Mustang Times Area News

Man appeals sentence after guilty plea

Nguyen argues against restitution after killing two in fatal accident By Traci Chapman Staff Writer An Oklahoma City man who in February filed no contest to killing two people in 2016 while driving drunk has filed an appeal of the sentence imposed on him in the case. Nhut Hong Nguyen, 60, was convicted of misdemeanor…

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Librarian named top city employee

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer A whirlwind of energy, enthusiasm and joy for everything Mustang Public Library has to offer the community, Nichole Valencia typically responded to the realization she was being honored for her contributions to that facility and all who use it – she didn’t believe it. That’s because the Mustang youth services…

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American Legion presents annual public safety awards

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Last week American Legion 353 continued one of its members’ most favorite of long-held traditions, recognizing the best and the brightest of Mustang and Canadian County emergency services personnel during a special April 11 ceremony. This year’s honorees – firefighter Chris Edwards, Mustang police officer Kevin Connolly and Canadian County…

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MPS approves teacher pay hike

Raises do not impact administrative, support staff, officials say By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Mustang Board of Education April 11 approved an agreement that granted a $2,488 pay raise for district teachers in the 2019-2020 school year. The agreement, entered into with the teachers’ union, Mustang Educators Association, provided the pay step for all teachers…

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City council hopefuls make their case at chamber luncheon

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Four candidates are counting down to a Tuesday election that will determine who represents Mustang City Council Wards II and VI. Those men Thursday stated their cases to Chamber of Commerce members during the organization’s monthly luncheon. The April 2 ballot actually features three city council and one school board…

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Two vying for school board seat

Incumbent Schroeder facing challenger Young in Office No. 4 election By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Mustang Board of Education – much like its city council – has seen a lot of transition in recent years, as longtime members have taken their leave, as new representatives have taken the helm. Next Tuesday, voters will decide if…

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Survivors – The heart of Relay for Life efforts

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Relay for Life for some is primarily about remembrance and honor, a time to share all that was special about someone who battled cancer and lost and a chance to do something to stop anyone else from going through the same loss – but, it’s also about life, about survival…

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Resignation halts city council race

Ray slated for Ward I seat after Pratt resigns from city council By Traci Chapman Staff Writer While voters living in Mustang City Council’s first ward will have a choice to make on their April 2 municipal ballots that choice is now a moot point after Councilwoman DeAnna Pratt announced her resignation from the board.…

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Bronco Vapes building a following in Mustang

Bronco Vapes helps customers kick tobacco habit By Van Mitchell Contributing Writer Bronco Vapes located at 551 East State Highway 152 was established in 2013 with the goal of helping people to quit tobacco products. The Mustang business was recently named by Mustang Times readers as the 2019 Best in Mustang vape shop. Hours of operation…

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A little bit country

Farmhouse Chic Boutique blends country and style By Van Mitchell Contributing Writer Shannon Cantrell grew up dreaming of one day becoming an entrepreneur and owning her own business. She succeeded with that with the opening of Farmhouse Chic Boutique located at 1708 West State Highway 152 in Mustang. The store includes clothing, home décor, canvas…

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