Greater Tulsa Reporter
In the late 1920s, Boston Avenue Methodist Church owned a substantial church building at the southeast corner of 5th Street and Boston Avenue. When this church announced its plan to build a new facility on the edge of downtown at 13th and Boston, local oil magnate Waite Phillips saw an opportunity to enhance his Philtower Building and the surrounding office district. He bought the church building and planned a nine-story office structure in its place, which he called the Philcade Building. Phillips hired Okmulgee architect Leon Senter to provide the design. Senter moved to Tulsa during the project and for many years was one of our leading architects.Read More
I may not currently be as much into Tulsa’s music scene as I would like, but I want to change. That’s because I know I’m missing out. I know this because of what I’m always hearing: that Tulsa has a music scene that is the envy of other cities and musicians.Read More
Admittedly, when I heard about another burger joint joining the Tulsa restaurant ranks, I was less than enthused. Even with my love for beer, Tulsa’s eating landscape already seemed quite covered with burger and beer concepts.Read More
Ahhh, the holidays! A time when we reconnect with loved ones, and try not to pull our hair out trying to buy a gift that says, “I love you.”Read More
Downtown Tulsa has a certain glow all year long, but I believe it shines a little brighter during the holiday season.
The Downtown Coordinating Council (DCC) holds its Annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony – Ready, Set, Glow! This year’s date: Nov. 30. The progressive holiday event encompasses a tour of four lighting ceremonies at the John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park, the Guthrie Green, Arvest Winterfest and the Deco District’s “S’mores on Boston.”Read More
Lucas Kinion began preparing for his successful launch back in middle school, when his eighth grade class attended a presentation about careers in engineering. He still credits that presentation for starting him on his path to a position with NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), the United States government agency responsible for the space program as well as for aeronautics and aerospace research.Read More
One of Tulsa Tech’s newest faculty members, machining instructor Tyler Reibert, certainly knows what it feels like to be a student in his classroom. It wasn’t that long ago that the former student sat in the same exact classroom.Read More
Marianne Horinko, president of the Horinko Group, in Washington, D.C. and former acting administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and I will be co-hosting the 22nd Annual International Energy Policy (IEPC) Conference event on Thursday, Nov. 13 in Washington, D.C.Read More
Downtown Tulsa has a rich heritage of church architecture. During its strong growth years from statehood in 1907 to the Great Depression of 1929, a number of God’s palaces were built. Eight have survived, been upgraded and enlarged, and house active congregations today.Read More
Many would have thought Sandy Strickland had already discovered the secret codes to success, working for ten years as a manager for a financial company, with a total of 20 years in the financial industry itself. Then it happened again: someone changed the codes.Read More
Last October, Police Chief Chuck Jordan and I accepted an invitation from Commissioner Terri White with the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services to meet with the Oklahoma Overdose Prevention Committee. We realized our state had a problem, but we didn’t realize that more people died last year from prescription drug overdose deaths than car crashes.Read More
After mastering the habit of tossing recyclables into the recycling bin, you may find yourself like me – wondering what packaging would be best to buy in the first place. This is not an easy topic to decipher!Read More
Driving east on the Broken Arrow Expressway, a couple of blocks west of Utica is an outstanding example of an adaptive reuse building. Formerly the City of Tulsa Fire Station Number 8, this project at 1400 South Trenton is the creative work of architect James Boswell.Read More
It has been over two years since my book “America Needs America’s Energy: Creating Together the People’s Energy Plan” was released. During that time frame, I have had the opportunity to speak throughout the U.S.Read More
Gene Shell never was a man to give up. To surrender. To quit.
Not in the game of baseball. Not in the game of life. Not in a wartime foxhole.
Gene Shell is a fighter. A scrapper. Always has been.