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MPS superintendent alarmed by COVID-19 trends

Mustang Public Schools Superintendent Charles Bradley said he is alarmed by the continuous increase in close contacts and quarantines throughout the district in the most recent data released Friday. More mitigation measures must be taken outside of the classroom, he said in the fourth release. The new week’s data indicates there are 22 more known…

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Renovated dog park set to reopen

All furry canine friends and their owners are invited to the reopening of Mustang Wild Horse Dog Park at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The park closed last month to build a walking trail inside the small and large dog park areas. Mustang used a $24,000 grant from the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust to build the trail.…

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Real ID change causes disruption for tag agencies

Some tag agencies in Mustang and Yukon are facing challenges with the transition to Real IDs, the new license that will be the only form accepted to fly beginning Oct. 1, 2021. “You can’t just walk in, get it done and walk out in a few minutes like you’ve been able to,” said Oklahoma Tag…

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Lady Broncos claim conference tourney title

The Mustang Lady Broncos are the conference tournament champs, having knocked off some of the best teams in the conference over the weekend. The Lady Broncos went 3-0 to win the title beating archrival Yukon, Edmond Memorial and Moore. “The key for us was our hitting on Saturday,” said coach Lacy Darity. “We had been…

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Lady Bronco softball team sees win streak end

The Mustang softball team carried a four-game win streak into the Carl Albert Tournament last week. They had hoped to extend the streak a few more days and take home the tourney title. However, Stillwater decided to play spoiler and dropped Mustang 4-3 in the opener. Instead of letting the loss carryover, the Lady Broncos…

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Mustang police chief discusses use of force

The Mustang Police Department follows the national standard of use of force continuum, which provides guidelines for how much force to use against a resisting subject. “The Supreme Court standard is the minimum amount of force necessary to affect arrest,” said Mustang Chief of Police Robert Groseclose. “Every situation is different — sometimes you tell…

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Lankford discusses stimulus, other legislation

U.S. Sen. James Lankford spoke Sept. 3 with Mustang and Yukon residents about the CARES Act, mail-in voting, coronavirus vaccines and more at Mustang’s Town Center. There has not been a COVID-19 bill since April because there already has been $3 trillion put into the economy for pandemic relief, Lankford said. Of the $3 trillion,…

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Mustang school employee dies of COVID

A staff member in the Mustang School District has died of COVID-related complications, officials at the school district announced Wednesday. A statement emailed to parents reads:  “It is with great sadness that I share with you that one of our Mustang staff members, who dedicated years of service to the students and staff of Mustang…

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Mustang’s K-9 officer retires, is adopted

Mustang City Council members approved the adoption of a retiring Mustang Police Department K-9 officer at the meeting Tuesday. Police Sgt. David Hanson adopted K-9 Lex, who is 8 years old and is showing difficulties performing. “We want him to be able to enjoy his retirement and not work to the point that a lot…

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Citing pandemic, chamber cancels Western Days

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the cancellation of festivals and events across the state, and Mustang’s Western Days is the latest casualty. The Mustang Chamber of Commerce announced Friday that it has canceled this year’s celebration, which had been planned for Sept. 11-12. “With sadness, after much consideration and stakeholder input, the Mustang Chamber Board…

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