Articles tagged with: Oklahoma City
- Does Tulsa-OKC rivalry help or get in the way?
- 10 Commandments monument may soon be placed at Capitol
- More budget cuts ‘very possible’ for state agencies
- Oklahoma health care premiums rising almost 3 times faster than wages
- Ugandan girl comes to OKC for life-saving surgery
- OKC council approves rail transit hub study
- 1 percent of all future OKC construction costs to be used for public art
- Cherokee Nation blocked from joining poultry pollution case
- No buyouts for Treece, KS residents just over the border from Picher
- ODOT hosting public meeting on high-speed rail plans tonight
- Stillwater counting on 2010 Census to raise profile
- Cornett will present MAPS 3 proposal within 2 weeks
- An open letter to the man in the red truck
- OKC rallies air opposing views on health care
- Indian tribes finding little success with Supreme Court
Oklahoma City’s latest sales tax report was gloomy, but city officials see signs that the economy may be turning around.
August general fund sales tax collections, which reflect taxes paid by consumers in late June and the first half of July, were $14.3 million — or 8.5 percent — below target and 5.5 percent below collections a year ago.
Three years ago Bricktown’s property owners and merchants were barely on speaking terms, and the hostility was palpable.
Gunshots already had fired — granted, they were at the hands of suspected gang members getting too testy on a hot summer night.
From The Journal Record:
Anyone who thinks of downtown Oklahoma City as one entity should look again. While downtown covers a wide area, it has several districts, each with unique identities and long-term goals.
Some of the areas, like Bricktown, are known near and far.
Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett will seek a third term, he announced this morning.
“I expect the next four years in Oklahoma City to be pretty spectacular, and I want to be a part of it,” Cornett said in a news release.
It is a testament to the strength of the MAPS brand that so many in our city speculate as to the focus of a possible MAPS 3.
MAPS and MAPS for Kids were a success. They were a success because they each had a clearly defined, community building purpose and the citizens could envision the consequences for life in our city.
I’d like to know why Oklahoma City, with its NBA team in place and a new 50-story skyscraper on the way, can’t land the sort of big-name retailers that one can find in Denver, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, Mo., St.
From The Journal Record:
Jim Cowan, executive director of the Bricktown Association, thinks the founding fathers of Bricktown would have approved of the entertainment district’s push to become a musical hub. The founding fathers of Bricktown, the late Neal Horton and the late Jim Brewer, might not have envisioned the University of Central Oklahoma’s Academy of Contemporary Music or the American Banjo Museum, but Cowan said he thinks both men would be proud of the two establishments bringing music to Bricktown.