News Headlines - May 8

Pointe Vista finally shows signs of life in Marshall County

Despite a few years of coming under fire, Pointe Vista is finally beginning to show some progress in their plan to build a resort on the formerly state-owned land.

The resort company is currently locked in a legal battle with the Commissioners of the Land Office, but said yesterday that it will expand the first phase of the project to include more than 50 vacation and corporate rental units adjacent to the Chickasaw Pointe Golf Club.

In a news release, the master developer of the project said, “For visitors contemplating buying a home, it allows them to experience the area before they purchase. The benefit of the popular stay and play option extend beyond the development for the local community in terms of increased economic activity.”

But many residents say they still aren’t convinced it’s going to happen as the company has long since promised to show progress, yet none has been shown. Nothing has been built on the property since the contract to build the hotel, convention center and homes at Lake Texoma State park was signed in 2008.

Developers say infrastructure work should begin in the fall.

Woman in jail for allegedly stabbing husband in the chest

An Ardmore woman is behind bars after officers say she stabbed a man in the chest.

Lorena Garcia is facing a charge of assault and battery with a deadly weapon when she supposedly stabbed her husband in the left side of his chest with a pocket knife.

The incident happened just after 9 p.m. Tuesday night on Martin Luther King Boulevard.
The Carter County Sheriff’s Office says she is being held on a $100,000 bond.

Man killed in work-related accident identified

And the name of a man who tragically fell to his death at a work place in Ardmore has been released.

The state’s Chief Medical Examiner identified the man as 31-year-old Christopher Cryer, who died of massive head trauma from blunt force. Police and the medical examiner determined his death to be an accident.

On Tuesday, police and the Southern Oklahoma Ambulance Service said they responded to Atlas Roofing where it was reported an employee had fallen. Cryer fell approximately 15 feet, hit his head, then died at the emergency room.


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