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Canadian County officials OK $21M budget for 2018

Canadian County workers can expect a pay increase in November after county officials approved a $21 million budget Monday. The budget is about $2 million larger than last year’s. The raise, according to officials, will be an average of 3 percent. Each department will receive a block of funds and will determine how much of…

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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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Council adopts new comprehensive plan

City Council adopted its first comprehensive plan since 2003 during Tuesday’s meeting. The “Imagine Mustang” comprehensive plan was adopted Tuesday with a unanimous vote. The vote followed a public hearing section of the meeting, in which no citizens attended. The comprehensive plan is more than a year’s worth of work, and “is really a document…

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Mustang looks to clean up mistakes in week two vs. Norman

By Michael Kinney, Contributing Writer Mustang couldn’t have started off its season much better, as the Broncos beat down rival Yukon. However, Coach Jeremy Dombek wasn’t totally impressed with what he saw. “The first-team defense played about as good as we can ask for a kid to play. Very, very pleased with our game plan…

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Fire chief retires

The City of Mustang will be saying goodbye to Fire Chief Carl Hickman this November. City Manager Tim Rooney reported in the Sept. 1 City Manager’s Report that Hickman has  announced his retirement. “It is with great regret that I inform you that Chief Hickamn has formally announced his retirement,” Rooney wrote in the report.…

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Mustang man accused of possessing child pornography

A Mustang man is facing charges of possession of child pornography after his arrest last week, officials with the Canadian County sheriff’s office said. Bryant Hurst, 46, is being held on $100,000 bail following his arrest Aug. 30, said Sheriff Chris West. According to a news release, authorities were tipped to Hurst by the National…

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Mustang makes it four-straight over Yukon with 31-14 beat down

By Michael Kinney For the Mustang seniors it meant everything. After three-straight years of owning Yukon, there was no way they weren’t going to show up in full force when the two teams squared off Friday in the season opener. Led by a staunch defense and the big plays of Damien Close and Carlos Thomas,…

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Mustang looks to make it four-straight over Yukon

By Michael Kinney, Contributing Writer For Carlos Thomas, it’s not a game or even a rivalry. The Mustang tailback calls the annual confrontation between MHS and Yukon a ritual. Thomas doesn’t use the word because of all the hype and pomp and circumstance that goes into the matchup. It’s because for his entire prep career…

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Five reasons why Mustang, Yukon will win Bedlam 2017

Mustang- 1. Powerful offense -Mustang’s offense is going to be one of the best in the state this season. They have all the ingredients to be a great offense, including a returning starting quarterback, running back, wide receivers and a monstrous offensive line. They could be too much for Yukon to handle Friday night. 2.…

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Mustang harriers get off to fast start

By Michael Kinney, Contributing Writer Emma K. Downing admits it’s not easy. The Mustang High cross country runner is competing each day not at her best due to a chronic injury called Osgood-Schlatters that causes pain in her bones while she is running. Yet, despite the constant pressure of the pain, Downing has started her…

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Future of Mustang, Yukon football in good hands

When Yukon and Mustang go to battle on the football field Friday at Bronco Stadium, there will be two Jeremy’s on the field manning the sidelines for each team. On the Mustang sideline, it will be Jeremy Dombek, who is entering his fifth season as the face of Bronco football and on the Yukon sideline,…

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Youth football continues to grow in Mustang

Boys and girls in Mustang have the opportunity to be a part of a growing football association every year. The Mustang Youth Football Association (MYFA) is continuously growing. Last year the association had 18 teams, the most of any league, said Louis Krivanek, president of the association. MYFA provides a place for players ages 5-12,…

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First ‘Bedlam Battle of the Bands’ set for tonight

Mustang and Yukon bands are kicking off the Mustang/Yukon Bedlam game early with their own competition and fundraisers. The two bands will face off tonight in the first ever “Bedlam Battle of the Bands.” The Bedlam Battle of the Bands includes a competition and a fundraiser tonight at Pie Five Pizza Co., 2121 S. Yukon…

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School reminds drivers, parents of bus safety

By Shannon Rigsby, MPS Communications Every day school is in session, Mustang Public Schools has 54 route buses on the road, some of them running their route three different times to deliver elementary, intermediate, and then middle and MHS students to and from school. And every day, motorists ignore the red flashing lights and the…

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Sales tax figures continue to climb

It was another bright month for sales tax returns across Canadian County, according to the latest report from the Oklahoma Tax Commission. Mustang’s sales tax jumped from $852,043.54 last August to $876,282.62 this August. Although sales tax is up compared to last year, Mustang’s sales tax is down almost $56,771 since last month. Mustang’s use…

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Woman dies in head-on collision near Mustang

One woman is dead after a multi-vehicle wreck last Thursday morning, Oklahoma City Police Department officials confirmed. Last Thursday’s multi-vehicle wreck sent three to local hospitals. Brianna Flowers, 41, died after being in critical condition after the wreck. Oklahoma City Police Department responded to a “serious injury collision” on South Mustang Road between S.W. 44th…

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‘Big Hats, Big Hearts’ benefit raises funds for Integris helipad

Integris Canadian Valley Hospital may soon get their helipad after a successful fundraising banquet last Friday night. “You are invited to wear big hats and have big hearts,” an invitation to the event reads. “Cowboy Up for a Rip-Roaring Good Time In Cahoots with INTEGRIS Canadian Valley Hospital! Big Hats, Big Hearts and a Big…

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MPS 1948 gym keepsakes to be sold at Bronco Alley, Western Days

By Shannon Rigbsy, MPS Communications For more than 65 years, the circa 1948 gym served the students and staff of Mustang Public Schools. The peeling gray block structure which became known as the PE building in recent years had reached a point where spending more than half a million dollars to simply bring the building…

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Professional soccer player trains Canadian County youth

A former professional soccer player offers team and individualized training close to home. Gabriel Da Silva, who just goes by Gabby, was born in Brazil. He’s been playing soccer for 11 years. He came to the U.S. to play soccer for North Carolina then played for Rayo OKC. When asked what he enjoys most about…

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Mustang to host inaugural Bronco Alley prior to Bedlam matchup Friday

Yukon and Mustang will do battle on the gridiron at 7 p.m. Friday at Bronco Stadium in Mustang but before the excitement happens on the field, there will be more excitement before the game. The Mustang Athletic Department will host the inaugural Bronco Alley on the football practice field just south of Mustang Horizon next…

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Area News

Yukon schools name two new directors

Just over a month after accepting a principal’s position in rival Mustang, Yukon Middle School Principal Diana Lebsack got a better offer and an opportunity to stay in Yukon. Lebsack was one of two principals who received promotions Thursday during a special meeting of the school board. Lebsack was named the executive director of secondary…

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Area Sports

BEHIND THE SCENES

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Mustang News was allowed to shadow the athletic department last week as it prepared for the home football game on Friday. During the next three weeks, we will detail what we witnessed. By Brody Feldmann “I would love to be an athletic director. Show up to games, get in free and stand…

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