TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The city is planning a public meeting to update residents on Tulsa's brownfield grants it received from the Environmental Protection Agency in 2013.
The April 8 meeting is at City Hall downtown.
In 2013, the city received $1.4 million in brownfield grants— including $600,000 for the cleanup of the city-owned Evans-Fintube site and $800,000 for a revolving loan fund in partnership with the Indian Nations Council of Governments and the Tulsa Industrial Authority.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A public hearing has been scheduled next month to explore affordable housing and community development needs and market conditions in the Tulsa area.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's community development committee in Tulsa plans to receive comments from the public on April 8.
The city's draft 2015-2019 consolidated planning process serves as the framework for a community-wide dialogue to identify housing and community development priorities that align and focus funding from the HUD grant programs.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Thousands of educators, parents and schoolchildren are rallying at the state Capitol seeking a boost in funding for public schools and a reduction in the number of state-mandated tests.
Wearing T-shirts from their hometown schools, attendees wandered the halls of the Capitol and congregated outside legislators' offices to talk about the importance of more funding for schools.
A similar rally held last year drew an estimated 25,000 people.
Seven people are rushed to the hospital after a car slams into a Tulsa Public School bus, head-on, about 8:30 Monday morning.
The crash took place on a bridge at 42nd Street North and Lewis Avenue. Six of the injured were students on the bus. They were transported to the hospital by EMSA. The seventh person hurt was the driver of the car, that apparently crossed the center line, and hit the on-coming bus.
Tulsa Public Schools spokesman Chris Payne says the students were being transported to the McLain Junior High facility, a little over a mile away.
Sunday church service was held yesterday, as normal, at the Keystone Hills Baptist Church. But that was about the only thing that was normal.
The church was heavily damaged by last Wednesday night's tornado that roared through the area with 135-mph winds. The E-F-2 tornado did considerable damage to the sanctuary of the church which is on New Pure Road just northeast of Keystone Dam.
The service yesterday was held in the church's gym.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — For the second consecutive year, thousands of teachers from across Oklahoma plan to converge on the state Capitol to ask state lawmakers to appropriate more taxpayer dollars to public education.
Monday's rally is being spearheaded by the Oklahoma Education Coalition, a public school advocacy umbrella group. And participants will bring a laundry list of needs they want state lawmakers to address, including a long-term plan to improve teacher compensation, more resources for public school classrooms and increased instructional time.