City of Tulsa sales tax collections continue to deteriorate

The City of Tulsa's June sales tax check, which covers the period from mid-April 2015 to mid-May 2015, as reported by the Oklahoma Tax Commission, totaled $19,209,963, which is down 2.7 percent from the same period a year ago, but 2 percent above budget estimates. 

Scam poses as utility payment call

The City of Tulsa has received reports that individuals are posing as City of Tulsa utility employees by calling residents and businesses threatening to shut-off city water, sewer or stormwater service if a payment is not received over the phone. 

Kudos to the Catholic Diocese

The Catholic Diocese of Tulsa said enough is enough and resigned its  membership in the Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice because that leftist group helped with the recent "gay pride parade" in Tulsa.

Casinos ruin Oklahoma lives

In April, the Better Business Bureau fired CEO Sen. Rick Brinkley and in June filed a civil lawsuit asking for more than $1 million in damages.

Dinosaurs are not that ancient

Science journal Nature Communications reported that researchers at Imperial College London have found red blood cells and collagen fibers in dinosaur bones thought to be 75,000,000 years old.

Letter: Americans need to pray and repent

One of the most exciting trends currently is that there is a growing conviction that we cannot fix ourselves. While some may be discouraged with that fact, it is encouraging because that means that some of us Americans are learning moment by moment that God alone is the answer and every crisis we face nationally and globally is real. 

Tulsa new zoning code could really affect our churches

Last week I wrote about how I believe that the proposed Tulsa Zoning Code held a "soft" urban growth boundary, which is embodied in a particular section of the proposed code.  I concluded the article with the statement that "Its impact will all depend on how it is interpreted and who has the power to interpret and enforce it." 

A Useful Debate

Like all Tulsans I regret what happened on April 2, especially to the families involved.  Although the shooting was an accident, an accident that cannot be dismissed and will play out over coming weeks.

Jordan Spieth wins a difficult U.S. Open

If you watched the U.S. Open golf championship, you may have thought you were watching the British Open. However, don't be fooled - the Chambers Bay course is really in the state of Washington. Jordan Spieth won the U.S. Open with an overall score of 5-under par and he becomes only the sixth golfer to win both the Masters and U.S. Open in the same year.

OU gives Rowland a five-year contract

The University of Oklahoma and Sooner Sports Properties, a division of Learfield Sports, have signed Toby Rowland to a new five-year contract as the play-by-play voice of the Sooner Sports Network.

TU hires Dave Reiter

University of Tulsa Basketball Coach Frank Haith has hired Dave Reiter as director of basketball operations. 

Evans makes USA cut

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Future Oklahoma State guard Jawun Evans was one of 12 players named to the final U19 USA Basketball roster, which will make him the third Cowboy to compete for gold at the FIBA World Championships.