BancFirst is proceeding with plans for an extensive renovation of Cotter Ranch Tower in anticipation of its $23 million purchase of the bankrupt landmark in downtown Oklahoma City. The tower languished under the ownership of the late James Cotter of Texas. The property ended up in receivership and then bankruptcy after Cotter's death, the Oklahoman reported . The redevelopment also would allow the bank to consolidate operations and increase its downtown workforce from 300 to more than 450, BancFirst Executive Chairman David Rainbolt said this week. "This would be good for us, good for the city and it will be one of the last pieces to address downtown," Rainbolt said. "There are huge problems
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Carmelo Anthony's departure from the Oklahoma City Thunder has been assured for weeks. The only issue to resolve was what form that departure would come in: Anthony could be traded elsewhere before being waived and allowed to pursue a new home, or the Thunder could waive him itself. On Thursday afternoon, the answer arrived. The Carmelo Anthony era in Oklahoma City ended with him being shipped — at least momentarily — to Atlanta as part of a three-team trade that saw the Thunder send a protected 2022 first-round draft pick to the Hawks for point guard Dennis Schroder. Atlanta sent center Mike Muscala to the Philadelphia 76ers for forward Justin Anderson, and the Sixers routed forward Timothe
Oklahoma City — Helen Swope considers herself a traditional Republican, skittish about paying higher taxes for what can seem like the ever-growing role of government. But after Oklahoma City spent hundreds of millions of dollars building new parks, bicycle trails, elite recreational facilities and a soon-to-be-completed streetcar network, Swope thinks maybe the state government can learn something from the city's former four-term mayor, Mick Cornett, a leading Republican candidate for governor. “The whole city has been transformed,” said Swope, who lives in the suburbs but now travels into the city each weekend to new indoor tennis courts paid for by city taxpayers. “You get a lot of promises
A retired Oklahoma City police officer and transgender rights activist will speak at Women Lead Oklahoma's Trailblazer Series at 11:45 a.m. on Friday, July 20 at the State Chamber of Oklahoma. The Trailblazer Series is a monthly, public meeting to encourage networking and civic involvement for female professionals by inspiring them with other female leaders. Paula Sophia Schonauer will be the first transgender woman to speak at the series. Women Lead Oklahoma is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to the inclusion of women in civic life through education and resources. Elizabeth Horn, Women Lead Oklahoma director of programming, said the kind of women who are chosen to speak at the
Carmelo Anthony is apparently one and done in Oklahoma City. The 10-time All-Star and former league scoring champion was traded along with a protected 2022 first-round pick to the Atlanta Hawks for guard Dennis Schroder and forward Mike Muscala, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski on Thursday. Wojnarowski also reported in a series of tweets that Anthony, 34, will be immediately bought out and waived by the Hawks, becoming a free agent, with the Houston Rockets as the frontrunner to acquire the 15-year veteran. Wojnarowski said that Anthony met recently with the Rockets and Miami Heat in Las Vegas. Sources told Wojnarowski that Muscala is expected to be a trade chip and end up elsewhere, but
It was a busier day for Dodger prospects not playing games on Tuesday. Only two domestic affiliates played games, Oklahoma City swept a pair while Tulsa lost their game in the ninth inning, losing a chance to extend their winning streak. Also, the Dominican Summer League teams did their almost always split a pair of games. Player of the day Edwin Rios has played in 44 games for Oklahoma City and he is still hitting well with a .846 OPS in over 150 plate appearances. On Tuesday, he had two run-producing doubles as he went 2-for-3 with three runs batted in. Triple-A Oklahoma City The Dodgers and New Orleans Baby Cakes (Marlins) played a pair of games with each team playing as home team in one of
Caption Close OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The top lawyer at the Oklahoma State Department of Health already at the center of a controversy over new marijuana rules was charged Tuesday for allegedly sending threatening emails to herself. The agency's former general counsel, 37-year-old Julia Ezell of Edmond, was charged Tuesday in Oklahoma County with two felonies and one misdemeanor for allegedly sending the threats and then lying to investigators about it. A forensic examination of Ezell's mobile phone revealed she sent several menacing emails to her own government email address and then reported them to authorities, Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Nicholas Rizzi wrote in an affidavit.
A historic armory that served as the headquarters of the Oklahoma National Guard will be converted into a brewery complex that will include a hotel, restaurant and stores. The Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services said Tuesday Oklahoma City's 23rd Street Armory will be the new home of COOP Ale Works following an auction of the art deco landmark built in 1938. The agency evaluated two proposals for the armory. Coop proposed moving its brewery to an open part of the armory and converting the floors that open up to the space into a hotel. The building will also include offices and event space. Oklahoma City-based COOP will pay $600,000 for the 87,000-square-foot building and surrounding
HINGHAM, Mass., July 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Coldwater Creek today announced that a new store at Classen Curve in Oklahoma City opened its doors on Monday, July 16, with an official Grand Opening event on Saturday, July 21. The Classen Curve store represents the next step in the company's omni-channel strategy focused on providing a seamless, technology-based shopping experience for new and existing customers. "We are excited to bring Coldwater Creek's unique and spirited style directly to customers in Oklahoma City," said Dave Walde, CEO of Coldwater Creek.