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Former fire chief named state fire marshal

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Retirement didn’t last long for former Mustang Fire Chief Carl Hickman, who last week was named State Fire Marshal. The fact the state agency pursued Hickman, who served Mustang for 12 years and retired in 2017, didn’t surprise those who knew and worked with him, they said. “It’s always flattering…

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Hanson formally adopts partner Lex upon retirement By Traci Chapman Staff Writer When Lex became a Mustang police officer, he became part of a bigger family – but to no one was he as close as he was to his partner, Sgt. David Hanson. It seems appropriate, then, that as he readied for retirement in…

Opinion: What to do with old cell phones?

Have you ever wondered what to do with your old cell phones? Chances are you have an old cell phone or two sitting around your home. Should you just throw them in the trash? Can they be recycled? What do you do with them? You definitely don’t want to trash old cell phones. They contain…

Trump supporters hold MAGA parades

By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher Trump Trains are picking up steam and rolling all across Oklahoma. A Trump Train is a large parade of vehicles waving, honking horns and flying flags in support of President Donald J. Trump. The events are organized by members of the Facebook group #Drivefor45 Oklahoma. The town of Tuttle is set…

Blessing Box sponsored for Union City

A nonprofit organization, Oklahoma blessing boxes, unveiled the location for its newest blessing box: Union City.  A Facebook post by the organization thanks Renae McGregor for sponsoring this box located at City Hall, located at 101 Elm Ave in Union City.  “This is your community blessing box!” The post reads. “Let’s help them STOCK this…

Post 353 posts Avenue of Flags, ready for 9-11 remembrance

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer September is a busy month for Mustang American Legion Post 353, as they remember one of the country’s darkest times and work to keep the spark of patriotism alive amid the kind of pandemic unseen by most people now living. “This is really a challenging time – due to the…

Thursday Night Cruisers raise $29K for Mustang Fire Department

By Jayson Knight Staff Writer With an event at the Mustang Bronco Bowl, the Thursday Night Cruisers raised money for the personal use of Mustang’s firefighters. Shawn Russell, Vice President of the Thursday Night Cruisers, said Thursday, “This money is going to be used in case one of them gets sick and they don’t have…

Mustang Schools confirms staff member COVID-19 death

Longtime employee the first connected with district to die of COVID-19 complications, officials say By Traci Chapman Mustang Public School District just announced its first confirmed death of a staff member due to the novel coronavirus. The unnamed employee worked for the district for several years, communications director Kirk Wilson said Tuesday. He confirmed this…

Ragin Cajun serves up New Orleans cuisine

By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher New Orleans style cooking is coming soon to the area. The Ragin Cajun is opening up a seafood restaurant and fresh seafood market at 1701 S Mustang Rd. It’s located behind the 7 Eleven in the Mustang Crossing shopping center.   The owner grew up in the south and knows what…

The Lokal bringing Okie Cuisine to Mustang

By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher A popular Yukon restaurant is coming soon to Mustang. The Lokal will be located in the new Mustang Plaza Shopping Center near Sara Rd. and SH 152. It’s under construction now and located behind the Applebee’s restaurant and in front of Lowe’s Home Improvement. Owners Roger and Kimberley Smith are looking…

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Former fire chief named state fire marshal

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Retirement didn’t last long for former Mustang Fire Chief Carl Hickman, who last week was named State Fire Marshal. The fact the state agency pursued Hickman, who served Mustang for 12 years and retired in 2017, didn’t surprise those who knew and worked with him, they said. “It’s always flattering…

Home for Good

Hanson formally adopts partner Lex upon retirement By Traci Chapman Staff Writer When Lex became a Mustang police officer, he became part of a bigger family – but to no one was he as close as he was to his partner, Sgt. David Hanson. It seems appropriate, then, that as he readied for retirement in…

Area Sports

A Walk(er) in the Park

Mustang can’t slow Walker and Stillwater in 62-21 loss By Stan Moss Contributing Writer The Mustang Broncos were well aware of Stillwater running back Qwontrel Walker and his accomplishments going into Friday night’s game, but nobody saw this one coming. Walker and the rest of this senior-laden squad put the hurt on the Broncos by…

Lady Broncos topple No. 1 Edmond Santa Fe

By Stan Moss Contributing Writer The No. 6 Lady Broncos continued their impressive play this week and extended their winning streak to seven matches, and even knocked off the No. 1 team in the state, Edmond Santa Fe 3 games to one. To top it off, the Lady Broncos went 5-0 to win the Mustang…

Business

Loony Bin Comedy Club still providing laughs for Oklahomans

By Van Mitchell Contributing Writer The COVID-19 pandemic has been no laughing matter for many businesses across the country including for comedy clubs, which were shut down for months as a result. The Loony Bin Comedy Club, located at 8503 N. Rockwell Avenue in Oklahoma City, was one of those comedy clubs that was impacted.…

Lumpy’s Sports Grill Coming Soon

By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher A popular sports grill from Oklahoma City is planning a new location in the area. Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name and Lumpy’s Sports Grill plans to be that place. They have their eyes set on a new location that’s in the works at S.W. 15th and…

Education

Mustang Schools confirms staff member COVID-19 death

Longtime employee the first connected with district to die of COVID-19 complications, officials say By Traci Chapman Mustang Public School District just announced its first confirmed death of a staff member due to the novel coronavirus. The unnamed employee worked for the district for several years, communications director Kirk Wilson said Tuesday. He confirmed this…

Mustang delays fall semester start date

Classes now begin Aug. 24   By Traci Chapman After initially delaying the first day of the fall semester to Aug. 14, Mustang Public School District officials announced Wednesday afternoon classes would now begin Aug. 24 for all students. “The decision to delay students’ start date further to Aug. 24 is based on many factors,”…

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