitalizations has also fallen significantly.

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Cotton producers in the Rio Grande Valley took a devastating hit from Hurricane Hanna, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Educators, school districts and students are struggling to find cleaning supplies as in-person classes prepare to resume later this month, the state’s largest teacher’s union said.

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After a shaky summer for library activities, the Huntsville Public Library is encouraging the community to “imagine your story” through its annual summer reading program.

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Wednesday, Claremore Public School Board of Education held a special meeting to consider the academic calendar for the 2020-21 school year. The recommendation from Superintendent Bryan Frazier was to push the start date from August 20, 2020, to August 27, 2020. This change only affects the start date and not the way in which we deliver the instruction. Our goal is to begin face-to-face traditional instruction on August 27, for those families that selected the traditional learning option. Claremore Virtual School (CVS) will also start on August 27. The Board of Education unanimously approved the recommendation.

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Johnstown airport leaders Wednesday recommended that 50-passenger twin-jet aircraft replace the eight-passenger single-engine planes currently operating local commuter air service.