Greater Tulsa Reporter featured G.T. Bynum as a Person to Watch in 2016 due to his efforts with Vision Tulsa and the Arkansas River Infrastructure Task Force.
As the city of Bixby moves forward on its Vision plans, which were approved in 2015 and include renovations of its area parks, there is one group that is particularly vigilant toward the future of Washington Irving Memorial Park and Arboretum and the original vision for the park.
“Bixby is going through one of the largest development phases of its history,” said Mayor John Easton during his State of the City address, hosted by the Bixby Chamber of Commerce on Nov. 9.
On Nov. 18, the City of Owasso held an open house for its new City Hall building at 200 S. Main St., former location of the First Bank of Owasso.
The flurry of development projects in downtown Tulsa is obvious to anyone passing through. Besides the many residential and hotel construction projects currently underway, perhaps the two most anticipated upcoming commercial projects are taking place in the East Village and the Brady Arts District.
Tulsa Mayor Dewey F. Bartlett Jr. leaves the office in December 2016 after two successful terms serving the people of his city. He followed in the civics footsteps of his father, the late Dewey Follett Bartlett, who served Oklahoma as governor from 1966 – 1970 and U.S. Senator from 1973-1979.
Newspapers annually highlights individuals predicted to be newsmakers. Here, we review the “10 People We Watched in 2016.”
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.
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.
Since the formation of the Owasso Strong Neighborhood Initiative () 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.
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.
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. 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, 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.
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.
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.