TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa voters are to decide whether they want a new mayor or are satisfied with the one they have.
Incumbent Mayor Dewey Bartlett is facing challenges from former mayor Kathy Taylor and former city councilman Bill Christiansen. Also on Tuesday's ballot are Lawrence Kirkpatrick and Jerry DeWayne Branch.
Perhaps the stiffest competition Bartlett will face will be from Taylor.
On this edition of ST, we present an equal-parts tuneful and thoughtful conversation with Noam Pikelny, the Grammy-nominated banjoist who's probably best known as a founding member of the progressive bluegrass group known as the Punch Brothers. Pikelny will be performing at the OK Mozart Festival in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, tonight, Monday the 10th; he'll take the stage --- for a concert entitled "An Evening of Bluegrass" --- alongside Bryan Sutton, Ronnie McCoury, Luke Bulla, and Barry Bales.
Hundreds of properties with delinquent taxes are being auctioned off by the Tulsa County Treasurer’s Office. The properties being auctioned owe back taxes from 2009 and will be sold to the highest bidder. Treasurer Dennis Semler expects to get more than 400 properties, ranging from vacant lots to businesses off the delinquent list.
The sale is underway at the downtown Convention Center, and will continue until the entire list of delinquent properties have been offered.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin is leading an Oklahoma delegation for a week-long air show in Paris.
Fallin and her cabinet secretary for science and technology will lead a delegation that includes aerospace companies and economic development agency officials to the Paris Air Show that begins next week.
More than 55 companies with some Oklahoma presence are expected to host exhibits at the show, and Fallin has said the state's participation is critical to tout the state's reputation as a key player in the aerospace industry.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A longtime Oklahoma education official says he plans to run for state superintendent of public instruction in 2014.
Democrat Jack Herron of Norman said Monday he intends to seek the post currently held by Republican Janet Barresi.
The 67-year-old Herron worked as assistant state superintendent for financial services at the state Department of Education until he says Barresi fired him after she took over in 2011. He has since worked as legislative liaison for the Professional Oklahoma Educators, a nonunion teacher's service organization.