Category Archives: Local

Beloved music icon Roy Clark passes at 85

Roy Clark

UPDATED:  Roy Clark, the legendary ‘superpicker’ GRAMMY, CMA and ACM award winner, Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry member and co-host of the famed ‘Hee Haw’ television series, died Thursday November 15 at the age of 85 due to complications from pneumonia at home in Tulsa, Okla.

‘Roy Clark’s Celebration of Life’ memorial will be open to the public on Wednesday, November 21 at 11:00am CT at Rhema Bible Church at 1025 W Kenosha St in Broken Arrow, OK (near Tulsa). The service will be streamed at rhema.org and on Rhema’s Facebook Page.   Continue reading

Aubree Karner exhibit at PAC Gallery

Broken Arrow artist Aubree Karner presents “Making Connections,” Nov. 8-29, in the PAC Art Gallery.

Karner was born in 1985 and has lived her whole life in Broken Arrow. After graduating from University of Arkansas in 2008 with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Drawing, she worked in Tulsa in different positions at Philbrook Museum and Gilcrease Museum.  Continue reading

Why run for Tulsa City Council?

I am the conservative candidate seeking the Tulsa City Council District 7 seat next Tuesday. It has been over 6 years since this district saw a true conservative on the City Council and I need your support to make sure it stays out of the liberal hands of former Mayor Kathy Taylor’s minions Anna America and her husband Michael Patton.   Continue reading

Attorneys bankroll campaigns of judges

Trevor Brown writing for Oklahoma Watch provides details of which judges raise how much money in campaigns from attorneys – some who profit mightily from favorable judicial decisions.  Brown begins:

George Gibbs is no stranger to District Judge Linda Morrissey’s courtroom. The founding partner of the Gibbs Armstrong & Borochoff law firm has spent much of his career litigating in Tulsa County, where Morrissey has been a district judge for 22 years.  Continue reading

Remembering Jimmy “Junior” Markham

Jimmy “Junior” Markham

We lost Junior Markham Sept. 21. He was one of the greatest figures in Tulsa music for the last 60 years. He knew everybody and had millions of stories which he told in a poetic and entertaining manner – often onstage.

He was a singer, a handsome and charming front man and he developed a barn-burning ability on the harmonica.  Continue reading