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STATE OF THE CITY: City manager praises Mustang

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer With its first balanced budget in more than seven years, strong economic performance and a host of programs and projects moving forward, Mustang City Manager Tim Rooney’s State of the City report was full of optimist, hope – and good news. Rooney presented that report last week during Mustang Chamber…

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…

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Civil rights icon honored with Clara Luper Day

Community members gathered at Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center last Thursday to celebrate the memory of a civil rights icon and former teacher in the Choctaw School District. Clara Luper is credited with beginning the Oklahoma desegregation sit-in movement, that inspired others across the country. The Dunjee teacher led a group of 14 black students…

Get ready for summer at Sandy Beaches Tanning Spa

By Jess Kelsey Managing Editor Sit back, relax and find your summer glow at Sandy Beaches Tanning Spa. Located at 717 S. Mustang Road in the Mustang Creek Plaza, Sandy Beaches offers a serene spa experience with top-of-the-line tanning equipment. For those looking to welcome in the warmer spring and summer months with some extra…

Area Sports

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…

Mustang swimming’s depth is too much for Enid

By Brody Feldmann Staff Writer   ENID- The Mustang swimming team traveled to Enid on Monday night to compete in a head-to-head meet with the Enid Plainsmen. The Broncos depth was just too much for the Plainsmen and Mustang walked away victorious. “We swam really well. We were just fine tuning some things before regionals…

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