Midwest City Beacon Area News

Man arrested on 25 counts of lewd acts

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor A 79-year-old Midwest City man was arrested yesterday after admitting to molesting several children, Midwest City police said. According to an affidavit, police launched an investigation after a young child said that Jerry Darrel Newman made her watch videos and touches her inappropriately. Newman confessed to the crime and said…

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Schools ask for patience during stadium construction

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Football fans are reminded to be mindful of ongoing construction at Midwest City High School’s Rose Field this season. The stadium project includes new ticket and concession buildings, seating and locker rooms. Parking has been relocated to new paved and gravel lots south of the stadium. Guests can also park…

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City hires design firm for hotel remodel project

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor City leaders took another step forward in a plan to renovate the Midwest City Sheraton Hotel as they approved a proposal for design and interior architectural services on the project. Flick Mars, of Dallas, Texas, was chosen to redesign the interior spaces of the hotel as part of the city’s…

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The Warren Theatre premiers in Midwest City

With its 10 screen, 100-plus jobs, and multi-million dollar economic impact, the Warren Theatre opened Thursday. The premier theater’s debut began with a grand opening at 10 a.m. followed by afternoon show times for the first movie-goers in the new luxury theater. “Midwest City has been without a movie cinema for a decade,” said City…

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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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Chick-fil-A plans to open second location in Midwest City

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Midwest City will soon become a two Chick-fil-A town. The popular fast food chain plans to open a new location at 5705 SE 15th Street, in the Sooner Rose Shopping Center. Robert Coleman, Midwest City economic development director, said Chick-fil-A will be a great addition to the Sooner Rose Shopping…

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Planning commission backs apartments

Advisory body votes 3-2 to recommend approval of zoning request for controversial Original Mile project By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Several residents were not shy about voicing their opposition to a proposed apartment complex for the Original Mile Tuesday night at the Midwest City Planning Commission meeting. But the controversial project was slightly more popular…

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