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Arts & Culture - 06.21.2013

Folk foray

Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa celebrates the life and career of one of the state’s most famous sons

To get closer to Okemah native Woody Guthrie this summer, head to Tulsa to visit the newly opened center dedicated to the man who sang, “This land was made for you and me.” To truly enjoy that land we all share, plan on skipping the turnpike and leisurely head up Route 66. It doesn’t pass through Okemah, but Guthrie was surely no stranger to that road. Read more
Real Estate - 06.21.2013

Gold Dome saved with sale to Edmond company

Oklahoma City's iconic Gold Dome at 1112 N.W. 23rd soon will have a new owner. Edmond-based TEEMCO plans to acquire the property from David Box, who purchased it at a foreclosure auction last fall. Read more
Energy - 06.05.2013

Chesapeake discloses compensation package for incoming CEO

In a June 5 filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Chesapeake Energy Corp. reported it will pay incoming CEO Robert Douglas Lawler a base salary of $1.25 million. He also will receive a $2 million signing bonus and company stock, along with additional bonuses and compensation opportunities. Read more
Development - 05.30.2013

Cottage care

Homes continue popping up in the Cottage District as residents look to the area's future

The Cottage District continues to thrive as a cove of creative architecture on the west side of Downtown, but with more residents moving into the area, homeowners are seeking help from the city to assist them with crafting it into a truly livable area. Read more
Development - 05.30.2013

Moore to love

City of Moore embarks on plan to update parks and build new one with aquatic center

The city of Moore plans to develop 50 acres into a public park on a slender strip of land that will include an aquatic center, community center, trails and an amphitheater. Read more
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Economy - 05.30.2013

Edmond incentives

City works to lure more businesses, and help them overcome hurdles to growth or relocation

A new incentive policy in Edmond is designed to help companies there grow and lure new businesses to the city. Read more
Development - 05.30.2013

At a crossing

Crossroads Mall set to become Hispanic-themed center in south Oklahoma City

It’s been a while since any good news has come out of Crossroads Mall in south Oklahoma City. After years of struggling, a 2010 year-end retail market summary stated it was uncertain if the site would remain a retail mall or be converted for other use. Read more
Energy - 05.30.2013

Energy saver

Devon Energy Center receives gold Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design designation

A lot of little things contributed to the Devon Energy Center receiving the gold designation for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design from the U.S. Green Building Council. Read more
Development - 05.30.2013

Convention conundrum

MAPS 3 subcommittee mulls options for placement of convention center and naming hotel developer

With plans coming together for the MAPS 3 convention center in Downtown Oklahoma City, consultants and city leaders are looking at where the center will stand and at the convention center hotel aspect of the project, which was not included in the taxpayer-approved initiative. Read more
Real Estate - 05.30.2013

Oak Tree purchased by Dallas buyer

Oak Tree Country Club in Edmond has a new owner.

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Nonprofits - 05.22.2013

Energy companies, Thunder donate millions to tornado relief

Three of Oklahoma's largest energy companies have pledged millions of dollars to aid in disaster relief after the string of tornadoes that devastated Central Oklahoma on Sunday and Monday. Read more
Energy - 05.21.2013

Chesapeake names new CEO

Chesapeake Energy named Robert Douglas “Doug” Lawler as the company's new CEO, effective June 17. Lawler replaces Aubrey McClendon, who was pushed out by the company's board of directors. A CEO succession plan announced Jan. 29 stated McClendon would retire by April 1. Read more
Government - 05.08.2013

Citty presents police budget for upcoming fiscal year

Oklahoma City Police Chief Bill Citty requested a 6.5-percent increase in his budget for the upcoming fiscal year to speed up booking times for prisoners and to hire new officers. Read more
Real Estate - 05.01.2013

Real estate veterans join forces

Two of Oklahoma City’s top commercial real estate firms have merged. Read more