June 2017

Nunley versus Gaddis in HD75 special election on July the 11th


On July 11, voters in Oklahoma House District 75 will pick a replacement for former Rep. Dan Kirby, who resigned. The choices are Republican Tressa Nunley and Democrat Karen Gaddis. Nunley is a Tulsa businesswoman and Realtor who has been endorsed by the Tulsa Beacon, the Oklahoma Conservative PAC, Tulsa County Assessor Ken Yazel, Tim […]

Case claims AT&T owes Oklahoma $16 billion over ‘67 bribery scandal


A case before the Oklahoma Supreme Court could result in AT&T paying $16 billion dollars to the state due to a bribery scandal in the Oklahoma Corporation Commission decades ago. The plaintiffs in the case want the utility to pay for its role in the bribery scandal. The case involved former Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice […]

Oklahoma State University to raise tuition by $417-plus


The Oklahoma State University Board of Regents wants to increase tuition for in-state students by 5 percent – which averages $417 more a semester. For the upcoming fall 2018 academic year, OSU-Stillwater tuition and mandatory fees will increase as follows (the annual dollar figure is based on 30 credit hours for undergraduate rates and 24 […]

Warrant independence opportunity


In honor of our America’s Independence, the Tulsa County Courthouse is announcing a warrant independence program. From July 5-14, individuals in Tulsa County can have their failure-to-pay warrant released with a payment of $150 and structuring of a new payment plan. “This is an opportunity for some individuals, either with failure to pay warrants or […]

Colleges aid weather preparedness


STILLWATER– Oklahoma faced a prolonged drought a few years ago, which put the state’s municipal water supplies under much stress. The weather can be volatile and borderline unpredictable. The extremely variable weather and precipitation fluctuations work together to create a diverse landscape that is vulnerable to climatic extremes. These factors make life more difficult for […]

Berry named to Turnpike Authority


Governor Mary Fallin has appointed Guy L. Berry to the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority. Berry, of Sapulpa, succeeds Albert “Kell” Kelly, who resigned. Berry will serve on the board pending Senate confirmation next legislative session. Berry has worked the past 36 years at American Heritage Bank in Sapulpa, as president and vice chairman of the board. […]

BA Museum hosts ‘workers’ exhibit


The Museum Broken Arrow is hosting “The Way We Worked,” a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum on Main Street program. The Museum Broken Arrow will host a special day for local sponsor of “The Way We Worked,” Tulsa Tech, offering free admission to employees and students on June 24. “The Way We Worked” […]

Genealogy help coming during July


The Tulsa City-County Library’s Genealogy Center in July will present its annual Family History Month series featuring a variety of free workshops for new genealogy researchers as well as lifetime enthusiasts.   All of the programs, except for two, will be at the Hardesty Regional Library, 8316 E. 93rd St., in Frossard Auditorium. A hearing loop […]

Hunter sends letter to California AG


Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter has sent a letter to California Insurance Commissioner David Jones requesting Commissioner Jones stop from requiring insurance companies to publicly disclose investments in fossil fuels and urging companies to sign a “pledge” to divest from the coal industry. Hunter was joined in the letter by 11 other state attorneys general […]

Won’t run for Senate


State Rep. Chuck Strohm, R-Tulsa, has announced he will not run for the Oklahoma Senate in District 37. Strohm previously announced he would seek that seat after Sen. Dan Newberry, R-Tulsa, announced he was resigning on January 31, 2018. The filing period will be June 26-28, with a winner-take-all primary on September 12 and the […]