Lauren McDonald: Nose ring, tattoos, flannel shirt? You must be getting foreclosed on.

July 21, 2017

He stereotyped me and judged me solely based on my appearance. Is it because I have a nose ring, tattoos, and am wearing a flannel shirt? Those three things automatically qualify me as someone who is about to be foreclosed on their property for lack of payment?

Amy Curran: Embracing civics education in Oklahoma with more than a test

June 11, 2017

“Embracing civics education in Oklahoma with more than a test” an opinion piece by Amy Curran.

Jeff Berrong: Repeal SQ 640—Time to Fix a 25 Year-Old Mistake

May 10, 2017

Since the approval of SQ 640, tax policy in Oklahoma has been a one-way street. The Legislature has cut income and gross production tax rates with a simple majority vote, but it is structurally next to impossible to change course and raise revenue, no matter how dire the budget situation.

Cheryl Jackson: Observations From a Former AP Teacher

May 8, 2017

We are in a place of opportunity. I personally have gone from the opinion of “I’m just going to sell my 2 Sapulpa properties at a loss and get the heck out” to “I think there is hope” and have purchased our retirement home in the district. I encourage EVERYONE to step up to the plate. This is our town and only we can save it.

A. L. Long: Sapulpa’s Cycle of Scandal

May 5, 2017

The story has been splashed all over metro and national news, echoing a myriad of concerns and judgement. As a 1997 graduate of Sapulpa High School, I can say it is heartbreaking not to mention embarrassing.

An employee speaks out: “Mr. Parker, you should have stayed on the porch.”

June 23, 2016

Editor’s note: An anonymous employee of Sapulpa Public Schools sent this letter to Sapulpa Times, and asked that we do not use their name. — To Whom it May Concern: As an employee of Sapulpa Public Schools, I cannot help but respond to AD Parker’s letter in support of our current superintendent. If Mr. Burr […]

Letter to the Editor: “In his defense”

June 21, 2016

This letter to the Editor was originally published in the June 21st edition of Sapulpa Daily Herald. It was sent to Sapulpa Times by a third-party. I am not a person who normally shares my sentiments and political views publicly. In fact, I have just recently learned how to use Facebook and Twitter over the past month […]

Letter to the Editor: “You cannot be a leader if nobody is following you”

June 20, 2016

Editor’s Note: This letter was originally published to The Sapulpa Daily Herald’s weekend edition. It has been republished here with permission from it’s author. — I was upset to read of the loss of one of our most respected leaders, Mr. Bobby Alfred, Principal of Holmes Park Elementary.  For more than 42 years, Mr. Alfred […]

Editorial: Where can I begin to make a difference in Sapulpa?

January 26, 2016

Editor’s Note: “Impact Oklahoma” is a new column we’ll be routinely featuring from KD Delgado. It focuses on making a difference in the community. KD Can be reached at ImpactOKColumn@gmail.com — Do you ever find yourself thinking, “I want to do something fun today. I want to help someone. I want to teach my kids to […]

Letter to the Editor: Why is Sapulpa not growing?

December 21, 2015

This letter comes from former resident Craig Wright. We welcome letters to the editor at news@sapulpatimes.com — letters may be edited for use in publication. Why is Sapulpa not growing?  The population now is about what it was 30 years ago.  I no longer live there but visit every few months.  I don’t see new major […]

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