Oklahoma City

Arena renovations near completion

Monday, January 7, 2013

Work on the $94 million overhaul of the Chesapeake Energy Arena that Gary Desjardins helped oversee has largely been completed over the past year.

National program enriches OKC school district, teachers

Monday, January 7, 2013

The Oklahoman The first Teach for America teachers in Oklahoma City are nearing the end of their tenure. The national program has brought dozens of recent college graduates to teach in schools with some of the toughest academic challenges. When Oklahoma City Public Schools opened for the spring semester Friday, it marked the beginning of the last

OKC continues to see sales tax revenue grow

Friday, January 4, 2013

The latest monthly sales tax report for Oklahoma City shows a 9.9 percent increase in collections over the same time period last year as job growth continues to boost the local economy.

Another shot for Century Center

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Journal Record Oklahoma City has negotiated a tax increment financing deal worth up to $2.9 million with developer Stephen Hurst to renovate downtown’s long-vacant Century Center. Hurst and a group of investors have plans to redo the dated exterior of the empty 1970s-era shopping center with glass and add another 400 parking spaces to the top of the

Most Innovative Mayors in the U.S.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Republican Mayor Mick Cornett believes that government has a direct role in improving the quality of urban life, and he’s been willing to raise targeted taxes to invest in that vision.

Plans for downtown park taking shape

Friday, December 14, 2012

The Oklahoman The focus of an urban park proposed for just south of downtown Oklahoma City will be a “great lawn” that will rival that of the one at Central Park in New York City. At six acres, the proposed public gathering place will be almost half the size of the Central Park lawn but six times larger than the open space at Myriad Botanical Gardens

Architectural foundation will honor OKC's mayor

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett is set to receive a national architecture award next year in recognition of his role in advancing MAPS 3.

Teachers union leader: Poor leadership crippling OKC school district

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Working for or with Oklahoma City Public Schools can be an unbelievable experience.