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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…

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…

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Mustang student showing artwork at Oklahoma City Festival of the Arts

By Jess Kelsey Managing Editor A Mustang North Middle School artist has been accepted into the Oklahoma City Festival of the Arts. Madchen Dahlvang, 14, will be selling her artwork during the Youth Art Sale on Saturday, April 28, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students who are selected for the Youth Art Sale are…

Employee of the Year

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer When Jerry Calloway retired in March, he did so as city of Mustang’s chief building official and with 13 years’ service to the municipality he loved. Last week, Mustang American Post 353 and city officials gathered to thank Calloway for that service, recognizing him as this year’s non-uniformed Employee of…

Area Sports

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…

Runner-ups

By Brody Feldmann Staff Writer   DEER CREEK- The Mustang Broncos girls basketball team competed in the Bruce Gray Invitational hosted at Deer Creek over the weekend. The Broncos finished as the tournament runner-up losing to host Deer Creek in the championship. “When they shoot the ball like that they are as good as any…

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