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Restructure of bond fees saves MPS $1.2 million

By E.I. Hillin and Ray Dyer On Monday county commissioners agreed to change the fee structure on school bond issues saving the Mustang Public School District $1.2 million. “It’s a huge win for taxpayers,” said MPS Superintendent Sean McDaniel. “The money can go right back to projects.” The county commissioners serve as the Educational Facility…

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Cirque du Soleil’s OVO opens Thursday

Two performers from Cirque du Soleil’s OVO visited the Oklahoma City Zoo for a preview performance Wednesday, just in time for their opening night on Thursday. OVO will open at 7:30 p.m. Thursday night and run through Sunday. The performance times are 7:30 p.m. Friday, 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 1:30 p.m. and…

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One person killed in Union City plane crash

  by E.I. Hillin Officials are continuing the investigation of a deadly single-engine aircraft crash near Union City on the afternoon of March 24. “Eye witnesses saw spinning, nosediving, and black smoke,” said Union City Fire Chief David Jones. “That’s all we know.” The Union City Fire Department was dispatched to S.W. 140th Street, between…

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Mustang holds first ever JROTC drill meet

  by E.I. Hillin Mustang High School JROTC cadets bring the Ultimate Mustang Showdown to town. The first ever JROTC drill meet to happen in Mustang was on Saturday. Eleven schools traveled to the event which took place at various locations across the high school campus, 801 S. Snyder Drive. JROTC Battalion Commander, Emily Young,…

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Bark for Life offers fun for furry friends

by E.I. Hillin Once a year pet lovers get the chance to show off their furry friends and help find a cure for cancer at the same time. The third annual Bark for Life will take place 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Mustang Dog Park, located on S.W. 59th Street between…

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Two compete for City Council Ward VI seat

by E.I. Hillin Two Mustang residents are competing for the City Council Ward VI seat. Former councilman Don Mount challenges incumbent Jess Schweinberg for the post. Residents in Ward VI can cast their votes from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday. Both men are long-time members of the Mustang community. Mount and Schweinberg spoke…

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State senator resigns in wake of child prostitution charges

by E.I. Hillin A Republican state senator resigns in the wake of child prostitution charges. Ralph Shortey, 35, is facing felony charges after police say he was soliciting a 17-year-old male for sex.   Prosecutors charged Shortey last week with engaging in child prostitution, engaging in prostitution within 1,000 feet of a church, and transporting a minor…

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New traffic light to be installed this year at dangerous intersection

by E.I. Hillin Oklahoma City officials pledge a solution is underway for a dangerous intersection north of Mustang. OKC Public Works Director, Eric Wegner, said a plan to install a traffic signal at S.W. 44th St. and Mustang Road is pending approval by OKC city council and state, but he expects installation to be completed…

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MPS students hope to raise $35,000 for BEAST WEEK

by E.I. Hillin Mustang High School students set the bar higher than ever for their annual Broncos Empowering A Society Together fundraiser, also known as BEAST Week. This year’s fundraising goal is $35,000.  “We cannot stress enough how much we need your help to get this done,” said Student Council President, Abby Lupton, during the…

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Mustang softball: Lady Broncos open slow pitch season with two-game sweep at home

The Mustang softball team learned that they were approved to compete in the slow pitch season this spring on March 6. With spring break being last week, the Lady Broncos had just one full week of practice before preparing for their inaugural season in the slow pitch game. Mustang played Bishop McGuiness at home in…

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Mustang golf: Boys take top-five finish in rival’s tournament

High School golf in March and early April can be a tricky sport. The two main tournaments when it comes to high school golf in Oklahoma are the regional tournament and then of course, the state tournament. Everything else up to that point is simply just “practice”, but even though it may be just “practice”,…

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Mustang baseball: Errors, poor offensive execution cost Broncos against Byng

Mustang got the bases loaded with nobody out in the bottom of the seventh-inning trailing 4A power Byng 6-4 on Tuesday evening at the MHS baseball complex but poor execution with the bats squandered the Broncos’ chances at a comeback, as they fell 6-5. The loss drops Mustang’s overall record to 10-4 on the season.…

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Castleridge Fire was accidental, cause unknown

A report from the Oklahoma State Fire Marshal determined the Castleridge house fire, which left one dead and one seriously injured, was accidental. The fire occurred in the early hours of Saturday, Feb. 25. The Mustang Fire Department was dispatched at 12:41 a.m. to 512 S. Castleridge Lane. Mustang Fire Chief Carl Hickman said upon…

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American Legion Employees of the Year

  Each year American Legion Post 353 honors three city employees who exemplify community spirit. The city employee of the year, police officer of the year, and fire department employee of the year were honored on March 9 during the American Legion Post 353 meeting.  “We are proud of our police, fire, and city employees,”…

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Supercenter of the Year

Out of thousands of stores throughout the United States, Mustang Wal-Mart Supercenter, was selected as the “Supercenter of the Year” for 2016.  Reports came from Wal-Mart officials late last week and staff from the Wal-Mart Store 517 were excited to share the news. The store posted on their Facebook page, “City of Mustang! Your Walmart…

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Jill Vaught remembered

Jill Vaught, 34, was a Mustang native, a life-changing teacher, and a fierce friend to many. She was bitten by the teaching bug early and followed the footsteps of her mother, Carol Vaught, who is a retired teacher. Carol Vaught said her daughter was a “shining light” and a “touchstone” to students. “That’s how she…

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Capt. Flowers speaks about social media and internet safety

Captain Adam Flowers said something that struck a chord with parents and children in the audience on Tuesday at the Children’s Justice Center gymnasium. “What we give our kids is a key to the whole world,” Flowers said as he held up a cellular phone. More than 150 people attended the presentation on internet safety…

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Mustang tabs Foreman as new Athletic Director

Mustang native Robert Foreman is the new Athletic Director for Mustang Public Schools. The news came on Monday evening after the Board of Education appointed Foreman for the position. Chad Fulton, Board President, said Foreman has a passion for athletics and has a great plan to move the school forward. “He has a vision,” Fulton…

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Castleridge house fire leaves one dead, one injured

A house fire on Castleridge Lane left one dead and another seriously injured early Saturday morning. Mustang Fire Chief Carl Hickman said crews were called out at 12:41 a.m. on Saturday to 512 S. Castleridge Lane. Hickman said when the firefighters arrived on the scene there was heavy smoke and fire. “There were reports of…

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Mustang basketball: Lady Broncos capture 6A west regional championship

The Mustang girls basketball team pulled off the two-game sweep at the 6A west regional tournament at Norman High School. The Lady Broncos defeated Southmoore 54-41 last Thursday evening at NHS and then on Saturday afternoon, the Mustang girls pulled off the upset over regional host Norman with a 54-38 throttling of the Lady Tigers.…

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Area News

Next Council meeting rescheduled

There will be no City Council meeting on Sept. 19. The Sept. 19 City Council meeting has been rescheduled to Sept. 26. The meeting was rescheduled due to multiple Council members not being able to attend, therefore the Council would not be able to meet quorum. City Council did host a Work Session at 6:30…

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Area Sports

Mustang suffers first loss of season

By Michael Kinney, Contributing Writer   After starting the softball season with an impressive 5-0 start, Mustang finally felt its first taste of defeat. Facing Pryor High Saturday, the Lady Broncos fell 1-0 in seven innings. It was the first time all season they had been held under four runs. “I definitely think we’re coming…

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