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Murder mystery event aims to support library

Library director turned to MHS grads for research She’s done it again. Mustang Library Director Desiree Webber has written a new play and it will be presented in a mystery dinner theater next month by Mustang High School drama students. The event is set for 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4 at Town Center, 1201 N.…

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Money on its way for sales tax extension projects

Council approves $13.385M loan; wastewater plant. 89th street and EOC projects up first Mustang residents won’t have to wait long to start seeing progress on the list of projects to be funded by the city’s sales tax extension. On Tuesday, councilmembers approved borrowing $13.385 million from JP Morgan Chase Bank at a 2.15 interest rate…

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DEQ hits city with $10K fine

Contractor hired to do work when spill occurred will reimburse city The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality has fined the City of Mustang $10,000 for an Aug. 5 sewage spill that resulted in a fish kill. On Sept. 22, the city received notification from DEQ by certified mail and was ordered by consent order to…

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Boys Basketball: Terry Long resigns, will be replaced by Robert Foreman

Terry Long resigned as boys varsity basketball coach Monday according to a press release from Mustang Public Schools. Long will be replaced by former Mustang girls coach Robert Foreman effective immediately. Long will remain on staff as a teacher and will give private lessons, a “much more lucrative option than what the school can provide”…

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Football: Mustang routed, 54-9 on nearly flawless effort from Norman North

NORMAN – Mustang faced a Norman North team that was not just high-powered and explosive on both sides of the ball Friday, it was nearly flawless. The Broncos were straight routed, 54-9 at Harve Collins Field, allowing seven scores on 525 total yards, a kickoff return touchdown and two onside kick recoveries with four turnovers.…

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Ready to Serve

1345th Company poised to deploy to Southwest Asia after Mustang send-off Patriotism and emotions were high Sunday during a deployment ceremony for the 1345th Transportation Company, 90th Troop Command, stationed at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Mustang. Mustang High School’s new state-of-the-art Events Center was the venue for the event where families and friends…

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Tate under investigation by Dept. of Labor

The U.S. Department of Labor is investigating Tate Publishing, a Christian publishing company located in Mustang. On Friday, Juan Rodriguez confirmed “the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division has an open and ongoing investigation with Tate Publishing.” Rodriguez works in the Office of Public Affairs for the agency. He said no other information…

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‘Imagine Mustang’ beginning to take shape

Planning for what the City of Mustang’s future will look like came a little bit more into focus Tuesday when a city board heard more about the new comprehensive plan. Halff Associates and ADG, whom the city has hired to oversee the “Imagine Mustang” project, gave Mustang Planning Commission members a status update. The project’s…

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Football: Thomas and Thomas lay down the law in 40-21, district-opening win over Owasso

  Carlos Thomas rushed for an exhausting 226 yards and two touchdowns in Mustang’s 40-21, district-opening win over Owasso Friday at Bronco Stadium. But as the junior tailback walked towards the locker room after the game, he still had enough energy for high praise. And a joke. “Man. My brother is a better running back…

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Fishing with Friends

Friends who fish together, stay together to fight against bullying & promote peace An anti-bullying organization is helping bullying victims find friends and acceptance through bi-weekly fishing events. Knock Out Bullying Inc. started Fishing with Friends in May of this year. The organization began in October 2013 because of the founder and president Stacy Hatcher,…

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Rooney hailed as one of state’s top managers

Transparency, ethics among reasons listed in application Tim Rooney isn’t the type of person to toot his own horn when it comes to accomplishments. That is why it took someone else to do it for him. On Sept. 15, the Mustang city manager received the Gerald Wilkins Award from the City Management Association of Oklahoma…

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Bailey files suit against MPS

Mustang’s former athletic director filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court against Mustang Public Schools Monday. Chuck Bailey was fired Aug. 12 by the Mustang Public Schools Board of Education, one year after he reportedly wrote a letter to a district judge on school letterhead in support of his nephew, who was up for parole…

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Success best way to measure WD

  Festival featured new events for families to enjoy The 40th anniversary of Mustang’s Western Days went off without a glitch, officials report. Chamber Executive Director Renee Peerman said thousands and thousands of people enjoyed the festival which featured everything from 100 parade entries to nearly 100 vendors in Wildhorse Park. “I do think it…

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No Man’s Land

Mustang official keeping eye on OKC proceedings The City of Mustang’s familiar rectangle size of the city limits could be changing shape if the de-annexing of 1,000+ acres from Oklahoma City to the city goes through. This will mean new maps and the city losing its original size from when it was first incorporated in…

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Kiwanis says goodbye to carnival

Spring carnival already cut, Western Days change final straw Mustang’s Kiwanis Club has been around longer than the city’s Western Days festival. Current President Cindy Wilkerson said it has always been the club’s main goal to serve the needs of local children and families through their weekly food pantry. To do so, though, the club…

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Sewage spill results in DEQ violation notice

Downed pumps to blame for spill that caused fish kill, creek contamination In August, the city’s wastewater treatment plant spilled sewage into a local creek after equipment malfunctioned resulting in a violation notice from the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality. The city may face a fine because of the spillage but City Manager Tim Rooney…

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Survey says….

City asking residents for input in new comprehensive plan The City of Mustang is asking for the community’s help in planning for the city’s future. This month in utility bills, residents will receive a survey asking for input in the city’s new “Imagine Mustang” Comprehensive Plan. Community Development Director Melissa Helsel encourages residents to be…

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State recognizes Mustang firefighters

Kevin Stoneking of the Oklahoma State Insurance Office presented a citation of congratulations on behalf of Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John Doak. In the citation, it reads that the Mustang Fire Department proves that dedication and teamwork combined with courage, fortitude and public service, can make a positive difference in a community. It also stated that…

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Donations needed to purchase new flags, Legion says

It’s been 10 years since they have asked for help but the time has come again for the community to answer their call. Paul Ray, commander of Mustang’s American Legion Post 353, said this week the Legion will put up the “Avenue of Flags” on Mustang Road and State Highway 152 in Mustang. City crews…

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Crash with MPS bus sends 1 to hospital

MPS bus driver found not at fault; second crash for district in 1 week An Oklahoma City woman crashed her car into a Mustang school bus on Mustang Road Friday morning sending her to the hospital, according to police. Dorotha F. Parasich, 71, was driving her 2009 Hyundai Sonata northbound in the inside lane of…

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Area News

Mustang prepares for the 41st annual Western Days

Labor Day is over, and now it’s time to dust off your boots and grab your hats for Mustang’s annual Western Days. Mustang will be taken over by Western-themed decorations and events while being swarmed with people this Friday and Saturday for the 41st annual Western Days. “Crowd size has been estimated as high as…

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Area Sports

Softball dominates Norman, Southmoore in first week

By Michael Kinney, Contributing Writer The Mustang softball team knew they had a good team. With nearly every player returning from last season, they have the makings of a squad that could make noise in the postseason. However, for those outside the Broncos program, it may not have set in just how good MHS can…

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