Charles Biggs

Publisher, Tulsa Beacon
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About $40,000,000.00 for another museum Downtown?


State agency bureaucrats love to spend money. Not their money, but someone else’s money. That was pretty evident when Jeff Moore, OKPOP Museum Director, spoke at a luncheon of the Tulsa County Republican Men’s Club earlier this month. Moore and his co-workers at the Oklahoma Historical Society are giddy because they get to spend $25,000,000.00 […]

Here are some vital projects to fund with sales tax hikes


Tulsans’ monthly water bill is going up 7 percent every year. This year the sewer rate is rising 9 percent. Gasoline prices are rising. Eggs cost more than $3 a dozen and hamburger is over $3 a pound. And the mayor and city council want to raise sales tax to siphon more than $300,000,000.00 a […]

New offense designed to take Oklahoma back to the top


Oklahoma Coach Bob Stoops shuffled his coaching staff to pump up his offense and in a few weeks, fans will see if those changes will have an impact. Perhaps the biggest change was firing offensive coordinator Josh Heupel and replacing him with Lincoln Riley from East Carolina. A protégé of Hal Mumme and Mike Leach, […]

Some things are more irritating during the summer heat


I like to think of myself as a “the glass is half full (not half empty)” kind of a guy. But I do sometimes gripe – and its easier in the dog days of summer. Here are things that bother me. – When you go into Braum’s to get an ice cream cone, sometimes the […]

It’s difficult to find an original thought in Hollywood films


I think movie titles are deliberately confusing. I think moviemakers – mostly those with lesser quality films – want the public to think their movie is really another movie that is more popular. Here are some examples. Mad Max: Fury Road was released a couple of months before Max. Mad Max is rated R because […]

Stoops mum about who will start at QB for Oklahoma


Who will be the Oklahoma starting quarterback this season? According to Coach Bob Stoops, the battle among Trevor Knight, Baker Mayfield and Cody Thomas is up in the air. Two years ago, Stoops shocked OU fans by announcing that Knight would start over apparent incumbent Blake Bell. And at the end of the 2013 season, […]

Gundy is confident Rudolph will be a great quarterback


TCU has a quarterback who is a Heisman hopeful but some think that Oklahoma State has the second best quarterback in the Big 12 Conference. And the Cowboys may have the best backup quarterback in the conference, if not the country. Quarterback Trevone Boykin of TCU was named the preseason All Big 12 quarterback and […]

BSA says yes to homosexual leaders – it’s time for a change


When I was a young boy at Tulsa Bible Church, I joined Christian Service Brigade. I never was a boy scout or cub scout. Christian Service Brigade, formed 60 years ago, is still around (see Their mission statement is, “We are a discipleship ministry dedicated to engaging, encouraging and equipping godly men to raise […]

Class of ‘13 NFL quarterbacks battling for playing time


Quarterback is arguably the toughest position in football and perhaps in any sport. Conventional wisdom says that NFL teams carry three quarterbacks – a franchise quarterback, a seasoned veteran as backup and a young prospect who can be groomed to be a starter or at least a second team pro. Here’s a look at the […]

A day in the life of the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court…


It’s a day for new cases at the U.S. Supreme Court. “What is the first case up for consideration?” asks the chief justice. “It’s Johnson, Smith, Jones and Johnson vs. Utah,” the clerk said. “Oh, that’s the polygamy case?” said the justice. “Right,” said the clerk. “Since the court, in its wisdom, decided that it […]