Charles Biggs

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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 […]

If Bernie Sanders is giving away free stuff, here’s what I want


Sen. Bernie Sanders is a socialist and polls show that 25 percent of the Democrats want him to be president. He believes that rich people should no longer be rich but should be taxed heavily and the money given to poor people. His message is very popular – among poor people. Sanders wants to give […]

Answering the call in WW I and II, Korea, Vietnam…


Thomas Richardson Biggs was my grandfather. He was born in Arkansas in 1886 and he died in Tulsa in 1962. During World War I, Grandpa was in the U.S. Navy and served in combat. I was only 8 years old when he died and I never got a chance to visit with him about his […]

At age 16, Jim Holman shipped out to the War in Korea


A love for his country and admiration for his brother prompted 16-year-old Jim Holman to alter his birth certificate and join the Marine Corps two days before the start of the Korean War. Holman, the current president of All Veterans Association of Tulsa, enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1950 on June 23, two […]

Yazel served in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War


Tulsa County Assessor Ken Yazel wasn’t in Vietnam but he served in the U.S. Marine Corps in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War. His military story began when he was a teenager in Wichita, Kansas. Every spring, he would go to his grandfather’s circus and work hard and return in October. He never went to […]

Perine tops 200 against Tech as winless Kansas is next


NORMAN – Oklahoma running back Samaje Perine could have a stellar game against Kansas on Saturday and still not come close to what he did to the Jayhawks in Norman last season. Last year, the super sophomore set the NCAA all-time FBS (Division 1) single game rushing record 427 yards and scored five touchdowns. His […]