Mustang Times Area News

Utility providers advise rolling blackouts likely

By Traci Chapman A host of utility providers have now announced they plan to shortly begin controlled rolling power blackouts across Oklahoma – including Canadian County. It is the first time in Oklahoma Gas & Electric’s history the company would be forced to implement temporary service interruptions for customers, a representative said Monday afternoon. The…

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Opinion: What is WallStreetBets?

By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher WallStreetBets or WSB, is an online forum where participants discuss stock and option trading. It has become notable for its profane language, aggressive trading strategies, and role in the epic GameStop short squeeze. WallStreetBets can be found on Reddit. It’s a popular discussion website/app with user-generated content. Reddit covers a variety…

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Details emerge in murder investigation

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer New details continue to emerge in the case of two people accused of killing a 42-year-old Oklahoma City man and leaving his car in his burning vehicle near Mustang. Johnathon Reese Erickson, 28, and Kristina Marie Franz, 27, both of Oklahoma City are both charged with first degree murder in…

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City road projects continue forward momentum

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Several city road projects continue their forward momentum, as one final improvement on one of Mustang’s largest street redevelopments is in the works for February. The $4.5 million South Mustang Road widening and reconstruction project was officially completed last spring. Construction widely heralded by residents, businesses and Mustang Public School…

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Vaccinations move to Mustang

Effort still in first phase – seniors, first responders, healthcare workers By Traci Chapman Staff Writer The long line outside town center Monday morning illustrated more than the signs posted – Oklahoma State Health Department’s vaccine headquarters for COVID-19 vaccinations had officially moved to Mustang. Monday was the first day of that change, which saw…

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Oklahoma National Guard to build new museum

By Ryan Horton Managing Editor NE 36th Street location remains open to public The Oklahoma National Guard has announced plans for the construction of a new Oklahoma National Guard Museum. The 45th Infantry Division Museum is the nation’s largest state operated military history museum, and Oklahoma is preparing for an upgrade. During a 2020 Veterans Day…

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Locals featured in Celebrating America broadcast

Oklahoma received some primetime attention last week during the inauguration celebration of President Joe Biden. Five local performers sang and danced to Bill Withers’ hit “Lovely Day,” performed by Demi Lovato as President Joe Biden and family watched along to the Celebrating America broadcast. The local cast included Lenny Hatchett, of Choctaw, Jaclyn Gass, of…

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Additional library health, education sessions available thanks to grant

Funds come courtesy of state Health Literacy program By Traci Chapman Mustang Public Library will enhance its healthy options as the new year gets into full swing, thanks to a $4,000 health literacy grant awarded by Oklahoma Department of Libraries. Mustang was one of 26 entities that jointly received more than $178,000 in Oklahoma Health…

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Are you REAL ID Ready?

By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher Is your driver’s license set to expire soon? Did you know most tag agencies are booked up for months and only taking appointments? Beginning October 1, 2021, every air traveler 18 years of age and older will need a REAL ID compliant driver’s license, or another acceptable form of ID to…

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CCSO Sheriff Chris West ‘vehemently rebukes’ violence at U.S Capitol

Canadian County Sheriff Chris West visited the U.S. Capitol in Washington DC Wednesday, January 6 in support of President Donald Trump.  That day, there was a riot at the Nation’s Capital that resulted in the deaths of five people.  Sheriff West said he was not present at the scene of the violence.  Accusations, originating on…

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