Mustang girls hoops looks to take next step

By Michael Kinney The Mustang girls basketball team surprised a lot of people last season. After compiling a 17-11 record and a spot in the postseason, the Lady Broncos opened some eyes around the state. However, this year, the Lady Broncos aren’t looking to surprise anyone. Their journey in 2016 has helped them prepare to…

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Mustang couple thankful, despite fire

By Chris Eversole On Oct. 31, Karl and Dea Mengers were enjoying a quiet evening – at home their dream home on nine acres of rolling hills three and a half miles south of Mustang and east of Cemetery Road. At 8:37 p.m., Karl got a call from their alarm company, U.S. Security. “They said…

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OU succumbs to ESPN pressure with Mayfield punishment

By Michael Kinney On Monday, it seemed like a sonic grenade was lobbed into the middle of the Oklahoma football season. Instead of concentrating on the Sooners’ final regular season game, media and fans were reacting to the news surrounding their Heisman Trophy candidate quarterback. With tears in his eyes, Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley announced…

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OU succumbs to ESPN pressure with Mayfield punishment

By Michael Kinney On Monday, it seemed like a sonic grenade was lobbed into the middle of the Oklahoma football season. Instead of concentrating on the Sooners’ final regular season game, media and fans were reacting to the news surrounding their Heisman Trophy candidate quarterback. With tears in his eyes, Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley announced…

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Dombek reflects on ‘tough’ season for Broncos

By Michael Kinney It was hard for coach Jeremy Dombek to watch. The first round of the postseason began last week and all the Mustang High football coach could do was stew. With Mustang being knocked out of playoff contention on the final day of the regular season, the opening weekend of the postseason was…

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Rosino defeats Vincent in Senate District 45 race

By Chris Eversole Republican Paul Rosino defeated Democrat Steven Vincent in the Oklahoma Senate District 45 special election Tuesday – keeping the legislative seat in Republican hands. Rosino won 57 percent to 43 percent. He received 2,817 votes to Vincent’s 2,144. Turnout was light, with only 4,961 votes cast in the district. “I was never…

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Quick, quiet new Mustang power plant takes off

By Chris Eversole With U.S. Rep. Frank Lucas at his side, OG&E’s CEO Sean Trauschke clicked a mouse and turned on the Rolls Royce of power generation Friday. Within 10 minutes, the Rolls Royce engine that powers one of seven new generators at Oklahoma Gas and Electric’s Mustang Energy Center was quietly humming. “Being able…

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Mustang students wow state superintendent Hofmeister

By Chris Eversole Mustang Public Schools pulled out all the stops for state schools Superintendent Joy Hofmeister when she visited Monday. Administrators took a back seat to students in presentations in the Mustang High School Library. A group from the Mustang Trails Elementary School Honor Choir started off, followed by high school students portraying various…

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Nightriders finish fifth in state, marking six Years in top six

By Faith DeSplinter The Mustang Nightrider Marching Band did well in the State Marching Band Contest, held in Broken Arrow this weekend. In the finals, the band placed fifth in both the music and visual categories. In prelims, it was fourth in music and sixth in visual. Students competed against schools such as Yukon, Bartlesville,…

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