Charles Biggs

Publisher, Tulsa Beacon
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A rainy spring and summer didn’t mean a great harvest


Despite a good rainy spring and summer, our backyard garden didn’t produce as well as we would have liked. The rain didn’t seem to help our tomatoes and cucumbers – the two crops we can always seem to count on. Hornworms invaded the tomatoes. Last year, we built a tomato cage out of PVC pipe […]

Record-setting Mayfield dashes TU’s upset bid in Norman


NORMAN – Against Tennessee, Oklahoma’s defense rescued a struggling offense. Last Saturday against a surprisingly good Tulsa team, OU’s offense was unstoppable while the defense gave up tons of yardage. OU quarterback Baker Mayfield showed why there isn’t a hint of a quarterback controversy as he shredded the Tulsa defense in the record-setting 52-38 win […]

God bless Clerk Kim Davis of Kentucky for her faithfulness


Kim Davis is a hero. She is the county clerk in Kentucky who told a federal judge that she would rather go to jail than to authorize homosexual marriages in her jurisdiction. And she went to jail for five days. The federal judge thought he would break her down by putting her in the slammer […]

Glen Campbell has entertained millions of us for decades


I have always had a host of reasons to be a big fan of Glen Campbell. I have enjoyed his music for over 50 years. He is a Christian and he has some wonderful Christian recordings. Many people know that Glen is having difficulty with Alzeheimer’s Disease after the airing of the documentary, Glen Campbell: […]

Newcomers shine in Sooner victory; Tennessee up next


NORMAN – Tennessee Coach Butch Jones thinks Oklahoma is better than what people across the country think. “I think they’re one of the most underrated football teams in the country,” said Davis, who will host the No. 19 Sooners at 5 p.m. Saturday before 100,000 Volunteer fans in a Top 25 matchup. OU opened last […]

Football has been king in Oklahoma for a very long time


I think I saw my first Dallas Cowboy football game in 1970. My Dad was a big fan and I sat down in the living room (he was in the recliner) to see what was so interesting about this game. I was just a kid but I started to pick up on what was going […]

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 […]