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Agape House Berry Farm

By E.I. Hillin On South Czech Hall Road, past the train tracks, visitors can find long rows of what the Colston family describes as fruits of the spirit, the kind you can eat. Leslie Wakefield brought her family to Agape House Berry Farm for the first time to pick strawberries. She said she was impressed…

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Deputy of the Year

by E.I. Hillin Making sure the county is void of illegal dump sites of trash and hazardous waste materials is Deputy Jacob Briggs’ job, but his love is serving the people. “What better way to help your community than law enforcement,” he said. “I get to be that guy that people can call and count…

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My Computer Bytes

By E.I. Hillin Bill Hicks, CEO of My Computer Bytes, said he started working with computers in the early 1990s. Eventually working with computers would lead him to a career in information technology. He is a Microsoft Certified Professional and in 2010 he started an IT company out of his car. “It started out as…

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Relay For Life

By E.I. Hillin Nathan Borseth knew he wanted to participate in Relay For Life during his senior year. What he didn’t know, was cancer was about to strike close to home. “I knew I wanted to be a leader because last year’s leaders all graduated,” he said. Borseth, a senior at Mustang High School, signed…

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Residents voice concerns over rezoning of property

By E.I. Hillin Residents of Cottonwood Terrace, an east Mustang neighborhood, are concerned what the rezoning of a property next to theirs could lead to in the future. The property, owned by Harry Weatherford and Josephine Weatherford, is located at 150 N. Morgan Road and 1711 ½ E. State Highway 152. It is a total…

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OKC denies de-annexation proposal

by E.I. Hillin Oklahoma City councilmembers voted on Tuesday to deny an application to de-annex a two-mile portion south of Mustang. The area proposed is south of S.W. 89th Street, east of South Mustang Road, west of South Sara Road, and north of S.W. 119th Street abutting the City of Mustang.  Mustang City Manager Tim…

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Tondrell Durham tabbed to lead boys basketball program

By Kyle Salomon New Mustang athletic director Robert Foreman has found his man to lead the Bronco boys basketball program, and that man is Tondrell Durham. Durham comes to Mustang after spending the last 16 seasons as the head boys basketball coach at Bishop McGuinness High School. He won three-consecutive Class 5A state championships with…

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MPS District Teacher of the Year Chad Harper

  by Shannon Rigsby, Mustang Public School Communications Officer One of Mustang High School’s two Teachers of the Year, Chad Harper, has two classrooms. One is filled with desks and computers and the other, separated by a wall that is half glass, is full of machines from drill presses to a 3D printer. He sometimes…

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Schweinberg wins election

  Incumbent Jess Schweinberg holds onto his Ward VI seat on the Mustang City Council. Schweinberg won the election against Don Mount with more than 76 percent of the vote on Tuesday. Schweinberg said attacking water and road issues will continue to be a priority. After the city council meeting on Tuesday Schweinberg said under…

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MPS students reach BEAST Week goal, break record

By E.I. Hillin As students unveiled the total contributions from the Broncos Empowering A Society Together fundraiser on Friday, a sense of pride swept the audience. In less than two weeks, students and faculty raised $35,021. During the King and Queen of Hearts Assembly, MHS students and faculty gathered in the Event Center in anticipation…

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Mustang Makeover Challenge

by E.I. Hillin Anticipation ran high at the finale of the 2017 Mustang Makeover Challenge on Monday evening at the Town Center, 1201 N. Mustang Road. Committee Chair, Shannon McCulloch, said she was very proud of each of the 27 participants. The group lost a combined total of more than 500 pounds and 243 inches…

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A Trip to Remember

by E.I. Hillin When local pharmacist Randy Stuckey stepped out onto the streets of Delhi, he experienced for the first time the smell and the haze, and knew a part of him would never be the same. “They cautioned me that when you step off the plane it’s a whole other world and it’s like…

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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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Area News

Egg hunts set for Saturday

By LARISSA COPELAND News Editor Saturday, thousands of area children will race across the lawn of the Mustang Town Center, scrambling for prize-filled eggs and enjoying free Easter-themed activities as part of Mustang’s Eggstravaganza and Easter egg hunt. “We usually have a great turnout,” said program coordinator Heather Huff. “We have anywhere from 3,000 to…

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Area Sports

Mustang crushes Broken Arrow to advance to semis

By Michael Kinney OKLAHOMA CITY– If the Mustang softball team wanted to send a message, they couldn’t have picked a better way to do so. Playing broken Arrow in the first round of the 6A state tournament, the Broncos ripped apart the Tigers 9-1 at Hall of Fame Stadium. “It shows that we’re ready to…

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