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Financially Strong

By Chris Eversole Mustang Public Schools are staying financially strong while adding 75 new staff members and implementing pay raises the Legislature approved in the springs – changes that increased the annual budget to $73.1 million, up from $60.8 million. The stability took years of preparation, said Chief Financial Officer Nancy McKay. That preparation included:…

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Mustang Creek Crossing

By Chris Eversole Mustang Creek Crossing, a 260-acre mixed-use development, is being planned between N. Mustang Road and S.W. Sara Road and north of S.W. 15th Street. “This is the largest commercially zoned parcel available in Oklahoma, and we’re really excited about it,” said Don Hayes, the real estate broker involved in the project. The project…

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Mustang science teacher arrested

By Brody Feldmann A recently hired Mustang North Middle School teacher was arrested Sunday after being accused of stealing drugs from an Oklahoma City home. Jennifer Leah Beaty, 39, was arrested Sunday evening on complaints of stealing from a house along with stealing a controlled dangerous substance, according to an Oklahoma City police report. Beaty…

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Man shot to death by deputies identified

The man shot and killed by five Canadian County sheriff deputies on Monday has been identified as Alexander Lindahl, 24, of Mustang. Lindahl, who is accused of stealing a pickup from a Tuttle-based business, led officers on a chase that went through Union City, El Reno and Okarche and reached speeds of more than 100…

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Local family brings attention to native heritage

By Chris Eversole Lancer Stephens is proud of his Native American heritage, and he enjoys educating people about it – both as a father and as a public health researcher. When his daughter, Ahdae, was in third grade at Lakehoma Elementary School, she brought home information about the school celebrating the Oklahoma Land Run on…

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KEEPING A PROMISE

By Chris Eversole In 2016, Mustang officials promised $25 million in major improvements if voters extended a one-cent sales tax – including widening roads, expanding the town center, improving the sewer plant and building a second fire station. Voters said yes, and the city has kept its word. The latest project in the works is…

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Mustang Nightriders take gold at the Yukon’s Invitational

By Faith DeSplinter This past Saturday, the Mustang Nightriders competed at Yukon’s Invitational, a marching band competition. This was Mustang’s first contest this season. Mustang first performed in prelims and got first place in Class 4A. Music for All, one of the organization that plans Bands of America contests, like St. Louis’ super regional and…

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Tuttle Times editor accused of child abuse

The managing editor of the Tuttle Times remained in custody Wednesday after being arrested Tuesday night at his home, accused of felony child abuse. Jayson Knight was scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday in Grady County District Court. He was arrested about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at his home, 6 E. Bond St. in Tuttle, according to…

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New educational resource center progresses

By Chris Eversole Work on the Mustang Public School’s new Educational Resource Center is moving along. The building, facing Mustang Road east of the high school, will consolidate various offices that now are housed at other sites. It will replace the aging administration building. A new band practice pavilion will be built on that site.…

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Kids who seem fine – but aren’t – is tough

By Chris Eversole Identifying some students who need help is easy, Mustang High School Principal Teresa Wilkerson said. “Our teachers are very observant when kids shut down. It’s also easy when kids talk out,” she said. “The hard part is when they’re rocking along like everything’s OK. The parents have no signs; the school has…

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