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More commercial development coming to Mustang

By Jon Watje Managing Editor The Mustang City Council approved a preliminary plat for a new commercial development and a residential subdivision. The City Council approved the final plat application for 152 Prairie Creek, which will be located at the 1100-1200 block of E. State Highway 152. “This area is zoned C-5 and contains 17…

Embattled Mustang publishing company closes

By Traci Chapman What looked like a fork in the road turned out to be the end of it for Mustang’s Tate Publishing this week, as it closed its doors for the last time. The news came Wednesday, just days after Tate co-founders Dr. Richard Tate and Rita Tate announced a consolidation of the company’s…

Mustang City Councilman candidate: ‘I cannot make Mustang great again because it was never great…”

The following is a campaign letter by Mustang City Council Ward 6 candidate Don Mount, who is challenging incumbent Jess Schweinberg in the upcoming April 4, 2017 election. Mount served as Ward 6 City Councilman before Schweinberg defeated him in the last election in 2014. CAMPAIGN FOR MUSTANG CITY COUNCIL WARD VI Serve the City…

Mustang Police Captain retiring after being with department for 36 years

By Jon Watje Managing Editor When Jim Davis came to work for the Mustang Police Department in October of 1980, there were only nine patrol officers and four patrol cars. “Back then the Oldsmobile Cutlass was our patrol vehicle,” Davis said. “It had a top speed of 85 miles per hour.” Davis is retiring as…

New pharmacy on its way to Mustang

By Jon Watje Managing Editor A new pharmacy will open in Mustang next spring. Mustang Drug will occupy the new building next to Cash Savers Plus at 103 E. State Highway 152. “We are planning to open this coming March,” said Selma Alami, who will be a co-owner of the pharmacy. “We are excited to…

The Mustang Times holding holiday food drive

By Traci Chapman It might not be obvious from the weather, but Christmas is around the corner – and that means more Mustang area families who might be looking at holidays filled with hunger. “We’ll have about 115 people in the Mustang School District who will get a holiday meal, thanks to our generous community…

Mustang law firm to hand out free turkeys to families in need

Lawyers across the state of Oklahoma are coming together this November to help provide Thanksgiving turkeys to families in need. A group of attorneys from Canadian County will gather at the Denton Law Firm (925 West State Highway 152) from 10 am to noon on Wednesday, November 23 to hand out turkeys to needy families.…

Child pornographer arrested at his Mustang home

Members of the Canadian County Sheriff’s Office arrested Darrell Brock, 43 of Mustang on Wednesday after he unknowingly shared child pornography with members of the Internet Crimes against Children (ICAC) task force. Brock, who was arrested at his house at the 1100 block of W Churchill Way, was found sitting in his living room watching…

Why not a new high school?

By Traci Chapman Contributing Writer When Mustang Public School officials began discussing a potential 2017 bond issue, one item not on the list was a second high school. That omission has garnered a lot of comments from residents on social media, many of whom said a new high school should be a top district priority.…

Mustang School District close to calling $181.28 million bond issue

By Traci Chapman As Mustang Public School’s student population and needs continue to expand, the funding the district needs to meet them is headed in the other direction – and officials say they need to find a way to meet those needs sooner rather than later. That’s why, after several successful bond elections, officials are…

Area News

More commercial development coming to Mustang

By Jon Watje Managing Editor The Mustang City Council approved a preliminary plat for a new commercial development and a residential subdivision. The City Council approved the final plat application for 152 Prairie Creek, which will be located at the 1100-1200 block of E. State Highway 152. “This area is zoned C-5 and contains 17…

Embattled Mustang publishing company closes

By Traci Chapman What looked like a fork in the road turned out to be the end of it for Mustang’s Tate Publishing this week, as it closed its doors for the last time. The news came Wednesday, just days after Tate co-founders Dr. Richard Tate and Rita Tate announced a consolidation of the company’s…

Area Sports

Dilbeck to end illustrious career

Choctaw coach accepts position with OSSAA After four years as Choctaw High School’s Athletic Director and head football coach, and 30 years of coaching prior to that, Todd Dilbeck has decided to hang up his whistle. While retiring from the coaching game, Dilbeck isn’t done working as he’s now headed to the Oklahoma Secondary Sch…

Wrestling falls just short of dual state

By Brody Feldmann Staff Writer   The Mustang wrestling team hosted district duals last Thursday afternoon and finished 2-1.The Broncos 2-1 record fell just short to Norman (#9) to punch their ticket to dual state. The Broncos started off the day losing to Norman 24-42 in the opening dual. In the midst of the dual…

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