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The Burlap Buffalo celebrating third anniversary

By Van Mitchell Contributing Writer In 2017 Jessica Walker and fellow Mustang native Sherry Jones opened their storefront business The Burlap Buffalo Boutique, located at 224 W. State Highway 152. On Nov. 14, the store will celebrate its third anniversary with its annual birthday celebration. “We will give away 25 grab bags to the first…

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…

Area News

Opinion: Election Anxiety

By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher The presidential election is less than 2 weeks away and anxiety is running extremely high. The term “election stress disorder” is being thrown around to describe how people are feeling about the upcoming election.   A new survey conducted by the American Psychological Association found that 68 percent of Americans said…

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…

Area Sports

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…

Lady Broncos eager to return to state tourney

By Stan Moss Contributing Writer The Mustang Lady Broncos volleyball team’s mission is clear this upcoming season: Return to State. This year’s squad doesn’t mince words when talking about the team’s chances of returning to the dance. And neither does head Coach Steven Hajek, who likes his team’s chances this season. “We’re pushing to get…

Business

The Burlap Buffalo celebrating third anniversary

By Van Mitchell Contributing Writer In 2017 Jessica Walker and fellow Mustang native Sherry Jones opened their storefront business The Burlap Buffalo Boutique, located at 224 W. State Highway 152. On Nov. 14, the store will celebrate its third anniversary with its annual birthday celebration. “We will give away 25 grab bags to the first…

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…

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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