Museum of the Great Plains funding approved - KSWO, Lawton, OK- Wichita Falls, TX: News, Weather, Sports. ABC, 24/7, Telemundo -

Museum of the Great Plains funding approved

(Source KSWO) (Source KSWO)

LAWTON, OK (KSWO) - Lawton City Council approved allocating $500,000 to the Museum of the Great Plains. It passed 5 to 2 with Councilmen Caleb Davis and Dwight Tanner voting no.

The funding in the budget for the museum was up for debate at the last meeting with Davis and Tanner asking why the city is giving the museum money, and the citizens do not get the benefit of a free visit day.

Tanner made a motion to approve the funding, but also add that Lawton City Manager Jerry Ihler meet with the museum’s board of directors to work on getting free visit days for citizens back. Councilman Davis second the motion. But Tanner’s proposal never came to a vote.

Councilman Jay Burk made a secondary motion to allow the funding without a meeting with the board. That’s the proposal that passed.

Copyright 2017 KSWO. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Evoking slain son, Kelly defends Trump on condolence calls

    Evoking slain son, Kelly defends Trump on condolence calls

    Thursday, October 19 2017 4:31 AM EDT2017-10-19 08:31:48 GMT
    Thursday, October 19 2017 11:24 PM EDT2017-10-20 03:24:49 GMT

    Trump started the storm this week when he claimed that he alone of U.S. presidents had called the families of all slain soldiers.

    Trump started the storm this week when he claimed that he alone of U.S. presidents had called the families of all slain soldiers.

  • Witness: Workplace shooter was increasingly angry, hostile

    Witness: Workplace shooter was increasingly angry, hostile

    Thursday, October 19 2017 3:41 AM EDT2017-10-19 07:41:36 GMT
    Thursday, October 19 2017 11:24 PM EDT2017-10-20 03:24:39 GMT

    The man shot five co-workers early Wednesday in Maryland, then drove to Delaware and shot an acquaintance in the head at a used car lot, police say.

    The man shot five co-workers early Wednesday in Maryland, then drove to Delaware and shot an acquaintance in the head at a used car lot, police say.

  • Alabama executes man who killed police officer 20 years ago

    Alabama executes man who killed police officer 20 years ago

    Thursday, October 19 2017 7:31 PM EDT2017-10-19 23:31:54 GMT
    Thursday, October 19 2017 11:24 PM EDT2017-10-20 03:24:11 GMT
    (Alabama Department of Corrections via AP). This undated photo released by the Alabama Department of Corrections shows Alabama inmate Torrey Twane McNabb, who was convicted in the 1997 shooting death of Montgomery police Officer Anderson Gordon.(Alabama Department of Corrections via AP). This undated photo released by the Alabama Department of Corrections shows Alabama inmate Torrey Twane McNabb, who was convicted in the 1997 shooting death of Montgomery police Officer Anderson Gordon.

    The U.S. Supreme Court temporarily delayed the execution of an Alabama inmate just minutes before he was scheduled to die.

    The U.S. Supreme Court temporarily delayed the execution of an Alabama inmate just minutes before he was scheduled to die.

Powered by Frankly