Members of the Tulsa Central High School Junior ROTC “sailed” their boat in honor of America’s veterans in the Veterans Day parade. They joined a number of high school groups who mixed with actual veterans of conflicts stretching back to World War II in the annual tribute to the men and women who sacrificed to keep America free.
Saint Francis Health System President and CEO Jake Henry Jr. accepts a $25,000 check from several members of the Junior League of Tulsa. The donation is equivalent to the 12,000 volunteer hours JLT volunteers will commit to the Family Resource Center and is JLT’s 2008 Signature Project.
Mike Cooper, director of external affairs for AT&T, shows his enthusiasm for his company’s support as the principal sponsor of the National Preservation Conference to be held in Tulsa Oct. 21-25 2008. The conference will highlight the importance of historic preservation and the progressive impact for cities such as Tulsa.
Owasso Experiences Great Year
When one is putting together a jigsaw puzzle, it’s a good idea to get all the jigsaw pieces together. Owasso City Manager Rodney Ray believes 2007 was a great year for his community
“This year we concentrated on three areas of focus that we considered really important to Owasso. All three seem to be going our way.”
Broken Arrow Advances with EDC
The city fathers of Broken Arrow want it to be a model city. They want quality jobs and exciting businesses. They want to present an attractive face to businesses looking to relocate. They want to be aggressive in the efforts to make Broken Arrow more than a bedroom community.
BOK Center Blending into Skyline
Construction representatives stand in the BOK Center recently looking out into the Tulsa skyline. The $240 million, 18,041 seat, 550,000 square-foot multi-purpose arena in downtown Tulsa should be completed by Sept. 1, 2008. The general contractor is Tulsa Vision Builders, a joint venture between Flintco, Inc. and Manhattan Construction Company. The Tulsa Talons recently signed a five-year agreement to play their Arena2 football games in the Center.
New Wave of Hopeful Pioneers Land in Tulsa
Editor’s Note: This is the eighth article in a multi-part series about the growth of the aviation industry in greater Tulsa and throughout the region. The series explores the many unique contributions made by Tulsans to what has become a major aspect of the area economy. The editors of GTR Newspapers want to acknowledge and thank the Tulsa Air and Space Museum and the Tulsa Historic Society for research assistance and the use of many of the historic photos that accompany these articles.
City, TU Take Next Step in Historic Partnership Benefiting Gilcrease
Mayor Kathy Taylor and University of Tulsa President Steadman Upham recently announced an agreement has been reached under which the University of Tulsa will assume management and operations of Gilcrease Museum effective July 1, 2008, if certain conditions are met prior to that date.
Williams Family and Tulsa: 100 Years of Growing Up Together
The story of the Williams family and the companies it built over the last century is integral to Tulsa’s history, to its growth and prosperity, even to the way the city sees itself.
Tulsa County Stays Dry After Negative River Vote
The Arkansas River tax vote is over. Tulsa County, by a narrow margin, rejected it. The question now is what will be the effects of the vote and where does Tulsa go from here?
Above left, Chris Oden of Tulsa Young Professionals speaks during a press conference. TY Pros is one of the organizational supporters of the River Project plan.
Above right, from left, Executive Director of the George Kaiser Family Foundation Ken Levit, President of the Remy Companies Tim Remy, Bixby Chamber of Commerce President Melisa Navrkal, Bixby Mayor Ray Bowen and Bixby citizen John Benjamin participated in a River Project rally Sept. 16. Tulsa County voters will have the change to decide the Arkansas River’s future Oct. 9.
The Bank of Oklahoma Center, located in the northwest corner of downtown Tulsa at 1st and Denver, marked two years of progress in August. The project, which is part of Vision 2025, is scheduled to be completed in September 2008.
At the beginning of August, construction crews began putting up thousands of stainless steel panels to create the arena’s “outer skin,” as seen the photo to the right. The left photo shows an interior view of the Bank of Oklahoma Center. Construction of the arena’s suites began at the beginning of September. Other recent additions include the center’s two roof trusses, each weighing 176,000 pounds. Crews expect the building to be fully enclosed by the end of the year so interior work can be completed in early 2008.
Broken Arrow Entrepreneur Ardent Supporter of River Project
Rick Hudson, CEO of RL Hudson and Co. of Broken Arrow, is a man with feet squarely in two communities. He is one of the most ardent supporters of the River Project that will be voted on Oct. 9.
<i>Went Hubbard Honored; Talons Thank the Fans</i>
It was my honor to be present at Drillers Stadium on August 3 for the induction of Tulsa Drillers owner Went Hubbard and pitcher Kenny Rogers into the Drillers/Crown Bristow Wall of Fame during pre-game ceremonies. The special ceremonies preceded the Drillers game with Springfield.
George Kaiser Family Foundation Pledges to Beautify Tulsa
George Kaiser Family Foundation recently announced a gift of $1 million to further beautify select Tulsa-area gateways, highways and core city thoroughfares. An additional $4 million is pledged and will be given as initial projects are successfully completed.
The investment is being made through a newly formed charitable organization, Tulsa Beautification Foundation, which is organized solely to support beautification and civic enhancement projects in the Tulsa region.
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