Planes + Patrols + Pools

There's a travel spike at TIA, a record amount of graduates at TCSO and public pools are opening.

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Tulsa International Airport Announces Travel Tips for Busy Memorial Day Weekend

Tulsa International Airport

Airline seat capacity at TUL for summer has increased by 6% compared to last year.

  • Wheels Up: Across the U.S., TSA expects to screen 18M passengers and crew over Memorial Day weekend, with the busiest day expected to

    be Friday. To help passengers enjoy a smooth travel experience, TUL is offering up summer travel tips for smooth sailing through the skies.

  • I’m On a Plane: TIA says to plan ahead and make sure you aren’t packing anything prohibited by the TSA. Check directly with your airline for any last-minute changes prior to leaving for the airport and be sure to arrive two hours before departure. Don’t forget about the new construction on TIA surrounding highways and prepare to slow down for detours.

See the airport amenities here and information about parking here.


Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office Holds Largest Swearing in Ceremony for Tulsa Tech Students Tomorrow

Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office

Thursday is a big day for 22 Tulsa Tech criminal justice students who will be sworn in as Detention Officers in the largest graduating class ever.

  • Swearing in for Safety: TCSO is honored to bring the graduates on board. Fifteen of the graduates who have already turned 18 will begin working in the jail next month. Working in the jail gives them valuable experience and training they can use throughout their law enforcement career.

  • Partners on Patrol: The partnership between TCSO and Tulsa Tech’s Criminal Justice Program creates job opportunities right out of high school, while also helping the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office to ease the manpower crisis at the jail. Every month, TCSO holds Detention Academies, but still needs to hire 60 more Detention Officers.

Learn more about Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office careers HERE.


City of Tulsa Announces Opening of Pools and Water Playgrounds for Summer

The Big Show Off

School’s out for summer and places to chill out for free will soon be open.

  • Summah Summah Summah Time: Tulsa Parks is excited to announce the opening of its pools and water playgrounds for the 2024 swim season. Starting Friday, May 24, families can enjoy water playgrounds and splash pads from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Pools will be ready to welcome swimmers on the first weekend of June. All pools will have free admission on Opening Day, Saturday, June 1, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Sit Back and Unwind: Lacy Pool, Reed Pool, Whiteside Pool, and McClure Pool will be open this summer. Construction will begin this summer on the new pool at Chamberlain Park, which will open to the public in 2025. This facility will replace Berry Pool, located at 5020 N. Wheeling Ave. Pool admission is $3 per person per day and children under 4 get in free.

Read more about Tulsa Parks pool plans HERE.


Grand River Dam Authority Breaks Ground on New Power Unit in Partnership With Mitsubishi Power

Tulsa Daily

Grand River Dam Authority held a groundbreaking in celebration of a new way to get efficient power to its customers.

  • Grand Shovel: Oklahoma’s largest public utility teamed up with its partners to celebrate a big milestone when it comes to a cleaner, greener future. Over 100 GRDA officials, community representatives, and customers attended a great groundbreaking ceremony to mark the commencement of construction for the Grand River Energy Center Unit 4.

  • Powerful Partnership: This new unit will be the first Mitsubishi Power M501JAC gas turbine to operate in simple cycle mode in the U.S. That means flexibility and fast start-up times to meet the energy demands of the region. This state-of-the-art gas turbine not only enhances our capability to deliver reliable power, but also positions us to integrate hydrogen in the future,” said GRDA CEO Dan Sullivan.

Learn more about GRDA and its resources HERE.


Downtown Tulsa Midweek Market Open Tonight

Downtown Tulsa Partnership

It’s a farmer’s market you don’t have to wait until Saturday morning for and it’s growing!

  • Farm Fresh: The Downtown Tulsa Midweek Market is on tonight and runs through June 26th and then again from September 4th to October 30th. Over 40 vendors have signed up and the list is growing. Tonight’s market features live music by Johnny Murrell and you’ll want to try one of the newer vendors, Black Sheep Farms. Drop by the Andolini’s Pizzeria food truck and you are set for dinner!

  • Wonderful Wednesdays: You'll find fresh produce, handmade goodies, food trucks and live music at Chapman Green located at 6th and Main. It’s all about supporting local farmers and artists while making Downtown even more vibrant. With the market open 4p to 7p, it's the perfect spot to grab dinner for the family and park for free.

Plan your trip to the Midweek Market or sponsor a booth HERE.

In other news

  • 💗 We’re Not Crying: Did you see the amazing story about our Sheriff kicking cancer to the curb? Watch it here!

  • 👩🏻‍⚖️ Take it to Court: The City of Tulsa Municipal Court Special Services Court celebrates 10 years of justice.

  • 🐶 Relative Rescue: A Pawhuska shelter is opened after a woman rescued more than 60 animals post tornado.

  • 🌮 You Had Me at Taco: Watch this video of food stars facing off as they cook up some pulled pork tacos.

  • 👱🏾‍♀️ All Dolled Up: A Tulsa woman creates a new line of dolls inspired by her darling daughter.

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