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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Public

Million-dollar members

OKC council chooses which projects are most important with $1 million discretionary spending programs.


News

Tim Farley
If Oklahoma City Council members had a million bucks to spend any way they’d like, it turns most of them would (and will) improve public transit, roads and develop a needed “quiet zone” in downtown Oklahoma City.
 
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Fit it


OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff

It’s officially fall now, you guys. Landscapes are changing — as are the temperatures — and, if you’re lucky, so will your body (shape, not color — that would be weird). Celebrate your health and the changing of the seasons at Fall into Fitness, a festival featuring local food, fitness demos, live music and more. A healthy you begins at 11 a.m. Sunday at Farmers Public Market, 311 S. Klein Ave. Admission is free. Visit naturalawakeningsokc.com.

Sunday

 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013

‘No tolerance’ doesn’t teach


Commentary

John Thompson
The bipartisan MAPS for Kids Student Achievement Committee knew that Oklahoma City could not increase student performance without first creating safe and orderly schools. We also knew that would be our toughest challenge.
 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Railing cry

A contentious debate erupts around the approval of downtown’s new streetcar system.


News

Tim Farley
Plans for the MAPS 3 streetcar project will now move forward after a close 5-3 vote and approval, but scars from the Sept. 24 Oklahoma City Council meeting remain.
 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Kickin’ it

Fields and Futures event gives OKC schools — and communities — a running start at bright futures. The Oct. 6 event welcomes sports stars and local celebrities to Webster Middle School opening.


News

Giancarlo Gonzalez

Tim McLaughlin, founder of Fields and Futures, remembers taking a bus tour with the Wes Welker Foundation to see the athletic fields of the Oklahoma City School District in order to determine which ones would get funding.

 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Punk it


OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff

Don’t touch that dial, because local punk rockers Red City Radio are about to release their new album, Titles. To commemorate the release, the local stalwarts are holding an official CD release show at 8 p.m. Saturday at the OKC Farmers Public Market, 311 S. Klein Ave. Arliss Nancy, PJ Bond and Tiger Lily will also perform. Tickets are $8-$10. Call 232-6506 or visit ticketstorm.com.

Saturday

 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Congrats, wanda (belated)


CFN

Gazette staff
Earlier this month, three Oklahoma City Public Schools alumni became the 29th class inducted into the district’s Wall of Fame. Among them? Legendary singersongwriter Wanda Jackson.
 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Preach it

Leader, commentator and minister Robin Meyers invited to speak at acclaimed Yale lecture series.


Features

Greg Horton
Robin Meyers, senior minister of Mayflower United Church of Christ in Oklahoma City, will present this year at the Lyman Beecher Lectures at Yale University in Connecticut.
 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Fall it


OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff

You know what else autumn is the season of? Outdoor food festivals like Fall Fest, which features vendor booths, live music, fun for kids and, yes, food trucks. Festivities run 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday at the OKC Farmers Public Market, 1235 SW Second St. Admission is free. Call 232-6506, or visit okcfarmersmarket.com.

Sunday

 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Dotted line

The drive to put storm shelters into schools is quickly turning into a political fight, say some organizers.


News

Tim Farley
Gov. Mary Fallin doesn’t intend to sign a petition that would allow voters to decide if they want to spend $500 million to build storm shelters in every public school.
 
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
 
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