Mustang Community

Lankford calls for increased civility

U.S. Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma moved flawlessly from one subject to another – from China to prescription drugs to impeachment – at Tuesday’s Mustang’s Positive Posse. Lankford delayed his flight to Washington following Veterans Day to chat with the longstanding discussion group that meets at 8 a.m. Tuesdays at the Mustang Town Center. The…

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Mustang Trails Elementary students honor veterans

While sleet and icy rain pummeled the roof and walls of Mustang Trails Elementary School, the students sat and listened, with rapt attention, of the sacrifices made for their freedoms. Monday, teachers, students and guests presented songs, information and testimony to honor veterans and educate each other about members of the United States Armed Forces.…

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Board member complains about construction issues

The Mustang school district has been building at a rapid pace with money from a $180 million bond issue that voters approved in 2017. Some growing pains have come with the work, and school board member Jeff Landrith is unhappy about them. He’s especially upset that the punch list for the new science academy had…

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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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Investigators unable to determine cause of Friday Mustang house fire

Fire destroyed a home at 530 S. Shepherd Court in Mustang Friday. Flames reached a neighboring home, but firefighters quickly extinguished them, Mustang Fire Chief Craig Carruth said. Investigators were unable to determine the cause of the fire, he said. Fire crews from Oklahoma City and Yukon assisted the Mustang Fire Department through mutual aid…

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Meadow Brook teacher wins international award

Meaghan Taylor, a Mustang High School graduate and a Meadow Brook Intermediate School teacher, knew from an early age that her calling was to be a special education teacher, and now she is being recognized for that passion. Brook received the Andrew Halpern Early Career Practitioner Award at the Council for Exceptional Children Division on…

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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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Badges on buses program to expand

Canadian County’s sheriff says beginning next month his deputies will team up with officers from the Mustang and Yukon school districts in an effort to stop drivers who pass school buses that are loading and unloading children. Chris West said the effort began last spring when the Yukon Police Department and the Yukon School District…

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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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Seniors lead the way for Mustang’s defense

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info For two years now, seniors Liam Krivanek and Judson Rowland have been the heart and soul of the defense for Mustang High School’s football team. Krivanek plays safety, and Rowland is the middle linebacker. They are returning starters and MHS’ defensive co-captains. First-year head coach Lee Blankenship said the pair have…

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