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« Reply #510 on: September 30, 2019, 10:13:09 am »

OKC opens 40 acres of 70 acre Scissortail Park.


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Mexican grass covers one of many hills within the park





Oh, no...!!   Not Mexican grass...!!    Weren't they afraid of the 'evil Mexican' grass murdering and raping the bermuda  and  fescue...??

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« Reply #511 on: September 30, 2019, 01:21:47 pm »



Oh, no...!!   Not Mexican grass...!!    Weren't they afraid of the 'evil Mexican' grass murdering and raping the bermuda  and  fescue...??



You guys are hilarious.

Well for the record.  Bermuda grass has been waiting on the Mexican feather grass to provide some cover.   

Just want to take this time to compliment Tulsa on its recent development 'The Gathering Place,'  it's really making the headlines--No. 1 New Attraction In America Is Tulsa's Gathering Place;  https://www.newson6.com/story/40692792/no-1-new-attraction-in-america-is-tulsas-gathering-place.

The Gathering Place is making a splash here in OKC:  https://www.okctalk.com/showthread.php?t=34209&page=10
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« Reply #512 on: September 30, 2019, 05:51:25 pm »

You guys are hilarious.

Well for the record.  Bermuda grass has been waiting on the Mexican feather grass to provide some cover.    

Just want to take this time to compliment Tulsa on its recent development 'The Gathering Place,'  it's really making the headlines--No. 1 New Attraction In America Is Tulsa's Gathering Place;  https://www.newson6.com/story/40692792/no-1-new-attraction-in-america-is-tulsas-gathering-place.

The Gathering Place is making a splash here in OKC:  https://www.okctalk.com/showthread.php?t=34209&page=10


Well, I don't know about the rest of them, but I certainly am!

We are looking forward to getting to spend a couple days over there without work getting in the way!   There is a list of stuff we are gonna do....
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« Reply #513 on: October 01, 2019, 11:45:20 am »


OGE Energy Field at the USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium is located inside the USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex



Live construction cam: https://youtu.be/h4LdF2PgbGQ

“Teams and fans flood local hotels, restaurants and shops during each tournament and their direct economic impact is more than $15 million,” said Mike Carrier, president of the Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Every game is broadcast on ESPN and, as a result, Oklahoma City is mentioned multiple times during each game to a national audience, in addition to broadcasting shots of the Adventure District, the downtown skyline, the city’s many amenities and other images indicative of OKC’s renaissance. According to Carrier, “You can’t buy that kind of positive exposure.” 

OKC hits it out of the park with Women’s College World Series:  https://www.velocityokc.com/blog/development/okc-hits-it-out-of-the-park-with-women-s-college-world-series/
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« Reply #514 on: October 02, 2019, 11:22:01 am »

Interesting to see the placement (Live construction cam) of construction pieces involved in the upper deck.  It should look very similar to the expansion model.
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« Reply #515 on: October 07, 2019, 01:13:36 pm »






                                   Airport on record pace

                                        William Crum, Oklahoman, October 10, 2019

Will Rogers World Airport had counted nearly 1.5 million boarding passengers through August, up 3% from the same time last year and on pace to set a third consecutive annual record. May, June and July have been the busiest, with passenger counts topping 200,000 each month. The number of boarding passengers is up about 30% since 2009.
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« Reply #516 on: October 07, 2019, 04:08:35 pm »


  Oklahoma City 2020


Monday, October 7, city officials unveiled the MAPS III logo for the convention center’s new brand revealing a colorful logo for a new community landmark.




The new convention center logo complements the color scheme of the adjacent Scissortail Park logo


The convention center complex occupies frontage on the new Oklahoma City Boulevard. Convention-goers will have a short walk to the Oklahoma City Streetcar line and Chesapeake Energy Arena.


Convention center under construction, pic posted by OKC Talk forum on August 28, 2019

The new convention center's target date for opening is October-November 2020
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« Reply #517 on: October 07, 2019, 04:57:24 pm »



 



405 area code nearing exhaustion
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By Janelle Stecklein | CNHI State Reporter Oct 1, 2019
Janelle Stecklein covers the Oklahoma Statehouse for CNHI’s newspapers and websites. Reach her at jstecklein@cnhi.com.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Start saying goodbye to the 405.

With growing demand for phone numbers in central Oklahoma, the area code again is nearing exhaustion, according to the North American Numbering Plan Administrator. The integrated telephone number plan serves 20 North American countries.

The 405 won’t become extinct, but there will soon be two area codes in use across the central Oklahoma region, experts say. Current holders could still keep their existing prefixes if regulators adopt a proposed overlay plan.



The plan would allow new consumers to be issued the new area code so that existing customers can keep their original number instead of splitting the central region into two parts.

Elizabeth Sprague, director of the numbering plan, said Oklahoma’s newest area code has been set in stone for a decade, but it won’t be publicly disclosed until the Oklahoma Corporation Commission issues an order approving the overlay. She said the policy prevents lobbying against pre-selected prefixes.

And even when it is released, implementation could take a while depending on how Oklahoma officials decide to proceed, Sprague said.

The Corporation Commission, which regulates the telecommunications industry, has scheduled a hearing on the matter for Nov. 20 in Oklahoma City. At that hearing, an administrative law judge will hear about the overlay plan and has until Jan. 7 to make a recommendation. The Corporation Commission will then consider the recommendation and issue an order.

It could be early 2020 before that order is issued, said Sarah Terry-Cobo, a spokeswoman for the state agency.

State officials are currently expecting the eventual exhaustion of the 405 around the end of 2021, but it all depends on how many people sign up for new phones, Terry-Cobo said.

The biggest impact current consumers can expect is a mandatory switch to 10-digit dialing, she said. Rather than pressing seven digits, callers will soon have to start dialing 405 before a number, she said. Long-distance calling will not be impacted.

Ron Comingdeer, an Oklahoma City attorney who represents several telephone companies affected by the change, said the industry agreed that the overlay plan would make the most sense in this situation.

Otherwise, they’d have to divvy up the 405 and decide which communities get to keep their current numbers, he said.

The plan also is designed to make the area codes last longer so companies don’t have to add new area codes every five or 10 years, Comingdeer said.

It will take about a year to make the final switch after the Corporation Commission hands out its order.

The industry has six months to get everything ready to go, he said. Then customers have six months to get used to dialing 10 digits where phone companies will remind them about 10-digit dialing.

“After six months, it will be mandatory that you dial 10 digits even if you’re dialing an old number,” Comingdeer said.

Oklahoma’s growing population and new businesses are contributing to the exhaustion of existing area codes, he said.

This will mark the third time in recent years that the state has expanded its area codes.

More than a decade ago, the 405 again reached the point of exhaustion. Rather than using the overlay plan, officials implemented a 580 area code for those living outside the Oklahoma City metro area, he said. That impacted customers in areas like Woodward and Broken Bow.

Then a few years ago, the state exhausted its 918 area code, which serves parts of eastern Oklahoma and Tulsa.

Some new consumers in that part of the state are now being issued numbers with the 539 prefix.

Previous area code switches have been known to cause frustration, he said.

“From my experience, generally, particularly older generations don’t like change,” he said. “It is frustrating for some.”

But he’s hopeful the change will be easy to accept.

405 area code nearing exhaustion:  https://www.news9.com/story/41141788/405-exhausted-okc-metro-to-get-new-area-code

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« Reply #518 on: October 10, 2019, 10:42:34 am »

                      

                                        More renovations for Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark

               More upgrades for Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark; city sent out bids  to replace all seats in the ballpark to the tune of $1.7 million.  City plans to remove the tarps,
               restore the right field line upper deck seats to reflect its original design.

                                  

                    

Renovation to the right field line upper deck will restore the park to its original seats.  The Brick seating capacity will exceed 13,000.

                                                  
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