The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is seeking recruits for the next Academy class coming up in January. OHP Recruiter Antonio Porter says time is running out to apply. The application period ends at the end of this month.
Porter says you must be a U-S citizen and have the equivalent of 62 college hours to be eligible. He points out the legislature recently passed a pay hike for troopers, so the OHP is among the highest paid law enforcement agencies in the state.
The Oklahoma Arts Council is seeking nominations for the 40th Annual Governor's Arts Awards.
The governor presents the awards each fall during a special ceremony at the state Capitol that recognizes individuals and organizations whose efforts in the arts have made an impact in communities, schools or across the state. Nominations are being accepted through Aug. 7.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — State finance officials say revenue collections to Oklahoma's main operating fund for state government trailed projections by nearly 10 percent last month, mostly because of huge decreases from oil and gas production taxes.
The Office of Management and Enterprise Services reported Tuesday that collections to the General Revenue Fund totaled nearly $403 million, which is 9.8 percent below the official projection. It was also more than 10 percent below collections from the same month last year.
Tulsa’s proposed four-tenths of a cent public safety tax could mean better street striping.
Streets and Stormwater Director Terry Ball said one option would be hiring an entire five-person crew.
"Basically, the crew would perform what we call long-line striping, which is driving down the roads and striping," Ball said. "And then, also what they would do is they would do thermoplastic, which is the more, I guess you'd say hardy striping."
On this installment of ST, we speak with Jennifer Alden, the co-founder and co-director of the Tulsa-based dance company, Portico Dans Theatre. Aldren tells us about this company's latest production, which, per the Portico Dans Theatre website, "combines the drama of an opera ('Pagliacci') and the physicality of aerial dance in 'Pagliacci Project.' The production employs youth and adult dancers on aerial silks, lyra, trapeze, and the Spanish web.
The Governor comes to Tulsa as host of a job and resource fair to help people find employment or meet needs while seeking work. Nearly 40 companies and agencies were on site at the Tulsa Tech Lemley campus. Governor Fallin tells KWGS News employers from several different type businesses participated, but there is a focus on the energy industry, which has suffered several job losses due to the recent downturn.
The Tulsa job fair is the third sponsored by the Governor. More are planned in other communities across the state.