Ryan Horton is an award-winning journalist, and has served as Managing Editor of the Choctaw Times since 2010. He earned a bachelor's degree from Oklahoma State University.

Tinker Federal Credit Union to build in Choctaw

TFCU is collaborating with the City of Choctaw on its newest branch location, which will feature an innovative design. The new design will include a community room that will be available for public use both during business hours and for after-hours meetings, a coffee shop with a drive-thru, and technology and in-person services tailored to…

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Councilman Williams takes oath of office

Choctaw City Councilmembers begin terms following election Before the April 16 regular Choctaw City Council meeting Chad Williams was sworn in as Ward 1 City Councilman. Williams replaced Ron Bradshaw, who served on the council for 17 years, following an April 2 election. Williams defeated the longtime incumbent by a count of 95 votes to…

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‘Evil Dead the Musical’

The STATE Theatre brings unique comedic musical to Harrah Theatre goers are in for a show unlike anything they’ve seen before as Evil Dead the Musical takes the stage of Harrah’s historic STATE Theatre. Evil Dead The Musical is a theatrical experience which combines the plots of Evil Dead (1981) and Evil Dead 2 (1987) with…

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Choctaw’s George sets state scoring record

Leading the way Choctaw High School’s Lady Yellowjackets defeated Putnam City North Friday, 7-0. The shutout on Bill Jensen Field bumped Choctaw to 10-2 on the season, and for one Yellowjacket the game meant a lot more. Rebekah George broke the Class 6A girls soccer scoring record as she sent four into the net on…

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Developer breaks ground on hotel

Construction of Choctaw’s Best Western Plus is underway Choctaw city officials gathered Tuesday, March 19 before the regular City Council meeting to celebrate the groundbreaking for a hotel. The first shovels of dirt were turned marking the beginning of construction for a Best Western Plus. The hotel is to built directly northeast of Walmart in…

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Choctaw election scheduled for April 2

Four of Choctaw’s seven City Council seats are up for election April 2. Voters will choose between several longtime city leaders and several newcomers to local politics. Incumbents include Mayor Randy Ross, Ward 1 City Councilman Ron Bradshaw, Ward 3 Councilwoman Jeannie Abts and Ward 6 Councilman Dale Gill. Challengers include Zachary Vargas running for…

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Choctaw wins Stunt Cheer Competition

  Choctaw High School’s Stunt Cheer team opened the season with a pair of wins last week. Choctaw’s cheerleaders defeated Blanchard 14-11 to open the competition and later dropped Norman, 18-5. CHS secured top honors going 2-0. Carl Albert (1-1) beat Norman (0-2) but fell to Moore (1-1). Blanchard (1-1) beat Moore, but lost to…

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Choctaw’s first female mayor dies

Former mayor Ruth Luke died Sunday, March 10 at the age of 69. Luke was elected as Choctaw’s mayor in 1991. She made history serving two terms as the first woman mayor of Oklahoma’s oldest chartered town. She also spent time as a PTO President, chairwoman of the City of Choctaw Founders Celebration Day Committee,…

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Choctaw lands Starbucks

Coffee company to build in Markets at Choctaw development City officials have confirmed Starbucks will be the next addition to the Markets at Choctaw development. “We have signed a letter of intent with Starbucks to build at the corner of Market and NE 23rd Street. They will have a building finished with people buying coffee…

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Developing Choctaw’s Downtown District

Design process begins for proposed Main Street building City officials have taken action to officially begin the planning process for a proposed building on Main Street. During the March 5 regular City Council meeting Choctaw officials approved a proposal for consulting and design services with Bockus Payne Architecture. The agreement authorized the firm to begin…

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