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Firework stand closes due to COVID-19

By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher A popular fireworks stand in Mustang has closed due to COVID-19. The Mustang High School Cheer stand has closed after reports of several cheerleaders testing positive for the coronavirus. The firework stand is located next to Del Rancho at 444 Hwy 152. It’s the official Black Cat Dealer in Mustang. This…

Massive 260-acre commercial development underway near Mustang Road and SW 15th

By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher The largest commercial development in Oklahoma City is underway in the Mustang-Yukon area. Mustang Creek Crossing is 260 acres of restaurant, retail, medical, office, hotel, urban housing, and industrial development. It is conveniently located between Mustang Road and Sara Road off the Kilpatrick Tollway at SW 15th. Developers see a big…

District attorney – no wrongdoing on Mustang officers’ part in fatal June 5 shooting

  Officers ‘pleaded’ with Ballard to drop firearm, witnesses said By Traci Chapman Canadian County District Attorney Mike Fields has found no wrongdoing on the part of two Mustang police officers who fatally shot a suspect during a June 5 incident. The district attorney’s findings, based upon an investigation undertaken by Oklahoma State Bureau of…

Freedom fest set for Saturday

Mustang firework sales begin June 27 By Traci Chapman Staff Writer As more and more businesses and organizations, city facilities and government departments reopen or expand operations, Mustang Fire Department’s Freedom Celebration is on track to celebrate the nation’s birthday much in its usual style Saturday. It’s the 51st time the department sponsored the annual…

New bakery to open July 1

  By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher A new bakery is opening July 1 at 336 S Mustang Road. Just Baked is a bakery and deli offering fresh sandwiches, soups, salads and all kinds of baked goods. Owners Katlyn Swaffer and her mom Debbie Cook have dreamed of owning a bakery forever. Friends and family have always…

MPD officer involved shooting takes life of Yukon man

Suspect has outstanding case mirroring alleged Friday events in Mustang By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is actively pursuing a case that Friday led to a Mustang officer shooting a 42-year-old man from Yukon. That man, Benjamin Harold Ballard, has a record of misdemeanor and traffic convictions involving drinking and driving,…

Restaurants I’ve been missing

By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher I’ve been missing the smell and taste of Applewood’s fritters. They were always hot, fresh and had just the right amount of powdered sugar. And you could never run out. Remember how they always had someone walking around with the fritter basket? As soon as you finished, 2 more fritters would…

Bringing back Steak and Ale

  By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher On July 29, 2008, all remaining Steak and Ale locations closed as part of a Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceeding. Now after nearly 12 years, Steak and Ale is poised for an epic comeback. Created in 1966 by the late Norman Brinker. The iconic restaurant chain with its dimly lit ambiance,…

There’s no food like fair food

Carnival Eats & Treats bringing taste of the State Fair to Tuttle By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher TUTTLE – You don’t have to wait until September to enjoy your favorite fair foods. Carnival Eats & Treats offers state fair food all year round. The Oklahoma based food concession stand is located at 5109 E Hwy 37…

Legion pays tribute to law enforcement

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer As the wind whipped the flag under a bright blue sky Friday, Mustang American Legion Post 353 members gathered to honor the men and women who keep Mustang safe. “We gather each year to commemorate National Peace Officers Memorial Day and to thank our members of Mustang Police Department, who…

Area News

Firework stand closes due to COVID-19

By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher A popular fireworks stand in Mustang has closed due to COVID-19. The Mustang High School Cheer stand has closed after reports of several cheerleaders testing positive for the coronavirus. The firework stand is located next to Del Rancho at 444 Hwy 152. It’s the official Black Cat Dealer in Mustang. This…

Massive 260-acre commercial development underway near Mustang Road and SW 15th

By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher The largest commercial development in Oklahoma City is underway in the Mustang-Yukon area. Mustang Creek Crossing is 260 acres of restaurant, retail, medical, office, hotel, urban housing, and industrial development. It is conveniently located between Mustang Road and Sara Road off the Kilpatrick Tollway at SW 15th. Developers see a big…

Area Sports

Getting to Know Senior Eric Hotwagner

By Stan Moss Contributing Writer COVID-19 wiped out spring sports nationwide and a lot of ink has already been spilled about it, telling story after story of what could’ve been for this boy, or that girl. Mustang senior soccer player Eric Hotwagner is a remarkable young man who beat setback after setback, beat the odds…

Mustang swimmers hope to make splash in 2019-20

By Stan Moss Contributing Writer The Mustang Broncos Swim team has a brand new coach in Ashley Berndt, and another year of experience under their belt after a promising season last year. On the girls’ side, Hannah Hamilton returns for her senior year after placing sixth at the state meet in the 100-yard butterfly for…

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