Mustang Columns & Features

School board approves performing arts center plans

By Chris Eversole The Mustang Board of Education approved on Monday plans for a new performing arts center. The project budget is nearly $33.4 million, which includes building costs, architect fees and financing. It is funded by a $180 million bond issue that voters approved in February 2017. “This will be a premier performing arts…

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Industrial arts thriving at Mustang High School

By Chris Eversole While industrial arts training has declined at other Oklahoma Schools, Mustang High School’s program continues to be strong. Not only are Mustang students winning awards in state and national competition, but also they are landing jobs as a result of their training. Some have founded their own businesses doing work such as…

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Hagan, who started on council in 1996, honored

By Chris Eversole The Mustang City Council gave a heartfelt goodbye on Tuesday to Linda Hagan, who resigned from the council last month for health reasons.Council member Darrell Noblitt, who served with Hagan when he was on council from 2002 to 2005, noted that Hagan had been part of many accomplishments while serving on council…

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Celebration of Life

Family and friends of Chase Ashley and the Ashley family get ready to release balloons. Photo/Courtesy By Brody Feldmann Lub-DUB, lub-DUB, that is the sound Chase Ashley’s heart makes inside of Brian Deuster’s chest 10 years after he received the 19-year-old’s heart. Ten years ago, Deuster was told that he had two weeks to live.…

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Fin’s Wish

By Chris Eversole Finley Beller of Mustang has a big heart, and she’s turning down gifts for her seventh birthday – and instead getting items to help the homeless. “When we were talking about what she wanted for her birthday, she said, ‘Mom, I can’t think of something. I have everything I need,’” said her…

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Giving hearts: MSA, MYB donate $13K to Warriors For Freedom

Mustang Softball Association (MSA) and Mustang Youth Baseball (MYB) are giving back to an organization that helps veterans. MSA and MYB presented a check of $13,000 to the Warriors For Freedom Foundation (WFF) during the June 20 City Council meeting. “This is my fifth year that I get to do this presentation and it’s just…

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World-famous reverend visits Mustang church

By Chris Eversole Contributing Writer Rev. Samuel Thomas made a stop in Mustang last weekend as part of his seven-state trip from India to garner support for Hopegivers International, a Christian organization that raises orphaned, abandoned and at-risk children and trains them to be missionaries. Thomas was the guest of Mustang residents Rex and Sara…

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Mustang graduate chasing dream from the Virgin Islands

Greg Penny’s journey has led him from Mustang to Kentucky, back to Oklahoma and now the MHS graduate is competing nationally for the Virgin Islands   By Trey Hunter / Sports Editor Not many Mustang graduates or former Broncos earn the opportunity to compete nationally for the United States. And only one has earned the…

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