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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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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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Area News

Proposed liquor laws won’t pay out for small businesses

By E.I. Hillin For more than 25 years Harry Weatherford and his family have run the liquor store on the corner of Morgan Road and State Highway 152. He said although the Oklahoma state liquor laws may have seemed outdated, they are unique in the way they promote small, family-owned businesses. “If you stop and…

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Area Sports

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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