Published Work

Current: Oklahoma City Free Press – 900+ news reports

This local, independent, online news site established in 2016 is focused on the core of Oklahoma City government, education and culture. Brett developed the concept, built the site, established social media, and, in the early years, wrote all the reports, and did all the photography.

Now, as editor, he coordinates a crew of freelancers who cover government and life in OKC with a style and perspective unlike other news outlets in the city. As of August 2022, Brett has contributed 970 reports to the site. The site has over 1,700 reports published so far.

Open Meetings

–Ward 2 councilman Ed Shadid drafts a resolution to shed light on council decision-making.

The Oklahoma Gazette – August 17, 2018

OKC says Bird’s business can’t fly as is

–Officials moving to regulate scooter invasion

The Journal Record – August 16, 2018

Archive of 405 Magazine articles

Brett wrote 12 articles for 405 Magazine in 2015 and 2016.

Allied Arts hits record number of donors

Oklahoma Gazette – August 24, 2016

Main Street Arcade reopens to favorable fanfare

Oklahoma Gazette – August 17, 2016

Major improvements usher in Wake Zone’s transition into Lost Lakes Amphitheater and Water Park

Oklahoma Gazette – August 10, 2016

Oklahoma is using a federal grant to study apprenticeship programs

Oklahoma Gazette – August 3, 2016

OKC public transit offers students affordable, flexible alternative to school busing

Oklahoma Gazette – August 3, 2016

OKC’s newest attraction has locals and tourists celebrating fun, art and fantastic views

Oklahoma Gazette – July 27, 2016

Creatives Series – Kyle Dillingham: Musical connections

405 Magazine – July, 2016

Reduxion Theater’s new artistic director promises to keep pushing the envelope

Oklahoma Gazette – June 29, 2016

Catholic Charities new facility helps the organization run its programs more effectively

Oklahoma Gazette – June 15, 2016

New rules mean vaping must be regulated like tobacco

Oklahoma Gazette – June 8, 2016

Creatives series – Erin Cooper: Artistic impact

405 Magazine – June, 2016

Cover Story: Professional cycling race morphs into mammoth three-day, family-friendly festival

Oklahoma  Gazette – May 25, 2016

Oklahoma musicians return for OKC Jazz Festival

Oklahoma Gazette – May 18, 2016

Local group launches campaign to educate voters

Oklahoma Gazette – May 11, 2016

The Long Game in OKC’s Capitol Hill

405 Magazine – May, 2016

History-centered: Landmarks and Turning Points in Oklahoma History lets guests delve into the Sooner State’s past

Oklahoma Gazette – April 20, 2016

Festival of the Arts celebrates 50th anniversary

Oklahoma Gazette – April 13, 2016

RayoOKC revels in surge of local soccer interest

Oklahoma Gazette – April 13, 2016

Creatives Series – Paul Medina’s Family Fairy Tale

405 Magazine – April, 2016

Short Trip, Faraway Feel

405 Magazine – April, 2016

Man makes life commitment to ecology project

Oklahoma Gazette – March 31, 2016

Anti-abortion protests were met with bewilderment, resistance and tolerance

Oklahoma Gazette – March 23, 2016

Feature – Divining OKC’s Water Future: OKC Works to Ensure Water Availability in the 21st Century

405 Magazine – March, 2016 – 10 pages in print

Making Programming Magic Together: Inside OKC’s Collaborative Tech Community

405 Magazine – March, 2016

Creatives Series – Tony Morton: Being Allies in Art

405 Magazine – Creatives Series – March, 2016

Alternative Paths: A closer look at exclusionary discipline, its impact on school-to-prison pipeline

Oklahoma Gazette – February 24, 2016

Alternative Paths: SeeWorth Academy fosters students through leadership

Oklahoma Gazette – February 10, 2016

State legislators renew efforts to start education savings accounts

Oklahoma Gazette – February 3, 2016

Creatives Series – Scott Booker: The Art of Listening

405 Magazine – January, 2016

Alternative paths: Metro Career Academy blends occupational and academic training

Oklahoma Gazette – January 13, 2016

Alternative Paths: Emerson Mid-High School helps students succeed

Oklahoma Gazette – January 1, 2016

Person of the Year: Q&A with Douglas Sorocco

Territory-OKC – December, 2015

Local organizations help OKC schools handle suspension programs

Oklahoma Gazette – December 25, 2015

Creatives Series – Richard McKown’s Return to the Canvas:
Developer Richard McKown shows his visual arts side

405 Magazine – December, 2015

Norman Arts District earns cultural district distinction

Oklahoma Gazette – November 25, 2015

Plaza Gallery Group spotlights local art and artists

Oklahoma Gazette – November 25, 2015

Oklahoma Muslims face challenges during the holidays

Oklahoma Gazette – November 18, 2015

Establishing a career isn’t always contingent on the ability to access or earn a college education

Oklahoma Gazette – October 28, 2015

Edmond school provides fields, futures to Roosevelt Middle School students

Oklahoma Gazette – October 28, 2015

Millwood schools flourish despite challenges

Oklahoma Gazette – October 21, 2015

Harding Fine Arts Academy reaches academic achievement pinnacle in unexpected ways

Oklahoma Gazette – October 14, 2015

Art programs teach creative skills to all age groups throughout community

Oklahoma Gazette – September 30, 2015

Partnership enables community to connect with potential school donors

Oklahoma Gazette – September 23, 2015

deadCENTER growth leads to new hire

Oklahoma Gazette – September 23, 2015

Expansion, improvements on display at Oklahoma State Fair Park

Oklahoma Gazette – September 16, 2015

Officials strive to make municipal court system more humane as construction begins on new building

Oklahoma Gazette – September 16, 2015

Teachers look to donors for help with school supplies

Oklahoma Gazette – September 16, 2015

Integris opens clinic in Plaza Mayor at the Crossroads

Oklahoma Gazette – September 16, 2015

Youth Council of OKC earns an up-close education about city government

Oklahoma Gazette – September 16, 2015

Former Congressman J.C. Watts speaks Friday at national conference

Oklahoma Gazette – September 9, 2015

Shawn Sheehan was named Oklahoma’s 2016 Teacher of the Year

Oklahoma Gazette – September 2, 2015

ACT offered to all Oklahoma juniors at no cost

Oklahoma Gazette – August 26, 2015

MAPS 4 Neighborhoods: Group wants next MAPS to focus on overlooked communities

Oklahoma Gazette – August 26, 2015

Community involvement vital in cutting short city’s long list of code violators

Oklahoma Gazette – August 19, 2015

OKC Public Schools work to close language gap

Oklahoma Gazette – August 19, 2015

Plaza Mayor at the Crossroads thrives two years after opening

Oklahoma Gazette – August 12, 2015

Interstate interchange to undergo major changes with new ODOT project, some business owners unhappy

Oklahoma Gazette – August 12, 2015

An Oklahoma man might become the U.S.’s first male saint

Oklahoma Gazette – August 12, 2015

Education blogger is new superintendent of Mid-Del Public Schools

Oklahoma Gazette – August 5, 2015

Officials step their game with their approval of PlanOKC

Oklahoma Gazette – July 29, 2015

TAP Architecture wins international award

Oklahoma Gazette – July 29, 2015

Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center gets a new home

Oklahoma Gazette – July 22, 2015

Oklahoma Humanities Council is now accepting grant applications

Oklahoma Gazette – July 15, 2015

Married couple remain strong education advocates even in retirement

Oklahoma Gazette – July 15, 2015

City approves cost share program to repair sidewalks

Oklahoma Gazette – July 8, 2015

Allied Arts raises more than $3 million to ‘bridge gap’ in arts education

Oklahoma Gazette – July 8, 2015

Cover Story: Generations of sold-out audiences still pack Winchester Drive-In

Oklahoma Gazette – July 3, 2015

Red Dirt Report: 78 Published reports with photography

From September 9, 2014 through July 15, 2015