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Tulsa County’s Legislative Agenda Began Last Summer

From Tulsa County By COMMISSIONER RON PETERS

While the 2019 Legislative Session will officially begin Feb. 4, the work to finalize Tulsa County’s legislative agenda began last summer.

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Energy Security Depends on Education

Energy Watch by MARK A. STANSBERRYn

Forty-five years ago, on Oct. 17, 1973, the Arab oil embargo began as agreed to by the OPEC oil ministers. Since that time, beginning with the embargo, U.S. energy and economic direction has been impacted due to that decision. (The members of the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries “OAPEC” initiated the oil embargo.)

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Holiday Entertainment Takes Center Stage

Show Buzz by NANCY HERMANN

This assessment may be due to my stage of life, but the best gifts I receive at holiday time or on birthdays are ones that involve some sort of experience. That might include travel, a lovely shared meal or tickets to live entertainment. Now that the holidays are drawing near, I encourage you to scout out possible gift solutions that support local talent, focus on touring shows or both. You might be surprised by the large cache of fun and affordable options available.

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Adams Building a Leader in Terra Cotta Design

On Architecture By ROGER COFFEY, AIA

If any building in Tulsa could be said to display the most intricate terra cotta design it would have to be The Adams Building at 403 South Cheyenne Avenue.

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Tulsa Tech’s Mobile App Development Program Offers Opportunities in Growing Industry

News From Tulsa Tech By DR. STEVE TIGER

Tulsa Tech’s Mobile App Development Program provides an opportunity for students to create and test mobile applications utilizing industry standard software. Applications are developed for mobile devices such as personal digital assistants, enterprise digital assistants, and mobile phones.

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Studies Are Underway to Examine OTC’s Efficiency

From Tulsa County by RON PETERS

During the last legislative session, you may recall there was a lot of discussion about ways to increase revenues. Equally important, there needs to be a discussion about how to improve the efficiency of the services provided by the state of Oklahoma to our cities and counties. One area of state government that directly impacts Oklahoma’s cities and counties is the Oklahoma Tax Commission’s (OTC) responsibility for the collection of sales taxes. Cities and counties rely on sales taxes to support important projects. In Tulsa County, the sales tax is the main funder of the jail, the new mental health pods at the jail, the new Family Justice Center, and of course the Vision projects.

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Busy Fall Features Performances Rich in Variety

Show Buzz by NANCY HERMANN

My children came back to Tulsa recently from their homes in New York City and San Francisco and marveled at the breadth and convenience of our entertainment options. Tulsa’s theaters, parks, sports complexes and casinos offer non-stop activity. What’s more, tickets are more plentiful here, often less expensive, and parking and traffic aren’t such ordeals. Our Tulsa renaissance is thrilling to observe and fun to share.

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Bramble Breakfast & Bar Popular in Pearl, Riverwalk

Local Dining By BLAKE AUSTYN

The Bramble Breakfast and Bar opened in Tulsa’s Pearl District in August.

The restaurant, offering breakfast and lunch dishes, opened its original location in the Blue Dome District before moving to Jenks’ Riverwalk Crossing and then expanding into the Pearl District at 1302 E. 6th St.

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D.C. Rally Brought Red Dirt Music to the Masses

Searching for the Sound by BRYAN CANTRELL

“Can we make an honest effort, can we see beyond our greed, sunshine, wind and water is all we really need.”
– Bob Childers

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Gathering Place is a World-Class Destination

From Tulsa's Mayor by Mayor G. T. Bynum

On Sept. 8, officials of Gathering Place swung the gates wide open and welcomed thousands of Tulsans into a veritable wonderland for people of all ages, diverse backgrounds and interests.

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Blazing Entertainment Featured in Fall Lineup

Show Buzz by NANCY HERMANN

Summer is behind us, but fun times continue with more outstanding concerts and attractions.

While the weather is still agreeable, check out the first-ever rock concert at the ONEOK Field. Twelve-time Grammy-winning artist Jack White performs music from his new album, Boarding House Reach, Sept. 17. ONEOK is collaborating with SMG Tulsa, the company that programs and runs the BOK Center for this one-of-a-kind event. The BOK Center and ONEOK Field have achieved so much for our city and for downtown in particular.

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Tulsa Tech Offers Variety of CareerTech Programs

News from Tulsa Tech by DR. STEVE TIGER

Tulsa Tech is the oldest and largest technology center in Oklahoma’s nationally-acclaimed CareerTech system. We provide affordable, industry-standard technical training in an engaging, innovative learning environment where students benefit from instructors with years of valuable industry experience.

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Early PSO, ONG Buildings Share Art Deco History

On Architecture by ROGER COFFEY, AIA

What do the Tulsa buildings at the southwest corner of 6th and Main streets and the northwest corner of 7th Street and Boston Avenue have in common?

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Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation Thanked for Transforming Tulsa’s Eugene Field Neighborhood

From Tulsa's Mayor By G.T. BYNUM

Tulsa continues to dream big and pursue transformative opportunities that will help us be a globally competitive, world-class city. I’m pleased to tell you one of our dreams is transforming into reality.

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Second Year Underway for National Energy Talk

Energy Watch by MARK A. STANSBERRYn

National Energy Talk (NET) began its second year at the University of Tulsa on Aug. 9. A luncheon was sponsored by NET. I had the pleasure of keynoting the luncheon, followed by participation by the students attending the Residency Seminar for incoming students of the Master of Energy Business and Master of Science in Global Energy. The day ended with an energy business networking reception and dinner.

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