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Starbucks coming to Mustang

The City Manager’s report revealed Starbucks will be coming to Mustang, and not all residents are happy. Rumors about a Starbucks coming to Mustang went around town for a while, but City Manager Tim Rooney confirmed Starbucks has signed a lease to occupy the parcel at 132 E. State Highway 152. The coffee chain will…

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Mustang pastor teaches class in Mexico

The Rev. Dave Bryan recently taught a class at a seminary in Guerrero, Mexico. Bryan is the senior pastor for Chisholm Heights Baptist Church in Mustang. Chisholm heights has had a relationship with the Mexican seminary for almost two decades. Bryan serves on the board of directors for the seminary and is the president this…

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MHS Pom has successful showing at camp, prepares for competition

The Mustang High School Pom squad recently got back from “one of their best years yet” at pom camp, coach said. MHS Pom attends the National Dance Alliance (NDA) camp hosted at the University of Oklahoma campus each year. The camp is one of their first events as a new team, aside from practices and…

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What once was a lopsided series, Mustang baseball has turned the corner on Yukon

In the spirit of the social media era, it is fair to say that Mustang baseball is trending. Coming off of one of the more magical postseason runs in school history in route to winning the 6A state championship last month, the Broncos are off to a blazing start to the Red Dirt League summer…

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Wonder Woman turns out to be the (wo)man for the job

*Spoilers may be contained, but I promise not to give away the ending or any big plot twists. As a superhero movie fan, and as one of the rare people who enjoyed DC’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “Suicide Squad,” I expected to like Wonder Woman, whether it became a Blockbuster hit or not. Though…

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Honoring Heroes

Veterans, families and friends came together Monday to honor fallen heroes at The American Legion Post 353’s Memorial Day Ceremony. A moment of silence, the On Flanders Field poem, a Sargent At Arms salute, the laying of the flowers at the memorial, the raising of the flag, a three-rife volley and the bugler playing Taps…

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City budget hearing set for Tuesday

Mustang residents have the chance to let their voices be heard at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Mustang Municipal Building, 1501 N. Mustang Rd. Citizens will be able to ask questions or voice their concerns about the proposed budget before Council members have their chance to vote…

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Gov. Fallin appoints Mustang resident as district judge

For more than 20 years, Paul Hesse has been standing before judges, pleading his cases. In the near future, Hesse, the first assistant district attorney for Canadian County, will be sitting behind the bench. Gov. Mary Fallin appointed the 20-year prosecutor to be the newest Canadian County district judge last week. The appointment was effective…

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Farmers Market, Brittany’s Play Adventure set to open Saturday

Families have the opportunity for food, fun and all-inclusive play this weekend at Wild Horse Park. The Mustang Parks Foundation is celebrating the season opening of the Wild Horse Farmers Market and the grand opening of Brittany’s Play Adventure from 8 am. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Wild Horse Park, 1201 N. Mustang Rd. The…

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Mustang fire captain accepted into national academy

Captain Craig Carruth will be heading to Emmitsburg, Maryland this November to take classes at the National Fire Academy. The National Fire Academy (NFA) is a school for people who are involved in fire prevention and control, emergency medical services, fire-related emergency management activities or aligned professions, according to their website, www.usfa.fema.gov. Carruth decided to…

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Mustang man jailed after online conversation

An 18-year-old Mustang man is being held on $100,000 bail after being arrested on accusations that he made sexual contact online with what he thought was an 11-year-old Mustang boy. Kyle Henthorn is being held in the Canadian County jail on accusations of lewd acts with a child and violation of the Oklahoma Computer Crimes…

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Learning to Grow

Mustang Valley Elementary students are being taught more than just what you’ll find on end-of-year tests. As part of their school day, the students help take care of the school garden. “We decided to create a school garden as a project to kind of get the kids outside some and start teaching them skills that…

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Broncos use spring practice to mesh young with old

By Michael Kinney, Contributing Writer Jeremy Dombek stood in the middle of the field watching. Mustang was going through its first days of pads during spring practice and he was eying his players intently Monday. With a group of young Broncos joining a veteran cast, Dombek wanted to make sure they were ready to go.…

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Mustang Times editor arrested for alleged child sex crime

Jonathan Edward Watje, a Mustang Times editor, was arrested by the Canadian County Sherriff’s Department after allegedly having an online sexual relationship with an undercover sheriff’s deputy posing as a 14-year-old girl. Watje, 34, was arrested at the Mustang Times office Friday afternoon. He was later booked into the Canadian County Jail on two counts…

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Broncos claim first baseball title since 1982

OKLAHOMA CITY –“I knew we had the guys. We were already a good club, we just needed to all believe and get on the same page, and when we did, we became a really good ballclub,” Mustang baseball coach Keanon Simon said. As it turns out, the Mustang Broncos were the last team standing when…

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Rachel Hamel is the state’s best hurdler

By Michael Kinney, Contributing Writer   YUKON – As a freshman, Rachel Hamel had a season that most high school athletes would give away their iPhones for. The Mustang track and field stand out placed third in the 300 meter low hurdles and second in the 100 meter hurdles. It was the type of ending…

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MPS finances stable despite state crisis

Mustang Public School financials are stable, but Superintendent Dr. Sean McDaniel said he wouldn’t describe them as good due to the state crisis. “I would start at the state level because everything we do locally is relative to what’s happening in the state. The state is in a crisis right now. I’ve been a superintendent…

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Widening of Mustang Road scheduled for this summer

The City of Mustang will begin widening south Mustang Road in either July or August. Mustang Road will be widened to a three-lane curb and gutter street starting at the railroad tracks to State Highway 152. It will also include a five-foot sidewalk on the west side of the street, as well as curb and…

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‘Fishing with Friends’ to kick off Sunday

Families have the opportunity to come together for food and fun Sunday to stand against bullying. Knock Out Bullying Inc., an anti-bullying association that began in October 2013, will begin hosting Fishing with Friends for the second year on Sunday. Fishing with Friends began last May when Stacy Hatcher, founder and president of KOB, and…

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Mustang grieves loss of longtime resident, commissioner

Longtime Mustang resident Don Young, 88, died last Tuesday at his home in Mustang. Young grew up in Mustang and graduated from Mustang High School in 1946. Young did many things, making him a staple to the Mustang community, as well as all of Canadian County. He was an area farmer and rancher his entire…

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Area News

Macke awarded Jim Thorpe Courage Award

Courage is one way to describe Erik Macke and his journey to walk again. Macke, 23, was in a motorcycle accident on July 15, 2015 that changed his life. He was riding at night on unfamiliar backroad and his tire clipped a center median. “I was going pretty fast. It was pretty bad,” Macke said.…

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Area Sports

Mustang raises football ticket prices for Yukon game

One of the state’s best high school football rivalries will hit the gridiron Sept. 1 when Yukon takes on Mustang at Bronco Stadium to open the 2017 season. Those who plan on attending the annual Bedlam clash between the two Canadian County schools will need to have more green in their wallets than in past…

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