Mustang Community

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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School board considers $47.5M bond issue

The Mustang Board of Education on Monday authorized Superintendent Charles Bradley to prepare a $47.5 million bond issue proposal for an April 7 election. Once the language of the proposal is ready, the board plans to hold a special meeting to potentially put it on the ballot. Mustang Public Schools urgently need this bond issue…

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Turnpike bridge work may finish in May

Work is ahead of schedule for the rebuilding of bridges and other improvements on the John Kilpatrick Turnpike between Wilshire Boulevard and State Highway 66, an official said. “The contractor is way ahead of schedule, so we are hoping that they can complete the work in May,” said Joe Echelle, the assistant to the executive…

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Council votes to seek grant for street project

The Mustang City Council voted Tuesday to seek a federal grant that would cover most of the city’s planned improvements to SW 89th Street between Mustang Road and State Highway 4. The grant, if approved, would cover $3.7 million of the project costs, representing 80% of the portion of the work that is eligible for…

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Memphis promotes Mustang native to assistant coach

  Former Mustang High School and Oklahoma State University football standout David Glidden’s star just keeps rising — in coaching. Glidden, a Parade All-American receiver at Mustang in 2010, played for OSU from 2011-2015. The past two seasons, Glidden was an offensive quality control analyst for then-head coach Mike Norvell’s University of Memphis Tigers. New…

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Mustang High School students make toys for needy children

As they have for the past eight years, students in Mike McGarry’s woodworking class at Mustang High School built wooden toys for Good Samaritan Toys, an organization that Glenn Morgan founded almost 30 years ago. “It has been an absolute blessing,” Morgan said. The students supplemented the other wooden toys that Good Samaritan Toys built…

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Donations help cover students’ lunch debt

Mustang Public Schools is seeing a groundswell of support to help with student lunch debt. Four Star Fitness donated $900 for Lakehoma Elementary School, Creek Elementary School and Meadow Brook Intermediate School. “This is a way we can give back to those who support us,” owner Kevin McBride said. The organization Sippin Sistas paid off…

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Sales tax sees local fluctuations

By ROBERT MEDLEY For The Mustang News Sales tax reports for Mustang and Yukon are positive for the most recent reporting period from the Oklahoma Tax Commission, but the dollars were down in El Reno. The December sales tax report is for the second half of October with an estimate of the first 15 days…

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Mustang Schools ranked as top workplace

By TERRY GROOVER and CHRIS EVERSOLE For The Mustang News Officials are excited about Mustang Public Schools being ranked sixth among the best workplaces in Oklahoma. This is the third consecutive year that Mustang Schools has appeared in the rankings, but this is the top spot so far, said Chris Tobler, the executive director of…

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Commissioners OK Banner Road signal resolution

The Canadian County Commissioners passed a resolution Monday agreeing to cooperate with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation in placing a traffic signal at State Highway 66 and Banner Road. The traffic signal is meant to improve safety at the intersection, which claimed the life of Yukon businessman Ray Davis on Nov. 24. This is third…

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