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Urban Data Program Helps Tulsa to Compete

From Tulsa's Mayor by Mayor G. T. Bynum

When I took office, our City of Tulsa team recognized the benefits of using data to help solve public problems, drive policy and measure results. However, as we tried using data to guide decisions and lower barriers to innovation, we lacked the ability to use our own data and the data analytics talent needed to transform local government’s use of data-driven evidence. But that didn’t stop us. We found a solution.

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Tulsa’s Summer Shows Attract Star Power


Have you ever wondered what qualities make a star? The entertainment business is famously competitive, with few spots open at the top. Why do some performers strike gold when most do not?

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Fab Lab Tulsa Unveils 3D Printer for Health Care

Fab Lab Tulsa has unveiled a new, innovative 3D printer that has the potential to change the way medical students study human anatomy by printing specific anatomically correct body parts through technology and design.

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Moises Echeverria Uses Background to Benefit Tulsa


Moises Echeverria’s path to the Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice began 15 years ago when he experienced firsthand the nonprofit organization’s mission to spread respect and understanding.

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First State Investment Offers ‘Gold Chip Philosophy’


Retirement planning is a daunting task, but in the right hands and right investments, one’s future can be as good as gold. This was the goal of Sid Shupack when he founded First State Investment Advisors in 1971. He built the company on what he called the “Gold Chip Philosophy”—a strategy of investing exclusively in the highest quality large-cap stocks—and it continues to pay off for investors nearly 50 years later.

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TU Women Best in Conference Softball, Rowing

The University of Tulsa women softball and rowing teams were champions in their respective sports this spring in the American Athletic Conference.

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TCC Student Recognized for Food Pantry Work

Joseph Mason uses his voice to be a public problem solver by leading the discussion about food security issues facing his fellow classmates at Tulsa Community College. Mason helped establish a campus food pantry at the TCC Metro Campus and participated in a community Sustainability Conference in an effort to unify both campus and local communities to reduce food insecurity.

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The Dan Allen Center for Social Justice Presents Play Aligned with its Mission

The Dan Allen Center for Social Justice (DACSJ) presents Tulsa playwright Ilan Kozlowski’s award-winning dramatic comedy “Shades of White, on Friday, June 22, 8:00 pm and Saturday, June 23 at 8:00 pm, at the John H. Williams Theatre, Tulsa Performing Arts Center (PAC).

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Thompson Building One of the Largest from Boomtown Era

On Architecture by ROGER COFFEY, AIA

At the southwest corner of 5th Street and Boston Avenue, one of Tulsa’s early multi-story office buildings rises 15 stories to a height of 215 feet. With a square footprint, its total footage is 142,668 square feet, making it one of the largest office buildings in Tulsa built in the 1920s – 1930s.

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City of B.A. to Hold Comprehensive Plan Update, June 21

The City of Broken Arrow will hold an Open House to collect feedback and comments on the next phase of the Comprehensive Plan Update on Thursday, June 21, 6-8 p.m. Stakeholders will review future growth scenarios, including the current development trend and alternative growth opportunities for the future.
The open house will be held at Central on Main, 210 N. Main Street.
During the Open House, attendees will also have a chance to provide input on their vision for the future of parks and recreation in the community. All Broken Arrow residents, businesses, and other interested persons are invited to attend and participate.
The Comprehensive Plan is an aspirational and strategic policy document to help guide the City’s future development pattern and further enhance quality of life over the next twenty years. Since the last Comprehensive Plan adopted in 1997, Broken Arrow has seen significant growth and its estimated population has climbed to approximately 112,000—making it Oklahoma’s fourth largest city.

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As Temperatures Rise, Local Music Heats Up

Searching for the Sound by BRYAN CANTRELL

As the temperatures begin to creep into the 90s, I’m reminded of the words of Jacob Tovar: “I got three good reasons for leaving Tulsa: July, August and you.”

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St. John Clinic Opens in Bixby

St. John Clinic held a community grand opening May 9 to celebrate its newest facility, which is located at 7333 E. 121st St. in Bixby. Community guests and local leaders attended the event to get a firsthand look at the 24,900-square-foot facility that will provide primary care, urgent care and digital lab services to one of the state’s fastest-growing communities. The clinic began seeing patients May 14.

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Gathering Place Announces Executive Chef

The Gathering Place will be known for its world-class designs, attractions and never-before-seen programming. The Park is also working to create a culinary experience as one of the must-do engagements for park guests. The task of delivering this culinary experience will largely depend on the menu selection and skill of its recently appointed Executive Chef Kirk Swaby.

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CTCA to Give $3 Million to Gathering Place

Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) recently pledged a $3 million donation to the Gathering Place in support of the park’s Willow Beach area to be located on the west side of Peggy’s Pond.

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Journalist David L. Jones of the Tulsa Tribune Family will be Missed, Remembered

David Lloyd Jones, a member of the iconic Tulsa Tribune family, died Monday, May 14, at St. Francis Hospital following complications from leukemia. He was 79.
David was the son of longtime Tribune editor and publisher Jenkin Lloyd Jones and Juanita Carlson Lloyd Jones.

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