Streets Improvement Proposals on Nov. 4 Ballot

Tulsa’s streets are a crumbling mess of potholes, and soon citizens will have the opportunity to vote on the five-year streets plan on Nov. 4. The streets improvement package includes a general obligation bond issue of $285 million and extension of two sales taxes for total revenue of $451.628 million.

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Opening Day

Throngs of visitors toured the BOK Center after the ribbon cutting on Aug. 30.

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First Concert

The Eagles gave it their best as the opening act in the BOK Center before a happy and appreciative sell out audience.

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Garth and Company

Famous music personality Garth Brooks of Owasso was among the speakers before the ribbon cutting at the BOK Center.

In the background are Stan Lybarger, left, of Bank of Oklahoma and Cesar Pelli, the noted Argentine architect who designed the BOK Center.

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BOK Center Opening Celebrated by Thousands

PROUD MOMENT: Celebrating before the ribbon cutting at the BOK Center on Aug. 30 are, from left, former Tulsa Mayor Bill LaFortune, current Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor, former Tulsa County Commissioner Bob Dick and former Tulsa Metro Chamber President Ron King.

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Shining Bright

The BOK Center was beautiful during its first few weeks after opening.

The facility has already spurred new economic activity in downtown Tulsa, such as the $24 million renovation of the Crowne Plaza Tulsa Hotel and the new nearby Casa Loredo restaurant.

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Tulsa Mayors at BOK

Six former Tulsa mayors joined current Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor at an opening reception of the BOK Center the morning of Aug. 28.

From left are Bill LaFortune (2002-2006), Robert LaFortune (1970-1978), Dick Crawford (1986-1988), Kathy Taylor (2006 to present), Jim Hewgley, Jr. (1966-1970), Susan Savage (1992-2002) and Roger Randle (1988-1992).

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PlaniTulsa Schedules Citywide Workshops

All Tulsa citizens have a unique opportunity to work with City officials and others to shape Tulsa’s future and be a part of history-in-the-making during two public city-wide workshops set for Sept. 22 and 23.

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Tulsa Prepares for National Preservation Conference


Get ready Tulsa. The National Preservation Conference is coming to town October 21–25. More than 3,000 preservation professionals will descend on the city to see first hand the city’s Art Deco treasures touted in the July/August, 2008 issue of “Preservation,” the official magazine of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the organization that chose Tulsa as this year’s host for the renown conference. But those is attendance will also be interested in how the city is preserving its past and for that Tulsa has much to offer.

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Council Oak Celebrates 10 Years

Council Oak Mens Chorale was formed in 1997 from a group of 12 singers who came together to provide music for a World AIDS Day memorial service. The small group of dedicated singers has grown into an organization known throughout the nation for its vocal excellence.

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Cherokee Resort Tops Out

Cherokee Casino Resort is reaching new heights as its 19-story luxury hotel’s top-most beam is put into place July 31.

Slated to open in early 2009, the 230,000-square foot hotel will feature a spa, a fine dining restaurant and more than 200 rooms and suites. The hotel tower is part of a total expansion that will make Cherokee Casino Resort the largest gaming resort destination in Oklahoma, at 412,000 square feet, when completed. The expansion is estimated to create 500 new jobs, increasing Cherokee Casino Resort’s total employee count to more than 2,300 employees.

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TyPros Milestone

TYPros announced its 5,000 members milestone on Aug. 12.

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All City Neighborfest

From left, Mayor Kathy Taylor, Zachery Taylor, City Councilman Eric Gomez and Bill Witt from Borden Dairy.

Zachary received the $500 first-place prize and trophy at the final Neighborfest.

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Join the Good Gang Task Force

The Indian Nations Council and Boy Scouts of America brings together Tulsa’s Gang Task Force Unit, the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Department and the Tulsa Area United Way to announce the 2008 launch of the Join Scouting campaign. The announcement was made at the Greenwood Cultural Center, 322 N. Greenwood Ave. on Aug. 13.

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Expo Square Improvements Continuing


This year’s Tulsa State Fair will provide an opportunity to see an amazing change that has taken place over the past few years at Expo Square. In fact some of the new projects will be completed just in time for the Fair, which starts September 25 and runs through October 5.

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