Category Archives: Local

BA food truck a regional recipe winner

Bryan Bennett, chef and manager of the Back Street Food Truck, is the South Central Region Winner in the 2018 Neighborhood to Nation™ Recipe Contest from General Mills Foodservice.

General Mills officials will visit Broken Arrow Wednesday, Aug. 15 to showcase Back Street and celebrate Bennett’s award-winning recipe with an event the community is invited to attend.     Continue reading

First District Decision: Swamp or Solid

Tim Harris (left), moderator Jim Mazzei and Kevin Hern (right) at July Oklahoma Opportunity Project debate.

Analysis: There is an old saying, “Advocates and elected officials come and go, but bureaucrats run the show” which applies at County, State and Federal levels. If that makes you angry; understand that the connected protected don’t care. They just smile and carry on.

It’s critical Oklahomans make the right choice for the 1st District of Congress. Patriots demand Constitutional Rights, Rule of Law and courage to support President Donald Trump’s specific conservative populist agenda. Continue reading

Broken Arrow best for first home purchase

Buying the first home is an exciting and important milestone for many Americans and these purchases comprise 38% of all U.S. single-family home sales (2017).

To determine the most favorable housing markets for first-time buyers, finance web site WalletHub today released a report that takes the pulse of real estate in 300 cities of varying sizes using 27 key metrics.

The data set ranges from housing affordability to real-estate tax rate to property-crime rate. For the record you should know, the best place to buy in America is Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.  Continue reading

Bass Reeves Western History Conference

Bass Reeves, U.S. Deputy Marshal on the frontier.

Muskogee, Okla. – The Bass Reeves Legacy Troupe will host the ninth annual Bass Reeves Western History Conference in Muskogee on July 27 and 28, 2018. Three Rivers Museum and the Martin Luther King Center will be host locations for the two-day event.

Conference tickets may be purchased at the website bassreevesconference.com or at Three Rivers Museum. Registration for the event will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, July 27 at the museum. Continue reading

Tulsa ranks low in ‘effective’ management

In a new release from finance web site Wallethub.com 150 American cities were ranked in operating efficiency to measure the effectiveness of local leadership.  Oklahoma City ranks 10th in the nation.  Tulsa ranks 43rd.

Wallethub.com notes, “we can learn how well city officials manage and spend public funds by comparing the quality of services residents receive against the city’s total budget.”  Continue reading