News

Mustang band drops its nickname

By SHANE SMITH For The Mustang News After more than four decades of being known as the “Nightriders,” the Mustang High School band will have a new nickname beginning this fall. Officials announced this week that because of concerns about the Nightriders’ history, the Nightrider nickname is being dropped. A Google search reveals that one…

Read More

Mustang schools issue mask mandate

In a nearly four-hour meeting Monday, the Mustang Board of Education voted unanimously to require masks for students and staff from the fifth grade through high school when school opens. Teachers in lower grades will be required to wear masks and to encourage students to do so, but the board members recognized that keeping masks…

Read More

OSBI won’t name Mustang officers involved in shooting

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, which is handling the review of an officer- involved shooting in Mustang, said this week they do not plan to release the names of the officers who were involved. Brook Arbeitman, a spokesperson for the OSBI, said the agency would not release the names of the two officers who…

Read More

MHS employee thwarts kidnapping attempt

Mustang High School paraprofessional Bobby Jackson is being extra vigilant of his grandchildren after he helped foil an attempted kidnapping of a 14-year-old girl east of Yukon. Jackson and his wife, Christa, were driving west on N.W. 23rd Street around 5 p.m. on May 13, on their way to get a bite to eat, when…

Read More

Yukon man killed by Mustang officer

A Yukon man who was shot and killed by a Mustang police officer on Friday had a history of traffic violations and minor offenses, but no felonies, court records show. Benjamin Ballard, 42, was killed at approximately 6:45 p.m. after he allegedly pulled a weapon on a Mustang officer who was attempting to stop him…

Read More

MHS Project Graduation asks for help from the community

It’s an uncertain time for students in Oklahoma, with classes canceled until at least April 6, but Mustang’s Project Graduation team is still raising funds to put on a post-graduation party for seniors. There are a lot of ifs for this year’s celebration. Classes could resume April 6, and graduation could take place as scheduled.…

Read More

Students taking travel risks face quarantine

Mustang Public Schools officials will require a 14-day quarantine of any students who travel over spring break to a country with a moderate to high threat of the spread of coronavirus. The district notified parents of the policy through an email Monday that stated, “providing a safe and healthy learning environment is our utmost priority.”…

Read More

Goodwill opens Mustang store

Goodwill will open its new Mustang store on Thursday, serving local shoppers and providing jobs to people who need help. Goodwill Industries of Central Oklahoma decided to open the store at 200 N. Mustang Road because of the community’s support, said Solara Sain, the organization’s vice president for retail. Its donation center near the Mustang…

Read More

Sheriff takes stand on gun rights

Canadian County Sheriff Chris West said Thursday he plans to proclaim the county a Second Amendment sanctuary county. West, on the sheriff’s office Facebook page, has posted a “declaration of intent establishing Canadian County, Oklahoma, a second amendment sanctuary county.” West had announced plans to do so last week prior to the death of one…

Read More

Mustang hoops teams assigned to regionals

Mustang High School’s basketball teams have received their regional tournament assignments and will be sent to the Tulsa area next week. Mustang girls will play Putnam City North at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 27 in the Class 6A East Regional at Tulsa’s Booker T. Washington High School. No. 3-ranked Booker T. Wash-ington (20-2) and Owasso (5-17)…

Read More