Mustang City council

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By Chris Eversole The once outdated office building that housed Tate Publishing has become a hub of activity for Roan Resources, an oil and natural gas exploration and production company.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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Mustang Rodeo

By Chris Eversole The Western Days Rodeo, which has been postponed because of weather, took on Saturday and Sunday. The Mustang Roundup Club, which organizes the rodeo at its arena at 700 N. Mustang Road, has been operating since 1966, President Jeff Hopper said. Roundup Club members practice roping on Tuesdays and Thursdays and hold…

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New educational resource center progresses

By Chris Eversole Work on the Mustang Public School’s new Educational Resource Center is moving along. The building, facing Mustang Road east of the high school, will consolidate various offices that now are housed at other sites. It will replace the aging administration building. A new band practice pavilion will be built on that site.…

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Western Days

By Chris Eversole Western Days persevered despite on and off rain, with the only casualty of the weather being the rodeo. “In all the years we’ve been doing the rodeo, this is the first time that both days were canceled,” said Western Days Chairman Jeff Hopper. The rodeo has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Sept.…

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Council adopts medical marijuana regulations

By Chris Eversole The Mustang City Council reluctantly approved regulations on Tuesday that follows the state adoption of medical marijuana. The regulations provide that medical marijuana stores be at least 1,000 feet from schools and parks, and it sets fees for the businesses involved. The rules also set standards for businesses that grow and process…

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