Mustang Times Area News

Hearing delayed for one Mustang bomb suspect, second pleads guilty

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer The cases of two people charged with possessing a bomb in Mustang in mid-July have diverged, with one of the defendants pleading guilty and a hearing for the other delayed because of the novel coronavirus. Prosecutors and Mustang investigators alleged Richard Keith Brown, II, and Alyssa Dominique Ledford were found…

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City water treatment plant garners statewide honor

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Mustang’s Water Reclamation Facility established firsts for municipalities and provided an opportunity for the city to reuse water in a way unique among Oklahoma communities; now it also has another distinction – it’s an award-winning facility. Keep Oklahoma Beautiful Nov. 20 awarded the reclamation plant its 2020 Environmental Excellence Award…

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Candidate filing period begins Dec. 7

Mayor, city council and school board seats up for election in 2021 By Traci Chapman Staff Writer With Mustang Mayor Jess Schweinberg electing to retire from that office at the start of his next term, candidates who wish to vie for that seats – or other offices set for 2021 city council or school board…

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Mustang continues storm clean-up efforts

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer More than a month after an October ice storm unleashed havoc on central Oklahoma, several communities continue to deal with the aftermath, as tons of debris are cleared from the area. Mustang’s municipal efforts as of Nov. 23 was about 30% complete, as crews continued the first of two passes…

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Opinion: Who’s eating all the reindeer corn?

By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher Halloween might be over but the candy eating is at an all time high. Candy sales are booming during the pandemic. More people are staying home and enjoying their favorite candies all year long. Candy sales have risen above normal levels and are up 3.8% according to the National Confectionary Association.…

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Mustang’s Great Toy Giveaway is Sunday

By Van Mitchell Contributing Writer The Great Toy Giveaway will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6 at the Mustang Flowers and Gifts, Inc., located at 208 E. Highway 152 in Mustang. Organizers of the event said they will have all the toys organized and ready to be chosen. Any family, who needs…

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The Aesthetics Place MedSpa expands services

Last spring, Tanja Pittman, a Nurse Practitioner, was like other businesses owners across Oklahoma facing uncertainty due to the COVID-19 shutdown. She followed recommendations from the CDC and closed her business as it was determined to be “non-essential”.  Not knowing what to expect or how long her business would be affected, she and her staff…

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Conflicting reports concerning Canadian County COVID-19 status

Area districts report move to red status, while OSDH reports level unchanged from orange, due to differing report measurements Mustang officials – no changes to district protocols at this time By Traci Chapman Mustang was one of at least two area school districts that late Friday announced a change in Canadian County’s COVID-19 reporting level,…

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Opinion: Election Anxiety

By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher The presidential election is less than 2 weeks away and anxiety is running extremely high. The term “election stress disorder” is being thrown around to describe how people are feeling about the upcoming election.   A new survey conducted by the American Psychological Association found that 68 percent of Americans said…

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