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.

Jackets throttle Shawnee

Choctaw opens season with 49-21 win over SHS Choctaw began its 2019 season with a dominant 49-21 victory against Shawnee Friday night at Bill Jensen Field. Choctaw scored early and often as the Yellowjackets refused to take their foot off the gas despite rotating through nearly the entire lineup. With an aggressive offensive scheme the…

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Yellowjackets prepare to open vs. Shawnee

Going into a third season head coach Jake Corbin and his staff are more confident than ever about the future of Choctaw football. Corbin says his young and talented squad is in prime condition, and they’ll be ready to perform as winners week after week. “I feel like we’re in very good shape. Our physical…

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Choctaw’s Veterans Memorial seeks new management

Choctaw Veterans Memorial is looking for a few good citizens. The memorial dedicated to veterans, located near the intersection of NE 23rd Street and Choctaw Road, is in need of a dedicated group of citizens to handle the management and future expansion of the site. Choctaw Economic Development Authority is a board dedicated to economic…

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TFCU moves ahead with Choctaw branch

City approves final plat for Tinker Federal Credit Union During the Aug. 6 regular meeting the Choctaw City Council approved a final plat for Tinker Federal Credit Union. Choctaw’s TFCU branch will be constructed at 2183 Harper Street. TFCU says its newest branch location will feature an innovative design. The new design will include a community…

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Tackling Tourette Syndrome

Choctaw teen named TAA Youth Ambassador A 17-year-old from Choctaw is on a mission to spread awareness about Tourette Syndrome and related tic disorders. The Tourette Association of America recently announced this year’s Youth Ambassador Program inductees – a group of teens that were selected to participate in the association’s ambassador training program in Orlando, Florida,…

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Round-Up Club to host rodeo, Aug. 9-10

  The Choctaw Round-Up Club is set to host their 54th annual rodeo. Choctaw’s IPRA Rodeo is set for Aug. 9 and 10 starting at 8 p.m. Pre-rodeo events start at 7 p.m. each night, and this year those events include a kids coin scramble, stick horse race and a hay bale roll. Rodeo action…

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City considers plans for constructing $5 million building

During the last regular Choctaw City Council meeting Bockus Payne architects were in attendance to present preliminary pricing and schematic information on a proposed downtown building plan. The firm was contracted by the city, at a cost of up to $36,000, for consulting and design services on a proposed mixed-use building to be constructed on…

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Choctaw-Nicoma Park continues rapid growth

State’s 19th largest school district expects to continue growing Choctaw-Nicoma Park officials say the success of the school district is a clear representation of the area continuing an upward trend in all aspects. While the rural small-town feel continues to attract residents to this region of eastern Oklahoma County, the popularity of the school district…

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Choctaw quarter section rezoned

Northeast corner of NE 36th and Henney zoned residential During the July 16 regular City Council meeting Choctaw officials unanimously voted to approve a rezone of a property located at the northeast corner of NE 36th and Henney Road. The rezone request was submitted by Woodall Exchange, LLC and changed the zoning of the property…

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Marshall moves Choctaw PD forward

After more than six months on the job, Choctaw Police Chief Kelly Marshall has a grasp on regular operations and is prepared to move the department forward. “We’re working on getting more out into the community. We like our officers out in the community, and we want our kids to know our officers and not…

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