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State testing changes to impact all Oklahoma schools

By Shannon Rigsby Mustang Public Schools In 2016, Oklahoma began teaching more comprehensive academic standards, which required a new, more complex Oklahoma School Testing Program (OSTP) assessments to measure them. The new tests were given to students in the spring of 2017 and the cut scores or proficiency levels for the tests were rest to…

Social media post causes frenzy around blue rooms in MPS

Officials respond to alleged mistreatment of student at Creek Elementary By Traci Chapman Staff Writer A parent’s social media complaints about how a Mustang elementary school’s teachers and administrators allegedly treated his special needs child have created a Facebook firestorm. The incident began with a Sept. 19 Facebook post by Billy Wynne, who reported incidents…

Mustang ranked as 88 in Money Magazine’s Best Places to Live list

By Jess Kelsey Managing Editor Time Inc.’s Money Magazine released their findings of the 100 Best Places to Live in the United States naming Mustang, Oklahoma as number 88, making it the only Oklahoma city on the list. The study, in partnership with realtor.com, chose Mustang based off the city’s “economic health, cost of living,…

Man allegedly uses Craigslist ad to sell methamphetamine through sexual trade

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer A 32-year-old Alva man has been charged in Canadian County District Court with four felony counts, including endeavoring to distribute methamphetamine. Brandon Dale Harmon is accused of posting ads on Craigslist, attempting to sell methamphetamine through sexual trade. Arrested twice in August, investigators with Canadian County Sheriff’s office and Oklahoma…

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…

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ButterSweet Cupcakes in Yukon prepares for Valentine’s Day

By Jess Kelsey Managing Editor Lovers of all things sweet will not be disappointed when they walk through the doors of ButterSweet Cupcakes in Yukon. Customers can indulge in more than 10 unique cupcakes flavors, as well as signature cookies, cake shakes, cake parfaits, cake by the slice, macarons, cake truffles, brownies, ice-cream and so…

Mustang nurse receives national VA award

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Next month, a Mustang nurse working for Oklahoma City Veteran’s Administration Health Care System’s downtown center will head to Washington, D.C. as American Legion’s 2017 National VA Health Care Provider Award. Jillene Sroczynski has had a varied career, but it’s at the VA Center she has found her true calling,…

Area Sports

Wrestling falls just short of dual state

By Brody Feldmann Staff Writer   The Mustang wrestling team hosted district duals last Thursday afternoon and finished 2-1.The Broncos 2-1 record fell just short to Norman (#9) to punch their ticket to dual state. The Broncos started off the day losing to Norman 24-42 in the opening dual. In the midst of the dual…

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…

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