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A valuable district: Increased property values could mean more bonding capacity, McDaniel says

Voter approval higher than hotel tax vote, Rooney says Just over 1,400 voters went to the polls Tuesday to decide the fate of a 1-cent sales tax extension to fund $25 million in city projects. The tax vote passed with 940 votes in favor and 489 against. This reflected a voter turnout of 10 percent…

City’s 1-cent sales tax extension passes

 Voter approval higher than hotel tax vote, Rooney says Just over 1,400 voters went to the polls Tuesday to decide the fate of a 1-cent sales tax extension to fund $25 million in city projects. The tax vote passed with 940 votes in favor and 489 against. This reflected a voter turnout of 10 percent…

Coming Soon

  Boone Von Tungeln surveys boxes of license plates in a storage closet at Mustang Tag Agency this week. Soon, the tags will be replaced with a new tag design unveiled this week at the state Capitol by the Oklahoma Tax Commission. (Photographer/Victoria Middleton)     State unveils new design; busy Mustang Tag set to…

Extend or end?

Sales tax vote this Tuesday; 1 project to cost residents either way, city official says When Mustang voters head to the polls Tuesday, they will have just one item on the ballot. The city is asking for an extension of an existing 1 cent sales tax to raise $25 million for various projects. Topping the…

Not all voters on the “yes” wagon

  Even though “Vote Yes” signs are appearing everywhere, not everyone is a supporter of the city sales tax extension that will be decided by voters Tuesday. The Mustang News received three letters to the editor in the past two weeks but the newspaper’s policy is not to run letters right before an election. Instead,…

City’s fire safety rating gets boost

New ISO 3 rating combines with city’s efficient spending on fire services Fire services in Mustang are better than ever, according to a national study that rates fire departments. At the Aug. 2 council meeting, City Manager Tim Rooney reported that the city’s ISO rating has improved from an ISO 4 to a 3. The…

International Matters

Local families needed to host global students Curiosity. It’s what brings young people from around the globe to the United States every year, including right here in Mustang, as foreign exchange students. Last year, local families hosted students that attended Mustang and Putnam City High School. They included John and Kim Koumbis, the owners of…

Progress is messy

Road work continues in city neighborhoods Road improvements in Mustang are underway with one almost complete and two others about to start. Assistant City Manager Justin Battles said a new asphalt overlay of Heights Drive is nearing completion and should be done the week of Aug. 8. He said weather delayed the project some and…

Just a ‘little’ thanks

Daycare gives back to the blue A daycare paid it forward to the men and women in blue at the Mustang Police Department with cookies, handmade cards and gift cards. In return, they received warm smiles from officers, repeated thank you’s and a tour of the police station. On Friday, July 29, Deb’s Little Darlin’s…

A Mustang Evolution

Events, department going strong with community support Mustang Parks and Recreation continues to grow and evolve throughout the years. Parks and Recreation began in 1998 in a different location after city officials attended a conference in 1997 and thought it was something Mustang needed, Assistant Director Jean Heasley said. The baseball and softball fields opened…

Area News

Commissioner Hader

State audit welcomed by commissioners

County commissioners hope to set an example by welcoming a performance audit from state auditors. District 1 Commissioner Marc Hader said such audits are a good thing to do in the various departments of county government. “We decided to do a performance audit on ourselves, that way we can set the example for the rest…

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Area Sports

Chuck Bailey

Mustang fires Athletic Director

Mustang School Board votes to terminate Chuck Bailey as Athletic Director after public hearing Friday Mustang Public Schools’ Board of Education voted to terminate Chuck Bailey as Athletic Director after a hearing at Canyon Ridge Intermediate School Friday. Superintendent Sean McDaniel recommended the dismissal on July 19 after discovering Bailey used a MPS letterhead and…

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