• UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT: Oklahoma City-based Devon Energy announces a new CEO will take reins

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Updated: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    Oklahoma-City based Devon Energy has announced the hiring of a new CEO, Dave Hager, who will take the reins of the company Aug. 1.

  • OKC region is big winner in Indian gaming revenues

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Updated: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    Indian gaming revenue grew 7.5 percent last year in the Oklahoma City region, which includes 65 gaming operations in western Oklahoma and Texas.

  • Zaxby's opens in Norman

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    A Zaxby's restaurant has opened in Norman, Oklahoma.

  • H2 marathon showcases Norman foundry's 'Monument Guys'

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    Back-to-back episodes of "Monument Guys," an original series featuring the Crucible Foundry in Norman, are scheduled to air Saturday on the H2 cable channel.

  • How to buy a ticket for St. Jude Dream Home

    BY RICHARD MIZE Real Estate Editor richardmize@oklahoman.com | Updated: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    Tickets for the St. Jude Dream Home giveaway are available for the 2,800-square-foot house by TimberCraft Homes in The Lakes at Traditions addition. Tickets are $100 for the fundraiser for St. Jude Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. The value of the home is estimated at $400,000. Winners of the house and other prizes will be announced at noon Aug. 16 on KOKH-25. Tickets can be reserved by calling (800) 592-1596 or going to www.dreamhome.org. Sponsors of the fund-raising campaign include KOKH-25, TimberCraft Homes, 101.9 the Twister, The Oklahoman, Slice Magazine, Edmond Life and Leisure, Edmond Furniture Gallery, Storm Safe Shelters, Legacy Cleaners & Laundry, Epsilon Sigma Alpha as well as national sponsors Brizo, Shaw

  • TAP Architecture garage design wins awards

    BY RICHARD MIZE Real Estate Editor richardmize@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    TAP Architecture, 415 N Broadway Ave., recently took top honors in an international design competition. TAP Architecture won the top award for architectural achievement and an award of merit for design of a parking garage with more than 800 spaces, the Arts District Garage, 431 W Main St., at the 2015 International Parking Institute Conference and Expo in Las Vegas. The 10-story, mixed-use garage has 802 additional spaces and 22,000 square feet of retail and office space. The Oklahoma City Urban Renewal Authority maintains rights to build apartments above the garage. The unique combination of metal fabric mesh, LED lighting and all white interior reduces the amount of energy necessary to keep the garage brightly lit.

  • Steve Lackmeyer: Troung-Tranh Supermarket to be redeveloped

    BY STEVE LACKMEYER slackmeyer@opubco.com | Updated: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer took questions from readers in today's OKC Central Live Chat. You can join Steve's Q&A's on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. and submit your questions about the happenings in and around downtown Oklahoma City.

  • OKC Central Chat transcript, July 24, 2015

    Steve Lackmeyer | Updated: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer took questions from readers in today's OKC Central Live Chat. You can join Steve's Q&A's on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. and submit your questions about the happenings in and around downtown Oklahoma City.

  • Uber offering ice cream on demand in OKC

    Matthew Price | Updated: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    Uber has provided the following info about ice cream dropoffs in OKC today. From the news release: Get ready to feel like a kid again. #UberIceCream is back in over 250 cities around the world – including Tulsa and Oklahoma City! On Friday, riders can open the Uber app between 11 am – 5 pm and request ICE CREAM on demand. If connected, a sweet treat and some swag will be delivered curbside in minutes. Uber loves to celebrate cities and this year Uber Ice Cream is all about local flavors. Across Oklahoma, we’ve partnered with local favorites (in Oklahoma City, Cold Stone and in Tulsa, STG Gelateria from the owners of Andolini's Pizzeria) to bring Uber users

  • The Glenridge soaks in the sun

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    This contemporary Mediterranean-style home has a tile roof, stucco exterior and plenty of arched windows.

  • God's Country staked out on Facebook

    BY RICHARD MIZE Real Estate Editor richardmize@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    The devil runs loose in Sequoyah County sometimes, but it's God's Country. Announcing that to the world via Facebook seemed like the thing to do.

  • Seiridium cankers take toll on trees

    By Ray Ridlen | Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    On larger trees, death of the tree may take several years. Symptoms can be more severe in trees already stressed by drought or lack of available nutrients.

  • Oklahoma Historical Society's Overholser Mansion gets facelift

    BY TIM FALL For The Oklahoman trfall@gmail.com | Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    The Overholser Mansion in Oklahoma City recently completed a seven-year fundraising and renovation project that addressed the exterior of the landmark. The mansion is owned by the Oklahoma Historical Society.

  • What should United States do with 700M barrels of oil it has stored in strategic reserve?

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    Oilman Boone Pickens argues that the United States' strategic reserve is no longer necessary and the 700 million barrels of reserve should be sold to build up U.S. infrastructure to help promote the use of natural gas as a fuel for trucks and other vehicles.

  • Oklahoma briefs

    Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    Oklahoma business briefs for July 24, 2015

  • Panel approves architect for further MAPS 3 park design

    By William Crum Staff Writer wcrum@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    Landscape architect Mary Margaret Jones is set to complete her design for Oklahoma City's new central park. Jones and her firm, Hargreaves Associates, will begin work on the 30-acre lower park that will complete a greenway from downtown's central business district to the Oklahoma River.

  • Traffic is moving on Sheridan Avenue

    Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    After months of detours for construction work, Sheridan Avenue in Oklahoma City's Bricktown area is open to traffic.

  • Energy, exports slow regional manufacturing efforts, Fed says

    By Paul Monies Business Writer pmonies@oklahoman.com | Updated: Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    Manufacturing activity remained weak in July as concerns over energy declines and weaker markets for exports in China continued to weigh on companies, a regional survey said Thursday.

  • Up next in Uptown: Mix of retail, office and residential space planned across the street from Gold Dome

    By Steve Lackmeyer Business Writer slackmeyer@oklahoman.com | Updated: Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    An Edmond engineer is joining the surge of developers transforming Uptown 23rd with plans to build a $3.5 million mixed-use project that will include retail, offices and housing just northeast of the landmark Gold Dome in Oklahoma City.

  • GOING BIG: 7-Eleven rolls out new stores in metro

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com | Updated: Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    7-Eleven Stores in Oklahoma are rolling out new, larger stores. The first of the new 7-Elevens opened last week at Northwest Expressway and MacArthur.




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