Greater Tulsa Reporter
The general election on Nov. 8 will decide a lot more than who gets to move into the Oval Office. It’s a vote that will have a major impact on Oklahomans as they head to the polls to decide on changing our state constitution with seven state questions. An entire ballot page is taken up with the titles and descriptions of those seven proposals, with issues including separation of church and state, the death penalty and teacher raises. It’s a lot of reading, so it will help all voters to go in as prepared as possible. Even if you feel you have a good handle on your opinion of these issues, it’s important to take a close look at what each of these proposals would do before casting a vote on a question that might change the law of our land.Read More
The latest structures beginning to be constructed at A Gathering Place for Tulsa include the Boat House and the 40,000-square-foot underground warehouse that will house all park operations.Read More
On Oct. 12, Tulsa Mayor-elect G.T. Bynum spoke at the Owasso Chamber of Commerce luncheon regarding his plans for his four years in office.
“I ran for mayor because I didn’t feel like as a city we were challenging ourselves enough to progress; we have not spent enough time talking about being more nationally competitive,” said Bynum, who will be sworn in on Dec. 5.Read More
Since the formation of the Owasso Strong Neighborhood Initiative (OSNI) in 2009 with only a handful of programs, the initiative has grown to include upwards of 10 community programs, all with a focus on maintaining the quality of the city of Owasso and its neighborhoods.Read More
Ever since I moved into downtown Tulsa four years ago, I have wanted to buy a bicycle. But I have held back from making a purchase, continually questioning myself and whether I would really, consistently ride it.Read More
Editor’s Note: Broken Arrow City Manager Michael Spurgeon is one of Greater Tulsa Reporter’s “10 People to Watch in 2016,” as announced in its January 2016 issue. GTR was the first news group in greater Tulsa to introduce People to Watch, which launched in January 2009.
This is the final article in the series that featured each of the “10 People to Watch.”
In the December issue, GTR will announce its “10 People to Watch in 2017.”
As curators collected items from across the country to include in the 400,000-square-foot Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., which opened Sept. 24, the Tulsa Historical Society and Museum received a special opportunity to share items and photographs from Tulsa’s past.Read More
After a three-year closure to undergo a $50-million renovation, a spectacular Central Library grand opening was held Oct. 1 at Fifth Street and Denver Avenue. Remarks from distinguished guests and Tulsa City-County Library administrators were held. A celebration with a ribbon release, daytime fireworks and confetti immediately preceded the 11 a.m. library opening.Read More
The Tulsa Small Business Connection held its third annual Small Business Summit and Awards Lunch, celebrating the impact of small business in northeast Oklahoma.
The Tulsa Regional Chamber created the Tulsa Small Business Connection with the mission to educate, empower and expand small business in northeast Oklahoma.
Mayor de Blasio of New York City, invited Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett to Gracie Mansion in New York to thank him for showing the way for peaceful demonstrations in the difficult hours after the police involved shooting of Terrance Crutcher.Read More
Panelists recently spoke about their participation in the “Just Governance for Human Security Conference” that was held in Caux, Switzerland this past July. The event was held at the Tulsa Historical Society and Museum at 2445 S. Peoria Ave., in Tulsa on Sept. 15.Read More
The Tulsa Press Club will honor three 2016 Headliners: Alan Armstrong, Sharon King Davis and Julius Pegues. These individuals will be recognized at the 2016 Headliners Dinner on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at the Helmerich Center for American Research at Gilcrease Museum. A reception begins at 6 p.m. with dinner to follow at 7 p.m.Read More
I spent a portion of my Labor Day morning walking the Arkansas River banks, basking in the breeze off the water, admiring the downtown views and enjoying the cheers of spectators and the cries of children with their families during the second annual Great Raft Race.Read More
The internal organizational culture at the City of Tulsa isn’t the same since the consulting firm, KPMG, first published 1,100 recommendations for cost savings and efficiencies back in 2010.Read More
Editor’s Note: Glenpool Vice Mayor and restaurateur Momodou Ceesay is one of Greater Tulsa Reporter’s “10 People to Watch in 2016,” as announced in its January 2016 issue. GTR was the first news group in greater Tulsa to introduce People to Watch, which launched in January 2009.
Throughout the year, GTR has published a series of articles featuring each of its “10 People to Watch.” Next month will feature the last of its 2016 series, spotlighting Broken Arrow City Manager Michael Spurgeon.