Mustang Times Breaking News

Plans to drill in Mustang halted

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer City of Mustang on Monday won its first round in a contentious issue surrounding two wells slated near the area of SW 59th and Frisco Road. Canadian County District Court Judge Paul Hesse issued a temporary restraining order and injunction against Tulsa-based Citizen Energy during the Monday afternoon hearing forcing…

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Seismic activity causes company to scale back operations

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer A company that faced well permit opposition by Mustang city officials and residents alike last week scaled back operations at a Yukon site after adjacent seismic activity. Citizen Energy on Nov. 28 “cut pressure and volume” at the Yukon oil well, following a series of earthquakes, Oklahoma Corporation Commission spokesman…

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MFD Santa’s Toy Shoppe in need of donations

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer A group of people known for how much they do for others is asking for help – not surprisingly, so they can make positive change those who need it most. Mustang Fire Department is asking for residents to look into their hearts and find a way to help children who…

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CCSO investigator terminated amid charges

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer A prominent investigator for Canadian County Sheriff’s Office has been dismissed amid charges he compromised a federal criminal prosecution and allegedly possibly failed to indict a suspect for financial gain. According to records obtained in response to an Oklahoma Open Records Act request, Sheriff Chris West on Sept. 13 fired…

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Mustang prepares for Halloween with Spooktacular

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer In Mustang, the countdown to Halloween gets a bit sidetracked, as little ghosts, ghouls, goblins, Star Wars heroes, princesses and more get ready for the city’s spookiest events – this weekend’s Spooktacular. One of the Mustang Parks and Recreation Department’s most popular events, Spooktacular is set this year for Saturday,…

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State testing changes to impact all Oklahoma schools

By Shannon Rigsby Mustang Public Schools In 2016, Oklahoma began teaching more comprehensive academic standards, which required a new, more complex Oklahoma School Testing Program (OSTP) assessments to measure them. The new tests were given to students in the spring of 2017 and the cut scores or proficiency levels for the tests were rest to…

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Social media post causes frenzy around blue rooms in MPS

Officials respond to alleged mistreatment of student at Creek Elementary By Traci Chapman Staff Writer A parent’s social media complaints about how a Mustang elementary school’s teachers and administrators allegedly treated his special needs child have created a Facebook firestorm. The incident began with a Sept. 19 Facebook post by Billy Wynne, who reported incidents…

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Mustang ranked as 88 in Money Magazine’s Best Places to Live list

By Jess Kelsey Managing Editor Time Inc.’s Money Magazine released their findings of the 100 Best Places to Live in the United States naming Mustang, Oklahoma as number 88, making it the only Oklahoma city on the list. The study, in partnership with realtor.com, chose Mustang based off the city’s “economic health, cost of living,…

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Man allegedly uses Craigslist ad to sell methamphetamine through sexual trade

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer A 32-year-old Alva man has been charged in Canadian County District Court with four felony counts, including endeavoring to distribute methamphetamine. Brandon Dale Harmon is accused of posting ads on Craigslist, attempting to sell methamphetamine through sexual trade. Arrested twice in August, investigators with Canadian County Sheriff’s office and Oklahoma…

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