December 2016

No Tulsa Beacon on Dec. 29th


The Tulsa Beacon will not publish on December 29. The weekly newspaper publishes 51 weeks a year and traditionally takes off the week between Christmas and New Year’s. The Tulsa Beacon will publish on Thursday, December 22, and then resume publication on Thursday, January 5, 2017. The deadlines for the January 5th edition will be […]

Hope at Christmas: Meeting needs of the needy is mission’s call


Meeting the physical and spiritual needs of Tulsa’s downtrodden has always been a hallmark of John 3:16 Mission and that is especially true during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, At Thanksgiving, John 3:16 reaches out to the poor with sacks of groceries – with turkeys – to provide and brighten the holiday, the Rev. Steve […]

Tulsa checks in at No. 52 in ‘2016’s Most Sinful Cities’


In a study of the top 150 cities in the nation, Tulsa – the “Buckle of the Bible Belt” – landed at No. 52 in a report by WalletHub on “2016’s Most Sinful Cities.” To determine the darkest places in America, WalletHub compared the 150 most populated U.S. cities based on seven key vices: anger […]

Liberal Oklahoma Supreme Court overturns pro-life bill


The liberal Oklahoma Supreme Court  has struck down a law that requires doctors who do abortions to have admitting privileges at a hospital within a 30-mile. Senate Bill 1848, by Sen. Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, was designed to improve health care for women who undergo dangerous abortion procedures. The court ruled instead that making a […]

Lawmakers want fiscal flexibility


Two lawmakers say the state needs greater flexibility to navigate the current negative revenue outlook in order to prevent reductions and protect core government services. State Rep. Leslie Osborn and state Sen. Greg Treat said the plan would outline the steps and clarify how the process would work to divest the GRDA should the Legislature […]

Sleepy drivers are at risk for a crash


Drivers who miss between one to two hours of the recommended seven hours of sleep in a 24-hour period nearly double their risk for a crash, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that 35 percent of U.S. drivers sleep less than the […]

House assignments are set


Several Tulsa area representatives, including Rep. Mike Ritze, Rep. Dan Kirby, Rep. Weldson Watson, Rep. Michael Rogers and Rep. Jadine Nollan have been named to chair House committees in the upcoming session of the Oklahoma Legislature in February. Other Tulsa legislators will be vice chairmen of committees. Here is a list of assignments for area […]

Almost one million Oklahomans will travel this week


More than 103 million Americans – the most on record – are expected to travel for the year-end holidays, according to AAA. This represents a 1.5 percent increase, or 1.5 million more people traveling, compared with last year. This comes despite one fewer travel day this holiday season. The year-end holiday travel period is defined […]

Calvey: Hofmeister should resign


Conservative lawmaker Kevin Calvey, R-Oklahoma City, called upon State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister, R-Tulsa, to resign in the wake of felony charges against her. “Joy Hofmeister’s own words make it clear that it is best for the children of Oklahoma that she resign,” said Calvey, referring to emails referenced in the indictment filed […]

Christmas decorations may be fragile


STILLWATER  – With the holiday season in full swing, many people are decorating for this special time of year. As tubs of ornaments and other festive decorations come out of storage, it is likely there are a lot of memories attached to them. Some of these decorations may be fragile, so you take extra care […]