Michael Bates

Tulsa’s Gathering Place, LLC, has filed a lawsuit in federal court against a family-owned coffeehouse in Shawnee, Oklahoma, 90 miles away. The trademark complaint, filed on Friday, September 24, 2021, in the Western District of Oklahoma, claim…

Local (almost), live conservative talk radio has returned to the Tulsa airwaves, on the frequency that was the first full-time talk radio station in Tulsa over 40 years ago. AM 1300 KAKC, owned by iHeartMedia, has rebranded itself as 1300 The …

Tomorrow, September 24, 2021, the City of Tulsa Election District Commission will hold a special meetingto consider a set of five proposed plans for redrawing Tulsa’s city council district boundaries for possible presentation for public comme…

If you went looking for BatesLine recently and found nothing, it’s because the server was offline from late Tuesday, July 13, 2021, until sometime Wednesday evening, July 14, 2021. According to BatesLine’s hosting provider, the downtime was “d…

Newspapers.com has some amazing content that can help to locate long-lost rural places around Tulsa. I was searching for information about Bethel Union School, later known as Paul Revere School (which I wrote about in conjunction with the cent…

You have five more days (Wednesday, June 30, 2021, to Sunday, July 4, 2021) to visit Tulsa’s Gilcrease Museum, before the museum, as you’ve known it for the last 57 years, goes away forever.