Mustang City council

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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Hagan, who started on council in 1996, honored

By Chris Eversole The Mustang City Council gave a heartfelt goodbye on Tuesday to Linda Hagan, who resigned from the council last month for health reasons.Council member Darrell Noblitt, who served with Hagan when he was on council from 2002 to 2005, noted that Hagan had been part of many accomplishments while serving on council…

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Hagan steps down, leaving five council seats on next city ballot

By CHRIS EVERSOLE Staff Writer Five of seven seats on the Mustang City Council will be up for election next year. This unusual circumstance came because two council members are appointed and a third member will be appointed soon. The upcoming appointment is due to the resignation of Linda Hagan. Hagan, who served on the…

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Planning commission rejects development proposal

By CHRIS EVERSOLE Staff Writer The Mustang Planning Commission voted 6-0 Tuesday to deny a proposed planned unit development on E. State Highway 152. The proposal, with a hotel and a restaurant facing the road and homes on small lots abutting country estates, had been contested by neighbors. Developer Sam Hemani said he would not…

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State Supreme Court rejects oil company’s appeal

By CHRIS EVERSOLE Staff Writer The Oklahoma Supreme Court has refused to hear an oil and gas company’s appeal of the City of Mustang’s restrictions on two proposed oil and gas wells. The Supreme Court’s ruling was brief, stating “petitioner’s application to assume original jurisdiction is denied.” The refusal to hear the appeal is a…

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Former fire chief added to Hall of Fame

By CHRIS EVERSOLE Staff Writer Arlon Hadlock, Mustang’s first full-time fire chief, was named to the Mustang Hall of Fame at the Mustang Chamber of Commerce annual banquet last week. “It was a nice surprise,” he said. “I didn’t expect because I had retired so long ago.” Hadlock and his family moved to Mustang in…

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