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Mustang man arrested for alleged child pornography possession

By Traci Chapman Contributing Writer A National Center of Missing and Exploited Children tip led to allegations a Mustang man uploaded and traded child pornography on a social media site. Canadian County Sheriff’s investigators on Aug. 30 arrested 46-year-old Bryan Hurst on a complaint of aggravated child pornography possession, Cpt. Adam Flowers said. “NCMEC alerted…

First responders head to Houston

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer A Mustang firefighter is among dozens of area first responders and volunteers lending their hand to Texas residents dealing with the overwhelming impact of Hurricane Harvey. Mustang Fire Cpt. Craig Carruth traveled Monday to Houston as part of Oklahoma Urban Search and Rescue Task Force One. “Cpt. Carruth will be…

Companies sending supplies to Texas, donations needed

By Jess Kelsey Managing Editor Three area companies are teaming up to send a semi-truck full of supplies to Houston for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Wolseley Industrial, Metro Ready Mix and CM Engineering are covering the cost to transport the semi, but they are calling on the community to help gather donations. Requested supplies…

Family of deceased inmate files lawsuit against Canadian County officials

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Canadian County Commissioners, former sheriff Randall Edwards and a county jail healthcare contractor face a federal lawsuit, filed by the family of a man who died in June 2016 while held in Canadian County Jail. It is undisputed that 46-year-old Anthony Kade Davis died June 5, 2016, shortly after being…

Old gym razed to make way for high school science academy

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Mustang Public Schools last week saw the end of an era, as the district’s high school “old gym” was demolished, to make way for the MHS Science Academy. “Mustang is one of the most unique towns – it has grown from a town along a winding dirt road with 30…

Fluffy Mustaches Pet Grooming finds home in Mustang

By Jess Kelsey Managing Editor Dogs and cats throughout Mustang have been strutting their “fluffy mustaches” following the opening of a local pet grooming business earlier this summer. Fluffy Mustaches Pet Grooming opened in June and is located at 135 Cedar Branch Way, Suite 107. Owner Lisa Walter was advised to add Pet Grooming to…

Osborn Right for Labor Commission After Taking Stand

State Rep. Leslie Osborn, R-Mustang, announced late last week that she is in the process of putting together an exploratory committee to consider running for Oklahoma Labor Commissioner. As Labor Commissioner, Osborn’s focus will be on retaining the state’s educators since the measure will strengthen the state’s case for attracting other industries. “At this time, Oklahoma…

OKC man allegedly selling drugs at tattoo business

By Traci Chapman Contributing Writer An Oklahoma City man faces criminal complaints alleging he was selling drugs out of a local tattoo business. Billy Jack Charnik, 43, owns Cheyenne Ink, a tattoo parlor located in the 300 block of South Mustang Road, Canadian County Sheriff Chris West said. According to investigators, Charnik was arrested July…

Local State Rep. replaced as budget committee chair

By Jess Kelsey Managing Editor House Speaker Charles McCall announced Tuesday that State Rep. Kevin Wallace has been named the new chair of the House of Appropriations and Budget Committee, consequently replacing State Rep. Leslie Osborn, R-Mustang. Wallace served as vice chair during the last session. It has been reported that Osborn has recently been…

MHS teacher nominated for state teacher of the year

By Traci Chapman Contributing Writer For the second year in a row and only the third time in Mustang Public Schools history, a district educator has been named as one of 12 nominees for Oklahoma State Teacher of the Year. Mustang High School teacher Chad Harper was in March named as the district’s 2017-2018 Teacher…

Area News

This season is for “Three”

By Brody Feldmann Sports Editor To lose a good friend is hard for anyone no matter the age. Mustang’s Tate Picklo, freshman, lost a close friend just weeks before the beginning of his first high school wrestling season. Cade Boles of Tuttle, Oklahoma was taken from this earth on October 13th due to an accident…

American Legion collecting donations for veterans this holiday season

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer With Thanksgiving and Christmas just around the corner, Mustang American Legion Post 353 is kicking into high gear to make sure veterans who might not have much to celebrate feel the warmth of the holidays. “It’s that time of year when a lot of our fellow veterans might be in…

Area Sports

Mustang swimming’s depth is too much for Enid

By Brody Feldmann Staff Writer   ENID- The Mustang swimming team traveled to Enid on Monday night to compete in a head-to-head meet with the Enid Plainsmen. The Broncos depth was just too much for the Plainsmen and Mustang walked away victorious. “We swam really well. We were just fine tuning some things before regionals…

Record weekend

By Brody Feldmann Staff Writer   EDMOND- The Broncos swimming team traveled to Edmond on Saturday to compete in the Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference (COAC) meet hosted at Mitch Park. The boys team finished in eight place overall as the girls finished in ninth. The team took eighth overall at the conference meet. There were…

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