The week in review, and the week ahead, in Oklahoma City civic affairs
‘Compass Rose’ has companion in Texas
Sculptor Owen Morrel has installed a sister piece to Oklahoma City’s “Compass Rose” on the campus of Texas Tech University in Lubbock. Morrel reports “Astrolabe,” with its mirrored surfaces reminiscent of the Oklahoma City sculpture, “will pop out like a diamond against raw stone” in a landscaped, rotary seating area designed just for the piece. Morrel installed the “Compass Rose” last year in Oklahoma City’s Boathouse District.
Hispanic Chamber to get new home
Oklahoma City’s leading Hispanic business organization has begun a $300,000 fundraising campaign to buy an office building. President David Castillo said the Greater Oklahoma City Hispanic Chamber of Commerce plans to close July 31 on the Fleming’s tax service building at 3321 S Western Ave. Plans are to remodel the building into 10 offices and two conference rooms, and be ready for business Aug. 1 or Sept. 1, Castillo said. Learn more about the chamber online at www.okchispanicchamber.org.
Competition for the neighborhoods
Neighborhoods can compete for a share of $5,000 in cash by promoting energy conservation this summer. The awards are the work of a partnership among OG&E, the Neighborhood Alliance and the city of Oklahoma City. Learn more online at www.creategreatneighborhoods.org.
Railroad underpass insurance costly