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TFA Director Passionate about Tulsa History

By EMILY RAMSEY

Pittsburgh native and recently-named executive director of the Tulsa Foundation for Architecture (TFA) Amanda DeCort loves historic preservation and the effect it can have on communities.

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Firefighter and Police Officer Named at Above and Beyond

The Rotary Club of Tulsa held its eighth annual Above and Beyond Awards honoring Tulsa’s Firefighter and Police Officer of the Year at its weekly meeting at First United Methodist Church Feb. 18.

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United Way Honors Supporters

A celebration of the largest campaign in its 90-year history, an address by U.S. United Way President Stacey Stewart and a special honor for local housing advocate Ruth Nelson highlighted the annual Live United Awards recently presented by the Tulsa Area United Way.

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‘Connect Tulsa’ Enhances Region’s Air Travel

By DEWEY F. BARTLETT JR.

Tulsa is thriving and its future is bright. Our efforts continue to result in great progress for the city of Tulsa as we strengthen programs to retain and attract business, celebrate the success of our entrepreneurs and economic development efforts, and fuel growth in many of our industry sectors.

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Spavinaw Waterline Part II - Tulsa 1920s: Ingenuity, Integrity, Innovation Were Hallmarks of W.R. Holway and the 20s

By CHARLES CANTRELL

Editor’s Note: This is the second article in a multi-part series focusing on monumental moments and events in the history of Tulsa and the many unique individuals making up the city’s illustrious legacy. The editors of GTR Newspapers wish to thank Tulsa Historical Society and Museum for research assistance, help in factual verification and the use of many of the marvelous photos accompanying these articles.

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Visionaries Helped Develop 61st & Yale

By EMILY RAMSEY

So much of Tulsa’s progress today is owed to Tulsa’s early citizens, many of whom loved the city and wanted to see it flourish: Waite Phillips, William K. Warren, J.A. LaFortune, Walter Helmerich III and Peggy Helmerich, James McBirney, to name a few.

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Spavinaw Waterline Part I Tulsa 1920s: Water, Water, Everywhere, Though Not Good Enough To Drink

By CHARLES CANTRELL

Editor’s Note: This is the first article in a multi-part series focusing on monumental moments and events in the history of Tulsa, and the many unique individuals making up the city’s illustrious legacy. The editors of GTR Newspapers wish to thank Tulsa Historical Society & Museum for research assistance, help in factual verification, and the use of many of the marvelous photos accompanying these articles.

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TYPros Donates to the Zoo

Tulsa’s Young Professionals raised more than $11,000 for the Tulsa Zoo in 2014 as its volunteers dedicated dozens of events and fundraising efforts to helping the zoo implement an innovative master plan to transform its offerings.

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Five Civilized Tribes Hold Quarterly Meeting

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation hosted several Native American tribes for a quarterly meeting of the Inter-Tribal Council of the Five Civilized Tribes Jan. 8-9 at the Renaissance Hotel & Convention Center with a record attendance of 529 attendees.
The Inter-Tribal Council formed as a result of various meetings held in 1949 between various leaders and representatives of the Five Civilized Tribes. It will celebrate 65 years in February.

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Sharon King Davis Shares Tulsa Memories

By EMILY RAMSEY

In 1956, fourth-generation Tulsan Sharon King Davis was nine years old and living with her family at 49th Street and Peoria Avenue.

Then, she recounts, “One day, my parents said, ‘Let’s go look at where we’re going to live next.’”

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Riverwalk Crossing Develops

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation held a groundbreaking ceremony recently to announce the construction of a new entertainment facility along the Riverwalk Crossing. MCN Principal Chief George Tiger spoke at the ceremony on the Nation’s continued commitment to the area.

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Tulsa Tops in Destination, City Pride, Jobs

The new year has barely begun, and Tulsa’s already making headlines with its share of honors and accolades. The New York Times named Tulsa a top 50 travel destination worldwide in 2015, citing downtown’s revival and upcoming attractions like A Gathering Place for Tulsa and the proposed OKPOP Museum.

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Bynum Hopes for River Progress

By EMILY RAMSEY

Activity about and around the Arkansas River looks to be the major issue in 2015.
G.T. Bynum, District 9 city councilor and chairman of the Arkansas River Infrastructure Task Force, expects to see further progress on the issue occur throughout 2015.

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Shopping With a Cop

Rotarian Paula Wood, left, and Tulsa Police Major Tracie Lewis help a Celia Clinton Elementary School youngster with his Christmas shopping during the annual Shop With A Cop event at Wal-Mart at 207 S. Memorial Ave. Dec. 6.

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TPS, Food Bank Receive Grant

In December, Sodexo Foundation and Sodexo at Tulsa Public Schools presented the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma (CFBEO) with a $1,000 grant towards CFBEO’s Food for Kids Backpack Program.

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