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Beware of the Benadryl challenge

By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher There’s a disturbing new challenge that’s sending teenagers to the emergency room and even to the funeral home. The “Benadryl Challenge” has users intentionally overdosing on Benadryl to induce hallucinations. The challenge has been posted on the video-sharing app TikTok. It involves taking a dozen or more pills of Benadryl to…

Mustang falls hard

Norman North uses big second half to put away Broncos 42-14 By Stan Moss Staff Writer The Mustang Broncos have been on a wild roller coaster ride through four games this season, and Saturday’s game with Norman North was definitely one of the dips. The Timberwolves came to town and did pretty much what they…

Mustang High School band perseveres through must unusual season in its history

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer With a global pandemic that’s upended almost everything they associate with their fall season, Mustang instrumental music staff and students are marching forward – and they are rising to the challenges posed by the novel coronavirus. “Overall, everyone is handling our situation gracefully – it is kind of one of…

Margarita lounge opening soon

By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher A paradise of nothing but margaritas is coming soon to Mustang Road and S.W. 15th. Margarita lovers will love Tipsy Island Margarita Lounge. It’s an upscale lounge that will serve 30 different flavors of margaritas. The new lounge will specialize in and just serve margaritas. “We are going to be a…

School district extends mask mandate to all grade levels

Administrators – If COVID-19 levels remain ‘Orange 2,’ more measures could be on the way By Traci Chapman As the hours counted down Saturday to Mustang High School’s homecoming football game against Norman North High School, district administrators announced they were expanding a mask mandate to include all students. The information was released Saturday afternoon;…

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…

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…

Area News

Opinion: Haunted Oklahoma

By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher   Warning! Please don’t read any further if you’re afraid of ghost, ghouls, strange noises or bizarre occurrences. This column is not about fun Halloween entertainment. It’s about investigating real life paranormal activity in Oklahoma. Do not read anymore if that type of subject matter could disturb you.   At first…

State audit adds concerns about Epic Charter Schools

Byrd: Epic owes the State of Oklahoma $8.9 million   By Ryan Horton Managing Editor   The Oklahoma State Auditor and Inspector’s much-anticipated investigative audit of Epic Charter Schools has finally been released. The release found that Epic sends about one in four taxpayer dollars it receives, as a public school, to its co-founders’ for-profit company.…

Area Sports

Mustang falls hard

Norman North uses big second half to put away Broncos 42-14 By Stan Moss Staff Writer The Mustang Broncos have been on a wild roller coaster ride through four games this season, and Saturday’s game with Norman North was definitely one of the dips. The Timberwolves came to town and did pretty much what they…

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…

Business

Margarita lounge opening soon

By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher A paradise of nothing but margaritas is coming soon to Mustang Road and S.W. 15th. Margarita lovers will love Tipsy Island Margarita Lounge. It’s an upscale lounge that will serve 30 different flavors of margaritas. The new lounge will specialize in and just serve margaritas. “We are going to be a…

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.…

Education

Mustang High School band perseveres through must unusual season in its history

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer With a global pandemic that’s upended almost everything they associate with their fall season, Mustang instrumental music staff and students are marching forward – and they are rising to the challenges posed by the novel coronavirus. “Overall, everyone is handling our situation gracefully – it is kind of one of…

School district extends mask mandate to all grade levels

Administrators – If COVID-19 levels remain ‘Orange 2,’ more measures could be on the way By Traci Chapman As the hours counted down Saturday to Mustang High School’s homecoming football game against Norman North High School, district administrators announced they were expanding a mask mandate to include all students. The information was released Saturday afternoon;…

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