The South Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce presented retired longtime local weatherman Gary England with the Native Son Award last month at its annual banquet.
The chamber honored the former KWTV chief meteorologist for his community work, but we love all his accomplishments. Wed like to honor him as Oklahoma Gazettes King of Everything.
Plus, you know, he appeared as himself in the movie Twister in 1996. He has inspired drinking games, saved lives, practically invented the concept of storm chasing, helped develop commercial Doppler radar as we know it today and The Lost Ogle once named him the most powerful person in Oklahoma.
We didnt get a copy of the fetes menu, but were guessing (hoping!) it included Tornado Alley Tacos, a Thunder Lizard Margarita and Big Ugly Ice Cream Cake.