Homelessness and homeless camps are a complicated social issue and Oklahoma City is fortunate to have great service providers for this population.  In the WesTen District there have been challenges with homeless camps that are illegally situated and causing significant negative issues for surrounding homes and businesses. In a such recent scenario, one business got…

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Did you know that OKC Ward 3 has been the home of the two longest consecutively serving OKC Council Members?  Jack Cornett’s day job was running the family meat packing plant, but he made it his business to work for the people after he was elected in 1977. Staying in office until 2001 to become a County…

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Have you ever received a gift that left you speechless?  Castle Falls Restaurant & Venue’s proprietor Amy Rollins posted this in their social media.  Let’s remember to be grateful for the blessings and always look for a way to leave someone speechless with an extraordinary gift.

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OKC Council Candidate Meetings for Ward 1 and Ward 3 elections will be hosted by the WesTen and Windsor Districts in January 2021.  The town hall format will be on Saturday, January 16 at Reaching Our City for Ward 1 and January 23 at Portland Ave Baptist Church for Ward 3, both at 11AM-12Noon. The…

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Cancellation after cancellation happened this year but you just can’t cancel Santa…..especially at Buchanan Elementary School where Portland Avenue Baptist Church, made sure that Santa had his annual visit. For two hours every school family drove through the school circle to receive a gift bag that included a book and other special holiday goodies from…

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Even with all the challenges in the country right now, the WesTen District is grateful for so many things, such as: The faithful community board that continues to work to improve our area The many legacy (long term) businesses The new LED streetlights along Northwest 10th Street enhancing security Tyler Media providing WesTen signage The…

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Council Grove which is historically 3 square miles within the WesTen District has many stories and one of them involves Jesse Chisholm.  Yes, the Chisholm who the Chisholm Trail is named after.  Chisholm’s trading post was in the general area of the northwest corner of Overholser Drive and Northwest 10th (right by the light).  A…

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OKC’s first purpose-built podcast production studio, Studio 7725, is in The WesTen District located within the 7725 Connect Campus on West Reno.  An Oklahoma native, Jackson Zerby is a Nashville trained audio engineer and has recently opened his studio to serve individuals and companies who are using podcasts to tell their story. Tours are available.…

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Dusty Hammack and his son, Zac, are using their Marking Tree Design business to keep it local, whenever and whenever they can.    The Hammacks unveiled their “elemental contemporary” furniture and interior design goodies three years ago in Oklahoma City’s historic Western District.  Both born in OKC, the pair produces and showcases their modern, minimalist,…

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In 1979, brothers Joe and George Gavula started an automotive service and repair business in a gas station by the old railroad tracks on Northwest 10th.  They moved to their current location of 4821 Northwest 10th 36 years ago and continue to have a thriving business. Another WesTen Business Pioneer!

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