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Posted at 10:15 PM, Jun 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-22 23:15:44-04

Here are the top trending Green Country stories you need to know about.

It's something Oklahomans do every year - buy beer and walk around festivals and and sporting events. But new liquor laws passed in November are changing the rules on tailgating since all beer will be high-point.

   The state agency that cracks down on alcohol use says restaurants will not be able to serve beer outside without a license. And fans can't roam with their drinks once the law takes effect October 1.

University of Oklahoma's incoming president - Jim Gallogly - says there could be layoffs for the school in the future.This comes as the university faces $1 billion of debt.
    Documents show the school's payroll is the largest expense in the budget, spending more than half a billion dollars in compensation and benefits last year alone. Gallogly says he will not raise tuition to fix the budget.

Cattle ranchers need to watch out for thieves.
    Officials say someone stole 24 head of cattle from the Stilwell livestock auction.
    A cattle group believes someone cut a padlock to the barn.
    The group "Operation Cow Thief" is offering a cash reward.

Gathering Place opens in just a few months...
    Now the massive park is searching for volunteers.
    They're accepting applications for people to help with the 100 days of opening celebrations.
    We posted a link for you to apply to volunteer at the 66-acre park on our website -


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