Tag Archives: Kirk Humphreys

(Cover by Christopher Street / Oklahoma Gazette)

Cover Story: PLAY BALL! Bricktown Ballpark launched a hitting streak for urban redevelopment

Cover Story: PLAY BALL! Bricktown Ballpark launched a hitting streak for urban redevelopment

“The line I use and nobody has ever contested it is, ‘No city in America has come as far as fast as Oklahoma City,’” said Mayor Mick Cornett. “The ballpark was the beginning.”

KIPP Reach College Preparatory students face off against community leaders at Feb. 2’s Are You Smarter Than a KIPPster fundraising event. | Photo bigstock.com

KIPP OKC students take on community leaders in a fundraising quiz-bowl challenge

The event will be hosted by former Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Turpen and former Oklahoma City Mayor Kirk Humphreys.

Ferris in the Wheeler District in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, July 13, 2016.  (Garett Fisbeck)

OKC’s newest attraction has locals and tourists celebrating fun, art and fantastic views

“The Ferris wheel is in that location because it’s the biggest statement we are making that Wheeler is not just about celebrating a neighborhood,” Humphreys said. “Wheeler is about celebrating the city.”

Build the cathedtral

Shadid supports his premise with statistics and facts from other projects and cities. This kind of research is vital when entering into something as important as the expenditure of taxpayer funding. We must be careful to remember, however, that facts and statistics can be read multiple ways and stated in a supportive fashion rather than

Civics lesson

Angela Monson Credit: Shannon Cornman Incumbent board chairwoman Angela Monson, an employee of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and a former state senator, faces challenger Lynne Hardin. First elected four years ago, Monson said she chose to run the first time because, in part, she saw bright children, including her own daughter, “not

School work

The John W. Rex Charter Elementary School is the final school that will be built through MAPS for Kids. It is a partnership between Oklahoma City Public Schools and OKC Quality Schools Inc., a nonprofit group headed by former mayor Kirk Humphreys. Oklahoma City Public Schools will apply for the school’s charter to the University

Point: State must step up

Gov. Frank Keating is prone to colorful speech, and his description of the dome-less Oklahoma state Capitol was no exception. When Keating rolled out his plan to put the dome on the state Capitol and complete the original design of the great Oklahoma architect Solomon Andrew Layton, there was considerable skepticism. Many thought it would

$30 million question

The budgets were presented to each of the eight MAPS 3 project subcommittees July 26 and 27, and came before the MAPS 3 Citizens Advisory Board July 28. Within those preliminary proposed budgets was $252 million for the convention center, the largest and most expensive of the MAPS 3 projects. The exact amount of money

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