Letter from the Editor

Fall has arrived, and with it all our favorite things about this time of year – sports, fashion, food and fun. 

This month, we introduce six high school athletes we’ve dubbed “the ones to watch,” and we also share a story about one Oklahoman who went from high school athlete to NFL kicker. 

Our state’s new liquor laws take effect Oct. 1, so we’ve brought you a well-rounded explanation of those and the businesses they impact. We talk about Alzheimer’s disease and bring you a full schedule of fall festivals to enjoy with family and friends.

We share stories about some incredible Oklahomans … including a rescue police dog and the organization that trained her to fight crime, plus a man helping build tiny homes for the less fortunate in Bartlesville. BOK Center’s 10th anniversary falls in September; read on to learn about all the positive impact its had on Tulsa’s tourism industry. We have a story on how Amazon is bringing thousands of new jobs to both of our major metropolitan areas (and how we’re going to get our packages delivered faster than ever), and the exciting volunteer program at Tulsa’s Gathering Place. 

And we wrap it all up with an inspiring article from Eran Harrill, CEO of the Oklahoma City Black Chamber of Commerce.

We hope you enjoy this month’s issue of Oklahoma Magazine as much as we’ve enjoyed creating it for you.

Wendy King Burton
Managing Editor