Greater Tulsa Reporter
GTR Newspapers annually highlights individuals predicted to be newsmakers. Here, we review the “10 People We Watched in 2015.”Read More
The Tulsa Area United Way recently unveiled the results of its annual campaign, raising $26,524,575 for the community.
The total was beyond its original goal of $26,524,500, the largest in its 91-year history.Read More
Last December, Tulsa began its quest to become a resilient city and was accepted into the second round of the Rockefeller Foundation’s Challenge. As part of this elite group, we have the opportunity to share how our city has reacted to past storms and flooding, as well as to identify our resources, the plans we already have in place and the gaps we have to fill.Read More
On Nov. 10, Bixby residents overwhelming approved all four city propositions to repurpose expiring Vision 2025 sales tax funds.
Progress and growth have led to an unprecedented opportunity to secure the city’s identity and unique place in the region, reports city officials. City leaders see the propositions as a way to continue to build on the progress Bixby has made over the past several years while maintaining current tax rates.Read More
Bixby is an outstanding community. Arguably, Bixby has the best school district in the state. There are plenty of nice neighborhoods and churches. It’s the home of the Green Corn and the Barbecue & Blues Festivals. In the past few years, Bixby has become a destination for baseball and soccer tournaments at Bentley Park. But things aren’t perfect and without a vision/plan for the future, Bixby may well be a city with many new neighborhoods but not enough municipal resources for public safety and the ability to maintain our beautiful parks system. Finally, except for some efforts to repopulate the historic downtown area, Bixby’s downtown continues to remain sorely lacking in revitalization.Read More
It is a long awaited homecoming for Broken Arrow’s new City Manager Michael Spurgeon, who has been working his way back to the greater Tulsa area for quite sometime.Read More
On Oct. 1, Owasso City Manager Warren Lehr gave his State of the City address at the Owasso Chamber of Commerce luncheon, where he discussed the city’s unique ability to unite for the common good and some of its recent accomplishments.Read More
On November 11, 1918, a ceasefire went into effect. The armistice agreed to that day silenced the guns of the first World War. The war itself was known as “the war to end all wars.” Unfortunately, the truce would not last; the world would soon face another deadly World War.Read More
On Nov. 10, Broken Arrow voters will go to the polls to decide whether the existing Vision 2025 sales tax should be renewed.
John Cockrell, president of the International Association of Firefighters Local 2551, and Thomas Cooper, president of the Fraternal Order of Police 170 Lodge, both say their organizations are solidly behind the proposal.Read More
A Gathering Place for Tulsa and Cimarex Energy Co. announced Cimarex’s $5 million dollar contribution to endow programming for A Gathering Place for Tulsa. The gift is the first of its kind and will ensure that the park has engaging and high quality programming that will create an environment of learning, fun and exploration.Read More
The Tulsa Community College Foundation honored Susan Harris and the legacy of Larry Mocha during its annual Vision in Education Leadership Award Dinner on Sept. 24 at the Cox Business Center. Harris was presented the 2015 Vision in Education Leadership Award for her visionary leadership in creating Tulsa’s education landscape, including elementary, secondary and higher education. Mocha was posthumously given the Stephen J. Jatras Award for his lasting legacy and passionate support of TCC.Read More
In just a few months, two more buildings in the Brady Arts District will be filled and brimming with activity.
In May, entrepreneurial hub 36 Degrees North (36°N) was announced as one tenant in the Universal Ford Building, which is currently under renovation at Cameron and Main streets.Read More
INAUGURAL FUNDRAISER: In September, Owasso and Tulsa police officers and firefighters competed at the inaugural Badges, Blazes and BBQ Cook-Off, held at the Kirk of The Hills Presbyterian Church in Tulsa.Read More
As the Vision 2025 sales tax prepares to expire, city leaders hope to see Tulsa County residents vote to renew the 0.6 percent sales tax in April 2016.Read More
The U.S. Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus, was in Tulsa Sept. 15 to announce the naming of its newest Littoral Combat Ship during a ceremony at the VFW Post.Read More