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New high school principal, others hired

By Chris Eversole Superintendent Charles Bradley has appointed Kathy Knowles as Mustang High School’s principal. She replaces Teresa Wilkerson, who is moving to Shawnee Public Schools as assistant superintendent of personnel. Knowles is in her fifth years as principal of Mustang South Middle School, and she has been an educator for 18 years. “I’m excited…

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Mustang names Scott Hodges as its next head basketball coach

Mustang boys basketball has named its fourth head coach in as many seasons. Westmoore’s Scott Hodges was named the Mustang boys head basketball coach Monday at the school board meeting. “He is the guy I wanted, and he is coming. He is going to be a good one,” Mustang Athletic Director Robert Foreman said. Hodges…

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Divided council approves multiple tattoo parlors

By Chris Eversole The Mustang City Council decided Tuesday to not draw the line on tattoo parlors. The majority of council members approved special use permits for two proposed tattoo parlors on West State Highway 152. The first tattoo parlor the council considered was at 236 W. State Highway 152. Council members Darrell Noblitt and…

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Three newcomers win council seats

By Chris Eversole The Mustang City Council will have two new faces as a result of Tuesday’s election – and one member who just started. In Ward 2 race, Keith Teeples defeated incumbent Josh Leete by 54 to 41 votes, or 57 percent. In the Ward 6 race, Nathan Sholund defeated David Harper by 65…

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Lady Broncos sweep Pacers by run rule

After a blow-out loss to Moore last Monday, the Lady Broncos slow-pitch softball team has rattled off four straight wins. The Lady Broncos defeated Purcell, 12-0, and Amber Pocasset, 18-10, in a double header before returning to their home turf Monday against Enid. “The girls were putting on a little show. There was a good…

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Mustang tennis is rolling

Mustang’s tennis program has found success in the recent weeks with four first-place team finishes. “That is pretty good,” coach Will Allen said. Between the varsity and the junior varsity squads, the Broncos have brought home gold from two Mustang JV tournaments, Putnam City North varsity tournament and Western Heights’ varsity tournament. “The last four…

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No one injured in Mustang bus accident

A Mustang Public Schools bus was involved in an accident at S.W. 89th Street and State Highway 4 before 6:45 a.m. Wednesday, school officials reported. The two adults on the bus were not injured, and no students were on the bus, the report said. A different bus was called into service for the route.

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Mustang Police Logs

The Mustang Police Department recorded the following arrests between March 24 and March 31: Carly Gruntmeir, 19, Yukon: Possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, violation of park or facility hours; Lanceelot Primeaux IV, 36, Mustang: Obstructing officer, two counts assault and battery on police officer; Domineek Plunkett, 21, Mustang: Possession of controlled substance, driving without…

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Police Logs

The Mustang Police Department recorded the following arrests between March 17 and March 23: Ray Dean Lopez, 28, Woodsboro, Texas: Public intoxication; Jamie Perez, 50, Oklahoma City: Speeding, driving with suspended license; Roneike Gaile Rowland, 44, Mustang: Possession of methamphetamine, defective windshield, defective brake lights; Gary Don Hare Jr., 34, Mustang: Driving with revoked license;…

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Search continues for Mustang scuba diver missing in Cozumel

By Chris Eversole The family of a scuba diver from Mustang who has been missing in Mexico since March 13 is vacillating between hope and despair. Members of the family of Blake Mitchell, 30, went to Cozumel, a Mexican island in the Caribbean Sea, after he stopped texting them. “The longer he’s missing, and his…

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Tough outing for Lady Broncos

After a 4-0 start for the Mustang slow-pitch softball team, the Lady Broncos ran into some stiff competition Friday at the Big Cat Classic. Mustang opened the day against Class 6A’s No. 2 Westmoore Lady Jaguars and dropped the game 17-7. The Lady Broncos jumped out in the top half of the first inning scoring…

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Mustang North Middle School’s seventh-grade girls finished season 19-0

Undefeated rarely happens in sports, yet it happened at Mustang North Middle School. The seventh-grade Lady Broncos ended their season Metro Middle School Athletic Conference champions with a 19-0 record. Those accomplishments were impressive enough and they found a way to stand out among the crowd along the way. “We knew they were special,” coach…

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Robotics team competes in Kansas competition

By Chris Eversole Mustang High School competed in the Robotics Competition Heartland Regional in Olathe, Kansas, last week. “It was a great experience, and we performed exceptionally well,” teacher Matt Moore said. The team earned the Imagery Award, which recognizes the team with the best overall appearance, including that of its robot, pit area and…

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City can’t keep up with youth sports demand

By Chris Eversole Youth sports in Mustang are growing faster than city government can build ballfields for them. The high demand led to a lottery to allocate practice fields being used for the first time this year for the 100 baseball teams and 46 softball teams. Some residents complained about the allocation to city council…

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Police Logs

The Mustang Police Department recorded the following arrests between March 10 and March 16: Matthew C Callahan, 41, Mustang: Domestic assault and battery; Matthew Lavelle, 46, Mustang: Unsafe lane use, driving under the influence; Christina Renea Riley, 35, Mustang: Possess controlled substance within 100 feet of school or park or presence of child under 12;…

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Mustang man charged with rape

An 18-year-old Mustang man remained in the Canadian County jail Thursday after being charged with sexually assaulting a woman he met online. Christian Weldon Baxter Owen was arrested Tuesday on one count of first-degree rape. He is being held without bail. According to court documents, Owen is accused of sexually assaulting a woman on Oct.…

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Mustang man injured in crash near Hinton

  A 57-year-old Mustang man was injured Wednesday after he crashed his vehicle while trying to avoid a deer, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said. Alfred Lerma was injured in the accident that occurred at about 2:09 p.m. on State Highway 37 about 10 miles southeast of Hinton. The patrol said Lerma was driving a 1997…

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‘T’-Town Bound for Lady Broncos

CLAREMORE — The Kilpatrick Turnpike between Mustang and Tulsa will have a familiar bus burning rubber down it this week as the Lady Broncos travel to Tulsa for the 2019 State Basketball Championship Tournament. “It feels really good. We went my sophomore year and that was the greatest feeling ever. We lost first round, but…

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Mustang graduate makes Tulsa Roughnecks roster

A Mustang graduate has made his dream come true. Colton Haskin made the roster for the Tulsa Roughnecks FC as a defender. “It didn’t seem real. I asked myself the cliché questions, ‘Am I dreaming right now? Is this actually happening?’ That stuff is really going on through your mind. Then before you can even…

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City manager provides updates on progress

Mustang City Manager Timothy Rooney presented his state of the city address at the Mustang Chamber of Commerce luncheon last week. Excerpts are below.   When I get asked to provide a state of the city speech, I get excited to talk about what I believe our organization does well and those things we have…

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Area News

Mustang grad Emily Helms conquers Boston Marathon

A Mustang grad and figure who can be seen running around town quite often competed in her first ever Boston Marathon Monday. “It is very historic in general in the running community. So, it was cool to be a part of something that big,” said Emily Helms. Helms graduated from Mustang High School in 2013…

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Area Sports

Mustang catches its Bass

A new era begins inside the Mustang basketball programs with the hiring of Katie Bass, 36, as the next girls’ basketball coach. “The community base here is amazing, and the support is something that I’ve always wanted and needed. I’m just excited to be here,” Bass said. “The community around here is just, I’ve never…

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