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Former governor meets with local leaders

Former Oklahoma Gov. David Walters received a warm welcome Tuesday in a return visit to Mustang. Walters, who served from 1991 through 1995, answered questions for nearly an hour at Positive Posse, an informal discussion group that meets at the Town Center. Walters has visited the Positive Posse several times in the past, and sisters…

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Response mixed to Mustang school bond proposal

Superintendent Charles Bradley used the Positive Posse as a proving grounds for his message about why Mustang Public Schools need a nearly $47 million bond issue. The informal civic discussion group, which meets every Tuesday at the Mustang Town Center, had a full house to hear about the proposal that will be on an April…

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Rooney delivers annual update

  Editor’s Note: Mustang City Manager Timothy Rooney presented his state of the city address at the Mustang Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Jan. 23. Below are excerpts. I am blessed with an amazing staff that consistently, and without reservation, explores ways in which to stretch themselves and our organizations – be it through innovation,…

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High bids alter animal shelter plans

City staff has adjusted its plan for a new animal shelter because bids came in above budget, the Mustang City Council learned at a special meeting Tuesday. Despite the adjustments, the project is expected to cost more than the $1.3 million staff had projected, said Police Chief Robert Groseclose, who supervises Animal Control. The new…

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Building permit software upgrade to improve service

The city of Mustang is upgrading its software for building permits to accommodate the increasing growth in town. The improvement will increase efficiency and will be more user-friendly, Community Development Director Melissa Helsel said. Tuesday, the city council approved a contract with the existing software vendor, Tyler Technologies, to enhance the software at an initial…

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Celebration of Mustang’s 50th draws crowds

Last week, Mustang residents connected with the city’s history and with the men and women who serve the community today. Events celebrating the 50th anniversary of the city’s incorporation included a birthday breakfast Oct. 14 for past and present city and community leaders, a police department open house and animal adoption event Oct. 15 and…

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City celebrates 50th birthday

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info The city of Mustang is recognizing the 50th anniversary of the city’s incorporation this week. The Mustang Mirror that was published the week before Gov. Dewey Bartlett signed the city charter on Oct. 17, 1969, offered this explanation: “Mustang Mayor James M. Hamilton announced Monday that Governor Bartlett will sign the…

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Council rezones 80 acres for proposed development

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info The Mustang City Council unanimously approved Tuesday rezoning of 80 acres on South Sara Road to allow for new homes and businesses. The Brown Group, which plans to buy the property, will use 10 acres of frontage for commercial development and 70 acres for residential development. The land is near the…

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Services set for Mustang developer killed in wreck

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info Funeral services for Mustang developer Robert Crout III have been set for Aug. 3. Crout was killed July 17 when his 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe was hit from behind while it was stopped in a construction zone in the Texas Panhandle. Crout’s wife, Kathy, was injured in the crash and was hospitalized…

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Firefighters’ efforts to revive heart attack victims draws praise

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info February is American Heart Month, and it took on special meaning for the Mustang Fire Department this year. Rescue crews from the department saved the lives of two Mustang women in their 50s, an accomplishment that earned them the department’s Life Saving Award. City Manager Timothy Rooney presented the awards at…

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