Charles Biggs

Publisher, Tulsa Beacon
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Like Spike Jones, these are my New Year’s resolutions


This is my New Year’s resolution: When my mother-in-law begins to yell and shout Through the window I would like to throw her out. But I resolve not to do it, here is why: I’m afraid of hitting someone passing by. This is my New Year’s resolution.   When I’m at the movies watching a […]

Imagine Someone who loved you enough to die for you


What would you do in this scenario? You are in a crowded building filled wall to wall with people. Suddenly, a fire breaks out in one corner of the room and the lights go out. It is dark except for the glow of the growing fire. People start to panic as they clamor for an […]

Greedy retailers spoil Thanksgiving as sales tax dwindles


I refuse to shop for Christmas gifts on Thanksgiving. Retailers keep pushing up their hours on the Thanksgiving weekend. Black Friday has become Black Thursday evening. And there is a lot of “baiting and switching” going on with some retailers. We had a nice Thanksgiving dinner at my brother’s house. My wife bought an over-priced […]

It’s an Oklahoma-Clemson rematch in the Orange Bowl


To advance to the national championship, Oklahoma must defeat the No. 1 team in the nation – a team that humiliated the Sooners 40-6 last season. No. 4 Oklahoma will face No. 1 Clemson in the 2015 College Football Playoff (CFP) Semifinal at the Orange Bowl on December 31 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami […]

John 3:16 Mission believes that ‘Hope begins with a meal’


My first introduction to John 3:16 Mission was in the 1960s. I was just a kid at Tulsa Bible Church when the late Pastor Bob Kelso gathered up a bunch of kids and took us down to the old Tribune Building at 20 E. Archer Street in Downtown Tulsa. (By the way, that building was […]

International travel has changed with Islamic terrorism


In 2014, my college-age daughter asked about going to France to study with an engineering group from Oklahoma University. She was young but she is very self-reliant. And she was very set on making this summer internship trip which would last for several weeks. My kids have traveled, mostly in this region and to Florida. […]

BEDLAM!: Much is at stake in OU vs. OSU game


Only 17 points stopped Oklahoma and Oklahoma State from being undefeated and ranked in the Top 2 on the eve of Saturday’s Bedlam match in Stillwater. An early season 7-point upset by Texas put the only blemish on the No. 5 Sooners;’ 10-1 record. Since then, OU has won six in a row, including a […]

Make some hot chocolate and watch Christmas favorites


When cold weather drives us indoors, what is better than to make hot chocolate and watch a wonderful movie about Christmas? Here are some films for your consideration. It’s a Wonderful Life Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed star in this classic about a really decent man who has a turn of bad fortune and is […]

Getting together for Thanksgiving can be a real challenge


Thanksgiving can be a challenge when your have family that lives on the other side of the country. The Biggs Family is pretty much located in Tulsa (except for one nephew who is studying at Northwestern University in Chicago). For us, Thanksgiving is almost always watching football, eating a great meal, visiting, watching more football, […]

Sooner championship hopes hinge on upsetting Baylor


NORMAN – No. 12 Oklahoma is hitting on all cylinders and will have a chance to take a big step toward a Big 12 title in a 7 p.m. game Saturday against No. 4 Baylor in Waco. The OU-Baylor will be the top game of next weekend, with ESPN College Gameday setting up shop in […]