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Applebee’s closes due to COVID-19

By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher Another restaurant has closed because of the coronavirus. The Mustang Applebee’s Grill & Bar, 1020 E. State Highway 152, has temporarily closed after two employees tested positive for COVID-19. A sign on the front door read “We are currently closed for deep cleaning and restaurant maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience…

Cool Cats cooks up inclusion, independence

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer This week it might be nachos, brownies are always a favorite and perhaps spaghetti will be next. The recipes are always different, but one thing always is the same – three Mustang teachers’ hope they will engage and entertain students of all ages through a love of cooking. That engagement…

Hirst wins reelection in county court clerk race

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Canadian County Court Clerk Marie Hirst will begin her fourth term in January, after holding back a challenge by one of her former employees. Hirst received 7,951 – 52.63% – of the June 30 primary vote, while challenger Rindie Hunt was selected by 7,156, or 47.37%, of voters participating in…

New businesses coming to Mustang

By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher Sport Clips, Great Clips and Tropical Smoothie Cafe are all coming soon to Mustang. The businesses will be located in the new Mustang Plaza Shopping Center near Sara Rd. and SH 152. It’s under construction now and located right behind the Applebee’s restaurant in Mustang. “The demographic was good, the location…

Taco Bell and Sonic close in Mustang

By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher Two popular fast food restaurants have closed in Mustang. Taco Bell and Sonic both had closed signs posted Wednesday afternoon. Reports are that both restaurants have employees who tested positive for COVID-19 and have closed temporally for safety precautions and cleaning. Hungry customers could be seen lined up at the Taco…

Mustang Public Schools announces plan for fall semester

Proposal blends distance, in-class learning options By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Mustang Public School District Tuesday morning released its plan for returning to school in August – Return2Learn. If the district’s Board of Education adopts the proposal during its July 13 meeting, that means Mustang would adopt three styles of instruction – for students who…

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…

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Thursday Night Cruisers raise $29K for Mustang Fire Department

By Jayson Knight Staff Writer With an event at the Mustang Bronco Bowl, the Thursday Night Cruisers raised money for the personal use of Mustang’s firefighters. Shawn Russell, Vice President of the Thursday Night Cruisers, said Thursday, “This money is going to be used in case one of them gets sick and they don’t have…

Mustang Schools confirms staff member COVID-19 death

Longtime employee the first connected with district to die of COVID-19 complications, officials say By Traci Chapman Mustang Public School District just announced its first confirmed death of a staff member due to the novel coronavirus. The unnamed employee worked for the district for several years, communications director Kirk Wilson said Tuesday. He confirmed this…

Area Sports

Taking the high road

Mustang boys cross country runners get high-altitude training during summer trip to New Mexico By Stan Moss Contributing Writer The Mustang Broncos Boys’ Cross Country program has been a force to be reckoned with for many years under the guidance of Coach Mike McGarry. He has overseen five state championship teams, three state runner ups…

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…

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New restaurant opening soon in Tuttle

By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher A new barbecue restaurant is set to open soon at 151 East Main Street in Tuttle. B-Ray’s BBQ will convert from a food truck operation to a brick and mortar sit down family style restaurant. “We’re going to have all smoked meat. We’ll be doing brisket, pulled pork, ribs, sausages, hot…

Westgate Park development ramping up

By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher  A very unique development is underway along Reno Ave. and Sara Rd. Westgate Park is 100 acres of prime land suited for office, retail, restaurants and multi family housing. Currently it’s home to the large Westgate One building. That’s the only Class A space in Canadian County and is the flagship…

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