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Mustang firefighter blazes trail for women

By Valerie Scott Midwest City Beacon Katey Lawson is the first female full-time firefighter at Mustang Fire Department. At just 23 years old, Lawson is not only a trained and certified firefighter but just graduated with her paramedic license last Sunday. Lawson had just returned from a call when she shared how the team has…

Longtime Mustang business owner retires

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com A change is coming to the Mustang community through one of the restaurants serving customers along Mustang Road. Mazzio’s Italian Eatery longtime owner, Tony Lawson, retired on July 25 and is selling the location back to corporate after more than 20 years of owning and running the Mustang location. Lawson worked for Mazzio’s on…

Mustang Public Schools responds to OSDE “Accreditation with Warning” decision

At the regular meeting of the State Board of Education held on Thursday, July 28, 2022, there was an action item included on the agenda for “Discussion and possible action on school district and school site accreditation recommendations for the 2022-23 school year -70 O.S. §§ 3-104, 3-104.3, 3- 104.4; OAC 210:35-3-201.” During the discussion…

Safety first: Mustang school administrators train with Oklahoma School Security Institute

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com Taking safety precautions to heart is never a bad thing. For Mustang Public Schools administrators, that opportunity for application to safety precautions came through training with the Oklahoma School Security Institute on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 in the High School and Performing Arts Center. Administrators first listened to a lecture from…

Businesses show out in support of teachers

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com What started out as a plan to do some raffles for teachers turned into much more when an Extended School Year (ESY) coordinator, Tara Waller, made some calls to businesses. The results showed the appreciation Mustang’s businesses have for the school district’s teachers. In hopes of “keeping up morale and rewarding…

Woman arrested on drug charges

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com A woman was arrested for a slew of charges related to drug possession and distribution on June 14, 2022 by the Oklahoma City Police Department. Randi Dawn Watford received charges of aggravated trafficking of illegal drugs, acquire proceeds from illegal drug activity, possession of controlled dangerous substance and unlawful possession of…

Golfers turn out for Crout Classic

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com The annual Crout Classic Fundraising Golf Tournament provided the Mustang Chamber with an opportunity to raise funds, and offered up fun activities for members during their time at the Winter Creek Golf Course and Country Club in Blanchard. Fundraising during the tournament came in the forms of sponsored holes, team applications…

School board member resigns

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com Mere months after the 2022 school board election, another seat has become available for the interested members in the Mustang Community. Dedra Stafford, who has served her current term as the Seat 5 representative on the board of education since 2020, notified Mustang Superintendent, Charles Bradley, that she is moving out…

K9 officer leaves lasting impact on Mustang police

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com The Mustang Police Department, particularly Chief Rob Groseclose, has plenty of history with Lex, a K9 Officer that served the Mustang Community. Originally, Groseclose helped buy the K9 from Little Rock K9 Academy in 2013-14. Groseclose later left the job he was working at and Lex was then given to Logan…

Council approves permit for Lions Club

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com The July 12 City Council meeting provided clarity on the next steps the City of Mustang will take in regards to the Mustang Lions Club event center that had been seeking a special use permit for the club. This discussion has been ongoing since the city became aware of the issue…

Area News

Mustang firefighter blazes trail for women

By Valerie Scott Midwest City Beacon Katey Lawson is the first female full-time firefighter at Mustang Fire Department. At just 23 years old, Lawson is not only a trained and certified firefighter but just graduated with her paramedic license last Sunday. Lawson had just returned from a call when she shared how the team has…

Longtime Mustang business owner retires

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com A change is coming to the Mustang community through one of the restaurants serving customers along Mustang Road. Mazzio’s Italian Eatery longtime owner, Tony Lawson, retired on July 25 and is selling the location back to corporate after more than 20 years of owning and running the Mustang location. Lawson worked for Mazzio’s on…

Area Sports

Watkins leads Broncos to state track meet

By John Martin Mustang Times MIDWEST CITY – Kassadi Watkins came home with medals in three events for the Mustang Broncos at the OSSAA Class 6A Regional qualifying track and field meet on Saturday. Watkins and her mates who qualified will now head for the OSSAA State Championships at Ardmore on Friday and Saturday. Watkins…

Mustang falls to Choctaw in state semifinal round

By Michael Kinney   Contributing Writer One year after winning the Class 6A Slowpitch State Championship, Mustang was back at Hall of Fame Stadium looking to repeat. However, instead of coming in as one of the favorites to wear the crown, they carried the No. 8 seed and would have to take a difficult path…

Business

Candidates speak at Mustang Town Center

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com Candidates for various offices met with members of the Mustang community at the Mustang Town Center on Thursday evening, giving the public a chance to learn about each of the candidates ahead of the June 28 primary. In attendance for the event were candidates Todd Russ (State Treasurer), Luke Holland (U.S.…

R&M Arms in Minco a friendly source for firepower

R&M Arms in Minco started as a hobby for Mindy and Ronnie Porter in August of 2020. After opening their first storefront in Minco, business was booming, and they were able to move to a bigger and better location at 208 West Main Street in Minco. Mindy spoke Monday morning about how the business came…

Education

“Something Rotten” set to begin Thursday at PAC

Tickets now on sale for Mustang High School’s first musical to be held in new facility By Traci Chapman, Staff Writer “Something Rotten” is headed to Mustang Performing Arts Center, as director Emily Farnham and her students prepare for the first musical to be showcased at that facility. “We are really excited about this production…

Mustang to gain three buses thanks to DEQ-administered grant

By Traci Chapman Mustang Public School District will have three new buses in the coming school year, thanks in part to a grant made available by Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality. The $71,124 grant would fund three 2018 or newer school buses certified by the Environmental Protection Agency. According to DEQ, those buses would replace…