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City issues Aug. 1 partial face mask mandate

Face coverings required at all city meetings, library By Traci Chapman Although officials have not followed the lead of Mustang’s biggest neighbor in implementing a citywide face mask mandate, anyone wishing to attend city council meetings – and one of its busiest facilities – will now be required to wear one. Mustang City Manager Tim…

WildCare helps struggling wild animals

By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher Oklahomans can get help for sick, injured or orphaned wild animals at the WildCare Foundation. They provide a place to bring struggling wildlife with the goal of releasing healthy animals back into the wild. WildCare has admitted and provided care for over 100,000 sick, injured and orphaned native wild animals. It’s…

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,”…

Old School Bagel Cafe coming soon 

By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher Construction is underway for a new restaurant and dental clinic located near the intersection of SW 15th St. and Mustang Rd, adjacent to the 7 Eleven. The new property includes 6,300 square feet of retail space. Old School Bagel Cafe will be on the north side and on the south side…

Mustang drops Nightriders marching band name

Move taken as part of district inclusivity, diversity efforts   By Traci Chapman It’s been a part of Mustang High School band program history for about 40 years, but the Nightriders name is no longer a part of its future. The decision to drop the group’s long-held Nightriders nickname – most prominently used in connection…

Chamber cancels Mustang Western Days

Public safety motivating factor By Traci Chapman Mustang Chamber of Commerce late Saturday announced it would not hold Western Days, the city’s signature event. It is the first time in its 47-year history Western Days has been canceled, chamber president/CEO Renee Peerman said; the move comes as COVID-19 cases continue to spike across Oklahoma, including…

Mustang man accused of threatening to kill officer

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer A Mustang man faces potential criminal complaints, after an alleged July 12 burglary that culminated in him threatening to kill a police officer. Thirty-eight-year-old Jesse Thomas Croisant stands accused of first degree burglary, intimidating or threatening a state witness and public intoxication. Those complaints came after dispatchers directed Mustang officer…

Pocket change is the new toilet paper

By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher At the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic we had a shortage in toilet paper, hand sanitizer, masks, cleaning supplies and even meat. Now you can add pocket change to that list. The pandemic has created an unexpected nationwide shortage of pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters. Big-name retailers and fast food restaurants…

Data issue causes case reporting problems, delay

New information provided during last-minute Tuesday press briefing By Traci Chapman During a last-minute press conference Tuesday afternoon, state officials gave an update concerning Oklahoma COVID-19 case data over the last few days. Recently reported numbers revised Tuesday Interim health commissioner Lance Frye reported Oklahoma had 894 new cases reported overnight; there is also a…

Holy Spirit Catholic Church celebrates sanctuary more than 30 years in the making

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer They prayed and sacrificed, donated and persevered – and the end result is a sanctuary that embodies all that Mustang’s Holy Spirit Catholic Church represents to those who worship there, they say. It was a sanctuary they waited more than three decades for – a new building that dwarfs the…

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City issues Aug. 1 partial face mask mandate

Face coverings required at all city meetings, library By Traci Chapman Although officials have not followed the lead of Mustang’s biggest neighbor in implementing a citywide face mask mandate, anyone wishing to attend city council meetings – and one of its busiest facilities – will now be required to wear one. Mustang City Manager Tim…

WildCare helps struggling wild animals

By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher Oklahomans can get help for sick, injured or orphaned wild animals at the WildCare Foundation. They provide a place to bring struggling wildlife with the goal of releasing healthy animals back into the wild. WildCare has admitted and provided care for over 100,000 sick, injured and orphaned native wild animals. It’s…

Area Sports

Mustang distance runners have podium plans

By Stan Moss Contributing Writer “A little bit is better than nada, but sometimes you want the whole enchilada” – The Texas Tornadoes The Mustang girls’ and boys’ cross-country teams share an uncommon bond this year as the 2020 fall season approaches. Last year both programs finished the season with a bitter pill, placing 4th…

High School All-Stars battle Oklahoma Legends

Oklahoma softballers live up to their legends By Ryan Horton Managing Editor The Oklahoma Legends played a select group of high school softballers in an exhibition game in Shawnee Wednesday night, July 8. The scrimmage contest was the opener to a tournament sponsored by Fastpitch Future Softball that featured players from all over the world…

Business

Old School Bagel Cafe coming soon 

By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher Construction is underway for a new restaurant and dental clinic located near the intersection of SW 15th St. and Mustang Rd, adjacent to the 7 Eleven. The new property includes 6,300 square feet of retail space. Old School Bagel Cafe will be on the north side and on the south side…

Brotherhood Garage helping keep vehicles on the road

By Van Mitchell Contributing Writer  Brandon Crusha served two tours in AR Ramadi Iraq with 3rd Battalion 7th Marine Regiment Kilo Company 2nd platoon. Kilo Company’s motto was “Brotherhood” meaning everyone takes care of each other. Crusha has carried on that motto through his automotive business, Brotherhood Garage, located at 303 South Ranchwood Boulevard in…

Education

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,”…

Mustang drops Nightriders marching band name

Move taken as part of district inclusivity, diversity efforts   By Traci Chapman It’s been a part of Mustang High School band program history for about 40 years, but the Nightriders name is no longer a part of its future. The decision to drop the group’s long-held Nightriders nickname – most prominently used in connection…

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