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Read the latest issue of The POINT!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

The March POINT! is now available online. 

Streuli: OKC Zoo is on a tear

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Here’s what I didn’t know but should have: The Oklahoma City Zoo is on a tear. More than 1 million people per year have visited the zoo each of the last several years, and the zoo set a new attendance record of 1,070,388 visitors in 2016.

First MAPS 3 wellness center opens

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The first of four city-owned, senior wellness centers formally opened in north Oklahoma City Tuesday with a long list of potential members already collected, officials said.

Oklahoma City is One Step Closer to a New Convention Center

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The Oklahoma City City Council voted today and approved the preliminary report for the new $288M downtown Oklahoma City Convention Center. Since 2010, The City of Oklahoma City and Populous have been working together to build a new convention center through the Metropolitan Area Projects 3 (MAPS 3), a 1-cent self-funded sales tax initiative passed in 2009 by Oklahoma City voters.

Allegiant launching twice-weekly nonstop flights between OKC and Los Angeles

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Low-cost carrier Allegiant will offer twice-weekly nonstop seasonal flights to Los Angeles from Oklahoma City, the company said Tuesday.

Railroad quiet zone begins by early March in downtown OKC

Monday, February 27, 2017

The Federal Railway Administration has approved a “quiet zone” in downtown Oklahoma City that will allow trains to move through the urban core without sounding a horn at downtown intersections.

Civic home run: The Brick launched OKC's renaissance 19 years ago

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Before the Thunder, before Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant and the NBA Finals, before hotels on virtually every corner and new downtown apartments rising by the month, before the Boathouse District, before the canal and all the restaurants and the art museum and the renovated Civic Center, before Devon Tower, Oklahoma City built a baseball park in Bricktown.

And hasn't been the same since.

Oklahoma City's gamble on Skirvin Hotel seen as a win

Sunday, February 19, 2017

The city, which contributed heavily to the $54 million renovation, is well on its way to recouping its money.