The Trust Company of Oklahoma was founded in 1980 by Tulsa resident Paul H. Mindeman, a well-known and respected trust manager and Randy Everest, his counterpart in Oklahoma City. The independent company was state-chartered on October 27, 1980 and opened it doors for business in January 1981.
East Tulsa Dodge Dealer Yvonne Hovell came to Tulsa Habitat for Humanity in 2005 wanting to be involved in providing affordable housing in Tulsa. She felt she had been blessed and wanted to give back to others.
Many factors influence the price of crude oil and gasoline pump prices. Gasoline prices are a direct function of crude oil prices. Crude oil is the feedstock for refined gasoline.
The question, “Can’t we all just get along?” has resonated through local government recently and the resounding answer from the County Commissioners is “absolutely.” GTR Newspapers sat down with Tulsa’s county commissioners recently to get their views on what’s happening in our community.
If this is what a “mid-life crisis” looks like, I’m ready to have one.
For nearly nine years, five Tulsa natives (and one OKC guy) have been rocking parties with their mixture of 1960s and 1970s classic rock under the moniker, “Mid-Life Crisis Band.” They have become a popular mainstay at private and corporate parties and special events.
In the last few months Henry Kaufman and Maurice Kanbar have purchased almost one-third of downtown Tulsa. How did it happen?
Here is the story as three people with strong Tulsa ties tell it.
Early last year former Tulsan Paulette Millichap was having a conversation with a friend and her grandson. The friend was expounding on the opportunities to be found in real estate in almost every market.
Editors’s Note: Tulsa became the “Oil Capital of the World” after the discovery of oil in the nearby Glenn Pool oil field in the early 1900s. Civic leaders, many of whom were visionaries, developed their town into what became “America’s Most Beautiful City,” coined after an article in Readers Digest magazine in 1957. After hosting many of the headquarters and divisions of the major oil companies of the world, Tulsa’s role in oil began to wane in the mid-1980s, when crude oil prices declined dramatically. Oil companies and oil people began to move away to cities such as Denver, and then mainly to Houston. This article begins a series studying oil in relation to Tulsa and its surrounding area, and includes an early history of oil, the rise and middle days of oil, and then Tulsa’s fall from being the oil capital. Later in the series, the present days and future of oil in relation to the Tulsa area will be studied.
The IPE Staved Off Competition from Houston
By 1936 Tulsa had become the focal point for oilmen from around the world and the Ninth International Petroleum Exposition (IPE) reflected this. According to the Oil & Gas Journal, the premier publication covering the oil industry, “Advance registration for the IPE indicates that Tulsa’s capacity as host will be extended to its limit when all participants in the show finally arrive.”
For a group of professional used to working under pressure, making quick decisions and having to conceal any emotion, the performance was at times questionable as nearly 50 area media professionals got the chance to take lessons from and then play against poker legend Scotty Nguyen at Cherokee Casino. The charity tournament allowed every media participant to donate $100 to the charity of their choice and the winner, $500 to their favorite charity. Winning that evening was Richard Powell, KTUL.
Lindsey Tatum, all of 18, is a talented classical ballet dancer with the elite Tulsa Ballet II Company. She went through high school with very high grades, earned a fistful of academic awards, and was recently named a Commended Student by the National Merit Scholarship Program. Now she’s headed for the University of Tulsa, where she plans to major in psychology. Lindsey, a native of Lumerton, Texas, is a proud graduate of Keystone National High School and is now being featured in a national advertising campaign for the accredited, innovative high school that offers home education programs and flexibility to its more than 20,000 students.
In today’s time-crunched world, the home-cooked meal is becoming a rarity. When the holidays hit, the “big dinner” preparation can often send even the best cook into a tizzy. But relax. There’s help at The Hamlet.
For the first time in its history, Bacone College has received full accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission and is now officially a four-year college, according to Bacone President Rev. Dr. Robert J. Duncan, Jr. “We met all of the HLC’s new criteria and were one of the first colleges to successfully undergo this process,” said Duncan.
In order to celebrate this historical achievement, a ceremony was held on Friday, November 4 in the Palmer Center located on Bacone’s campus. The ceremony was held in conjunction with the College’s Trustee meeting.
The Osage Nation broke ground on the Million Dollar Elm Casino on Oct. 20, in Bartlesville. The $11 million dollar project is scheduled to open in Spring 2006. Approximately 35 local contractors will be employed in the project and more than 100 individual construction jobs will be created.
The Tulsa Press Club is hosting its first ever Oklahoma Authors Book Fair from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1 at Harwelden, 2210 S. Main. The free event is open to the public.
World-renowned novelist John Grisham is the winner of the Tulsa Library Trust’s 2005 Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award. Mystery writer Tony Hillerman originally was named the winner of the award but due to illness is unable to accept it.