Tulsa third graders fail in reading test

Preliminary results from this school year's third-grade Oklahoma Core Curriculum Test (OCCT) reading test show that almost one third of Tulsa Public School students can't read well enough to match fourth grade levels.

DA recuses, Pruitt names replacement

Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler has asked the state Attorney General to appoint another prosecutor to coordinate any investigation of the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office and any potential grand jury "in order to protect the integrity of the investigative process." 

New state budget is lower by 1 percent

Gov. Mary Fallin, Senate President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman and House Speaker Jeff Hickman agreed on a new state budget for fiscal year 2016 for $7,138,920,521, which is $74,300,000.00 (1 percent) less than this year

$25,000,000.00 for OKC museum

The Oklahoma Senate gave final legislative approval to a plan to complete the over-budget American Indian Cultural Center and Museum in Oklahoma City.

Why a taxpayer funded museum?

State Senate Pro Tem Brian Bingman, R-Sapulpa, pushed for the state to fund the Oklahoma Museum of Popular Culture in Tulsa.

Unexpectedly, Really?

As Bloomburg reported, consumer confidence "unexpectedly" fell in May by the most in more than two years.  Americans seemed worried on all fronts.

Bad decisions by federal judges are hurting America's industry

An Associated Press story appeared on May 16 in the Tulsa daily paper which was headlined: "Judges' rulings a setback for coal mines." It carried a sub- headline of: "Agency is told to review how burning coal impacts global warming."It struck me from the wording of the two headings that the writers had bought into the fantasy of mankind-caused "global warming" hook, line and sinker.          

Evangelism adventure was 'in tents'

You know the old saying, "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him tap dance"? That's how I felt when I was approached by a traveling evangelist to join his team. 

89-year-old Marques Haynes passes

Legendary Harlem Globetrotter Marques Haynes – considered by many to be the greatest basketball dribbler of all-time – died of natural causes last week in Plano, Texas, at the age of 89.  He passed away peacefully with family and friends in his presence.  

TU basketball conference schedule

The American Athletic Conference announced the basketball conference opponents for the 2015-16 season, and Tulsa will play eight opponents twice, including defending champion SMU, UConn, Cincinnati and Temple.

TU helmet in College Football HOF

A University of Tulsa throwback football helmet that was worn in the 2011 season will be displayed as part of a new exhibit at The College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience in Atlanta, Georgia.