Midwest City Beacon Area News

Mayor launches re-election bid

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Midwest City Mayor Matt Dukes this week announced his plans to run for re-election. He is the first mayoral candidate to put his hat in the race. The election is scheduled for next spring. Candidates must begin filing in December. The primary and general elections would be in February and…

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Inman’s resignation leaves residents searching for voice

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor The State capitol has become a contentious place. Lawmakers have butted heads over budget deals and funding for key services during a recent special session.  And the forecast calls for more of the same in February with the upcoming legislative session. State Rep. Scott Inman had been a key voice…

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Local group looking to revive Heritage Park Mall

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Heritage Park Mall may open for business once again. A local group is working with the property owner to remodel and reopen the shuttered mall near Air Depot Blvd. and Reno Ave. SRM Global Partners LLC plans to open the mall as a multicultural economic development center. The concept would…

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North Pole Adventure coming to Midwest City

By Van Mitchell Contributing Writer John Conner says he wasn’t necessarily shocked when told he would have to find a new home for his holiday attraction business North Pole Adventure. But, the timing of the announcement last month of the closing of Plaza Mayor at the Crossroads, left him wondering if he would find a…

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American Pickers looking for collectors in the area

By Jess Kelsey Managing Editor Do you or anyone you know have unique relics or antique collections with interesting stories behind them? If so, History Channel’s American Pickers wants to know. Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and the American Pickers team are set to film in Oklahoma mid-October and November, and they are looking for leads…

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Warren Theatres breaks ground in Midwest City

Ten screen movie theater expected to open in fall 2018 By Tonya Little Contributing Writer City leaders and community members came together this morning to celebrate ground breaking for the new Warren Theater that is to be located on the corner of SE 15th Street and Sooner Road. The dreary day and muddy ground didn’t…

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Mid-Del School Bond Election: Stadium upgrades on the horizon

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Friday night lights could shine a little brighter in the Mid-Del School District. All three high school football stadiums would receive major renovations under a $130.6 million bond proposal set to get before voters on Oct. 10. The three projects would improve seating, restrooms, locker rooms, concession stands and playing…

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ODOT taps brakes on road projects

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor One major road project in eastern Oklahoma County is expected to begin early next year. Another will have to wait. The Oklahoma Transportation Commission on Monday morning awarded a $71.3 million contract to rebuild the Choctaw Road interchange and widen I-40 to six lanes between I-240 and Peebly Road. Work…

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Wizard World Comic Con coming to OKC

Colorful characters from around the state are set to converge on downtown Oklahoma City this October as the metro hosts its first Wizard World Comic Convention. Costumed heroes, comic books, celebrity guests and much more can be expected at Oklahoma City’s inaugural Wizard World event, which is slated for Oct. 27-29 at the Cox Convention Center.…

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