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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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People around the world gather for the solar eclipse

For the first time since 1918, the solar eclipse traveled across the entire U.S. on Monday. People all around the world gathered to witness the eclipse, including at the Mustang Town Center. The Mustang Public Library hosted a “Solar Eclipse Viewing Party” Monday, and offered free solar glasses to anyone who pre-registered. People from Mustang…

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Broncos show potential in scrimmage

By Michael Kinney, Contributing Writer The Mustang football team got its first real look at what type of team they will be putting on the field this year when they traveled to Bixby last week. In their first scrimmage of the season, coach Jeremy Dombek had a lot of positives in the outing. “Early on…

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Mustang suffers first loss of season

By Michael Kinney, Contributing Writer   After starting the softball season with an impressive 5-0 start, Mustang finally felt its first taste of defeat. Facing Pryor High Saturday, the Lady Broncos fell 1-0 in seven innings. It was the first time all season they had been held under four runs. “I definitely think we’re coming…

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Council ponders comprehensive plan until next meeting

City Manager Tim Rooney, Mayor Jay Adams and City Council members have played an active role in helping develop the “Imagine Mustang” comprehensive plan with the help of citizens’ feedback. Imagine Mustang is about planning for what the City of Mustang’s future will look like. The last time the city updated its comprehensive plan was…

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Family of jail inmate sues over death

OKLAHOMA CITY – The family of a Canadian County jail inmate who died in 2016 has filed a lawsuit in federal court claiming the jail failed to provide adequate medical care, and that his civil rights were violated.. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of the estate of Anthony Kade Davis and Nichole Young, was filed…

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MPS hosts back to school kickoff to bring in the new year

Mustang Public Schools’ faculty and staff came together early Monday morning to celebrate the start of the new academic year. The Back to School Kickoff celebration began with the “Breakfast of Champions” at 7:15 a.m. Monday morning. Child Nutrition Director Tammy Bales makes the entire breakfast happen based off donations so the district doesn’t have…

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Local Heroes: Two firefighters awarded for saving a Mustang man’s life

Mustang Fire Department’s Corporals David Small and Buddy Corbin received the department’s Lifesaving Medal Tuesday from the man whose life they saved. MFD was dispatched on the morning of May 28 in response to a call of an unresponsive male at 420 S. Cedar Springs Lane. On arrival, Small and Corbin found a 42-year-old male…

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Mustang parent gauges interest for rowing team

A rowing team may be in Mustang Public Schools’ future. Connie Houpt, a MPS parent, is gauging interest in adding a rowing team to Mustang’s lineup. Houpt’s oldest son, Jason, graduated from Mustang High School in 2016. Jason, standing at 7’1”, played basketball for the Broncos, but decided to take a year off from school…

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P.E. Building comes down to make way for science academy

Mustang Public Schools said goodbye to the oldest building left on the high school campus last week. The P.E. Building, the original gym built in the 1940s, was demolished by Midwest Wrecking last Friday, clearing the spot for Mustang’s new science academy. Although the gym held many memories for many people, it wasn’t up to…

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Councilman announces resignation

Kevin Riley, Ward 1 councilman, announced Tuesday he would be resigning in September. Riley and his wife decided to build their own home and their current home sold quicker than they anticipated. They will be closing at the end of September. Riley will no longer be living in Ward I and therefore, can no longer…

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Lady Broncos going through growing pains

By Michael Kinney, Contributing Writer The start to the volleyball season has not been kind to Mustang. After a tough five-set loss to Moore in the opener, they dropped their first three pool play matches at the Norman High Volleyball Tournament Friday. It looked like the Broncos were going to drop to 0-5 when they…

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Yukon boy celebrates with friends: Birthday bash brings cash for program

Braedon Brown proved Sunday that he was a superhero when dozens of people attended his birthday party at the Route 66 Park near Lake Overholser. Braedon, who turned 12, on Aug. 5 wanted to celebrate his birthday with his friends at Fishing With Friends, an event sponsored by Knock-Out Bullying. Braedon said he didn’t want…

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Mustang Police donate vehicles to agencies in need

The Mustang Police Department recently donated three surplus vehicles to law enforcement agencies in need with City Council’s help. The three Ford Crown Victoria police vehicles were donated to the City of Harrah, Logan County Sheriff’s Office and the City of Nicoma Park. The surplus vehicles came about after City Council approved a three-year municipal…

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Area News

Mustang teachers continue to support walkout

By CHRIS EVERSOLE Staff Writer Members of the Mustang Education Association are continuing to support the statewide teachers’ walkout, MEA President Mark Webb said Tuesday. “We’ve reached a bit of a stalemate,” Webb said in a text message. He noted that Gov. Mary Fallin signed three bills affecting education Tuesday, but that they had a…

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Area Sports

Simonsen lays foundation for future at state cross country meet

By Michael Kinney It didn’t take long for Gabe Simonsen to start looking toward the future. As soon as he finished competing in his first state cross country meet, the Mustang freshman already began looking ahead to the possibilities. Simonsen had placed sixth in the 6A Boys State Cross Country Championships Saturday, which put him…

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