Mustang City council

Divided council approves multiple tattoo parlors

By Chris Eversole The Mustang City Council decided Tuesday to not draw the line on tattoo parlors. The majority of council members approved special use permits for two proposed tattoo parlors on West State Highway 152. The first tattoo parlor the council considered was at 236 W. State Highway 152. Council members Darrell Noblitt and…

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Three newcomers win council seats

By Chris Eversole The Mustang City Council will have two new faces as a result of Tuesday’s election – and one member who just started. In Ward 2 race, Keith Teeples defeated incumbent Josh Leete by 54 to 41 votes, or 57 percent. In the Ward 6 race, Nathan Sholund defeated David Harper by 65…

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2018 in Review Part 2

  By Chris Eversole The months of April through August in the Mustang area were highlighted by a teachers’ walkout that led to pay raises, the Oklahoma Supreme court siding with the city council in its restrictions on two proposed oil and gas wells and the school superintendent leaving to head Oklahoma City Schools. In…

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Oil and gas company brings 35 jobs

By Chris Eversole The once outdated office building that housed Tate Publishing has become a hub of activity for Roan Resources, an oil and natural gas exploration and production company. No longer is the building, 127 E. Trade Center Terrace, serving as a sales and editorial center for a company that allegedly bilked thousands of…

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Hill claims HD-47 legislative seat

By Terry Groover/Chris Eversole Republican Brian Hill won the House District 47 seat over Democrat Sarah Carnes by a two-to-one margin during Tuesday’s election. Hill, from Mustang received 10,237 votes compared to 5,095 for Carnes. “I’m very grateful for the opportunity to serve the district,” Hill, 41, said. Hill, a businessman, said he appreciated the…

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NIGHTMARE ON ELDER

By Brody Feldmann A local family is going through an extended nightmare after their house went up in flames early April 9. “Our community has taken what was a really poor situation, I was starting to lose faith in humanity, and they have really helped restore it,” said Stephanie Gibson, victim of a house fire…

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Mustang Creek Crossing

By Chris Eversole Mustang Creek Crossing, a 260-acre mixed-use development, is being planned between N. Mustang Road and S.W. Sara Road and north of S.W. 15th Street. “This is the largest commercially zoned parcel available in Oklahoma, and we’re really excited about it,” said Don Hayes, the real estate broker involved in the project. The project…

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Local family brings attention to native heritage

By Chris Eversole Lancer Stephens is proud of his Native American heritage, and he enjoys educating people about it – both as a father and as a public health researcher. When his daughter, Ahdae, was in third grade at Lakehoma Elementary School, she brought home information about the school celebrating the Oklahoma Land Run on…

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KEEPING A PROMISE

By Chris Eversole In 2016, Mustang officials promised $25 million in major improvements if voters extended a one-cent sales tax – including widening roads, expanding the town center, improving the sewer plant and building a second fire station. Voters said yes, and the city has kept its word. The latest project in the works is…

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