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Bradley updates chamber members on State of the Schools

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com Members of the Mustang Chamber of Commerce received an update from Mustang Superintendent Charles Bradley on the State of the Schools on Jan. 25. Bradley provided numbers on the school district, including the fact the district employs 1,700 people. The district has 13,639 students from Pre-K through 12 th grade. Mustang…

City Parks Department getting grant information for fishing pier

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com An additional amenity to Wild Horse park is in the works. Mustang Parks and Recreation has received information regarding a grant for a fishing pier in the City of Mustang through the Oklahoma Fish and Wildlife Department. That comes through the “Close to Home” fishing projects, with Wild Horse Park’s pond…

Roads townhall offers insight into Mustang area residents concerns

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com Those seeking clarity on the road issues being addressed inside county borders had a golden opportunity to get answers in the past week. That was thanks to a roads townhall inside Mustang city limits, with Mustang Rep. Brian Hill and members of five different entities being available for discussions with the…

Amphitheater project presented at OKC Planning Commission

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com As part of the Oklahoma City Planning Commission meeting Jan. 11, members of NotesLive presented their plan to build an Amphitheater just east of the John Kilpatrick Turnpike near Sara and 15th street. As part of the presentation, planning commission officials were told of noise monitoring stations that will make sure…

ODOT, City of Mustang start process to revamp Wild Horse Park trail project

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com A 17-year old project the City of Mustang agreed to with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation may soon be seeing progress. Mustang City Council members met last week for their January city council meeting, and of the items discussed came a project listed as Mustang Trails Phase 1. David Russell, the…

Mustang officer takes Oath of Office

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com Shortly after the start of the Mustang City Council meeting on Jan. 9, MPD officer Jazreale Wright made her way to the front of City Hall’s Council Chambers and took an oath of office. Wright, who has been working her way through the academy where she was trained for the position,…

School board discussion identifies chronic absenteeism as item of concern

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com Members of the Mustang school board were provided an update on Jan. 8 regarding the academic work going on in each grade level in the Mustang Public Schools sites. Stacy Edwards, the Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education, started off a presentation that each of the school board members had access to…

Mustang Public Schools Foundation hosts Bronco Benefit Feb. 8

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com One of the primary sources of support for local teachers is moving up the date of their Bronco Benefit Auction and Dinner in hopes of drawing more community involvement at a convenient time of the year. Tasha Gammon, the MPSF Executive Director, said the thought was that April, when the dinner…

OnCue to remodel and add grill to Mustang location

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com Mustang’s OnCue Convenience Store will be adding to its repertoire with the installation of a new Grill in the coming months. Emily Fate, the Public Relations Coordinator for OnCue, said the Grill will expand what OnCue offers significantly, and that the made to order as fresh as possible can become homemade…

INTEGRIS Clinic coming to Hunter Terrace Retail Shell location

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com A new location for INTEGRIS will be located in Mustang according to recent information provided by the city. Located at 1233 E State Highway 152 as part of the Hunter Terrace Retail Shell, INTEGRIS will be adding a small clinic in addition to the new building recently completed just North of…

Area News

Mustang officer takes Oath of Office

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com Shortly after the start of the Mustang City Council meeting on Jan. 9, MPD officer Jazreale Wright made her way to the front of City Hall’s Council Chambers and took an oath of office. Wright, who has been working her way through the academy where she was trained for the position,…

School board discussion identifies chronic absenteeism as item of concern

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com Members of the Mustang school board were provided an update on Jan. 8 regarding the academic work going on in each grade level in the Mustang Public Schools sites. Stacy Edwards, the Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education, started off a presentation that each of the school board members had access to…

Area Sports

OKC voters have big decision ahead

By Michael Kinney Contributing Writer Muhammed Ali vs Jerry Cooney. The 1985 Chicago Bears vs the New England Patriots. Backstreet Boys vs 98 Degrees. These are some of the most lopsided battles in the history of competition. Everyone knew they were going to be ugly from the start and that is the way they ended.…

Lady Broncos run 10th at conference meet

By Michael Kinney Mustang Times Led by a strong performance from Carol Le, the Mustang girls Cross Country team placed 10th at the COAC conference meet last week at Deer Creek. Le ran a 19:45 over the 5K course. That was good enough to take 24th overall. According to coach Mike McGarry the 19:45 beat…

Business

Wondervan Pops investing in itself with Mustang building

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com Artistic expression comes in many different forms, but how many of them can claim to be cold? Although it has been a relatively mild summer to this point, there are not many things that can surpass the vibes of ice cream bars or popsicles to stave off the heat. That’s where…

Emma Elle’s authentic Italian experience

By Jayson Knight editor@tuttletimes.com Cameron Wilson opened Emma Elle’s Italian Kitchen, located at 4401 Grant Boulevard, Suite 3 in Yukon, in August of 2022. “The idea popped in my head in May of 2021, so I’ve been working on it since then,” Cameron said Thursday. “Originally, I was thinking about franchising a restaurant, but I…

Education

Student conduct and discipline draws discussion from MPS Board of Education

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com Oklahoma’s public schools are facing a precarious situation that doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon, and Mustang Public Schools is making some changes to address the challenge. Mustang Public Schools Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education, Ryan McKinney, said the district has spent time looking at the drug and…

Camp Invention providing spark for students

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com Students participating in the Camp Invention program had their creativity on full display this past week. The camp, which took place at Mustang Trails Elementary this past week, is run by teachers and students and has proven to be fun for kids of a multitude of ages. Angie Choate, the MPS…