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Fazoli’s near Mustang opening soon

By Jess Kelsey Managing Editor Fast, fresh, Italian food is coming to the area as the new Fazoli’s location at 501 S. Morgan Road in Oklahoma City is scheduled to open Jan. 30. Soon to be located in the TA travel center, the restaurant will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day…

Chick-fil-A shows interest in Mustang

By Jess Kelsey Managing Editor A picture of a proposed Chick-fil-A location in Mustang circulating on LoopNet.com recently caught the attention of local residents. However, the proposed location, pictured on state Highway 152 and Sara Rd. under CBRE Retail Services, may not actually come to fruition despite the franchise’s desire to open a Mustang location.…

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…

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…

Mustang Times’ food drive returns to help fill local Kiwanis pantry shelves

By Jess Kelsey Managing Editor The staff of the Mustang Times is seeking immediate help from readers to gather canned goods and nonperishable foods for local families in need throughout the winter months. The Mustang Times will accept food donations at the office, located 553 N. Mustang Rd., from now until Dec. 18. The donated…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

Area News

Mustang locomotive engineer sets out on last train ride

By Jess Kelsey Managing Editor In May of 1972, Mustang local David Townsend went to work for Santa Fe Railway as a summer job. Little did he know, he’d begin a career of more than 40 years traveling across the nation’s railroads. Townsend, who is a locomotive engineer for BNSF, sets out on this last…

Mustang nurse receives national honor

By Traci Chapman Staff Witer A Mustang nurse whose career has been spent helping others at The Children’s Center in Bethany has been tapped to take her skills to a bigger arena, after her selection as a panel member developing examination questions for a nationwide nurses’ examination. Callie Rinehart was named to the NCLEX knowledge,…

Area Sports

Dilbeck to end illustrious career

Choctaw coach accepts position with OSSAA After four years as Choctaw High School’s Athletic Director and head football coach, and 30 years of coaching prior to that, Todd Dilbeck has decided to hang up his whistle. While retiring from the coaching game, Dilbeck isn’t done working as he’s now headed to the Oklahoma Secondary Sch…

Wrestling falls just short of dual state

By Brody Feldmann Staff Writer   The Mustang wrestling team hosted district duals last Thursday afternoon and finished 2-1.The Broncos 2-1 record fell just short to Norman (#9) to punch their ticket to dual state. The Broncos started off the day losing to Norman 24-42 in the opening dual. In the midst of the dual…

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