Proposed Convention Hotel Deal Biggest in Oklahoma City History

The future convention center and proposed Omni hotel will overlook Scissortail Park, which is now under construction. [Image provided] Gary Brooks thinks he is facing a complicated financing structure for redeveloping First National Center into a hotel, housing, retail and parking. True, it’s a big deal with a price-tag of $230 million and involves a mix of tax credits and tax increment financing. But Brooks can take comfort in knowing his deal isn’t nearly as complicated and politically charged as what’s set to be debated Tuesday by the Oklahoma City Council members as they consider a financing agreement for a $235.5 million Omni convention hotel. The two projects both draw… Read More

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My Guide to Oklahoma City

Howdy, y’all! Welcome to my guide to Oklahoma City. It’s chock-full of my favorite places to hang, eat, sleep, and shop. A little bit of backstory for you – I recently moved back to OKC (where I was born and raised) after spending 20 years moving around the Midwest and West Coast. The last 12 years were spent in Laguna Beach (psst – I have a visitor’s guide to Laguna too!) and Newport Beach, during which I got married, had two children, and pretty much never thought I would leave. Well, we did move. And I’m not going to lie – it was a bit of a transition moving from… Read More

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Where You Ought to Go When You Visit Oklahoma City This Year

Of all of the places you can visit in the state of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City should be at the top of your list. It is a location that may not be very popular for summer vacations, but there are many things there that people don’t know about. You can actually bring your kids there and they will have a good time. Oklahoma is simply not a vacation spot according to most. However, after reading this you will see that you want to visit the state, specifically Oklahoma City for your next vacation. What Can You Do When You Get To Oklahoma City? Much of the city is based upon a… Read More

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Will Paul George Be Able to Fit in with Russell Westbrook in Oklahoma City? | Undisputed

We’re sorry, but your browser does not support this video. Please install Adobe Flash version 10 or later. FOXSports Duration: 03:34 1 hr ago Skip Bayless discusses whether or not Paul George will be able to play with Russell Westbrook – and even if he can, if it was a smart trade. LeBron James is reportedly not recruiting for Cleveland – what does it mean? |… Will Paul George be able to fit in with Russell Westbrook in Oklahoma City? |… Chris Paul trade will make the Houston Rockets worse, not better says Skip… FOXSports 1:17 FOXSports 2:20 FOXSports 1:19 FOXSports 2:03 FOXSports 0:26 FOXSports 2:33 FOXSports 2:48 FOXSports 0:24… Read More

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Vote: What’s Your Grade for the Thunder’s Draft?

With draft night in the rearview mirror, here’s your chance to evaluate the pick the Oklahoma City Thunder made Thursday (Terrance Ferguson at No. 21). In his draft report card for every team, ESPN Insider Chad Ford explained why he isn’t a fan of Oklahoma City’s selection. Are you? For more coverage of the draft and a recap of all of the picks, check out our Draftcast. Source Article

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Dodgers News: Dave Roberts Believes Time with Oklahoma City Will Allow Ross Stripling to ‘Reset’

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports The Los Angeles Dodgers continued with their roster shuffling on Friday by optioning Ross Stripling to Triple-A Oklahoma City and recalling Josh Ravin from the organization’s top affiliate. It marked Ravin’s second time joining the Dodgers this season. It was also a first for Stripling in his joining Oklahoma City. He spent time with them last season as a means of limiting workload in a first full season back from Tommy John surgery. Stripling had been with the Dodgers since Opening Day. While he reported to Spring Training as a starting pitcher, the right-hander was placed in the bullpen to serve as a long reliever.… Read More

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Oklahoma City Zoo Gives Update on Pearl the Pregnant California Sea Lion, Expected to Give Birth “Any Day Now”

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma City Zoo is preparing to welcome another member to the sea lion family! Pearl, the OKC Zoo’s 14-year-old California sea lion, is pregnant and is expected to give birth any day now. Zookeepers checked in on her pregnancy Thursday through a Facebook Live video. An ultrasound was performed. One is done every week to make sure the pup is doing okay. The baby moved “quite a bit” during the ultrasound, which is a good sign, according to zookeepers. Pearl is expected to give birth this month, and zookeepers say it could be very soon. Pearl is a rescue sea lion who came from the coast… Read More

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Oklahoma City Thunder Assistant Coach Maurice Cheeks Hospitalized

Thunder assistant coach Maurice Cheeks gestures to the team. Cheeks was hospitalized on Thursday. File photo by Gary C. Caskey/UPI Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach Maurice Cheeks was hospitalized in Philadelphia after suffering an undisclosed medical incident on a plane on Wednesday. The incident happened on a flight to Philadelphia. Cheeks was waiting on test results and “doing well” Thursday, according to a team official. The official said the team won’t release any more information until Cheeks’ test results are known. The 60-year-old Cheeks has spent six seasons as an Oklahoma City assistant, first under Scott Brooks and now with Billy Donovan. Cheeks, who played 15 NBA seasons, is a… Read More

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Oklahoma City Tourist Attractions You Can’t Pass Up

If you have just been to Texas, traveling through the Panhandle, you may as well head up into Oklahoma. Once there, you need to go to the state capital, Oklahoma City, and experience some of the tourist attractions that are there. The main revenue for this area includes oil wells, hospitals, and national chain stores that are in the area. However, what you want to do is go to the tourist attractions that people visit every time they go, many of which your kids will love. Museum of Osteology Even though this museum is dedicated to the bones of animals, it’s a really interesting place to be. You get to… Read More

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Oklahoma City Teenager Graduates with Perfect Attendance

How many days of school did you miss? How many times have you taken a sick day? For one Tuttle student, the answer is quick and easy: None. And that’s not just for a single or even a few years, but 14. “(It was) very, very, very difficult,” Tuttle graduate Anthony Roberts said. His journey toward a perfect attendance record started 14 years ago. The perfectly punctual graduate knows his streak was not without a little bit of luck. “When I get sick, it happens to be on the weekend or on break. Something like that,” Roberts said. The teenager even admitted that there were some days he simply didn’t… Read More

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