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A Treasure Hunt for the OKC Metro

Monday, July 3, 2017

Have you heard about Folk Secrets? It’s a new interactive event in which Oklahoma residents are challenged to search for “treasure” using an augmented reality app and Facebook videos as a guide. The treasure in question? $1,000 and the opportunity to award $4,000 to the nonprofit organization of your choosing.

Bell takes command of 72 ABW

Monday, July 3, 2017

The 72nd Air Base Wing, the host organization for Tinker Air Force Base, recently welcomed a new commander. Col. Kenyon Bell assumed command of the unit from Col. Stephanie Wilson during a ceremony at the Tinker Club on May 1, presided over by Lt. Gen. Lee K. Levy II, Commander, Air Force Sustainment Center. Bell, a USAF Academy graduate, had previously

Park will benefit generations to come, Oklahoma City mayor says

Friday, June 30, 2017

Against a backdrop of children flying kites and tossing Frisbees, Mayor Mick Cornett said Thursday the new downtown park will be a canvas for Oklahoma City, continually reimagined by future generations.

Scissortail Park is name given to downtown Oklahoma City's MAPS 3 park

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Downtown Oklahoma City's MAPS 3 downtown park will be known as Scissortail Park. The name was revealed Thursday at a ceremony marking the start of park construction.

Construction set to start at First National in September

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Developers of First National Center are preparing to start conversion of two-thirds of the building into a 680-space garage in September as negotiations advance with Oklahoma City for tax increment financing assistance.

The parking is part of a $230 million redevelopment that would convert the original 1931 Art Deco tower into housing and a hotel, while the 1957 and 1972 additions built to the east of the tower will be converted into a garage with retail on the ground floor.

Citywide vote set for Sept. 12 on proposed bond program and sales tax initiatives

Monday, June 26, 2017

The Oklahoma City Council voted to call a special election Sept. 12 for voters to consider investing more than $1.2 billion in critical infrastructure like streets and sidewalks, including an annual $26 million boost for public safety and other day-to-day operations. The Council approved three proposals to present to voters: A 10-year, $967 million bond

Animal Adoption Event at FNB Community Bank

Friday, June 23, 2017

Join FNB Community Bank for a pet adoption extravaganza! Hot Dogs & Cool Cats will include many local shelters and rescues with adoptable pets, as well as food trucks and pop-up shops. 

Academia, industry combine to boost Oklahoma’s presence at annual BIO show

Friday, June 23, 2017

SAN DIEGO — When Tom Kupiec looked to either side, he saw more than a pair of fellow Oklahomans joining him at a small conference table on the floor of the San Diego Convention Center.