Greater Tulsa Reporter
Broken Arrow’s years of effort to keep resident dollars local is reaping dividends.
With Tulsa as a very near neighbor, the city often lost out to Woodland Hills Mall and other retailers that had not yet chosen to bridge the Broken Arrow divide.
However, that story is changing.
Jenks is ready to begin its commercial growth. All that’s standing in its way are a few growing pains, says Mayor Lonnie Sims.
With about 18,000 residents, the city has hit the halfway point in its growth model, says Sims, making this the prime time for commercial development. “We’ve done a great job drawing families to Jenks but have lagged behind in commercial development,” he says, citing the school system and the city’s aquarium as draws for families.Read More
After rejecting the city’s past two proposed tax increases, in January Owasso residents will once again be faced with the opportunity to increase revenue for the city through a half penny sales tax increase.Read More
A Gathering Place for Tulsa is placing significant emphasis on the tree population within the project. More than 4,380 trees will be planted in a major reforestation effort during the duration of park construction. When the 66.5 acre Phase I of A Gathering Place is completed, more than 80 different species of trees will surround the area.Read More
Tulsans gathered together Sept. 20 to celebrate the groundbreaking held in honor of Tulsa’s future park, A Gathering Place. The picnic-style event was open to the public and featured food trucks, live music and activities for children and families, as well as a formal ceremony at noon. The ceremony was graced with remarks by Governor Mary Fallin, Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett and County Commissioner Ron Peters. The celebration marked a memorable day for the state, county and community.Read More
If you’ve ever attended an event at the BOK Center, watched the Tulsa Drillers play at ONEOK Field, eaten a picnic lunch at Guthrie Green or spent a night at the Mayo Hotel, you’ve seen firsthand the benefits of Brownfields redevelopment in Tulsa. Many current popular places in downtown Tulsa are redeveloped former Brownfield sites.Read More
Because Oklahoma is the only state in the nation where municipalities have to rely so predominately upon sales tax to run city operations, it’s not uncommon to hear city leaders say they have to find new sources of revenue to run cities properly. We are hearing that again this year from the mayors in Oklahoma City and Tulsa.Read More
An evening at Tulsa’s Celebrity Club is a gentle and refined reminder of a bygone era, an era of mink stoles and maitre d’s, handshake oil deals and champagne dinners by candlelight.Read More
“The Tulsa River” is a collection of stories about community life with the Arkansas River in Tulsa, with 110 full-color pictures and a foreword by former Mayor Robert J. LaFortune.Read More
The groundbreaking celebration for A Gathering Place for Tulsa was held Sept. 20. The picnic-style event featured food trucks, live music and activities for children and families as well as a preview of the park and many of its features.Read More
The Oklahoma Honor Flights took 87 veterans to Washington, D.C. for a one-day trip to visit the World War II Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, the Vietnam Wall, the Lincoln Memorial, the Iwo Jima Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery and other sites on Sept. 10. Oklahoma Honor Flights is a hub of the national Honor Flight Network and this was its 18th flight from Oklahoma and seventh from Tulsa.Read More
The Tulsa Area United Way has announced a goal of $26,200,000 for its 2014 campaign, the largest goal in its 90-year history.
The total was revealed in Broken Arrow during halftime of the Live United Crosstown Showdown, the football rivalry between Broken Arrow and Owasso High Schools on Friday, Sept. 5.Read More
Broken Arrow residents are being urged to vote for a repurposing project on the Aug. 26 Special Election ballot. The repurposed funds would go toward bringing a creative arts center to the Rose District.Read More
The Association for Women in Communications (AWC) kicks off a new season of events with its annual open house, Aug. 26 at Harwelden Mansion, 2210 S. Main St.Read More
In August, Tulsa Community Foundation (TCF) announced that $40,760,385 was raised for nonprofit agencies through its 2012-13 Challenge Grant Program. The planned giving challenge encourages local nonprofit agencies to build permanent funds through planned gifts. George Kaiser Family Foundation (GKFF) donated $1 million in matching dollars for the challenge.Read More