Mustang City council

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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Firefighters honored for saving Mustang man

By CHRIS EVERSOLE Staff Writer The Mustang City Council honored six of the city’s firefighters on Tuesday for helping save the life of a resident. The six responded Dec. 22 to the home of Mark Hutchinson, who was then 60, and found that he was not breathing and didn’t have a pulse, Fire Chief Craig…

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Council denies zone change for Morgan Road PUD

By LARISSA COPELAND News Editor Applause erupted in the Mustang City Council chambers on Tuesday after council members voted unanimously to deny a zone change for a proposed subdivision on North Morgan Road. In a public hearing that lasted for more than an hour, several residents of neighborhooding additions spoke against the plans submitted by…

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Schweinberg elected mayor

From Staff Reports Jess Schweinberg defeated Jan Yakish in the Mustang mayoral race on Tuesday. Schweinberg received 464 votes to Yakish’s 219. “I’m excited for this next chapter with the council,” Schweinberg said following Tuesday’s city council meeting, during which Mayor Jay Adams announced Schweinberg as the victor. “I’m following a great leader, and I’m…

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Schweinberg says experience prepares him for mayor role

By CHRIS EVERSOLE Staff Writer Editor’s note: The Mustang News ran a profile of the other candidate for Mustang mayor, Jan Yakish, a planning commission member, on March 22. The mayor’s race is the only question on the ballot in Mustang Tuesday. Jess Schweinberg believes that his four years on the Mustang City Council have…

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Settlement possible in Mustang’s fracking lawsuit

By Chris Eversole The lawsuit that the city of Mustang brought over two proposed oil and gas wells in the city appears to be moving toward a settlement. Canadian County District Judge Paul Hesse on Wednesday directed Citizen Energy II to submit additional evidence by Dec. 27, and he said he would rule on the…

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