E-Edition

Breaking News

Early, Bailey, Moore annual American Legion honorees

Local post annually recognizes three city employees By Traci Chapman Mustang American Legion Post 353 in April honored three of Mustang’s finest during a special ceremony held at City Council’s April 6 meeting and drawing a full house to witness the awards. The organization annually presents commendations to three Mustang municipal employees – firefighter, police…

Piece of the Action: Oklahoma’s entertainment industry is diversifying its economy

The Oklahoma Legislature has succeeded in bringing the entertainment industry to the Sooner State. Prairie Surf Media has purchased the Cox Convention Center, and turned it into five flexible, state-of-the-art soundstages with all the amenities. The owners of Prairie Surf Media, Rachel Cannon and Matt Payne, visited the Oklahoma State Capitol in March of 2020,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Mustang academic data underscores district’s challenges, successes

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer The novel coronavirus has perhaps been particularly challenging for students and their families – and the educators dedicated to preparing them for their future. New data released by Mustang Public School District shows how virtual and distance learning, among other impacts of COVID-19, have affected student proficiency. That data was…

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…

New animal welfare center nears completion

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Mustang’s new animal welfare center is nearing completion, as a Monday tour confirmed the project is gearing up for its final weeks of construction. Mustang Police Chief Rob Groseclose and Deputy Chief Mike Wallace were on hand Monday for a look at the quickly developing $1.644 million, 5,560-square foot facility.…

Area News

Opinion: Restaurants are in an employment crisis

By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher Have you noticed all the help wanted signs lately? Just about every restaurant is short staffed and hiring for several or all positions. A spokesperson for a national restaurant chain told me we are in an employment crisis. They said every restaurant is hiring and having problems finding workers. There is…

Early, Bailey, Moore annual American Legion honorees

Local post annually recognizes three city employees By Traci Chapman Mustang American Legion Post 353 in April honored three of Mustang’s finest during a special ceremony held at City Council’s April 6 meeting and drawing a full house to witness the awards. The organization annually presents commendations to three Mustang municipal employees – firefighter, police…

Area Sports

STATE BOUND: Choctaw takes Area Championship, Mustang wins in consolation

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times Lady Jackets sting Mustang in area final, 56-52 There’s no doubt Thursday’s area final between No. 4 Choctaw and No. 5-ranked Mustang was a championship matchup. The top-tier programs tied in four quarters before the Lady Yellowjackets finally edged out Mustang in overtime to claim a Class 6A Area Championship and…

Mustang takes down powerhouse Tuttle

By Jarrett Standridge Contributing Writer Last Thursday, the Class 6A No. 4 Broncos traveled to Tuttle to take on the Class 4A top-ranked Tigers. Mustang had no problem defeating Tuttle as they cruised to a 50-14 victory to end the regular season at 18-2. The Broncos dominated from the very beginning of the dual as…

Business

JT’s Garage offering diagnostics with a discount

By Jayson Knight [email protected] Jeff Tate owns and operates JT‘s Garage, located at 7820 Newcastle Rd. in Oklahoma City. Tate, 39, is an experienced mechanic who has been doing the job for the last 15 years, and he’s been working on vehicles regularly throughout his life. “I’ve built Harleys and worked on Hotrods since I was…

Mustang event center looking to rebound in 2021

By Van Mitchell Contributing Writer The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted many things in 2020 including the planning of weddings and special events across the globe. A new year and vaccines on the horizon have given way to hoping that 2021 can be a rebound year for weddings and other special events including for Teena Milam with…

Education

Shining a light on creativity

MEC students gain insight through grant-funded art class By Traci Chapman Mustang Education Center alternative students Monday showed their flair for the creative – in the process, learning skills they can take with them long after they graduate from high school and gaining some insight into who they are and what’s important to them. The…

Mustang academic data underscores district’s challenges, successes

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer The novel coronavirus has perhaps been particularly challenging for students and their families – and the educators dedicated to preparing them for their future. New data released by Mustang Public School District shows how virtual and distance learning, among other impacts of COVID-19, have affected student proficiency. That data was…

Photos

Like Us On Facebook